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Seattle Mariners Roster Report 2009-04-20


Seattle Mariners Roster Report 2009-04-20
The Mariners will make their first roster move midweek when RF Ichiro Suzuki comes off the disabled list. When that happens, Ichiro will become the leadoff hitter and LF Endy Chavez, who had a huge first week as the leadoff hitter, 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:

--2B Ronny Cedeno hit his first homer of the season for Seattle's first run in the third inning Sunday. It was the first home run for Cedeno since July 24, 2008 and the 14th homer of his big-league career.

--LF Endy Chavez went 2-for-4 Sunday with a couple of singles to get his average up to .392. He has hit safely in 12 of 13 games this season, and his total of 18 singles (out of 20 hits) is the most by anyone in the American League.

--1B Russell Branyan (back) missed his second consecutive start Sunday against Detroit. With a day off Monday, manager Don Wakamatsu said he is reasonably confident that Branyan will be able to play Tuesday against Tampa Bay. Branyan suffered the injury sliding at the plate Friday.

MEDICAL WATCH:

1B Russell Branyan (sore back) left the April 17 game after sliding into home plate. He did not play April 18 or 19 but hoped to return April 21.

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 20, 2009

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