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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Camelback Ranch SEATTLE MARINERS (6-2) at CHICAGO WHITE SOX (2-3)

Game #9 Road #5

TODAYS GAME INFORMATION


Starting Pitchers: RHP Scott Baker (1-0, 0.00) vs. LHP John Danks (0-0, -.--) 1:05 pm MT/12:05 pm PT Radio: Mariners.com TV: None
SPRING RECORD
Overall Record................................... 6-2 PEORIA STADIUM............................. 4-1 Home Record.................................... 3-1 Road Record..................................... 3-1 Current Streak.....................................L1

TODAYS TILTthe Mariners (6-2) continue their 38th spring training today with an afternoon tilt vs. the split-squad Chicago White Sox (2-3) at Camelback Ranchtoday marks the 9th game of a 33-game Cactus League schedule for the Mariners that will conclude March 28-29 with a pair of exhibition games vs. the Rockies in ArizonaRH Scott Baker (1-0, 0.00) will make his second spring start, while the White Sox will start LH John Danks.

PROBABLE PITCHERS (subject to change)


TODAY: Mariners at White Sox 1:05 pm Mariners.com (audio) SEA Baker, Elias*, Rodney, Wilhelmsen, R. Ramirez, Miner, Bawcom, Kensing CWS Danks*, Boggs, Veal*, Snodgress*, Petricka FRIDAY: Mariners vs. Reds 1:05 pm CIN Holmberg*, Marshall, Corcino, Diaz, Guillon SEA Wolf*, Kensing, Smith, Leone, Hill*, Medina, R. Ramirez SATURDAY: Mariners at Giants 1:05 pm SEA Beavan, Farquhar, Wilhelmsen, Gillheeney*, Kohlscheen SF TBA SATURDAY: Mariners at Dodgers (ss) SEA E. Ramirez, Noesi LAD Beckett
* left-handed pitcher

THE COUNTDOWN
25 days to Opening Day, 3/31 at LAA 33 days to Home Opener, 4/8 vs. LAA

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
March 7....................... Cincinnati (1:05) March 8...............@San Francisco (1:05) @LA Dodgers (7:05) March 9...............................Texas (1:05) March 10.................. Kansas City (1:05) @Arizona (7:10) March 11....................@LA Angels (1:10) March 12.................. Chicago-NL (7:05) Bold - Peoria Stadium

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RECENT RESULTS
Feb. 27..............................W, 7-1 vs. SD Feb. 28............................. W, 12-1 at SD March 1................ W, 5-3 (7 inn) vs. LAA March 2............................. L, 3-6 at CLE March 3.............................W, 6-5 at CIN ....................................... W, 8-1 vs. COL March 4............................ W, 4-1 at LAD March 5............................L, 5-8 vs. CLE

PITCHING DOMINATIONthe pitching staff has combined for a 2.35 ERA (18 ER, 69.0 IP), the lowest in the Cactus LeagueSeattle pitchers have allowed only 3 home runs so farhere is a look at the pitching breakdown:
Category W-L-S ERA G IP H R ER HR BB SO Overall 6-2-3 2.35 8 69.0 58 26 18 3 19 42 Starter 3-0-0 0.96 8 18.2 16 4 2 0 3 8 Reliever 3-2-3 2.86 8 50.1 42 22 16 3 16 34

