Mariners activate outfielder Leonys Martin from 15-day disabled list

Infielder Luis Sardiñas optioned to AAA Tacoma

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced the following roster moves prior to tonight's game vs. the Texas Rangers.

  • Leonys Martin, OF, activated from 15-day DL.
  • Luis Sardiñas, INF, optioned to AAA Tacoma.

Martin (#12) is in the starting lineup playing center field and batting 9th for tonight's game vs. the Rangers.

Martin, 28, was injured May 25 vs. Oakland, straining his left hamstring on a stolen base in the bottom of the third inning. In 44 games this season prior to his injury, Martin was batting .262 (38x145) with 22 runs, 5 doubles, 9 home runs and 20 RBI.

Prior to his injury, Martin had reached base safely in 19 of his last 20 games (May 3 - current), including hitting safely in his last 9 consecutive games (May 17 - current). Since May 3, Martin was batting .353 (24x68) with 14 runs, 1 double, 5 home runs, 10 RBI and 6 stolen bases in 20 games. Over his last 9 games before the injury, Martin was batting .500 (15x30) with 7 runs, 1 double, 4 home runs, 7 RBI and 1 stolen base.

Sardiñas, 23, hit .216 (8x37) with 6 runs, 1 home run, 3 RBI and 1 walk in 13 games in his second stint with the Mariners this season after being recalled from AAA Tacoma on May 25. With Tacoma, Sardiñas hit .406 (13x32) with 8 runs, 1 double, 4 RBI and 2 walks in 8 games. Sardiñas, 23, hit .215 (12x63) with 10 runs, 2 home runs, 5 RBI and 1 walk in 25 games over two stints with Seattle this season. In 25 games with the Mariners, Sardiñas has appeared in games at shortstop (14 G, 12 GS), 2nd base (3 G, 1 GS), 3rd base (3 GS), 1st base (2 G) and left field (1 GS).