25-man Roster is Set – Almost
Posted by Jason A. Churchill on March 29, 2006
The M's sent UT Mike Morse, IF/OF Greg Dobbs and RHP Clint Nageotte to Triple-A Tacoma today, along with RHP's Scott Atchison, Francisco Cruceta and Kevin Appier, IF's Jose Morban and Cody Ransom, RHP Sean Green, CF Adam Jones and C Corky Miller.
1B/DH Roberto Petagine, 34, is on the 25-man roster and Rene Rivera is the backup catcher.
Luis Gonzalez and Jake Woods are still fighting it out for the second lefty spot in the bullpen, but the M's have apparently decided on RHP Jeff Harris or RHP Emiliano Fruto as the 6th man.
Harris and Fruto each have one more opportunity to impress, as do Woods and Gonzalez. If Gonzalez does not make the 25-man roster he must be offered back to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 25 grand.
The two clubs could work out a trade for Gonzalez, but considering the fact that he isn't any good right now, I don't see the M's giving up too much to keep him.
When Lawton returns from suspension, Petagine is likely the odd-man out.