BY THE NUMBERS

0.96 .500 6-2 10 55

RODNEY SET TO MAKE SPRING DEBUTFernando Rodney is scheduled to make his spring debut today vs. the White SoxRodney signed a two-year contract with the Mariners on Feb. 13over the last two seasons the closer has combined for 85 saves and a 1.91 ERA. THERE IS AN EAST VALLEY, RIGHT?today is the 8th day of Cactus League competition for the Mariners, and the club has yet to travel beyond the West Valleyincluding today, will have played 2 games at Camelback Ranch, 2 games at Goodyear Ballpark and 5 games at Peoria Stadiumfinally hit the East Valley Saturday with an afternoon game vs. the Giants in Scottsdalethe Mariners will tour 9 Cactus League stadiums this spring, including the Cubs new digs in Mesa. AT CAMELBACK RANCHthe Mariners are 4-4 all-time at Camelback Ranch since it opened in 2009. VS. THE WHITE SOXthe Mariners face the White Sox today in the first of two meetings between the teams this springthe White Sox travel to Peoria March 24the Mariners have dropped three straight Cactus League games vs. the White Sox dating back to 2012. HOT HITTING CANORobinson Cano has recorded a hit in 4 of his 5 starts this spring, and is batting .500 (6x12) with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI. ROSTER MOVESthe Mariners trimmed the spring training roster to 55 players with 13 cuts yesterdayDanny Hultzen (LHP) was optioned to AAA Tacoma, and Julio Morban (OF) and Anthony Fernandez (LHP) were optioned to AA JacksonJonathan Arias (RHP), Andrew Carraway (RHP), James Gillheeney (LHP), John Hicks (C), Stephen Kohlscheen (RHP), Gabriel Noriega (INF), Manuel Pia (C), Burt Reynolds (OF), Mark Rogers (RHP) and Chance Rufn (RHP) were all reassigned to minor league camp. EVERYDAY JAMESoutfielder James Jones has played in 6 of the 8 games so far, and is batting .333 (5x15) with 3 runs scored, 1 home run and 4 RBIhe leads the team with 32.0 innings played. WHAT TIME IS IT ANYWAY?for those wondering, Arizona is currently one hour ahead of Seattle timewhen the clocks change for Daylight Saving Time on March 9, Seattle and Peoria will be on the same timeso, todays game starts at 12:05 pm in Seattle (1:05 pm in Peoria). RADIO NOTEStodays game vs. the White Sox will be broadcast online at Mariners.com Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith will call todays action from Camelback Ranch27 of the 33 spring games will be carried on 710 ESPN Seattle, the Mariners flagship radio stationof the 27 broadcasts, 20 will be carried live, and 7 midweek games will be aired on a tape-delayed basis at 7 p.m. PT (3/13 at ARI, 3/19 vs. MIL, 3/20 at CHI, 3/24 vs. CWS, 3/26 at TEX), except March 19 and 26, which will be delayed until 8 pm, following one-hour versions of the Cactus League Reportthe 7 tape-delayed games will be available live, free-of-charge on Mariners.com. HEY SOFTY, DID YOU KNOW?that the Mariners starting pitchers lead all teams during spring training play (Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues) with a 0.96 ERA?the starters have allowed only 4 runs (2 ER) in 8 games, and have not allowed a home runthe 18.2 innings pitched by the starters are tied for 6th-most among teams, and tied for 3rd-most in the Cactus League.

ERA by Mariners starting pitchers (2 ER, 18.2 IP) to lead all teams in spring play.

Robinson Cano is 6-for-12 with 3 RBI in 5 Cactus League games.

The Mariners, Indians (6-1) and Pirates (6-1) are the only teams to record 6 wins so far in spring training play.

Mariners rank 2nd in the Cactus League with 10 stolen bases.

Players currently on the Spring Training roster (37 roster + 18 non-roster).

THE ROSTER
The spring roster is currently at 55 players after making 13 roster moves yesterdaythe current roster includes 26 pitchers (11 nonroster), 5 catchers (2 non-roster), 13 infielders (3 non-roster) and 9 outfielders (2 non-roster).

ON THE AIR
Todays game will be broadcast live (and free of charge) on Mariners. comRick Rizzs (29th season with the Mariners) and Aaron Goldsmith (2nd season with the Mariners) will call todays action from the Camelback Ranch Press Box27 of the 33 spring games will be broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle.

