Mariners optioned C Mike Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma.
Mike Zunino went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Friday’s Cactus League loss to the Brewers.
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said that Chris Iannetta will serve as the club's "primary catcher" in 2016.
Mike Zunino went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts on Thursday, leaving him with a .174 average after 350 at-bats.
Mike Zunino went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Mike Zunino came off the bench to hit a go-ahead RBI double in the top of the 12th inning during Thursday afternoon's 3-2 win over the Tigers.
Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI single, and a two-run double, but the Mariners dropped Monday's contest to the Tigers.
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners are "close to trading for a catcher."
Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners starting lineup on Saturday.
Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.
Mike Zunino went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's win against the Rays.