Mariners Insider Blog

Mornings meetings with Wak - March 15th

As always, here's a few notes from our morning meeting with Don Wakamatsu

* Erik Bedard will start Monday's split squad game here in Peoria against the Dodgers and will only pitch one inning.

* Ken Griffey Jr. will play today and tomorrow in his first back-to-back games. If he feels good, he'll probably see some time in the outfield later this week.

* Brandon Morrow will throw a side session on Monday

* Cesar Jimenez is going to pitch in the split squad road game on Monday.

* Tyler Johnson will throw a bullpen on Monday and a simulated game on Tuesday.

* Roy Corcoran has some biceps tendonitis that flared up in his last outing. "We kind of slowed him down and he's going to throw a bullpen (Monday) and see if he's not back to normal. Nothing serious with that."

* Chad Cordero is throwing a bullpen today.

* There will be a handful of roster cuts tomorrow, mostly pitchers.

* Wakamatsu said the team is "behind" in finding a situational lefty out of the bullpen, noting that Johnson and Jimenez's injuries have slowed the process.

Here's today's line-ups

Chicago White Sox (9-8)

7 Jerry Owens CF

12 A.J. Pierzynski C

20 Carlos Quentin LF

23 Jermaine Dye RF

74 Josh Kroeger 1B

10 Alexei Ramirez SS

15 Wilson Betemit DH

22 Josh Fields 3B

80 Grodon Beckham 2B


52 Jose Contreras RHP

Seattle Mariners (7-7-1)

6 Chris Woodward LF

7 Yuniesky Betancourt SS

24 Ken Griffey Jr. DH

29 Adrian Beltre 3B

30 Russell Branyan 1B

12 Mike Morse RF

50 Prentice Redman CF

32 Rob Johnson C

1 Reegie Corona 2B


49 Garrett Olson LHP