The Mariners made the following moves before Friday’s game:
When they activated Cliff Lee from the disabled list, they optioned relief pitcher Shawn Kelley to Tacoma. Kelley, who had 72 hours to report to Tacoma, showed up at Cheney Stadium 45 minutes later. He’s available in the Rainiers bullpen tonight.
Also, infielder Jack Hannahan was activated from the Mariners disabled list, and then optioned to Tacoma. Hannahan was already rehabbing with the Rainiers, but now he counts against Tacoma’s 24-man roster.
These two moves leave Tacoma with 25 players, so there is going to be another move before the game – probably just a paper transaction to get the roster down to 24, such as temporarily “transferring” yesterday’s starting pitcher to Pulaski. They do this sometimes – but nobody actually has to go to Pulaski (thank goodness!).