Mariners Spring Training: 8 Things To Know

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8. Who Is Going To Bat Leadoff?

March 4, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman

Juan Uribe

(5) reaches second base on a wild pitch against the tag of Seattle Mariners shortstop

Brad Miller

(5) at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

So far this spring it looks like Almonte. When asked about who was in contention, McClendon threw out a lot of names off the top of his head, including Ackley, Xavier Avery, Almonte, Franklin, but NOT Brad Miller.

Either that was just a mental oversight or he doesn’t like Miller in the one-hole. We shall see.

Nobody seems to know what the batting order is going to look like, except that the 2,3,4,5,6 looks to be as of right now Kyle Seager, Cano, Hart, Smoak, Morrison, and then 7,8,9 is going to be a combination of Miller, Ackley, Mike Zunino, and Almonte, with one of the three speedier guys (sorry Mike) taking the top of the lineup.