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A lineup of mudders ready for a game today

Rain, sun, rain, sun - Arizona is toying with the Cactus League today, and while some games are being canceled, thus far the Seattle Mariners and Colorado Rockies are still on for a 1 p.m. start.

Manager Eric Wedge changed his original lineup a bit, putting Ichiro at designated hitter, letting Mike Wilson start in right field. In fact, it's a lineup of mudders.

"I'm a mudder," center fielder Casper Wells said. "All that means is you're a man. It takes a man to play on wet fields, in bad conditions. You have to be careful of balls that skip and go up the alley, you have to watch for wet balls when you've got to make a throw, and adjust. There's a lot of mudders on this team."

Here's a lineup of them:

Chone Figgins  SSMunenori Kawasaki  2BIchiro  DHMike Carp  1BCasper Wells  CFKyle Seager  3BCarlos Peguero  LFMike Wilson  RFJohn Jaso  CHector Noesi  RHP

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