The Seattle Mariners host the Cincinnati Reds today (noon PST), and Eric Wedge is finding room to play more of the 67 players in camp.
Yesterday, the Mariners played two games - one a 'B' game - and got 13 pitchers and 29 position players into the actionl Wedge saw every pitch, each of the 18 innings.
“I told these guys that every game was going to matter – intra-squad, ‘B’ games, split-squad games – that they’d all count the same,” Wedge said. “I want to see every inning of every game, and after telling them that, how would it look if I didn’t go?”
No cuts yet, and the Mariners insist they're in no hurry, though in 15 days they leave for Japan. Here's your Game 5 lineup:
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Chone Figgins SSMunenori Kawasaki 2BIchiro Suzuki RFJustin Smoak 1BMike Carp LFCasper Wells CFAlex Liddi 3BJohermyn Chavez DHAdam Moore CFelix Hernandez RHP