Mariners select Leonys Martin, place Mitch Haniger on DL, DFA D.J. Peterson amid series of moves

Jul 30, 2017, 10:22 AM | Updated: 10:47 am
Leonys Martin has rejoined the Mariners for the first time since April. (AP)...
Leonys Martin has rejoined the Mariners for the first time since April. (AP)

Erasmo Ramirez won’t be the only player putting on a Mariners uniform for the first time in a long time Sunday.

Leonys Martin has been selected from Triple-A Tacoma, taking the roster spot of Mitch Haniger, who has been place on the 10-day disabled list with a facial laceration from taking a pitch off his face Saturday. Martin, 29, has been with the Rainiers since being designated for assignment and clearing waivers in April.

Seattle has also added Ramirez to its active roster after acquiring him Friday from Tampa Bay in a trade, optioning Cody Martin to Tacoma to create room on the 25-man roster and designating former top draft pick D.J. Peterson for assignment to fit Ramirez on the 40-man roster.

Ramirez, 27, played for the Mariners from 2012 through 2014. He is 4-3 with a save, six holds and a 4.80 ERA in 26 games (eight starts) this season.

Leonys Martin began 2017 with the M’s, but hit just .111 in 15 games before being sent to Tacoma. With the Rainiers, he hit .312 with 11 home runs, 39 RBIs and 24 stolen bases.

Peterson, 25, was selected 12th overall by the Mariners in the 2013 MLB Draft. He is hitting .264 with 12 home runs and 54 RBIs with the Rainiers this year. He could remain with the franchise if he clears waivers.

Here is the Mariners’ lineup for Sunday’s series finale with the New York Mets, set for 1:10 on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Mariners (52-53)

Ben Gamel, LF
Jean Segura, SS
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Kyle Seager, 3B
Danny Valencia, 1B
Jarrod Dyson, CF
Mike Zunino, C
Leonys Martin, RF

James Paxton, LHP

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