Those Tacoma reinforcements arrived in Toronto without much sleep, and manager Daren Brown gave hitters Greg Halman and Matt Mangini the night off - but stuck Mike Carp in the lineup as his designated hitter.
"Mike's been here before and Russell Branyan has a touch of the flu," Brown said. "I want to let the other guys have a night to observe before throwing them out there."
Branyan's back is good to go now, but both he and Franklin Gutierrez are under the weather, so the lineup has been scrambled again. In the next week, expect to see Mangini play a little at third base and Halman play a little in left and - if Gutierrez is still out - center field.
Anthony Vavaro will join fellow rookie Dan Cortes in the bullpen, awaiting a shot to face a big league hitter.
The lineup tonight vs. rookie right-hander Kyle Drabek:
- Ichiro Suzuki, RF
- Chone Figgins, 2B
- Jose Lopez, 3B
- Justin Smoak, 1B
- Mike Carp, DH
- Josh Bard, C
- Ryan Langerhans, LF
- Michael Saunders, CF
- Chris Woodward, SS
- David Pauley, P