No Cano, but lots of baseball today

Lots of baseball today for the Mariners with a day-night split squad situation. Both games will be shown on the MLB Network, with tonight’s 6:05 p.m. PT contest against the Dodgers at Glendale being a live telecast.

The afternoon’s 12:05 p.m. PT game against the Giants in Scottsdale will be shown on tape delay on the MLB Network at 1 a.m. Sunday morning, but you can listen to that one live on 710 ESPN Seattle radio.

No Robinson Cano today in either game as the new second baseman sits out for the third straight day after root canal surgery on Wednesday.

Starting pitchers are being stretched out further as they hit their third outings. Erasmo Ramirez is scheduled for four innings against the Giants and Blake Beavan is slated for four against the Dodgers, while Hector Noesi continues being stretched out as well and will get three innings in relief in the afternoon game.

D.J. Peterson, last year’s first-round Draft pick, makes his first Cactus League start in the nightcap as he continues getting some bonus playing time this spring. Peterson isn’t in the Major League camp, but has played in three games (3-for-6 with a home run) in some late-inning duty and now will get to face a big-league starter in Josh Beckett for the Dodgers.

Ryan Vogelsong will be on the hill for the Giants in the afternoon game, with Buster Posey catching.

Here are the full lineups for the Mariners:

Endy Chavez CF
Brad Miller SS
Ty Kelly 2B
Corey Hart DH
Logan Morrison 1B
Michael Saunders RF
Dustin Ackley LF
Willie Bloomquist 3B
John Buck C

Erasmo Ramirez RHP

Abraham Almonte CF
Kyle Seager DH
Nick Franklin SS
Justin Smoak 1B
D.J. Peterson 3B
Stefen Romero LF
James Jones RF
Carlos Triunfel 2B
Humberto Quintero C

Blake Beavan RHP

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