Good news in Seattle today. Closer JJ Putz has been activated from the DL. PHEW! R.A Dickey has been sent back to AAA Tacoma to make room on the roster for JJ. Having a healthy JJ back in the pen is huge for the Mariners. The confidence that he brings when the Mariners have a late lead in a game is something they have missed terribly. Will be great to see him back out on the mound.
Erik Bedard is pretty much good to go and will get the start Saturday against Oakland and that will slide him back to the front of the rotation where he belongs. Here is to hoping he is healthy and ready to dominate.
In other news the M's are throwing around the idea of whether or not to sign aging DH Frank Thomas who was released this weekend by the Toronto Blue Jays. Honestly I would be all for this. A struggling Frank Thomas is going to hit way more home runs than Jose Vidro could ever hope to hit. This team needs another potential big bat so why not take the chance. I would welcome the big hurt to Seattle with open arms. If he struggles you release him, but it is worth a shot.
The King gets another chance to show us all tonight that he is the King indeed. Felix Hernandez will take the hill tonight against the Baltimore Orioles. The Mariners will be looking to get revenge after being swept a few weeks ago in a 4 game series in Baltimore. Former Mariners Adam Jones and George Sherrill will play their first games back in Seattle since being traded in the off season for Mariners new ace Erik Bedard.