The Seattle Mariners have called up catcher Mike Zunino. Larry Stone of the Seattle Times reported the move of the Mâ€™s top position player prospect earlier today.Â The Mariners have not officially confirmed the report.
Zunino is ranked as a top-25 prospect by â€śBaseball Americaâ€ť. Â The University of Florida product was the third-overall pick of the 2012 draft. He is hitting .238 with 11 homers and 43 RBIâ€™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.Â 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 Mâ€™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 7thÂ victory on the year.
You can hear tonightâ€™s game on KPUG beginning at 6:00pm with the pregame show and a 7:10pm first pitch.
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