Before the first official pitch of spring, the Seattle Mariners lost two players to injury - left-hander Ryan Feierabend and outfielder Freddy Guzman.
Feirabend, 23, will meet with Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles on March 3 and will likely undergo 'Tommy John' surgery the following day to rebuild his left elbow. He will miss the 2009 season.
"I tried to pitch through it but I felt a small pop in the bullpen," Feieraend said. "It's a surgery with a high success rate, and guys who have it and work hard come back with a little more velocity. Maybe next year I'll be throwing 92-93 mph."
Guzman, 28, came to camp with a shot at being a reserve outfielder, but in a Tuesday intrasquad game broke the hammate bone in his right hand.
"It was in my last at-bat, my next to the last swing," he said.
With the World Baseball Classic taking players on March 1, the Mariners are going to be short infielders and pitchers, so the injuries will force them to make adjustments.For their first exhibition game today, for instance, the team called up three infielders.