The Seattle Mariners took a chance on Jason Bay this off-season after the former All-Star agreed to part ways with the New York Mets in November of last year. Now, it appears the gamble paid off, as the Mariners announced they designated outfielder Casper Wells for assignment, giving Jason Bay the 25th spot on the Seattle roster.
Mariners designate for assignment Casper Wells. So Jason Bay gets final OF spot.
— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) March 31, 2013
This spring, Bay appeared in 18 games, posting a .321/410/.528 line with two home runs and a .938 OPS. It’s been a struggled to say the least for Bay over the last three seasons in New York which led to the two sides agreeing to the aforementioned divorce.
The Mariners outfield come Opening night will consist of Michael Saunders in right, Franklin Gutierrez in centre and Michael Morse in left with Bay on the bench with Raul Ibanez, Kelly Shoppach and Robert Andino.