Posted by Sean Forman on November 20, 2008
With the hiring of Don Wakamatsu, the Mariners have tapped a Mr. Irrelevant from the June Draft (the last pick overall). He is actually the second such player to become a major league manager. Matt Galante was the first when he replaced Larry Dierker for 27 games in 1999 after Dierker suffered a seizure during a game). Desi Wilson is the only Mr. Irrelevant to make the majors.