Lineups: No Robinson Cano in Mariners-Yankees opener

Aug 25, 2017, 12:52 PM
Robinson Cano will be on the bench nursing a hamstring issue on Friday. (AP)...
Robinson Cano will be on the bench nursing a hamstring issue on Friday. (AP)

Robinson Cano is not in the starting lineup for the Mariners’ series opener against the Yankees at 4:05 Friday on AM 770 KTTH, Seattle’s first game since he tweaked his hamstring Wednesday in Atlanta.

Guillermo Heredia, who came out of the same game Wednesday after being hit in the arm by a pitch, is in the lineup playing center field and hitting seventh.

Leonys Martin clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A

Earlier Friday, Mariners manager Scott Servais told Brock and Salk that he expected both Cano and Heredia to be day to day.

With Cano nursing his hamstring issue, Taylor Motter will play second base while Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager will be moved up a spot each in the batting order to third and fourth, respectively.

Friday’s game will be the first of three days of MLB’s inaugural Players Weekend, which will see players wearing uniforms with alternate colors and nicknames chosen by the players themselves on the backs of their jersey instead of surnames.

The Mariners enter the day as one of three teams tied at a half-game behind the Twins for the American League’s second wild card spot and four games behind the Yankees, who own the AL’s first wild card spot.

Due to the Seahawks’ preseason game airing on 710 ESPN Seattle, full coverage of Friday’s Mariners game can be found on AM 770 KTTH beginning at 3 with the pregame show. Here are the full lineups.

Mariners (65-63)

Jean Segura, SS
Danny Valencia, 1B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Kyle Seager, 3B
Mitch Haniger, RF
Mike Zunino, C
Guillermo Heredia, CF
Ben Gamel, LF
Taylor Motter, 2B

Ariel Miranda, LHP

Yankees (68-58)

Brett Gardner, LF
Aaron Hicks, CF
Gary Sanchez, C
Aaron Judge, RF
Didi Gregorius, SS
Starlin Castro, 2B
Tyler Austin, DH
Chase Headley, 1B
Todd Frazier, 3B

C.C. Sabathia, LHP

Date Starting Pitcher
Wednesday, September 28 @ 6:40 pm Mariners' George Kirby vs. Rangers' Martin Perez

Mariners Roof Report

Brought to you by
Chance Light Rain
High 68° | Low 52°
No game today.

Brent Stecker

Mariners Mitch Haniger...
Brent Stecker

Where Mariners’ quest for playoff spot stands after collapse in KC

How fans should be feeling about the Mariners' chances of ending their postseason drought in less than two weeks and how they are actually feeling right now are probably two different things.
4 days ago
Mariners Harry Ford...
Brent Stecker

Top Mariners prospect Harry Ford lights up WBC qualifiers

The season for the Modesto Nuts, the Mariners' Single-A affiliate, may have ended over a week ago, but one of the Nuts' best players is continuing to rake.
9 days ago
Mariners Luis Castillo...
Brent Stecker

Mariners Takeaways: 4 things to know as playoff push hits final turn

The Mariners have 20 games left, and they sit comfortably in a playoff position. A look at the rotation, standouts and the wild card picture.
15 days ago
Mariners Ty France...
Brent Stecker

5 things that stand out after Mariners’ huge series win over Guardians

The Mariners picked up a huge series win over the Guardians this weekend.'s Brent Stecker breaks down five things to know.
1 month ago
Mariners Mitch Haniger...
Brent Stecker

Mariners stumble to start ‘easy’ part of schedule, need to flip switch

The Mariners hit the supposedly easy part of the schedule with a healthy roster, only to be handed a disappointing series loss by Texas.
2 months ago
Mariners Yankees...
Brent Stecker

The Mariners’ biggest win of the season just came out of nowhere

If the Mariners end their 21-year playoff drought, their series win over the Yankees keyed by an unexpected Tuesday victory will be a big reason.
2 months ago
Lineups: No Robinson Cano in Mariners-Yankees opener