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.
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.
Brandon Maurer's back tightened up again today and he was held out of bullpen session. Second time in 3 days he's had an issue w/that.
— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) February 23, 2014
Pitchers scheduled for one inning of work each include:
As for Tuesday’s intrasquad game, the tentative rosters look like this:
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.