Today’s lineups — ‘A’ and ‘B’ versions

Two games today for the Mariners as they’ve lined up a bonus “B” squad contest this morning against the Padres over on San Diego’s side of the Peoria Sports Complex in order to give more innings to the 30 pitchers still in camp.

Eric Wedge is going with a lineup that again looks like something close to what we’ll see on Opening Day in the 1:05 p.m. Cactus League game against the Cubs at Peoria Stadium.

He’s continuing to give Brendan Ryan a good look at second base. So even though Jack Wilson has the day off to rest his red-hot bat (he’s hitting .476 this spring), Ryan is at second today with Josh Wilson at short.

The versatile Adam Kennedy, making a good push to land a utility role, will play left field today in place of Milton Bradley, who also is hitting well and appears to be locking in on the starting job there. Michael Saunders gets a B start today as he’s working on an adjustment to his swing after getting off to a slow start this spring.

Also, Edgar Martinez and Jay Buhner are expected to arrive today to help tutor in the Minor League camp, which is now fully underway. Dan Wilson was here yesterday. No word still on Ken Griffey Jr., who likely will just pop in at some point unannounced, as is his style.

The team is off tomorrow, though Erik Bedard will pitch in a Minor League contest on the backfields in order to stay in his regular turn. Then it’s Michael Pineda on Wednesday in a night game against the Brewers.

Here’s today’s lineups:

Cactus League vs. Cubs
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Chone Figgins 3B
Franklin Gutierrez CF
Jack Cust DH
Justin Smoak 1B
Adam Kennedy LF
Brendan Ryan 2B
Josh Wilson SS
Adam Moore C
Doug Fister P

‘B’ game vs. Padres
Dustin Ackley 2B
Chris Gimenez 3B
Michael Saunders DH
Matt Tuiasosopo 1B
Mike Carp LF
Luis Rodriguez SS
Mike Wilson RF
Greg Halman CF
Steve Baron C
Aaron Laffey P

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