Beavan starting today; Walker throwing bullpen
I’m back in Arizona following a four-day hiatus in Seattle, so the blog will be back in daily order. And we’re right back at it with an afternoon game against the D-backs at 1:05 p.m. today at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale.
Blake Beavan is on the hill today, looking to keep his name in the rotation battle. But some of the pitching intrigue today will also be on the practice complex in Peoria when Taijuan Walker throws his first bullpen session since being shutdown on Feb. 28 with bursitis in his shoulder.
Corey Hart isn’t in today’s lineup again, sidelined since Saturday with a sore forearm.
Here’s the full lineup for the game, which will be available on Audio on Mariners.com for free, while being tape delayed on 710 ESPN Seattle tonight at 7 p.m.
Endy Chavez CF
Willie Bloomquist 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Justin Smoak DH
Logan Morrison 1B
Nick Franklin SS
Dustin Ackley LF
Michael Saunders RF
Mike Zunino C
Blake Beavan RHP