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Mike Zunino | Catcher | #3

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (3) / SEA
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Mariners activated C Mike Zunino from the 10-day disabled list.
Zunino has been out all season with a strained right oblique but is ready to go now after getting through three rehab games with no issues. While he's a big batting average risk, Zunino is a fine fantasy catcher because of his power. Mike Marjama was optioned in a corresponding move. Apr 20 - 12:07 PM

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Mike Zunino (oblique) will catch for High-A Modesto on Wednesday, and will likely rejoin the Mariners on Friday.

April 20 has been the goal for Zunino for a couple of weeks now, and assuming everything goes well for the backstop, that goal should become reality. He'll be a big add to the Seattle lineup, and even though the 26-year-old has shown zero consistency over his career, he's a massive offensive upgrade to either Mike Marjama or David Freitas.
Apr 18 - 6:45 PM

Mike Zunino (oblique) remains on track to join the Mariners' active roster this Friday.

Zunino is 1-for-8 through two rehab games with High-A Modesto, but if he makes it through a full game at catcher on Wednesday with Modesto the Mariners will likely go ahead and activate him, no matter the offensive results. Mike Marjama and David Freitas have been working behind the plate for Seattle and they're batting a combined .184/.245/.306 with zero homers and zero RBI.
Apr 18 - 3:19 PM

Mike Zunino (oblique) went 1-for-3 with a ground-rule double Monday in his first rehab game with High-A Modesto.

Zunino also caught five innings in his first game action since going down with an oblique injury at the start of the season. He's expected to play two more rehab games before being activated on Friday.
Apr 17 - 9:50 AM

Mike Zunino (oblique) is expected to play three rehab games with High-A Modesto beginning on Monday.

If the Mariners give him a day of rest after those three games, it would put Zunino in line for activation on Friday for the beginning of their road trip. The catcher has been out all season with a strained right oblique.
Apr 15 - 2:58 PM

Mike Zunino (oblique) will go out on a rehab assignment Monday, Mariners manager Scott Servais said Saturday.

It's unclear where he'll be heading, but that's not important. The takeaway is that he's ready for an assignment, and should be back with the team in a number of days. The backstop will be making his 2018 debut when he's activated.
Apr 14 - 5:42 PM

Mike Zunino (oblique) will take batting practice prior to Friday's contest.

If all goes well there, he could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. He'll need at least one or two games there before he's ready to rejoin the Mariners. Expect him back in Seattle at some point next week.
Apr 13 - 6:46 PM

Mike Zunino (oblique) has hit off a tee and has resumed cage work.

Zunino experienced a minor setback last week, but he appears to be on track now. The Mariners hope to send him out for a couple of minor league rehab games before bringing him back. If he's not back this weekend, it could be early next week.
Apr 10 - 6:57 PM

Mike Zunino (oblique) resumed baseball activities Monday.

Zunino appeared to have a minor setback with his oblique last week, but he now appears back on track. He's expected to be activated by the weekend.
Apr 9 - 5:16 PM

Mariners manager Scott Servais said Saturday that Mike Zunino (oblique) is progressing well in his recovery.

Barring any setbacks, the Mariners expect Zunino to be activated from the disabled list at the start of their next homestand on Friday. Mike Marjama and David Freitas will continue to carry the load behind the plate in the meantime.
Apr 7 - 12:26 PM

Mike Zunino (oblique) will not be activated this weekend as previously hoped.

Mariners manager Scott Servais told reporters Thursday that the team will slow Zunino's rehab to avoid any sort of setback. It sounds like the 27-year-old is still coming along nicely and might be ready to rejoin the M's sometime next week. Mike Marjama and David Freitas will continue handling catching duties for Seattle.
Apr 5 - 2:28 PM

Mike Zunino (oblique) is expected to catch a minor league game soon and could be activated from the disabled list this weekend against the Twins.

Zunino participated in a simulated game on Tuesday, and there were reportedly no setbacks. The Mariners could send him to Triple-A Tacoma to catch before the activation, or they could send him to Double-A Arkansas for a warmer climate. Either way, it sounds like Zunino will be back with the Mariners by the start of next week, if not sooner.
Apr 4 - 5:29 PM

Mike Zunino (oblique) has resumed swinging a bat and could participate in a simulated game Tuesday in Tacoma.

Zunino landed on the disabled list last Friday with an oblique injury, but all signs point to him being activated when he's first eligible. Mike Marjama and David Freitas have been handling catching duties during his absence.
Apr 3 - 2:22 PM

Mike Zunino (oblique) is expected to return from the 10-day disabled list when first eligible.

"I was hoping it wasn’t going to be a DL stint," manager Scott Servais said. "We were hoping to just give him 48 hours. I think to clarify, everything I’ve been led to believe it’s not as serious as what Ben Gamel went through, what Mitch Haniger went through. Those guys were Grade 2/Grade 3. That’s how they were diagnosed. This is a Grade 1. He should be OK here when the DL time is up." Mike Marjama and David Freitas will handle the catching duties for Seattle in the meantime.
Apr 1 - 1:09 PM

Bob Dutton of Baseball America believes that with the oblique injury to Mike Zunino, the Mariners could look to add a veteran backstop.

Dutton mentions Ryan Hanigan, Chris Herrmann, Carlos Ruiz, Cameron Rupp, Derek Norris and Geovany Soto as possibilities. Ruiz would seem to make sense given his familiarity with the club and their pitching staff. For now, they'll roll with Mike Marjama and David Freitas handling the work behind the plate.
Mar 31 - 9:19 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2David Freitas
1B1Ryon Healy
2Daniel Vogelbach
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Kyle Seager
2Andrew Romine
LF1Ben Gamel
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Dee Gordon
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2James Paxton
3Mike Leake
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Marco Gonzales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Juan Nicasio
3Nick Vincent
4James Pazos
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Dan Altavilla
7Wade LeBlanc
8Chasen Bradford
9David Phelps