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Seattle Mariners Roster Report 2009-05-08


Seattle Mariners Roster Report 2009-05-08
--1B/DH Mike Sweeney came off the bench in the ninth inning to collect his second pinch-hit single of the season in three tries. Those are the Mariners' only two pinch hits of the season, and his RBI was the first for a Mariners pinch hitter this season.

--DH Ken Griffey Jr. had two singles and scored the Mariners' only run Thursday. The two-hit game was his first since April 24, and it pushed his average over .200 to .214.

--SS Yuniesky Betancourt didn't draw a walk all season until Monday. He drew his second walk in the ninth inning Thursday, battling back from a 1-2 count against Royals RHP Joakim Soria.

--RHP Brandon Morrow has come through his final bullpen session of the week feeling strong, and he will be able to come off the disabled list Saturday at Minnesota. He's been sidelined due to right biceps tendinitis.

MEDICAL WATCH:

RHP Brandon Morrow (right biceps tendinitis) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 24. He will be activated May 9.

RHP Shawn Kelley (strained left oblique muscle) went on the 15-day disabled list May 6. He could miss up to one month.

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 bullpen session May 5, and he will throw another May 7. He is scheduled for a simulated game the following week, after which he might start a rehab assignment.

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 might start a rehab assignment with Class AAA Tacoma during the weekend of May 8-10.

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 was throwing in extended spring training in early May.

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 Sean White

LHP Jason Vargas

RHP Denny Stark

LHP Garrett Olson

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 8, 2009

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