(1090 The Fan) – On Tuesday, highly-touted catching prospect Mike Zunino was promoted to the Majors.

Before the story had even been confirmed, reaction to the move saturated social media with a lot of Mariners fans questioning the timing, purpose, and practicality of bringing up a guy who has had less than 500 at-bats in the minor leagues. The 22-year-old’s 2013 campaign with the Tacoma Rainiers has been sub par offensively — a .238 batting average and a .303 on-base percentage.

Many now have theories floating around that the promotion indicates General Manager Jack Zduriencik and Manager Eric Wedge are looking to preserve their jobs. However, Steve Sandmeyer has a different take, saying the move likely won’t be permanent and that Zunino will be back in Tacoma soon.

For the full commentary, listen to Steve’s take below:

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