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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Surprise Stadium

SEATTLE MARINERS (2-2) at TEXAS RANGERS (3-0-1)

Game #5 (2-2)
Road #3 (1-1)

TODAYS GAME INFORMATION


Starting Pitchers: RH Hisashi Iwakuma (9-5, 3.54 in 2015) vs. RH Nick Tepesch (Did Not Pitch in 2015)
1:05 pm MT/12:05 pm PT Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle TV: None
SPRING RECORD
Overall Record .................................. 2-2
PEORIA STADIUM ............................ 2-1
Home Record ................................... 1-1
Road Record .................................... 1-1
Current Streak ...................................2 L

THE COUNTDOWN
29 days to Opening Day, 4/4 at TEX

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
March 6 .................................... at Texas
March 7 ...............................vs. Arizona
March 8 ..............................at Cleveland
March 9 ....................... vs. Kansas City
Bold - Peoria Stadium

BY THE NUMBERS

Just 3 days remain before Seattles


first telecast on Wednesday, March 9
vs. Kansas City...see Broadcast Notes
below.

8-1

Hisashi Iwakuma is 8-1 in his last 11


starts vs. the Rangers, dating back to
Sept. of 2012.

The Mariners brought over nine players to todays game from minor league
camp, including 3 pitchers, 3 infielders
and 3 outfielders.

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The spring schedule will feature 16


games televised by ROOT Sports.

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TODAYS TILTthe Mariners continue their 40th spring training with the fifth game of the Cactus
League season today against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadiumtodays game continues
the 33-game Cactus League schedule for the Mariners that will conclude April 2 vs. the Colorado
Rockies at Salt River Fieldsthe Mariners will open the 2016 season April 4 at Globe Life Park vs.
the Texas Rangers.
TODAYS STARTING 9 VS. RANGERSthe Mariners starting 9 today by batting order: Norichika
Aoki (LF), Leonys Martin (CF), Gaby Sanchez (1B), Seth Smith (RF), Dae-Ho Lee (DH), Chris
Iannetta (C), Luis Sardias (SS), Chris Taylor (3B), Shawn OMalley (2B).
UPCOMING PROBABLE PITCHERS (subject to change)
SUNDAY:
Mariners at Rangers
1:05 pm
710 ESPN Seattle
SEA

Iwakuma, Benoit, De Fratus, Cishek, Coleman, Parker, Fry*


TEX

Tepesch, Klein, Jaye, Freeman*, Williams


MONDAY:
Mariners vs. Diamondbacks
1:10 pm
710 ESPN Seattle
ARI

De La Rosa, Bradley, Marshall, Drabek, Reynolds*


SEA

Paxton*, Roach, Guaipe


TUESDAY:
Mariners at Cleveland
1:10 pm
710 ESPN Seattle (delay)
SEA

Karns, Wieland
CLE

Bauer, Clevinger, Shaw, Otero, Gorzelanny*, Thatcher*


* left-handed pitcher

FAMILIAR FACESplenty of names on the Mariners travel roster have ties to the Rangers including
Manager Scott Servais (Sr. Director, Player Development, 2006-11), Bench Coach Tim Bogar
(Bench Coach/Interim Manager, 2014), First Base Coach Casey Candaele (minor league instructor,
2011-15) and players Leonys Martin (2011-15), Luis Sardias (2014), Joaquin Benoit (2001-08)
& Ed Lucas (minor league player in 2015)former Mariners in the Rangers starting lineup include
Shin-Soo Choo (2005), Adrian Beltre (2005-09) and Chris Gimenez (2011).
HAPPY BIRTHDAYoutfielder Leonys Martin is celebrating his 28th birthday todayformer
Mariners that share the same birthday include RHP Roger Salkeld & RHP Karl Best.
MEANWHILE, ON THE BACK FIELDStoday is the last day of the Mariners minor league minicampa full slate of minor league coaches has reported; theyll have meetings today in preparation
for minor league pitchers and catchers reporting tomorrowthe schedule: P & C report 3/7; P & C
Physicals 3/8; P & C First Workout 3/9.
VS. THE RANGERSthe Mariners were 12-7 against the Rangers in 2015, including 6-4 at Safeco
Fieldthe Mariners went 1-0-1 against Texas during 2015 Spring TrainingSeattle trails the all-time
regular season series 295-303the teams will face each other 19 times during the regular season,
including the opening series of the season in Texas, April 4-6.
MARINERSMEDIA.COMgame notes, lineups, rosters, statistics and news releases (among
other things) can be found on MarinersMedia.comif you need login information, please contact a
member of the Mariners Baseball Information staff.

