Report: Seattle Mariners call up Mike Zunino

Report: Seattle Mariners call up Mike Zunino

The Seattle Mariners have called up catcher Mike Zunino. Larry Stone of the Seattle Times reported the move of the M’s top position player prospect earlier today.  The Mariners have not officially confirmed the report.

Zunino is ranked as a top-25 prospect by “Baseball America”.  The University of Florida product was the third-overall pick of the 2012 draft. He is hitting .238 with 11 homers and 43 RBI’s in 47 games with Triple-A Tacoma this season.

The Mariners need help at the catcher spot behind starter Kelly Shoppach. Jesus Montero was demoted to Tacoma earlier this season and is now out with a torn meniscus in his left knee.  His replacement Jesus Sucre was placed on the 15-day DL Saturday with a left hand injury. Brandon Bantz has played in just one game for the M’s since his call up from Tacoma June 5th.

The Mariners play the middle game of a three game series with the Astros tonight at Safeco Field. Seattle took game one last night 3-to-2 with Hisashi Iwakuma picking up his 7th victory on the year.

You can hear tonight’s game on KPUG beginning at 6:00pm with the pregame show and a 7:10pm first pitch.

(KPUG Newsroom)

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