Catching up with a little news

Sorry for the lack of activity on the blog yesterday. I had Monday and today off, which was a welcome chance to spend some time with my wife who is visiting for a couple days, and recharge the batteries before Cactus League games start Thursday. You can still catch all the Mariners news on, thanks to some excellent backup work by Chris Gabel.

There was a little news out of camp this morning as Lloyd McClendon revealed that third base coach John Stearns underwent surgery on a hiatal hernia and will be sidelined from all baseball activity for 4-6 weeks. That means the club will need to move someone else into that role for the time being and they say that will be an internal move.

An obvious choice would be Darren Brown, who was the third-base coach the last four months last season and is currently working as a roving Minor League coach.

The Mariners will play a five-inning intrasquad game today on their main practice field, with lineups consisting mostly young guys, as well as the two starting shortstop competitors in Brad Miller and Nick Franklin. And, no, jobs won’t be won or lost today, but it will be a chance for some of the players to get their feet wet before Thursday’s Cactus League opener against the Padres.

Visiting team

Brad Miller SS
James Jones CF
Stefen Romero RF
Jesus Montero 1B
Nate Tenbrink 3B
Chris Taylor DH
Ty Kelly 2B
Cole Gillespie LF
Jesus Sucre C
Roenis Elias P

Bullpen: Hector Noesi., James Gilheeney. Logan Bawcom, Jonathan Arias

Home Team

Abraham Almonte CF
James Jones RF
Nick Franklin SS
Ji-Man Choi 1B
Jabari Blash DH
Manny Pina C
Carlos Triunfel 3B
Burt Reynolds RF
Gabriel Noriega 2B
Anthony Fernandez P

Bullpen: Andrew Carraway, Stephen Kohlscheen, Chance Ruffin



1 Comment

Everyone needs a day off Greg !!!

Bring back Daren Brown, A very good choice, and as you say an obvious choice!

Wish you a speedy recovery John !

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