The Mariners Saturday summoned OF James Jones and RHP Mayckol Guaipe from AAA Tacoma and reinstated LHP David Rollins from the restricted list. The three are numerical replacements on Seattle’s 40-man roster for LHP Roenis Elias, RHP Tom Wilhelmsen and LHP Vidal Nuno, all farmed to the Rainiers following Friday night’s game at Oakland.
The 26-year-old Jones hit .260 with 32 runs, seven doubles, five triples, one home run, 17 RBIs and 17 steals in 56 games with Tacoma. He also appeared in seven games (0-for-8) during his first stint with Seattle (June 15-24). Over his last 23 games with the Rainiers, Jones hit .298. He appeared in 108 games with Seattle last season, hitting .250.
Guaipe, 24, is in his second stint with Seattle. In 26 games with Tacoma, he is 0-4 with five saves, a 3.94 ERA and 25 strikeouts. In his last 10 appearances (since June 5), he went 0-2 with two saves and a 2.70 ERA. Guaipe made his major league debut June 1 vs. New York (AL), retiring all seven batters he faced in 2.1 innings with two strikeouts.
Rollins, 25, went 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER, 9.1 IP) with one walk and eight strikeouts in seven appearances with Tacoma. He was selected by Seattle from Houston in the Rule 5 draft (12th selection) in December. He spent last season with AA Corpus Christi in the Houston Astros organization where he was 3-4 with a 3.81 ERA with 77 strikeouts in 27 appearances, including 12 starts.
The Mariners play the third of four against the Athletics Saturday. Felix Hernandez (10-4, 3.05) will face Kendall Graveman (5-4, 3.47).