Sardinas was recalled on Friday from Triple-A Tacoma. With Mike Montgomery now on the Chicago Cubs and Ketel Marte not making the trip to Toronto due to an illness, Sardinas was brought up prior to the Mariners' game Friday. At the time of his promotion, Sardinas was hitting .250/.291/.275 with Tacoma, and is 12-for-63 with two home runs and five RBI with the big league club this season. He will provide some added depth for the Mariners, and could get some time starting at short while Marte is out.
Sardinas is expected to be recalled prior to Friday's series opener at Toronto because Ketel Marte, who is dealing with an illness, did not make the trip, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Marte missed the last three games. "He's lost some weight, too, and that's a concerning thing," manager Scott Servais said. "His tonsils are really swollen. He is on antibiotics, and I hope that kicks in. But he is not feeling good." Sardinas started the season with the Mariners but was demoted after batting .190 in 25 games. Shawn O'Malley could also see extra playing time with Marte out, but O'Malley is more versatile, so Sardinas likely will start at shortstop with O'Malley being saved as a defensive replacement.
The Mariners optioned Sardinas to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports. Sardinas was removed from the roster to open up a spot for Leonys Martin. He has hit just .190 in 25 games with the Mariners this season, but as a utility player there is a good chance he returns to the big club at some point this summer.
Sardinas is out of the lineup Monday against the Padres. After making four straight starts at shortstop, Sardinas will get the day off in favor of Shawn O'Malley.
Sardinas is in the lineup and batting eighth for Wednesday's game against the A's, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. Sardinas was recalled earlier in the day after finding his stroke offensively at Triple-A. With Ketel Marte on the 15-day DL, it is likely that Sardinas receives numerous starts until he is back to full strength. Although he was a non-factor at the plate in his first stint with the Mariners, Sardinas has been on fire lately and could be a player to watch over the course of the next couple weeks.