Mariners Rotation And Lineups For Spring Training Games

Feb 23, 2014; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners shortstop Brad Miller (5) fields grounders during camp at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The first Spring Training games are set to begin this week and according to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune, the Seattle Mariners have announced their plan for the rotation as well as the rosters for their upcoming intrasquad game.

First, the rotation.

Erasmo Ramirez will get the start on Thursday when the Mariners take on the Padres, opening their 33-game Cactus League schedule. Ramirez was 5-3 with a 4.98 ERA last season and is battling for the 5th spot in the rotation.

James Paxton, the presumed No. 4 man in the rotation, will get the start on Friday. Scott Baker, also battling for the No. 5 spot, will get the start on Saturday.

Each will pitch two innings, unless they get into trouble or experience some sort of setback. Something similar to what Brandon Maurer is going through.

After each of the three have their two innings, the next pitcher set for the next two innings is as follows: Thursday- Blake Beavan, Friday- Matt Palmer.

Pitchers scheduled for one inning of work each include:

Thursday- Logan Kensing, Lucas Luetge, Tom Wilhelmsen, Joe Beimel and Danny Farquhar.

Friday- Nick Hill, Zach Miner, Carson Smith, Charlie Furbush and Andrew Carraway.

Saturday- Bobby LaFromboise, Mark Rogers, Yoervis Medina, Stephen Kohlscheen, Ramon Ramirez, Jonathan Arias and Logan Bawcom.

As for Tuesday’s intrasquad game, the tentative rosters look like this:

Team 1- C Jesus Sucre, 1B Jesus Montero, 2B Ty Kelly, SS Brad Miller, 3B Nate Tenbrink, LF Cole Gillespie, CF James Jones, RF Stefen Romero and DH Chris Taylor.

Team 2- C Manny Pina, 1B Ji-Man Choi, 2B Carlos Triunfel, SS Nick Franklin, 3B Hector Noriega, LF Jabari Blash, CF Abraham Almonte, RF Xavier Avery and DH Burt Reynolds.

Of note here is the SS battle between Franklin and Miller which has been the subject of multiple trade rumors and Triple-A whispers for the past week.

Should be interesting to watch.

Topics: Seattle Mariners, Spring Training

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