Mariners Insider Blog

A Mariners lineup for the dreaded Royals

Kansas City rolls into Peoria today for a Cactus League game with Seattle, and the Mariners field a lineup that - win or lose - looks more like the Mariners.

Chone Figgins, Ichiro, Smoak, Montero, Olivo - with Alex Liddi at third base and Kyle Seager at second. Well, OK, Seager is at second base because Dustin Ackley is still under the weather, but still ...

Blake Beavan starts for Seattle, Bruce Chen for Kansas City, and most teams are calling it a day after one last Sunday in Arizona. The Mariners? They play three more after today.

Today's lineup:

Chone Figgins  LF

Munenori Kawasaki  SS

Ichiro  RF

Justin Smoak  1B

Jesus Montero  DH

Miguel Olivo  C 

Kyle Seager  2B

Alex Liddi  3B

Casper Wells  CF

Blake Beavan RHP