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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

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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

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49 Garrett Olson LHP

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