Four Added to 40-man, Bohn Claimed
Posted by Jason A. Churchill on November 20, 2006
The M’s finalized their rule 5 moves today, designating righthander Jorge Campillo for assignment, and sending outfielder TJ Bohn through waivers, where he was claimed by the Atlanta Braves.
Seattle outrighted righthander Travis Chick to Triple-A Tacoma and added four players to the reserve roster, which is now tapped at 40.
First baseman Bryan LaHair, 24, second baseman Michael Garciaparra, 23, outfielder Mike Wilson, 23 and 23-year-old southpaw Ryan Rowland-Smith filled out the 40-man. All four were rule 5 eligible.
Rowland-Smith was selected by Minnesota two winters ago but was returned midway through spring training when the Mariners refused the trade offer made by the Twins, who wanted to option the reliever to their Double-A club.
He’s likely to start his 2007 season with Tacoma, as are Garciaparra, LaHair and Wilson, and all have a chance to see a cup of joe in the bigs this season.
Campillo may make it through waivers, and if he does, could be sent to Triple-A Tacoma to continue his solid return from Tommy John Surgery.
Garciaparra was unavailable for comment at press time, but I’ll catch up with him and see how he feels about todays news.