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Seattle Mariners Roster Report 2009-05-04


Seattle Mariners Roster Report 2009-05-04
RHP Brandon Morrow (biceps tendinitis) was placed on the DL retroactive to April 24 and should be reactivated Saturday. Taking his place on the roster was RHP Denny Stark, called up from Tacoma. RHP Roy Corcoran (neck strain) was placed on the disabled list April 30. Taking his place on the roster was LHP Jason Vargas, called up from Tacoma.

PLAYER NEWS:

--1B/DH Mike Sweeney's two-run homer Sunday was the 200th homer of his big-league career. It came against Oakland more than a year after his last homer, April 26 in Seattle while playing for the A's. He spent most of last season on the disabled list with knee problems.

--C Kenji Johjima's solo homer to tie the game in the ninth was not only the first homer for Johjima this year, but the first by a Seattle catcher.

--LHP Jason Vargas, the winner by pitching the final 2 1/3 innings Sunday, had not won a big league game since April 13, 2006. It was his first relief appearance in the majors since July 3, 2007.

MEDICAL WATCH:

C Kenji Johjima (strained right hamstring) went on the 15-day disabled list April 16. He began playing in extended spring training April 28, and he was activated May 1.

RHP Brandon Morrow (right biceps tendinitis) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 24.

INF Ronny Cedeno (strained right hamstring) was out of the lineup April 23-May 2. He is day-to-day.

RHP Roy Corcoran (strained neck) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 29.

LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith (left triceps tendinitis) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 11. He threw a ball April 27 and April 28, but he there was no timetable for his return.

LHP Cesar Jimenez (left biceps tendinitis) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 29. He began a rehab assignment with Class AAA Tacoma on April 24, and he could be activated in early May.

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 will pitch in extended spring training in late April.

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 will pitch in extended spring training in late April.

ROTATION:

RHP Felix Hernandez

LHP Erik Bedard

RHP Carlos Silva

LHP Jarrod Washburn

RHP Chris Jakubauskas

BULLPEN:

RHP David Aardsma (closer)

RHP Miguel Batista

RHP Mark Lowe

RHP Shawn Kelley

RHP Sean White

LHP Jason Vargas

RHP Denny Stark

CATCHERS:

Kenji Johjima

Rob Johnson

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: May 4, 2009

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