MARINERS PROMOTE ZUNINO TO AA

The Seattle Mariners took Florida catcher Mike Zunino with the third overall pick in June’s First-Year Player Draft. The Golden Spikes Award winner tore up his short-season Northwest League assignment at Everett and is now on his way to AA Jackson. Zunino was thought to be a more-polished prospect than most players at the top of the 2012 draft and his performance as a pro that facilitated this move confirms it.

Read more about Zunino’s promotion on MiLB.com.