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Saturday, February 23, 2013 Peoria Stadium SEATTLE MARINERS (0-1) at SAN DIEGO PADRES (1-0)

Game #2 Road #1

TODAY’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: RHP Blake Beavan vs. RHP Tyson Ross 1:05 pm MT/12:05 pm PT • Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle/Mariners Radio Network
SPRING RECORD
Overall Record .................................. 0-1 PEORIA STADIUM ............................ 0-1 Home Record ................................... 0-1 Road Record .................................... 0-0 Current Streak ....................................L1

TODAY’S TILT…the Mariners continue their 37th spring training with the second game of a threegame weekend series vs. San Diego Padres at Peoria Stadium…the Mariners will be the “away” team in today’s game, the reason for wearing gray pants at their home stadium…RH Blake Beavan will start on the mound for the Mariners against Padres RH Tyson Ross.

PROBABLE PITCHERS (subject to change)…
TODAY: SEA — SD — SUNDAY: SEA — SD — MONDAY: SEA — LAA — Mariners at Padres 1:05 pm 710 ESPN Seattle Beavan*, Loe, Walker, Hultzen, LaFromboise, Smith, Arias, Nunez Ross*, Boscan, Lopez, Barbato, Boxberger, Layne, Stites Mariners vs. Padres 1:05 pm 710 ESPN Seattle Ramirez*, Paxton, Wilhelmsen, Furbush, Pryor, Capps, Kinney, Luetge, Medina Garcia*, Kelly, Thayer, Gregerson, De Los Santos, Stange, Quackenbush Mariners vs. Angels 1:05 pm Bonderman*, Maurer, Carraway, Fernandez, Mitchell, Bawcom, Ruffin, Moran, Farquhar TBA

THE COUNTDOWN
37 days to Opening Day, 4/1 at Oakland 44 days to Home Opener, 4/8 vs. Houston

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Feb. 24 .......................San Diego (1:05) Feb. 25 .......Los Angeles Angels (1:05) Feb. 26 .....................@Milwaukee (1:05) Feb. 27 ......................@Cleveland (1:05) Feb. 28 ...............@San Francisco (1:05) March 1 ..............................Texas (1:05) March 2 ................... LA Dodgers (1:05) March 3 .......................... at Texas (1:05) Bold - Peoria Stadium

