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Morrow to throw bullpen, Fields to throw simulated game with Griffey hitting

Ok here's a quick rundown from the morning meeting with manager Don Wakamatsu.

Brandon Morrow will throw a bullpen today at 10:45, and he's scheduled to make an appearance on Friday in Mesa against the Cubs.

Top draft pick Josh Fields is set to throw a simulated game today at 11:20 and Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Sweeney, Yuni Betancourt will all take swings against Fields. Wakamatsu said that Fields will also make his first appearance in a Cactus League game this weekend in Tuscon, most likely on Saturday. LHP Cesar Jimenez and RHP Jose Pena will also pitch in the simulated game.

It will be a lot of activity for Griffey today. He'll also play in the game against his former manager Lou Piniella. Wakamatsu said that Griffey will probably play every other day and start going deeper into games. They will still go day-to-day on Beltre whether they will play.

I'll be at both of those things and offer reports. Also I'm trying to track down Jack Zduriencik to ask him about the situation with WBC, particularly Felix Hernandez and Carlos Silva and the mix-up with manager Luis Sojo.