Colome in, Langerhans out

The first roster move of the regular season has just been made.

The need of another pitcher outweighed the need of an extra bench player so the Mariners purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Jesus Colome from Triple-A Tacoma and designed for assignment outfielder Ryan Langerhans.

The Mariners have 10 days to trade, release or outright to the Minor Leagues.

Colome had a terrific Spring Training, posting a 1.64 ERA, and would have earned a spot on the Opening Day roster if the team had gone with 12 pitchers.

But with the bullpen being used often during the first three games against the Athletics, and a three-game series against the Rangers in Arlington coming up, an extra arm could come in handy.

Langerhans, who hit two walk-off home runs last season, made one appearance this season, as a pinch-hitter in last night’s game. He flied out.

— Jim Street

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