Mariners Insider Blog

Not one but two Mariners spring lineups

Busy day in Arizona for the Seattle Mariners, who will play 18 innings before sunset, one a 'B' game with Cincinnati, the other a Cactus League contest against the San Diego Padres.

The 9 a.m (PST) game with the Reds might be the most intriguing, in that rookie pitchers Taijuan Walker, James Paxton, Dan Hultzen and Erasmo Ramirez will all work a couple of innings - a kind of peek into what might be the future of the franchise.

Behind those kids, there's Nick Franklin Johermyn Chavez, Carlos Triunfel and Vinnine Catricala.

The nightcap (noon PDT) will be broadcast on 710 ESPN, and has Dustin Ackley leading off and Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma starting. All in all, a day of baseball that has something for everyone.

Here's the two Seattle lineups:

'B' GameNick Franklin   2BJohn Jaso  1BVinnie Catricala  3BMike Wilson  LFLuis Jimenez  DHJohermyn Chavez  RFGuillernmo  Quiroz  CCarlos Triunfel  SSDaren Ford  CFTaijuan Walker  RHP

Cactus League gameDustin Ackley  2BBrendan Ryan  SSIchiro Suzuki  RFJustin Smoak  1BCasper Wells  LFKyle Seager  3BMiguel Olivo  CCarlos Peguero  DHMichael Saunders  CFHisashi Iwakuma  RHP