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Seattle Mariners Roster Report 2009-04-18


Seattle Mariners Roster Report 2009-04-18
The Mariners made their first roster move midweek when RF Ichiro Suzuki came off the disabled list. Ichiro took over as the leadoff hitter, and OF Endy Chavez, who had a huge first week as the leadoff man, will be moved around or will sit on the bench as manager Don Wakamatsu tries to juggle his lineup to find playing time for Chavez, LF/DH Ken Griffey Jr. and DH Mike Sweeney.

PLAYER NEWS:

--1B Russell Branyan came out of the game after scoring a run while sliding into Detroit C Gerald Laird. Branyan's back stiffened up after that and he had to be replaced by INF Ronny Cedeno with 2B Jose Lopez moving to first base.

--LHP Jarrod Washburn, who was away from the team Thursday because of a nasty bout with the flu, was back Friday. Washburn, who was limited to six innings because of his battle with the flu Wednesday, is expected to be good to go for his next start Tuesday against Tampa Bay. "He's a little weak," manager Don Wakamatsu said, "but he'll be fine."

--LF Endy Chavez had his career-best 10-game hitting streak come to an end with an 0-for-3 evening. He did draw a walk, however, and his average still sits at a lofty .386.

MEDICAL WATCH:

1B Russell Branyan (sore back) left the April 17 game after sliding into home plate. He may miss a handful of games.

C Kenji Johjima (strained right hamstring) went on the 15-day disabled list April 16.

LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith (triceps tendinitis) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 11. He is not expected to be sidelined long-term.

LHP Cesar Jimenez (biceps tendinitis) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 29.

LHP Ryan Feierabend (Tommy John elbow surgery in March 2009) went on the 60-day disabled list March 16.

LHP Tyler Johnson (left shoulder surgery in May 2008) started the season in the minors. He is attempting to rebuild his strength.

RHP Chad Cordero (right shoulder surgery in July 2008) signed a minor league deal with the Mariners during the spring, and he wasn't ready for opening day. He could return in May, however, and then would be a competitor for the closer's job.

ROTATION:

RHP Felix Hernandez

LHP Erik Bedard

RHP Carlos Silva

LHP Jarrod Washburn

RHP Chris Jakubauskas

BULLPEN:

RHP Brandon Morrow (closer)

RHP Miguel Batista

RHP Roy Corcoran

RHP Mark Lowe

RHP David Aardsma

RHP Shawn Kelley

RHP Sean White

CATCHERS:

Rob Johnson

Jamie Burke

INFIELDERS:

1B Russell Branyan

2B Jose Lopez

SS Yuniesky Betancourt

3B Adrian Beltre

INF Mike Sweeney

INF Ronny Cedeno

OUTFIELDERS:

LF Endy Chavez

CF Franklin Gutierrez

RF Ichiro Suzuki

DH Ken Griffey Jr.

OF Wladimir Balentien


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: April 18, 2009

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