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2014 SPRING TRAINING GAME NOTES MARCH 6, 2014 AT CHICAGO WHITE SOX

TODAYS STARTING PITCHER -- #58 SCOTT BAKER (RHP)


YEAR TEAM W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO 2013 Kane County # 1-2 6.17 6 6 0 0 23.1 29 16 16 4 8 14 Daytona # 0-1 2.84 2 2 0 0 6.1 6 3 2 2 2 2 CHICAGO (NL) 0-0 3.60 3 3 0 0 15.0 9 6 6 3 4 6 2014 SPRING 1-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 MLB Totals 63-48 4.14 166 162 4 2 973.0 996 462 448 126 228 776

2014 Spring Training: W#1 3/1 vs. LAA in 1st GS with 2.0 ShO IP...allowed leadoff 1B, then retired 6 of 7 BF. Missed most of the last two seasons after having Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow on April 17, 2012 Made rehab appearances in 2013 with Kane County and Daytona as a member of the Chicago Cubs. Activated from the disabled list and made his Cubs debut, Sept. 8 vs. Milwaukee, his first start since Aug. 8, 2011 vs. Boston. 63-48 with a 4.14 ERA in 166 Major League appearances (162 starts) with the Twins (2005-2011) and Cubs (2013). Over four-season stretch from 2008-2011 with Twins, combined to go 46-28 with 3.92 ERA (295 ER, 677.1 IP) in 113 games/111 starts. Originally selected by Minnesota in the 2nd round of the 2003 June Draft out of Oklahoma State University.

#56 Fernando Rodney (rhp):

ALSO SCHEDULED TO PITCH

2014 Spring Training: Scheduled to make his first appearance of the spring today. Signed by Seattle as a free agent on February 13, 2013. went 5-4 with 37 saves and a 3.38 ERA (25 ER, 66.2 IP) in 68 relief appearances with Tampa Bay in 2013. Over the last two seasons with the Rays he combined to record 85 saves with a 1.91 ERA in 144 relief appearances (76 in 12, 68 in 12) during this two-year stretch, he ranked 2nd among AL relievers in saves and ERA, while ranking 3rd in appearances. In 12 Major League seasons with the Tigers (2002-2009), Angels (20010-11) and Rays (2012-13), is 29-44 with 172 saves and a 3.70 ERA in 563 career relief appearances. In 2012 he finished 5th in the BBWAA AL Cy Young voting, recording 48 saves and a 0.60 ERA (5 ER, 74.2 IP), the lowest by a relief pitcher in Major League history (min. 50.0 IP).

#81 Roenis Elias (lhp):

2014 Spring Training: 0-0, 0.00 in 1 G...1.2 IP 3/1 vs. LAA (2 H, 1 BB, 1 K). Went 6-11 with a 3.18 ERA (46 ER, 130.0 IP) with 121 strikeouts in 22 starts for AA Jackson last season. Among Mariners minor league pitchers ranked 4th in strikeouts (121), 6th in ERA (3.18) and 9th in innings pitched (130.0). Ranked among Southern League starters in ERA (7th) and strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched (8.38)Southern League All-Star. Is 22-19 with a 3.61 ERA in 59 career minor league appearances (56 starts). Was a California League All-Star in 2012 going 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA in 26 starts for A High Desert.

#54 Tom Wilhelmsen (rhp):

2014 Spring Training: 0-0, 10.80 in 2 G: charged w/3 R, (2 ER) when SEA couldnt turn DP 3/2 at CLE...retired all 3 BF (1 K), 2/27 vs. SD. Went 0-3 with 24 saves and a 4.12 ERA in 59 appearances in 2013 in his third Major League season. Recorded 24 saves before moving into middle relief role in early August. Ranks 8th in Mariners history with 53 career saves. Opened season 11-for-11 in save opportunities with a 0.50 ERA (1 ER, 18.0 IP) April 1-May 16, but posted a 5.71 ERA (26 ER, 41.0 IP) with 28 walks in 42 appearances beginning with first blown save May 20 at Cleveland. With AAA Tacoma from Aug. 5-31, going 0-1, 10.50 ERA in 8 G.

