Seattle Mariners

Video: What Brendan Ryan must do during demotion

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager watches batting practice during spring training baseball practice Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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The Mariners benched shortstop Brendan Ryan and his .143 batting average in favor of Robert Andino Wednesday, a move Shannon Drayer thinks is only temporary.

The video above includes Drayer’s thoughts on Ryan’s demotion as well as injury updates on outfielders Franklin Gutierrez and Michael Saunders. You can hear Ryan talk about his demotion in this audio link.

First pitch for tonight’s game against the Angels is 7:10. The game can be heard on 710 ESPN Seattle, and you can also follow along with our live gametracker.

Here is the Mariners’ lineup:

Endy Chavez, CF
Kyle Seager, 3B
Kendrys Morales, DH
Justin Smoak, 1B
Dustin Ackley, 2B
Kelly Shoppach, C
Carlos Peguero, RF
Jason Bay, LF
Robert Andino, SS

Brandon Maurer, SP

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