The Mariners made a late pitching change, deciding to startSugar Ray Marimon
- yes, that's his real name - over Bruce Chen. The expectation is that Chen is going to pitch in relief having lost his bid for the starting rotation. Marimon has never pitched above Double A.
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Mariners starter Jeremy Bonderman will face a pretty decent line-up from the Royals today, only Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas are missing from the line-up. The Mariner are putting out a pretty representative line-up with only Jesus Montero and Michael Saunders excluded.
Franklin Gutierrez is back in center field and he could be a little busy today with Michael Morse in left field and Raul Ibanez in right field.