Rotowire: Mar 21 / 11:11a ET
News: Romero, as expected, was optioned to Triple-A on Friday, the Seattle Times reports.
Impact: Romero made the roster out of spring training last year, but that was more by default than anything. After the Mariners re-tooled their outfield this offseason, Romero had little chance of landing a roster spot. He needs to improve his plate discipline (four walks in 190 PA last season with the Mariners). He perhaps could get called up if injuries hit.