Carlos Manuel Triunfel
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 200 lb.
Triunfel was signed by scout Bob Engle and Latin American Supervisor Patrick Guerrero for the Mariners as a 16-year-old in 2006 for $1.3 million. He began his pro career the following summer with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, hitting .309 in 43 games for the club before suffering a thumb injury that caused him to miss more than a month of the season. After a rehab stint with the AZL Mariners, he joined the High Desert Mavericks, for whom he hit .288 in 50 games. Back with the Mavericks in 2008, he hit .287 with 8 home runs in 108 games and led the team with 30 stolen bases.
Triunfel missed most of the 2009 campaign after breaking his leg in April. He came back the next year, hitting .257 with 7 homers for the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx. He began 2011 with the Jackson Generals and hit .281 with 6 home runs and 22 doubles in 105 games before being promoted to the AAA Tacoma Rainiers. In 27 games with Tacoma, he posted a .279 average.
Back with the Rainiers to start 2012, Triunfel hit .260 with 10 homers. His performance earned him a September call-up to the majors, and he made his big league debut for Seattle on September 7th against the Oakland Athletics. Coming to the plate as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning, he was struck out by Sean Doolittle.