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Sunday's line-up vs. the White Sox -- Josh Kinney out for few weeks with stress reaction in ribcage

3-9 -- lineup vs. White Sox

A sore neck will keep Casper Wells out of action. He was moving around quite gingerly in the clubhouse this morning. This is the first we've seen of Michael Morse at first base this spring. Both Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales played yesterday and the day before. So they get a break. Taijuan Walker is also scheduled to pitch today.

Right-hande reliever Josh Kinney will be out for at least the next few weeks because of a stress reaction in the rib cage on his left side. A stress reaction is usually a precursor to a stress fracture, so the Mariners have decided to shut Kinney down immediately. He will be re-evaluated in a few weeks. But it means one less candidate for a spot in the bullpen. It certainly opens things up for veteran right-hander Kameron Loe.

Extra Pitchers:

  • 40        D.J. Mitchell.............................. RHP
  • 41        Charlie Furbush.......................... LHP
  • 44        Lucas Luetge.............................. LHP
  • 46        Stephen Pryor............................ RHP
  • 54        Tom Wilhelmsen......................... RHP
  • 57        Chance Ruffin............................ RHP
  • 58        Carter Capps............................. RHP
  • 64        Anthony Fernandez..................... LHP
  • 68        Taijuan Walker............................ RHP
  • 70        Jonathan Arias........................... RHP
  • 72        Brian Moran................................ LHP
  • 73        Carson Smith............................. RHP
Infielders

:

  • 1         Carlos Triunfel............................. INF
  • 35        Mike Jacobs (L)............................ 1B
  • 36        Vinnie Catricala............................ INF
  • 61        Nick Franklin (S).......................... INF
Outfielders

:

  • 10        Eric Thames (L)............................ OF
  • 66        Francisco Martinez....................... OF
  • --         Abraham Almonte* (S)................... OF
Catchers

:

  • 2         Jesus Sucre................................... C
  • 5         Mike Zunino................................... C
  • 9         John Hicks..................................... C
  • 63        Jesus Montero............................... C
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