Here’s the final 40 contenders in camp
With the Mariners having their first off day of the spring today, it’s a good time to take a look at who all is left in camp competing for the final 25 roster berths.
I have a story today on the shortstop battle between Nick Franklin and Brad Miller, which you can read here. But that’s not the only question still remaining. Here’s who all is left fighting for jobs with two weeks to go before Opening Day:
Starting pitchers (will keep five): Right-handers Scott Baker (*), Blake Beavan, Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, Brandon Maurer, Erasmo Ramirez and Taijuan Walker. Left-handers Roenis Elias (*), James Paxton and Randy Wolf (*).
Relievers (will likely keep seven): Right-handers Danny Farquhar, Dominic Leone (*), Yoervis Medina, Zach Miner (*), Hector Noesi, Stephen Pryor, Ramon Ramirez (*), Fernando Rodney, Carson Smith (*), Tom Wilhelmsen. Left-handers Joe Beimel ((*), Charlie Furbush, Lucas Luetge
Catchers (will likely keep two): John Buck, Humberto Quintero (*), Mike Zunino.
Infielders (will likely keep five or six): Willie Bloomquist, Robinson Cano, Nick Franklin, Brad Miller, Logan Morrison, Kyle Seager, Justin Smoak.
Outfielders (will likely keep five or six): Dustin Ackley, Abraham Almonte, Endy Chavez (*), Cole Gillespie (*), Corey Hart, Stefen Romero, Michael Saunders.
*-denotes non-roster player who would need to be added to the 40-man roster.