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):

Pitchers (11+3)
49 BEAVAN, Blake RHP
35 DELABAR, Steve RHP
34 HERNANDEZ, Felix RHP
18 IWAKUMA, Hisashi RHP
23 KELLEY, Shawn RHP
43 LEAGUE, Brandon RHP
25 MILLWOOD, Kevin RHP
45 NOESI, Hector RHP
50 RAMIREZ, Erasmo RHP
54 WILHELMSEN, Tom RHP
41 FURBUSH, Charlie LHP
44 LUETGE, Lucas LHP
52 SHERRILL, George LHP
38 VARGAS, Jason LHP
Catchers (3)
27 JASO, John C
63 MONTERO, Jesus C
30 OLIVO, Miguel C
Infielders (7)
13 ACKLEY, Dustin INF
9 FIGGINS, Chone INF
61 KAWASAKI, Munenori INF
16 LIDDI, Alex INF
26 RYAN, Brendan INF
15 SEAGER, Kyle INF
17 SMOAK, Justin INF
Outfielders (4)
20 CARP, Mike OF
55 SAUNDERS, Michael OF
51 SUZUKI, Ichiro OF
33 WELLS, Casper OF

ITAL – Not eligible for first two games.

9 Comments

I don’t like seeing Gutierrez’s name not on there. :(

I am glad Kawasaki appears to have made the team. He is a strong addition, and I can see him playing a lot this year. Also, even given Iwakuma’s struggles, I feel he will come around quicker rather than later and be a strong addition to the team as well.

Glad Seager and Saunders made it in there

sounds like a nice strong young lineup..CERTAINLY glad to see Delebar’s name on there.. what a great story they had on him (Bryant Gumbel show) and he and his wife seem like real nice humble people… MAKE THE ALL STARS Delebar!!!

Kawasaki will be a good utility player for the team.
I have so good impression for him since he had played in 2006 and 2009 WBC Japan team. He’s always trying to make best effort from the dugout even he has not played on the field. I hope he bring something bright mood for the Mariners this season.

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What is Franklin G’s status?
Thanks

Franklin’s rehab is progressing in Arizona and he is getting closer to getting back on the field. No timetable for his return, but he is working his butt off to get out there soon.

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