the republic logo

Mariners send catcher Zunino to Triple-A, call up catcher Hicks

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

CHICAGO — The Seattle Mariners optioned struggling catcher to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday and called up catcher John Hicks from their top affiliate.

Mariners manager said the team hopes to bring back Zunino to the big league level at some point. He was hitting .174 with 11 home runs and 28 RBIs.

"This is a chance to go down for 10-12 days and take a breather and maybe regroup a little bit and get it going," McClendon said.

Hicks, who made the trip to Chicago on Friday prior to the Mariners' game against the White Sox, was hitting .245 with six home runs and 35 RBIs in 83 games for Tacoma. The 25-year-old hasn't played in the majors.

PHOTO: Seattle Mariners pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen, right, is congratulated by catcher Mike Zunino after Wilhelmsen earned a save in a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Seattle. The Mariners won 6-5. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Seattle Mariners pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen, right, is congratulated by catcher Mike Zunino after Wilhelmsen earned a save in a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Seattle. The Mariners won 6-5. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.