Your Invitation to Spring Training is in the Mail

Infielder Chris Taylor is one of 19 non-roster players who has been invited to Spring Training.

Infielder Chris Taylor is one of 19 non-roster players who has been invited to Spring Training.

Well, sort of. Today, GM Jack Zduriencik officially announced the 15 organizational players that will participate in Major League Spring Training. This is in addition to the four minor league free agents who already received invitations (Matt Palmer, Cole Gillespie, Ramon Ramirez, Humberto Quintero) and the entire 40-man roster (see detailed roster).

The list of the 15 organizational players includes 2013 Mariners Minor League Player of the Year Chris Taylor and Relief Pitcher of the Year Carson Smith. Here is the full list:

ARIAS, Jonathan RHP
CARRAWAY, Andrew RHP
DOWD, Mike C
ELIAS, Roenis LHP
GILLESPIE, Cole OF
GILLHEENEY, James LHP
HICKS, John C
HILL, Nick LHP
KELLY, Ty INF
KOHLSCHEEN, Stephen RHP
LEONE, Dominic RHP
NORIEGA, Gabriel INF
PALMER, Matt RHP
QUINTERO, Humberto C
RAMIREZ, Ramon RHP
RUFFIN, Chance RHP
SMITH, Carson RHP
TAYLOR, Chris INF
TENBRINK, Nate INF

Career and 2013 highlights on each player can be found in the following document:

And here is the complete roster, which includes 59 players (40-man roster + 19 invitees):

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