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A Last Minute Change: Silva Out, Feierabend In

Today's scheduled starter, Caflos Silva, reported to the clubhouse with back problems - so the Mariners scrambled and lefty Ryan Feirerabend will face the New York Yankees.

"We didn't know about it until this morning," manager Jim Riggleman said. "Silva's back locked up, and we could have gone with a bullpen day, but the Yankees are still somewhat in contention."

That said, Riggleman and pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre asked Feierabend if he wanted to start.

"Sure," the kid said.

So today, it's Feierabend vs. Mike Mussina.