#38 Logan Bawcom (rhp):

2014 Spring Training: 0-1, 40.50 in 1 G: allowed 3 R HR in 0.2 IP (3 H, 1 BB, 1 K) 3/2 at CLE. Spent the entire 2013 season with AAA Tacoma posting a 2.91 ERA and 21 saves in 51 games. Led all Mariners minor leaguers with 21 saves (in 24 opportunities)named the Tacoma Rainiers Pitcher of the Year. Posted 47 saves over last two seasons (2012-2013), trailing only Jose Valdez (DET) for the minor league lead over that span. Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers with Leon Landry (of) in exchange for Brandon League (rhp) on July 30, 2012. Played college baseball at the University of Texas-Arlington.

#83 Zach Miner (rhp):

2014 Spring Training: 0-0, 0.00 in 2 G & has retired all 6 BF: 1.0 ShO IP w/3 K 3/3 vs. COL...retired all 3 BF (1 K) in 1.0 ShO IP 2/28 at SD. Began the season with AAA Lehigh Valley in the Phillies organizationmade 16 appearances with the Phillies, including 3 starts. Made his Phillies debut Aug. 3 vs. Atlantawas his first ML appearance since Oct. 6, 2009 vs. Minnesota (with DET). Missed the entire 2010 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, performed May 28, 2010 by Dr. Lewis Yocum. From 2006-2009, Miner appeared in 157 games (35 starts) with the Tigerscombined to go 25-20 with one save and a 4.24 ERA. Originally selected by the Atlanta Braves in the fourth round of the 2000 June Draft.

#26 Logan Kensing (rhp):

2014 Spring Training: 1-0, 0.00 in 2 G this spring: W#1 3/3 at CIN (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K)...tossed 1.0 ShO IP 2/27 vs. SD (1H, 1 K). Spent most of the 2013 season with AAA Colorado Springswas 2-5 with 15 saves and a 3.05 ERA (15 ER, 44.1 IP). Appeared in one game for the Rockies last season (June 19), his first Major League action since 2009 with Washington and Florida. Appeared in 135 career Major League games with the Marlins, Nationals and Rockies. Selected by Florida in the 2nd round (53rd overall) of the 2003 June Draft out of Texas A&M.

#52 Ramon Ramirez (rhp):

2014 Spring Training: 2-0, 3.00 in 2 G: W #2 3/3 vs. COL (2.0 IP, 1 H)...W #1 2/28 at SD (1.0 IP, 1 ER). Went 0-0 with an 11.12 ERA (7 ER, 5.2 IP) in 6 relief appearances with the San Francisco Giants in 2013also appeared in 27 games in the minor leagues split between the San Francisco and Tampa Bay organizations. Has pitched in parts of eight seasons in the Colorado (2006-2007), Kansas City (2008), Boston (2009-2010), San Francisco (2010-2011, 2013) and New York Mets organizations (2012). Member of the Giants 2010 World Championship squad posting a 0.67 ERA (2 ER, 27.0 IP) in 25 relief appearances. Signed by Seattle as a minor league free agent on January 2, 2014.

TOMORROWS STARTING PITCHER -- #28 RANDY WOLF (LHP)


YEAR TEAM W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO 2013 Injured - Did Not Pitch 2014 SPRING 0-0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- MLB Totals 132-117 4.20 376 368 13 9 2268.0 2231 1128 1058 287 810 1767

2014 Spring Training: Scheduled to make his first spring start tomorrow vs. the Indians in Goodyear. Did not pitch last season, recovering from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow performed Oct. 30, 2012 by Dr. Lewis Yocum. Last pitched in the Majors in 2012, combining to make 30 appearances (26 starts) with the Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles Appeared in 376 games (368 starts) during 14-season Major League career with the Phillies (1999-2006), Dodgers (2007, 2009), Padres (2008), Astros (2008), Brewers (2010-12) and Orioles (2012). 368 starts are 5th-most among active pitchers and 2,268.0 innings pitched are 6th-most. Logged 7 seasons with 30-or-more starts (last: 33 in 2011) and 6 seasons with 200-or-more innings pitched (last: 212.1 IP in 2011). Over a three-season stretch from 2009-2011 with the Dodgers and Brewers, combined to go 37-29 with a 3.70 ERA, while logging at least 200.0 innings and 30 starts in each season. Originally selected by the Phillies in the 2nd round of the 1997 June Draft out of Pepperdine University.