Seattle – Despite being shopped around the league for pitching(no bites obviously) Seattle has decided to promote Paul Martin to the Majors. Martin was called up due to the durability concerns of Alex Randolph, who despite having a good bounce back season from last years herniated disk, is still a durability risk. Randolph has played mostly RF this season so it is possible that Martin may see time in the OF at one of the corners from time to time to keep getting him regular AB’s. Also of concern is the high # of plate appearances that Brett Siddall has been accumulating out of the leadoff spot, despite having durability concerns of his own. Siddall is having a phenomenal season so far but management is concerned that it could catch up to him later in the season. Having Martin on the roster now will give manager Donald Key another option, as well as let Martin get his feet wet without heaping too much pressure on him. Despite Seattle’s poor start they have finally climbed back to .500 and are only 2 games back of 1st place Toronto, who after a 14 game winning streak earlier in the season is currently on a 5 game win streak.