* Starting Pitcher

BY THE NUMBERS

EARLY START = LONG SPRING…yesterday’s Cactus League opener was the earliest the Mariners have ever played a Spring Training game…the previous earliest spring game was Feb. 25, 2009 vs. the Padres…the 34 scheduled Cactus League games (does not include one exhibition game vs. a WBC team) will be 2nd-most in club history (played 37 in 2009). PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE…of the 61 players on the Spring Training roster, 14 have appeared in at least one postseason game, including several players acquired during the offseason: Jason Bay, Raul Ibañez, Joe Saunders, Jon Garland, Robert Andino, Michael Morse and Jeremy Bonderman. YESTERDAY…the Mariners opened Cactus League play with a 9-3 setback vs. the Padres in the 20th annual Charity Game…Mariners starting pitcher Hector Noesi allowed 6 runs in the first inning (4 ER) that proved to be too much to overcome…Casper Wells hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th inning…between the first inning and the ninth, seven Seattle relievers combined to toss 7.1 shutout innings — Oliver Perez (1.1 IP), D.J. Mitchell (1.0 IP), Andrew Carraway (1.0 IP), Chance Ruffin (1.0 IP), Logan Bawcom (1.0 IP), Anthony Fernandez (1.0 IP) and Brian Moran (1.0 IP). LID LIFTER…with yesterday’s loss, the Mariners are now 17-22-1 all-time in “official” Cactus League openers…opened spring play three times with split-squad action (‘02, ‘01, ‘03). VS. THE PADRES…the Mariners and Padres meet for the second of four Cactus League games (also: Sunday & March 22)…the Mariners were 3-0 vs. their complex partners last spring, and the all-time Cactus League series is nearly even at 75-76-6…the Mariners are 9-3-2 in spring play vs. the Padres since 2009…the “Natural Rivals” will meet for four games in 2013, May 27-28 at Safeco Field & May 29-30 at PETCO Park. 20 YEARS AT PEORIA STADIUM…the Mariners will be celebrating their 20th spring training at the Peoria Sports Complex, and their 37th season training in the Valley of the Sun…last spring the Mariners and Padres agreed to a long-term lease agreement with City of Peoria keeping the Peoria Sports Complex as the team’s spring training and player development home up to 2034…the Cactus League will again feature 15 teams in 2013, and for the third consecutive season all teams will play in the greater Phoenix area…the Mariners will play 20 games at Peoria Stadium this spring, including two when the Padres are designated the home team (Feb. 23 & March 22). WHAT TIME IS IT ANYWAY?…for those wondering, Arizona is currently one hour ahead of Seattle time…when the clocks change for Daylight Saving Time on March 10, Seattle and Peoria will be on the same time…so, today’s game starts at 12:05 pm in Seattle (1:05 pm in Peoria). BROADCAST NOTES…today’s and tomorrow’s games vs. Padres will be broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle, the Mariners Radio Network and for subscribers on Mariners.com…Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith will call today’s action…30 of the 35 spring games (including the WBC exhibition) will be carried on 710 ESPN Seattle, the Mariners flagship radio station…of the 30 broadcasts, 22 will be carried live, and 8 midweek games will be aired on a tape-delayed basis at 7 p.m. PT (2/26, 2/27, 2/28, 3/6, 3/7-OAK, 3/12, 3/13, 3/14)…the 8 tape-delayed games will be available live, free-ofcharge on Mariners.com. TV NOTES…ROOT Sports will televise 6 Cactus League games this spring, beginning with the March 4 game vs. Colorado…additional TV games this spring include: March 17 vs. Texas (1:05 pm), March 19 vs. San Francisco (7:05 pm), March 21 vs. Chicago-NL (7:05 pm), March 23 vs. Cleveland (1:05 pm), March 30 vs. Colorado (12:05 pm). CACTUS LEAGUE REPORT…the Cactus League Report will be held on Monday’s live from the Salty Señorita from 7-9 pm (AZ time) on Feb. 25, March 4, March 11, March 18 and March 25…the first show from Arizona (next Monday) will be hosted by Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith. HEY GREG…you already know that today’s starting pitcher Blake Beavan was acquired from the Texas Rangers in the Cliff Lee trade…BUT DID YOU KNOW?…that through a series of trades the Mariners have essentially acquired Beavan, Justin Smoak and Michael Morse for J.C. Ramirez, Tyson Gillies and Phillippe Aumont?…that includes acquiring John Jaso from Tampa Bay last season for Josh Lueke, who was traded this January to Oakland in the Morse deal.

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This is already the 9th Major League Spring Training for Felix Hernandez; his first was as an 18-year-old in 2005.

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The Mariners and Padres are celebrating 20 years playing Spring Training games at Peoria Stadium (since 1994).

20.194 53.8 61

The age (years, days) of RHP Taijuan Walker the youngest player in camp. Walker was not even born when Raul Ibañez made his pro debut with the Peoria Mariners in June 1992.

Percentage of base stealers John Hicks threw out last season with High Desert to lead all minor leaguers (57 CS, 49 SB).

Players currently on the Major League Spring Training roster (40 roster + 21 non-roster).

THE ROSTER
The spring roster is currently at 61 players, which includes 32 pitchers (13 non-roster), 6 catchers (4 nonroster), 13 infielders (4 non-roster) and 10 outfielders…of the 32 pitchers, 23 are RHP and 9 LHP.

ALL PLAYERS SIGNED
All players on the 40-man roster have been signed to contracts for the 2013 season…RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, RHP Stephen Pryor, RHP Erasmo Ramirez and catcher Jesus Montero finalized the signings.

ON THE AIR
Today’s game will be broadcast live on ESPN 710 Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network with Rick Rizzs (28th season with the Mariners) and Aaron Goldsmith (1st season) calling the action from Peoria.

