Pitchers Josh Fields and Tracy Thorpe, catcher Israel Nunez and infielders Callix Crabbe and Oswaldo Navarro have been re-assigned to minor league camp. That leaves the Mariners with 58 players in major league camp - 40 rostered players and 18 non-roster invitees.
Fields was a late addition to camp after finally get his contract negotiated and has been impressive at times. But this was something that was scheduled to happen because of his late arrival and the fact that he hasn't thrown in a game in over a year. Fields had been scheduled to pitch this weekend in a Cactus League game, but that has been pushed back to a later date.
* Erik Bedard and his ailing gluteus maximus is feeling better and he may throw a bullpen later today or tomorrow. UPDATE: Went to his scheduled session
* Brandon Morrow is feeling better and could throw off the mound in a bullpen this weekend.
Digital Access for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
* LHP Tyler Johnson threw 25 pitches this morning and feels much better, he could get into game action this weekend.
* The Mariners will be split up on Friday with a team heading south to Tuscon and another team traveling to Mesa. Wakamatsu will go with the Mesa squad to see relievers Mark Lowe, Shawn Kelley and David Aardsma throw. Ty Van Burkleo will go with the team to Tucson and manage that game. Chris Seddon will most likely start. Wakamatsu and some other players will also join the team on Saturday.
Yuni Betancourt, Adrian Beltre, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Sweeney will most likely not make the trip for either game in Tucson.