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Sherrill throwing again, bullpen session set

Left-handed specialist George Sherrill, the only one of 36 pitchers in camp with the Seattle Mariners who hasn't thrown at least three bullpen sessions, will throw his first tomorrow.

"I played catch last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, took a scheduled day off yesterday and will play catch again today," Sherrill said this morning. "Then I'll throw a bullpen tomorrow."

An oft-used lefty, Sherrill met with team officials before the camp began, and manager Eric Wedge told him he'd be starting his throwing a little later in spring than everyone else.

"We know what he can do when he's healthy, and our job is to keep him healthy," Wedge said.

Because Sherrill often faces one or two batters in an appearance, the Mariners feel no urgency to build up his workload. He'll brought along a little more cautiously in camp, but both he and the team insist it's precautionary and not in reaction to any injury.