The Seattle Mariners flew to Japan with 30 players today, with 28 of those players available to create the team's 25-man opening day roster.
Who went to Japan? Check out the list:
Pitchers (14)49 BEAVAN, Blake RHP35 DELABAR, Steve RHP34 HERNANDEZ, Felix RHP18 IWAKUMA, Hisashi RHP23 KELLEY, Shawn RHP43 LEAGUE, Brandon RHP45 NOESI, Hector RHP50 RAMIREZ, Erasmo* RHP59 RUFFIN, Chance RHP54 WILHELMSEN, Tom RHP 41 FURBUSH, Charlie LHP44 LUETGE, Lucas LHP52 SHERRILL, George LHP38 VARGAS, Jason LHP
Catchers (4)27 JASO, John C 63 MONTERO, Jesus C30 OLIVO, Miguel C 3 QUIROZ, Guillermo* C
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Infielders (7)13 ACKLEY, Dustin INF9 FIGGINS, Chone INF61 KAWASAKI, Munenori* INF16 LIDDI, Alex INF26 RYAN, Brendan INF15 SEAGER, Kyle INF17 SMOAK, Justin INF
Outfielders (5)20 CARP, Mike OF4 PEGUERO, Carlos OF55 SAUNDERS, Michael OF51 SUZUKI, Ichiro OF33 WELLS, Casper OF
Two pitchers - Iwakuma and Noesi - will start exhibition games in Tokyo and will not be among the 28 players in the pool that will make up 25 eligible players on the opening day roster. A third, Beavan, will be insurance for Hernandez and Vargas, should either be unable to start the regular season games March 28-29.
In another piece of roster news, lefty Cesar Jimenez was outrighted to Tac oma and taken off Seattle's 40-man roster, which now stands at 37.