Whatever roster move comes when the Seattle Mariners option catcher Jose Yepez back to Tacoma remained an issue the team wouldn't discuss today - and Yepez remained on the bench for another day of major league service.
"Let's get Miguel (Olivo) through tonight and go from there," manager Eric Wedge said of the catching situation. Olivo, who had missed six games with a upper thigh strain, will start tonight.
The Mariners don't appear to have a desperate need for anything they're willing to change on their 25-man roster. They don't use all the relievers they have and will have Erik Bedard back in the rotation soon after the All-Star break.
They obviously need offense, but have three rookies in the lineup tonight. Will they bring up third baseman Matt Mangini, first-and-third baseman Alex Liddi, infielder Kyle Seagar? If so, the Mariners wouldn't do it just to have the player sit on the bench.
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Here's tonight's lineup vs. RHP Trevor Cahill:
Ichiro DHBrendan Ryan SSAdam Kennedy 3BJustin Smoak 1BDustin Ackley 2BMiguel Olivo CCarlos Peguero LFFranklin Gutierrez CFGreg Halman RFFelix Hernandez P