Mariners claim Wilson off waivers

Updated: June 19, 2009, 7:19 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners have reinstated catcher Rob Johnson from the bereavement list and claimed infielder Josh Wilson off waivers from San Diego.

Seattle also designated catcher Guillermo Quiroz for assignment on Friday.

Johnson was one of three players to leave the team this week because of illness or death of a family member. Johnson missed five games after his mother-in-law died.

Team home run leader Russell Branyan was in the lineup for Friday night's game against ...

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