Cactus League Game Thread 3/10/2010
Cliff Lee makes his Cactus League debut for the Mariners. As I’m sure you have seen from other sources, the team made its first round of cuts this morning. Players whose dream of cracking a major league roster will have to wait a little bit longer include Ryan Feierabend, Josh Fields, Chris Seddon, Steven Shell, Nick Hill, Mauricio Robles, Steve Baron, and Luis Oliveros. Nothing too surprising here. Of these guys only Nick Hill had any chance of working his way onto the roster, and he could benefit from time in Tacoma.
3B Jo. Wilson
SS Ja. Wilson
Lee’s first official outing as a Mariner has him pitching in front of 2/3rds of the best damn defense in baseball. Figgins is still manning 2B, which may or may not mean the Mariners are seriously considering pulling the trigger on the Figgins-Lopez position switch. Stay tuned.