Furbush, Peguero optioned to set final 25-man roster
The final cuts came today for the Mariners and left-handed reliever Charlie Furbush and outfielder Carlos Peguero were optioned to Triple-A Tacoma to bring the team to its 25-man roster limit.
Furbush’s departure leaves Rule 5 Draft pick Lucas Luetge with a spot on the team as it heads to Oakland to resume the regular season after playing twice in Tokyo last week.
The decision with Peguero means Seattle will go with three full-time outfielders as well as utility man Chone Figgins for at least the start of the season, with Mike Carp on the disabled list until at least April 13 with a sprained right shoulder.
Figgins has been playing left field since Carp’s injury in the Opening Day game in Tokyo.
If Figgins plays in the outfield, that allows Kyle Seager to play third base, where he’s had a strong spring. The Mariners also kept Alex Liddi, who can play first or third, as well as new Japanese utility player Munenori Kawasaki.
Here’s the final 25-man roster heading to Oakland, where they’ll play Friday and Saturday before heading to Texas.
Starting pitchers: Felix Hernandez, Jason Vargas, Hector Noesi, Blake Beavan, Kevin Millwood.
Bullpen: Brandon League, Tom Wilhelmsen, George Sherrill, Steve Delabar, Erasmo Ramirez, Hisashi Iwakuma, Lucas Luetge.
Catchers: Miguel Olivo, Jesus Montero, John Jaso.
Infielders: Justin Smoak, Dustin Ackley, Brendan Ryan, Kyle Seager, Munenori Kawasaki, Alex Liddi.
Outfielders: Ichiro Suzuki, Michael Saunders, Chone Figgins, Casper Wells.
Disabled list: Franklin Gutierrez, Mike Carp, Adam Moore.