The Seattle Mariners got their Cactus League schedule off to a successful start with a 7-1 thumping of the San Diego Padres on Thursday. The Mariners are back at it again today against the Padres with first pitch from Peoria Stadium set for 12:05 PM PST.
Here are today’s lineups:
So today, we get the Mariners debut of Corey Hart and John Buck, the return of Willie Bloomquist and the first spring start for James Paxton. Again, you can listen in on MLB.com Audio or at 710ESPN.com
Fresh Prince Gets A Week
The Mariners had been progressing slowly with Walker ever since camp first broke after he had some soreness in that shoulder. Manager Lloyd McClendon added that they were not planning on rushing Walker back.
#Mariners will not rush Walker in any way. "this is not about 2014, we're talking about the next 15 yrs," -McClendon
— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) February 28, 2014
Walker is not the only one with arm troubles. Matt Palmer, who was scheduled to get some work in today’s game will miss a few days due to a strained elbow .
#Mariners RHP Matt Palmer won't pitch today, as scheduled, because of a strained elbow. The hope is he can be ready in 3-4 days.
— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) February 28, 2014
More on these stories as they develop. Highlights and analysis after the game.