Mariners Announce Provisional 28-Man Opening Day Roster
MARINERS ANNOUNCE PROVISIONAL 28-MAN OPENING DAY ROSTER
Final Roster not due to MLB until Wednesday, March 28.
TOKYO, Japan – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced today the Mariners planned 28-man roster for the season opener in Japan.
FINAL ROSTERS ARE NOT DUE TO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL UNTIL 1 PM ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28. The Mariners Opening Day roster will NOT be official until that time.
To move from 30 players (the travel roster to Japan) to 28 eligible players, the Mariners made the following roster moves:
- OF Carlos Peguero, RHP Chance Ruffin were optioned to AAA Tacoma.
- C Guillermo Quiroz was re-assigned to minor league camp.
To set the Opening Day roster, the Mariners made the following roster moves:
- INF Munenori Kawasaki, RHP Kevin Millwood (still in Arizona) and RHP Erasmo Ramirez selected from Tacoma.
The Major League 40-man roster is now at 40 players.
To move from 28 players (the Opening Day Roster) to 25 eligible players, the Mariners made the following moves:
- RHP Kevin Millwood, RHP Hisashi Iwakuma and RHP Hector Noesi designated as ineligible for the Japan Opening Series vs. the A’s.
Here is a look at the 28-man Opening Day roster (players in italics are not eligible for the first two games):
ITAL – Not eligible for first two games.