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The Mariners are on their way to Japan

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

 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.

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