Gamel was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.
Gamel will lose his spot on the roster after the Mariners acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin on deadline day. It's a bit of a surprising move, as Gamel has hit a solid .290/.360/.395 in 72 games this season. He'll go get everyday at-bats with Tacoma while Guillermo Heredia, who doesn't hit as well but plays a better center field, remains on the roster as the team's fourth outfielder.
Gamel went 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs and RBI and a steal in Seattle's 8-5 win over the Angels on Sunday.
Gamel got the start in this contest and he rewarded manager Scott Servais with this three-hit performance that included his fourth triple of the season and his sixth stolen base. He hasn't gotten everyday at-bats as part of a platoon in the outfield in Seattle this season, but he's performed respectably when he's been given the opportunity with a .289 average and a .358 on-base percentage over 197 at-bats. There just hasn't been much in terms of power contributions for the 26-year-old, who has just one home run and a .396 slugging percentage after clubbing 11 long balls last season.
Gamel entered Tuesday's loss to the Giants as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning and went 1-for-2 with an RBI single.
Gamel was called on to hit for Guillermo Heredia with men on first and second and promptly delivered a single to left that plated Denard Span that knotted the game at 3-3. The 26-year-old has had his share of struggles at the plate after a stellar June in which he hit .351, seeing his season average tumble 16 points to a still-respectable .284 as a result of a 7-for-33 (.212) tally since July 1.
Gamel went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Seattle's 10-7 loss to Colorado on Friday.
Gamel is now hitting .287 following this three-hit performance, so he continues to hit for a good average and he's getting on base at a solid .358 clip in his part-time platoon role in Seattle's outfield. He offers little in terms of run production, however, as he's gone yard just once in 181 at-bats and he's driven in only 10 runs.
Gamel went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run in a win over the Royals on Saturday.
Gamel finished June with a flourish, going 7-for-16 with a double, Saturday's triple, two walks and a run over his last four games. He raised his season average 15 points to .299 with that surge and finished the month with a sparkling .351/.422/.491 line over 64 plate appearances.
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