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Mariners notebook: Let’s play 2 plus injury updates

Guillermo Heredia is in left field for the first of a pair of Mariners split squad games Friday. (AP)

PEORIA, Ariz. – The Mariners have day-night split squad games Friday, and with so many players still away for the World Baseball Classic that means a lot of minor leaguers get to sport the Mariners’ one-use-only St. Patrick’s Day caps. Double bonus for the kids.

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Because there is so much going on due to the unconventional doubleheader-like split squad games, there was no morning meeting as a number of players from big league camp were not required to be at the Mariners’ complex until later in the day. With the night game, Saturday will most likely be a show-and-go with little to no work on the field before. And with a forecast of 95 degrees for Saturday afternoon, no extra work is probably not a bad idea. The temps and the absences make for a rather unusual week of spring training, and some interesting lineups.

Mariners at Diamondbacks, 1:05

Jarrod Dyson, CF
Ben Gamel, RF
Kyle Seager, 3B
Daniel Vogelbach, 1B
Mike Zunino, C
Taylor Motter, SS
Mike Freeman, 2B
Guillermo Heredia, LF
Tuffy Gosewisch, DH

Yovani Gallardo, RHP

Other pitchers scheduled: Andrew Moore, Evan Scribner and Dan Altavilla.

Mariners at Dodgers, 7:05 on 710 ESPN Seattle

Leonys Martin, CF
Mitch Haniger, RF
Danny Valencia, 1B
Tyler O’Neill, DH
Carlos Ruiz, C
Tyler Smith, 3B
Shawn O’Malley, SS
Joe DeCarlo, DH
Rayder Ascanio, 2B

Ariel Miranda, LHP

Other pitchers scheduled: Max Povse, Ryan Weber and Dean Kiekhefer.


• Mariners Hall of Famer Jamie Moyer arrived in camp Friday morning and got right to work helping out with bullpen sessions. He has had quite a few conversations with Andrew Moore, who follows Yovani Gallardo today in the game against the Diamondbacks.

• Pitcher Rob Whalen was on crutches this morning. Turns out he suffered a calf strain yesterday, though it is not serious.

• Tony Zych is scheduled to throw another live batting practice session this weekend. If all goes well he could get into a game next week.

• Steve Cishek continues to progress with his throwing program and could throw his first bullpen as soon as next Thursday.

Drew Smyly is back from the WBC. His next start for the Mariners is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday either against the A’s or in a minor league game.

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