2013 SPRING TRAINING GAME NOTES • FEBRUARY 23, 2013 • AT SAN DIEGO PADRES

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER -- #49 BLAKE BEAVAN (RHP)
YEAR TEAM 2012 SEATTLE Tacoma 2013 SPRING MLB TOTALS MiLB TOTALS W-L 11-11 4-0 0-0 16-17 42-25 ERA 4.43 2.61 -4.37 3.65 G 26 6 -41 99 GS 26 6 -41 99 CG 0 0 -1 0 SHO 0 0 -0 0 IP 152.1 38.0 -249.1 584.0 H 168 39 -274 624 R 76 12 -122 276 ER 75 11 -121 237 HR 23 3 -36 48 BB 24 9 -39 99 SO 67 15 -109 338

2013 Spring Training: Making first start, and appearance, of the spring today. • Went 11-11 with a 4.43 ERA (75, ER, 152.1 IP) in 26 starts with Seattle in 2012...also made 6 starts with AAA-Tacoma, June 13-July-17, going 4-0 with a 2.61 ERA (11 ER, 38.0 IP) in 6 starts with the Rainiers. • Posted career--highs in nearly every pitching category, including wins (11), starts (26), innings pitched (152.1) and strikeouts (67). • Issued only 24 walks in 152.1 innings, 2nd-fewest in the Majors last season by a pitchers with at least 150.0 innings (Colon, 23) • Acquired by Seattle from Texas along with Justin Smoak (inf), Josh Lueke (rhp) and Matt Lawson (inf) in exchange for Cliff Lee (lhp) and Mark Lowe (rhp) on July 9, 2010.

ALSO SCHEDULED TO PITCH…
2013 Spring Training: Making first 2013 Spring Training appearance. • Went 5-6 with a 4.61 ERA (35 ER, 68.1 IP) in 70 relief appearances with Milwaukee in 2012. • Ranked T24th among NL relievers in appearances; over the last 2 seasons combined for 142 apps, T11th-most amongst NL relievers. • Compiled a 32-40 record with 4 saves in 302 career Major League games (47 GS) over 8 ML season with Texas (2004-08) and Milwaukee (2010-12)...played one season in Japan in 2009 with Softbank...Signed by Seattle as a Minor League free agent on Feb. 12, 2013.

#31 - Kameron Loe (rhp):

#68 - Taijuan Walker (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: Making first 2013 Spring Training appearance. • Went 7-10 with a 4.69 ERA in 25 starts with AA-Jackson in 2012...struck out 118 batters in 126.2 innings (8.38 K/9.0 IP)...pitched most of the season as a 19-year old, one of the youngest players in Double-A. • Named a Southern League All-Star and pitched in the 2012 MLB All-Stars Futures Game (1.0,0,0,0,0,1). • No. 2 Southern League prospect by Baseball America...listed as the Mariners No. 1 prospect by Baseball Prospectus and No. 2 by Baseball America...enters the season as the No. 2 ranked right-handed pitching prospect by MLB.com • Selected by Seattle in the supplemental first round (43rd overall) on the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

#60 - Danny Hultzen (lhp):

2013 Spring Training: Making first 2013 Spring Training appearance. • Split season between AA-Jackson and AAA-Tacoma in first professional season, going 9-7 with a 3.05 ERA (42 ER, 124.0 IP) in 25 combined starts...struck out 136 batters (9.9 K/9.0 IP) and walked 75 (5.4 BB/9.0 IP). • Was the starting pitcher for the North in the Southern Lg. All-Star game...ranked by MLB.com as the No. 9 prospect in baseball following the 2012 season...Selected by Seattle in the first round (2nd overall) in the 2011 First-Year Player draft.

