Mariners Game Central (March 17)

The Mariners (11-5-1) continue Cactus League play today with a St. Patrick’s Day showdown with the Chicago White Sox at Glendale’s Camelback Ranch. The Mariners will wear green hats today for St. Patrick’s Day.

The club made seven roster moves this morning, trimming the spring roster to 40 players:

Optioned to Minors – OF Trayvon Robinson
Re-Assigned to Minor League Camp
– LHP Sean Henn, LHP Oliver Perez, RHP Matt Fox, RHP Aaron Heilman, RHP Josh Kinney, RHP Jeff Marquez

Here is game information on today’s game vs. the White Sox:

Opponent: at Chicago White Sox (3-10)
Site: Camelback Ranch – Glendale
Pitching Match-up: RHP Blake Beavan (1-0, 2.38) vs. RHP Jake Peavy (0-2, 18.69)
Time: 1:05 p.m.
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and Mariners.com (subscription)
Game Information: Statistics | Mariners Game Notes | White Sox Game Notes | Starting Lineups | Gameday Roster | MLB Gameday | Updated Spring Roster

Mariners lineup vs. White Sox today at Camelback Ranch

- JE

3 Comments

Can someone please explain what the difference is between being reassigned to minor league camp and being optioned to the minors? Thank you.

Players that are on the 40-man roster have to be optioned down to the minors. the players that are in camp as non-roster invites are already on a minor league contract, so they are just re-assigned (or moved) to the minor league camp. If a player on a non-roster invite makes the team, they must be “selected” or have their contact “purchased” to the 40-man roster. This site has a lot of good explanations of the various baseball rules (which can get confusing).

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/compensation/cots/?p=51

I think I saw Brandon League wandering around Camelback Ranch Stadium as a “normal” person. LOL

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