The rosters for the 2011 All-Star game were announced and the Mariners had two players named to the squad that will be managed by Ron Washington. But neither of the players were Ichiro Suzuki.
The 10-time all-star outfielder failed to make the team.
Instead, two pitchers - Felix Hernandez and Brandon League will be going to Phoenix. Although per MLB rules, Felix likely won't be able to pitch since he's scheduled to start that Sunday before the game. And Mariners manager Eric Wedge said that he won't be adjusting his starting rotation.
Felix suggested that Michael Pineda could throw his inning if they don't allow him to pitch.
Hernandez, 25, has been the anchor of the best starting pitching staff in the American League. Hernandez is 8-7 with a 3.35 ERA (48 ER, 129.0 IP) in a Major League best (tied) 18 starts. Among AL starters he ranks 3rd in strikeouts (124) and 4th in innings pitched (129.0). This will be Hernandez’s second All-Star game, as he pitched a scoreless inning in 2009 in St. Louis.
League, 28, is tied for the American League lead with 21 saves (with Mariano Rivera). He is 0-4 with a 3.48 ERA (13 ER, 33.2 IP) in a team-high 36 appearances. The Hawaiian native heads into today’s game with 18 consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run, and has converted his last 12 save opportunities. This is League’s first All-Star selection.
Here's the full rosters ...American League
Starters1B: Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox2B: Robinson Cano, Yankees3B: Alex Rodriguez, YankeesSS: Derek Jeter, YankeesOF: Jose Bautista, Blue JaysOF: Curtis Granderson, YankeesOF: Josh Hamilton, RangersDH: David Ortiz, Red SoxC: Alex Avila, Tigers
Reserves1B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers2B: Howard Kendrick, Angels3B: Adrian Beltre, RangersSS: Asdrubal Cabrera, IndiansOF: Michael Cuddyer, TwinsOF: Jacoby Ellsbury, Red SoxOF: Matt Joyce, RaysOF: Carlos Quentin, White SoxDH: Michael Young, RangersC: Russell Martin, YankeesC: Matt Wieters, Orioles
PitchersRHP: Josh Beckett, Red SoxRHP: Felix Hernandez, MarinersLHP: David Price, RaysRHP: James Shields, RaysRHP: Justin Verlander, TigersRHP: Jered Weaver, AngelsLHP: C.J. Wilson, RangersLHP: Gio Gonzalez, AthleticsRHP: Aaron Crow, RoyalsRHP: Brandon League, MarinersRHP: Chris Perez, IndiansRHP: Mariano Rivera, YankeesRHP: Jose Valverde, Tigers
Starters1B: Prince Fielder, Brewers2B: Rickie Weeks, Brewers3B: Jose Reyes, MetsSS: Placido Polanco, PhilliesOF: Lance Berkman, CardinalsOF: Ryan Braun, BrewersOF: Matt Kemp, DodgersC: Brian McCann, Braves
Reserves1B: Gaby Sanchez, Marlins1B: Joey Votto, Reds2B: Brandon Phillips, Reds3B: Chipper Jones, BravesSS: Starlin Castro, CubsSS: Troy Tulowitzki, RockiesOF: Jay Bruce, RedsOF: Matt Holliday, CardinalsOF: Hunter Pence, AstrosOF: Justin Upton, D-backsC: Yadier Molina, Cardinals
PitchersRHP: Matt Cain, GiantsRHP: Roy Halladay, PhilliesLHP: Cole Hamels, PhilliesRHP: Jair Jurrjens, BravesLHP: Clayton Kershaw, DodgersLHP: Cliff Lee, PhilliesRHP: Tim Lincecum, GiantsRHP: Ryan Vogelsong, GiantsRHP: Heath Bell, PadresRHP: Tyler Clippard, NationalsRHP: Joel Hanrahan, PiratesLHP: Jonny Venters, BravesRHP: Brian Wilson, Giants