#30 - Bobby LaFromboise (lhp):

2013 Spring Training: Making first 2013 Spring Training appearance. • Went 6-2 with 6 saves and a 1.36 ERA (10 ER, 66.1 IP) in 47 relief appearances combined between AA-Jackson and AAA-Tacoma in 2012...limited opponents to a .191 (45x235) batting average, while walking 21 and striking out 70. • Named Tacoma Rainiers Pitcher of the Year going 5-2 with 4 saves and a 1.59 ERA in 27 relief appearances. • Originally selected by the Mariners in the 8th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

#73 - Carson Smith (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: Making first 2013 Spring Training appearance. • Went 5-1 with a 2.90 ERA (20 ER, 62.0 IP) in 49 relief appearances with A-High Desert in first professional season. • Led the Mavericks in saves (15), while finishing 2nd on the team with 49 relief appearances...took over the closer role on June 15 and went 14-for-15 in save opprotunities over final 28 appearances...limited opponents to a .234 average (54x231) with 77 strikeouts. • Played for the Peoria Javelinas in the AZL (1-1, 2.40)...Selected by the Mariners in the 8th round of the 2011 First-Year Player draft.

#70 - Jonathan Arias (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: Making first 2013 Spring Training appearance. • Went 5-7 with a 4.21 ERA (32, ER, 68.1 IP) in 46 relief appearances combined between A-High Desert and AA-Jackson in 2012. • On disabled list with a right elbow strain, July 30-Aug. 7...played for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League. • Signed with Seattle as a non-drafted free agent in 2006...played first 3 pro seasons as a catcher before making pitching debut in 2009.

#52 - Jhonny Nunez (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: Making first 2013 Spring Training appearance. • Spent the 2012 season with the Rays triple-A affiliate, Durham, going 2-2 with a 6.57 ERA (27 ER, 37.0 IP) in 22 games/3 starts. • Has spent time in the Dodgers (2006), Nationals (2007-08), Yankees (2008), White Sox (2009-11) and Rays (2012) organizations. • Has a 3.69 ERA and 579 strikeouts over 630.0 career innings pitched in the minors...appeared in 2 ML games with Chicago-AL (2009). • Signed as a Minor League free agen on January 10, 2013.

#44 - Lucas Luetge (lhp):

2013 Spring Training: Making first 2013 Spring Training appearance. • Went 2-2 with a 3.98 (18 ER, 40.2 IP) ERA in 63 relief appearances with Seattle in his rookie season. • Led the team with 12 holds, T4th-most among AL rookie relief pitchers... • Made 63 relief appearances, 4th-most amongst AL rookies, and T3rd-most in rookie club history. • Selected by Seattle from Milwaukee in the ML phase of the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 8, 2011.

#74 - Yoervis Medina (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: Making first 2013 Spring Training appearance. • Went 5-5 with a 3.25 ERA (25 ER, 69.1 IP) in 46 games/1 start with AA-Jackson in 2012. • Averaged 10.00 K/9.0 IP (77 SO, 69.1 IP) and had a 2.20 strikeout-to-walk ration (35 BB). • Made a career-high 45 relief appearances last season after spending last 3 season nearly exclusively as a starter. • Originally signed by Seattle as a non-drafted free agent on July 25, 2005.

TOMORROW’S STARTING PITCHER -- #50 ERASMO RAMIREZ (RHP)
YEAR TEAM 2012 SEATTLE Tacoma 2013 SPRING MLB TOTALS MiLB TOTALS W-L 1-3 6-3 0-0 1-3 41-17 ERA 3.36 3.72 -3.36 3.19 G 16 15 -16 94 GS 8 15 -8 88 CG 0 0 -0 2 SHO 0 0 -0 0 IP 59.0 77.1 -59.0 532.2 H 47 81 -47 522 R 26 45 -26 242 ER 22 32 -22 189 HR 6 5 -6 35 BB 12 18 -12 85 SO 48 58 -48 417

2013 Spring Training: Will make 2013 Spring Training debut tomorrow vs. the Padres • Went 1-3 with a 3.36 ERA (22 ER, 59.0 IP) in 16 G/8 GS over 2 stints with the Mariners in 2012...also went 6-3 with 3.72 ERA (32 ER, 77.1 IP) in 15 starts with AAA-Tacoma...on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow flexor strain, July 1-Aug. 5. • Made ML debut on April 9, 2012 at Texas at 21 years, 343 days of age...17th-youngest pitcher in club history and youngest player on an MLB Opening Day roster in 2012. • Originally signed with the Mariners as a non-drafted free agent on Sept. 1, 2007.