The Seattle Mariners got down to their reopening day roster today by cutting left-handed pitcher Charlie Furbush and outfielder Carlos Peguero - opening spots on the roster that allowed rookies like Alex Liddi, Erasmo Ramirez and Lucas Luetge to stick.
Peguero joined the team after outfielder Mike Carp was injured in Japan and placed on the disabled list. The team kept three outfielders - Casper Wells, Michael Saunders and Icihro Suzuki - and will use Chone Figgins in the outfield as needed.
Liddi, the Italian who played first base and third this spring, batted .370 in 15 games, driving in 13 RBI. Peguero hit .294 with five home runs and 13 RBI.
Both Peguero and Furbush were optioned to Tacoma and should be there for opening night tomorrow.
Here's the complete 25-man roster, with players on the disabled list in Italics:
49 BEAVAN, Blake RHP35 DELABAR, Steve RHP34 HERNANDEZ, Felix RHP18 IWAKUMA, Hisashi RHP43 LEAGUE, Brandon RHP25 MILLWOOD,Kevin RHP45 NOESI, Hector RHP50 RAMIREZ, Erasmo RHP54 WILHELMSEN, Tom RHP44 LUETGE, Lucas LHP52 SHERRILL, George LHP38 VARGAS, Jason LHP
Catchers (3+1)27 JASO, John C 10 MOORE, Adam C63 MONTERO, Jesus C30 OLIVO, Miguel 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 (3+2)20 CARP, Mike OF21 GUTIERREZ, Franklin OF55 SAUNDERS, Michael OF51 SUZUKI, Ichiro OF33 WELLS, Casper OF