Tomlinson signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Saturday. Tomlinson slashed .218/.320/.276 in 30 games with the Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate in Reno before he was released May 12. As he changes organizations, the 28-year-old will stick around in the Pacific Coast League and provide some depth in the infield for Tacoma.
Tomlinson was released by the Diamondbacks on Sunday, Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports reports. Tomlinson was slashing .213/.314/.270 with five RBI over 31 games, but he'll search for a new team following this latest move. He hasn't surfaced in the big leagues since the 2018 season with San Francisco.
Tomlinson was assigned to minor-league camp on Tuesday. Tomlinson went 2-for-25 in the Cactus League, which couldn't have helped his already slim chances at breaking camp in the big leagues. He's not on the 40-man roster, so he may not be the first choice to fill in when an infielder gets injured.
Tomlinson signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks that includes an invitation to spring training, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Tomlinson has served the Giants in a Quadruple-A utility role for the last four seasons, but struggled mightily in 2018 with a .207/.265/.264 slash line in 140 at-bats. The 28-year-old has never exceeded 200 at-bats in the majors and that seems unlikely to change with Arizona in 2019, especially with Eduardo Escobar signing a $21 million extension in October.
The Giants recalled Tomlinson from Triple-A Sacramento ahead of Sunday's game against the Mets. As has been the case in his previous stints with the big club this season, the 28-year-old will be in line for a utility role during the final month of the campaign. Tomlinson, who has slashed .226/.284/.290 across 134 plate appearances with the Giants this season, likely won't pick up more than one or two starts per week.