Interestingly enough, six of those seven call-ups have experience in the major leagues. A couple of prospects, particularly Ty Kelly, could have filled holes on the roster, but the Mariners decided to go with known veterans instead of unknown younger players.
Seattle’s starting lineup appears set, especially if Michael Saunders is able to return. Still, five of the additions appeared in Monday’s loss to the Oakland Athletics, and manager Lloyd McClendon said they could continue to get opportunities, via Greg Johns of MLB.com.
"I think all of them bring something to the table. And hopefully they'll get opportunities to help us win games.”
While the Mariners have some idea of what to expect from most of the new additions, their roles on the team may change from previous stints in Seattle.