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Mariners Cut Roster to 28, Opening Day Squad Takes Shape

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Nick Franklin was one of the casualties optioned to AAA when the Mariners dwindled their roster down to 28 on Friday. Nick Franklin was one of the casualties optioned to AAA when the Mariners dwindled their roster down to 28 on Friday.
by Seattle Mariners Media Relations

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced the following roster moves at the Mariners Major League spring camp Friday afternoon to set the Opening Day roster.

Optioned to AAA Tacoma (4):

Right-Handed Pitcher (2): Blake Beavan, Brandon Maurer

Left-Handed Pitcher (1): Lucas Luetge

Infielder (1): Nick Franklin

Re-Assigned to Minor League Camp (6):

Right-Handed Pitcher (4): Zach Miner, Dominic Leone, Ramon Ramirez, Carson Smith

Catcher (1): Humberto Quintero

Outfielder (1): Endy Chavez

Selected/Added to 40-Man Roster (2):

Left-Handed Pitcher (2) Roenis Elias, Joe Beimel

Designated for Assignment (2):

Outfielder (1): Xavier Avery

Infielder (1): Carlos Triunfel

Today's roster moves leave the Mariners with 28 players in their Major League camp, with three players likely to be placed on the disabled list (RHP Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP Taijuan Walker, RHP Stephen Pryor) in the coming days.

Mariners Manager Lloyd McClendon has also set his starting rotation for the first road trip of the season:

Day

Date

Time

Opponent

Mariners Starting Pitcher

Monday

3/31

7:05 pm

@LAA

Felix Hernandez (RHP)

Tuesday

4/1

7:05 pm

@LAA

Erasmo Ramirez (RHP)

Wednesday

4/2

7:05 pm

@LAA

James Paxton (LHP)

Thursday

4/3

7:05 pm

@OAK

Roenis Elias (LHP)

Friday

4/4

7:05 pm

@OAK

Chris Young (RHP)

Saturday

4/5

1:05 pm

@OAK

Felix Hernandez (RHP)

Sunday

4/6

1:05 pm

@OAK

Erasmo Ramirez (RHP)


Here is a look at the club's current spring roster. The official roster for the 2014 season must be set by noon on Sunday, March 30. The Mariners open the 2014 season Monday, March 31 vs. the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim:

Pitchers (15)

40 FARQUHAR, Danny RHP

34 HERNANDEZ, Felix RHP

18 IWAKUMA, Hisashi ^ RHP

31 MEDINA, Yoervis RHP

45 NOESI, Hector RHP

46 PRYOR, Stephen ^ RHP

50 RAMIREZ, Erasmo RHP

56 RODNEY, Fernando RHP

32 WALKER, Taijuan ^ RHP

54 WILHELMSEN, Tom RHP

53 YOUNG, Chris RHP

97 BEIMEL, Joe LHP

81 ELIAS, Roenis LHP

41 FURBUSH, Charlie LHP

65 PAXTON, James LHP

Catchers (2)

4 BUCK, John C

3 ZUNINO, Mike C

Infielders (6)

8 BLOOMQUIST, Willie UTL

22 CANO, Robinson 2B

5 MILLER, Brad INF

20 MORRISON, Logan 1B/OF

15 SEAGER, Kyle INF

17 SMOAK, Justin 1B

Outfielders (5)

13 ACKLEY, Dustin OF

36 ALMONTE, Abraham OF

27 HART, Corey OF/1B

7 ROMERO, Stefen OF

55 SAUNDERS, Michael OF