Justin Smoak Demoted to AAA Among Roster Moves

Perhaps lost in all of the hullabaloo of yesterday was the fact that Ichiro Suzuki wasn't the only player to be cast off from the Mariners. As of yesterday evening, Justin Smoak was sent down to the Tacoma Rainiers. Mike Carp was activated off of the DL and Trayvon Robinson was called up to fill out the 25 man roster.

This shouldn't really surprise anyone. In fact the only surprise possible is that it took the Mariners this long to send the struggling first baseman back to the minor leagues in hopes he can re-find his swing that Smoak has occasionally shown promises of hiding somewhere. July has been especially cruel to Smoak as his average was lowered to .189 after going 0-3 last night to extend his hitless streak to 16 at bats.

Mike Carp has struggled with injuries this year and has only appeared in 32 games. He is hitting .157 on the year with four home runs, and the Mariners are hoping he can revert back to the second half of 2011 where he showed a reason to believe he was a piece of the rebuilding project.

Trayvon Robinson has spent all year with the Rainiers where he is hitting.265/.331/.409 with nine homeruns. With the departure of Ichiro, Trayvon figures to be the fourth outfielder in the mix and should see steady playing time.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.