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Mariners designate Matt Lawton for assignment

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Matt Lawton has been DFA'd by the Mariners...

As I've said before, he's a guy I'd be interested in, as a possible DH platoon partner for Phil Nevin, and a guy who could spell the corner outfielders from time to time.

The Rangers are currently carrying two utility infielders, D'Angelo Jimenez and Drew Meyer, neither of whom play, and when Ian Kinsler returns, Mark DeRosa will go back into a utility infielder role.

Rather than carry two backup infielders, it would make sense to have DeRosa as the sole backup infielder, and bring Lawton on board as a lefty backup outfielder/platoon DH.