Mariners Insider Blog

Today's starting lineup - Junior! Junior! Junior!

Today's Seattle lineup features Ken Griffey Jr. as the designated hitter – his second appearance of the spring – and a cast of characters from across the expanse of a 63-man spring roster.

Griffey, along with Mike Sweeney and Russell Branyan, is being brought along slowly, the plan being not to have ready until late in camp. There's no need to rush anyone, and doing so would risk the kind of minor injury that could nag all year.

Here's the lineup, and the spring numbers that mean so much …

Franklin Gutierrez CF (.462 )

Yuniesky Betancourt SS (.333)

Ken Griffey Jr. DH (.000)

Wladimir Balentien LF (.500)

Russell Branyan 1B (.250)

Matt Tuiasosopo 3B (.500)

Mike Morse RF (.300)

Jamie Burke C (.000)

Ronny Cedeono 2B (.333)

Ryan Rowland-Smith P (13.50 ERA)