Just another of Eric Wedge's all-new Seattle Mariners lineups tonight, one with Kyle Seager batting cleanup, Munenori Kawasaki playing second base, Dustin Ackley first base and Hisashi Iwakuma making his first big league start.
Against the Baltimore Orioles tonight, Chone Figgins returns to left field because Michael Saunders, though better, still has recovered enough from his stomach virus to take the field. The hope is, since today he finally consumed and kept down actual food, that Saunders plays tomorrow.
"We're position-player light again tonight with Michael not ready, and Justin Smoak and Jesus Montero just needed a work day and to watch the game," Wedge said. "It's a one-day thing. We're mixing it up a little, trying to get guys going - especially here at home."
Here's the lineup vs. Orioles RHP Jason Hammel:\
Ichiro RFCasper Wells CFJohn Jaso DHKyle Seager 3BMiguel Olivo CDustin Ackley 1BChone Figgins LFMuneori Kawasaki 2BBrendan Ryan SSHisashi Iwakuma RHP