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Lineups: Danny Valencia at 3B for Mariners with Kyle Seager still out

Aug 16, 2017, 11:43 AM
Danny Valencia will make his first appearance this season at third base for the Mariners. (AP)...
Danny Valencia will make his first appearance this season at third base for the Mariners. (AP)
(AP)

Danny Valencia will make his first appearance at third base for the Mariners with Kyle Seager out for a second straight day due to illness in Wednesday’s 12:40 series finale against the Baltimore Orioles.

Valencia came up as a third baseman, and while he learned to play first base and corner outfield positions in recent years, 2017 is the first season in which third wasn’t his primary position. An acquisition of Seattle last offseason, he has played 103 games at first and appeared in the outfield twice this year.

Mariners snap five-game losing streak with 3-1 win over O’s

Also in the Mariners’ lineup, Guillermo Heredia is playing center field and hitting second and first baseman Yonder Alonso will hit fifth behind cleanup man Nelson Cruz.

In other news, right-handed pitcher Christian Bergman cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Tacoma a day after being designated for assignment.

Here are the full lineups for the Mariners and Orioles in the final game of Seattle’s homestand on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Mariners (60-61)

Jean Segura, SS
Guillermo Heredia, CF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Yonder Alonso, 1B
Danny Valencia, 3B
Ben Gamel, LF
Mike Zunino, C
Leonys Martin, RF

Marco Gonzales, LHP

Orioles (59-61)

Tim Beckham, SS
Manny Machado, 3B
Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Trey Mancini, LF
Mark Trumbo, DH
Chris Davis, 1B
Joey Rickard, RF
Caleb Joseph, C
Craig Gentry, CF

Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP

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Lineups: Danny Valencia at 3B for Mariners with Kyle Seager still out