SHANNON DRAYER

Mariners notebook: Let’s play 2!

Feb 27, 2018, 9:57 AM | Updated: 11:33 am
Mitch Haniger (hands) hasn't yet been cleared to hit again at Mariners spring training. (AP)...
Mitch Haniger (hands) hasn't yet been cleared to hit again at Mariners spring training. (AP)
(AP)

PEORIA, Ariz. – The Mariners play two Tuesday with their first split squad of the spring. The bulk of the regulars in the lineup and a bunch of lefty arms will stay in Peoria for a game against the Padres.

Lineup! vs Padres

Dee Gordon, CF
Jean Segura, SS
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Kyle Seager, 3B
Mike Zunino, C
Mike Ford, 1B
John Andreoli, RF
Ian Miller, LF

James Paxton, LHP

Also scheduled to pitch: Marc Rzpeczynski, James Pazos, Nick Rumbelow, Christian Bergman, Johendi Jiminian.

Lineup! at Royals

Braden Bishop, CF
Andrew Romine, 3B
Ben Gamel, LF
Daniel Vogelbach, DH
Cameron Perkins, RF
Taylor Motter, SS
Matt Hague, 1B
Gordon Beckham, 2B
Tuffy Gosewisch, C

Andrew Moore, RHP

Available to pitch after Moore, all from minor league camp: Nathan Bannister, Brian Bonnell, Darin Gilles, Spencer Hermann, Randy Bell, Darren McCaughan, Anthony Misiewicz, Kyle Wilcox.

Notes

• Daniel Vogelbach is scheduled to return to game action just days after he was in a walking boot following a hit by pitch.

• Manny Acta will manage the squad sent to Surprise, while Scott Servais will stay in Peoria.

• After being shut down last week with hand soreness, Mitch Haniger still has not been cleared to resume hitting. According to Servais he is progressing, but they want him to be seen by the team doctor before allowing him to take two-handed swings again.

• Felix Hernandez is spending the day getting treatment on his right arm after getting hit by a ball off the bat of Cubs catcher Victor Caratini. Felix said Caratini reached out to him via Instagram after the ball game. “He sent me a DM and said, ‘Dude, I’m sorry,'” said Felix. “I said, ‘Don’t worry about it. Don’t try to it it so hard up the middle.'”

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