Bay, Wells awaiting final roster decision

It’s coming down to decision time for the last Mariners roster spot between outfielders Jason Bay and Casper Wells and apparently that decision is imminent, though both are listed on the travel roster headed to Mesa for today’s 12:05 p.m. game with the Cubs.

Of course, that roster can be changed with the mere swipe of a pencil. As of this moment, both Wells and Bay are dressing in the clubhouse and neither has met with manager Eric Wedge.  But I wouldn’t be surprised if that happens shortly.

Neither is listed in the starting lineup for today, which is the final Cactus League game of the spring and the final game for the Cubs at HoHoKam Park in Mesa. The Cubs are getting a new spring park next year.

Here’s the lineup for today:

Michael Saunders CF
Kyle Seager 3B
Kendrys Morales DH
Michael Morse RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Justin Smoak 1B
Jesus Montero C
Robert Andino 2B
Brendan Ryan SS

Hisashi Iwakuma P

The Mariners will fly to Salt Lake City after the game today and play the Rockies on Saturday at 12:05 p.m. PT, with Brandon Maurer getting the start. Then it’s on to Oakland, with an offday workout Sunday afternoon before opening the season Monday night against the A’s at 7:07 p.m.

In other words, it’s almost time. But first, one last roster decision …


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