Lineups for Friday’s intrasquad opener
The Mariners will get going with their first of four intrasquad games on Friday and it’s always interesting to see how players are used right out of the gate. Manager Eric Wedge will “mix and match” things initially, trying to get all his players some game time.
Here are his lineups for the 12:45 p.m. MT contest that will play out on the club’s main practice field in Peoria:
Team 1: Chone Figgins 3B, Dustin Ackley 2B, Casper Wells LF, Justin Smoak 1B, Miguel Olivo C, Munenori Kawasaki SS, Carlos Peguero RF, Guillermo Quiroz DH, Michael Saunders CF.
Team 2: Darren Ford CF, Brendan Ryan DH, Ichiro Suzuki RF, Mike Carp LF, Jesus Montero C, Kyule Seager 3B, Alex Liddi 1B, Luis Rodriguez 2B, Carlos Triunfel SS.
On the pitching side:
Team 1: Jason Vargas, Shawn Camp, Oliver Perez, Aaron Heilman, Steve Delabar, Charlie Furbush and Chance Ruffin.
Team 2: Danny Hultzen, Taijuan Walker, James Paxton, Shawn Kelley, Hong-Chih Kuo, Cesar Jimenez, Erasmo Ramirez and Lucas Luetge.
Vargas is scheduled to throw two innings. Everyone else will throw one.
Franklin Gutierrez, slowed by some tightness in his legs, won’t play Friday but could be ready by Sunday’s second intrasquad game, Wedge said.