The Mariners made an odd move Sunday for a team two games out of first place and with a one-game lead in the wild-card race.
The day after Gil Meche won his 14th game, second-best on the team, Seattle optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma, called up injured minor-league pitcher Rett Johnson to replace him, immediately placed Johnson on the disabled list and then called up 40-year-old catcher Pat Borders to replace Johnson.
It wasn't a demotion for Meche. He'll be recalled this week ...
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