09/22/2010 1:56 PM ET
Mariners add four to Major League roster
INF Matt Mangini, OF Greg Halman, INF Mike Carp, RHP Anthony Varvaro added to Roster.
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today that the Mariners have made the following roster moves.
- INF Matt Mangini selected from AAA Tacoma.
- INF Mike Carp recalled from AAA Tacoma.
- OF Greg Halman recalled from AAA Tacoma.
- RHP Anthony Varvaro recalled from AAA Tacoma
These moves bring the Mariners active roster to 33 players. The 40-man roster is now full.
All four players were a part of the Tacoma Rainiers Pacific Coast League Championship run.
Mangini (#61), Carp (#20), Halman (#56) and Varvaro (#60) are available for tonight's game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre (4:07 PT).
Mangini, 24, hit a team-leading .313 (140x447) with 73 runs, 31 doubles, 4 triples, 18 home runs, 63 RBI in 117 games with Tacoma. Over his final 16 games of the regular season he hit .442 (34x77) with 12 runs, 4 doubles, 4 home runs, 10 RBI. Hit .329 (104x316) with 22 doubles, 16 home runs against right-handed pitching, .275 (36x131) against left-handers. During the PCL Playoffs, Mangini hit .323 (10x31) with 6 runs, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 4 RBI.
Carp, 24, hit a career-high 29 home runs, including 8 in his final 12 games. In 110 games with Tacoma hit .257 (105x409) with 67 runs, 17 doubles, 1 triple, 29 home runs, 76 RBI. Made starts at first base (53), left field (43) and designated hitter (12). In 11 games with Seattle this season, hit .167 (5x30) with 1 run, 1 double and 4 walks. During the PCL Playoffs, Carp hit .212 (7x33) with 4 runs, 1 doubles, 1 home run and 5 RBI.
Halman, 23, ranked second in the Pacific Coast League with 33 home runs. In 112 games with Tacoma, hit .243 (103x424) with 82 runs, 21 doubles, 4 triples, 33 home runs, 80 RBI. Halman has hit at least 25 home runs in each of his last three seasons. He made starts in center field (95), right field (15) and left field (2). During the PCL Playoffs he hit .313 (10x32) with 7 runs, 2 home runs and 6 RBI.
Varvaro, 25, split the season between Double-A West Tenn and Triple-A Tacoma. He was named to the Southern League Mid-Season All-Star team after going 1-3, with 9 saves and 3.20 ERA (14 ER, 39.1 IP) in 31 games with West Tenn. between two levels, he held left-handers to a .157 (14x89) average with only 6 extra-base hits. During the PCL Playoffs he was 0-0, 3.60 ERA (2 ER, 5.0 IP) in 3 appearances.