The Mariners currently have 60 players in


camp31 of them were not in the organization when the 2015 season ended.

WHAT TIME IS IT ANYWAY?Arizona is currently one hour ahead of Seattle timewhen the
clocks change for Daylight Saving Time on March 13, Seattle and Peoria will be on the same time
so, todays game starts at 12:05 pm in Seattle (1:05 pm in Peoria).

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BROADCAST NOTES ROOT SPORTS and 710 ESPN Seattle will provide complete coverage of
the Mariners 2016 Spring Training schedulea club-record tying 16 Cactus League games will be
televised (all from Peoria Stadium except the last game of the spring from Talking Stick) and radio
partner 710 ESPN will air 30 spring gamescomplete broadcast schedule on page 2 of game notes.

This is the Mariners 40th spring training


in club historySeattle trained in Tempe
from 1977-1992 and have been in Peoria
since 1993 (played all road games in 93
as stadium was being completed).

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Players currently in camp.

THE ROSTER
The spring roster is currently at 60
players (40 roster, 19 non-roster,
1 DL)the camp breakdown by
position is the following: 28 pitchers
(8 non-roster), 7 catchers (2 nonroster, 1 DL), 13 infielders (5 nonroster) & 11 outfielders (3 non-roster).

ON THE AIR
Todays game vs. the Rangers will
be broadcast on ESPN 710 Seattle
(12:10 pm PT/1:10 pm in AZ)Rick
Rizzs, Dave Sims & Mike Blowers
will broadcast the game on the
radiocomplete spring training dayby-day with TV and radio listings is
listed on Page 2 of these game notes.

CACTUS LEAGUE REPORTthe Cactus League Report will be live from 6-8 pm (AZ time) four
more times this spring, all on Monday and all from the Salty Seorita in Peoriathe Cactus League
Report will be hosted by Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith, Dave Sims, Mike Blowers & Shannon Drayer.
INFORMATION GUIDEthe 2016 Seattle Mariners Information Guide has been printed and
available for pickup in the Mariners PR officethe digital edition of the media guide is also available
for download via the Mariners Virtual Press Box (www.MarinersMedia.com).
2015 IN REVIEWcompleted the 2015 season 76-86 (.469), finishing 4th in the American League
West (12.0 games behind division winner Texas)registered 11 fewer wins than the 87-75 campaign
in 2014compiled a losing record in 5 of last 6 seasonswent 36-45 (.444) at home and 40-41
(.494) on the roadwere 41-48 prior to the All-Star break and 35-38 following the breakposted a
18-24-10 record in series, including 4 sweeps.
SINGLE GAME TICKETSsingle-game tickets for the 2016 season are on sale to the publicsinglegame tickets for Opening Night (April 8) and Ken Griffey Jr. Number Retirement Ceremony (Aug.
6) are very limited but tickets for both games are still available as part of multi-game packages...see
Mariners.com/tickets for more information.
HEY STONEY, AS YOU KNOWKorean Dae-Ho Lee is todays DH for the Mariners and Shin-Soo
Choo is starting for the RangersAND YOU MAY KNOWthat there have only been 17 Koreanborn Major LeaguersBUT DID YOU KNOW?that if Lee makes the 25-man roster and appears
in a game, hell be just the third Korean-born player to appear in a game with the Mariners?ShinSoo Choo (2005) and right-hander Cha-Seung Baek (2004-08).

2016 SPRING TRAINING GAME NOTES MARCH 6, 2016 AT TEXAS RANGERS

#18 HISASHI IWAKUMA (RHP)


YEAR TEAM
2015 Everett#
Tacoma#
SEATTLE
2016 SPRING
MLB Totals

W-L
0-0
1-0
9-5
47-25

ERA
2.45
0.93
3.54
3.17

G
1
2
20
111

GS
1
2
20
97

CG
0
0
1
1

SHO
0
0
1
1

IP
3.2
9.2
129.2
653.2

H
3
8
117
580

R
1
1
53
241

ER
1
1
51
230

HR
1
0
18
80

BB
0
2
21
127

SO
3
10
111
551

2015 Spring Training - Is making his first appearance of the 2016 Spring Training.
Last Season - Was 9-5 with a 3.54 ERA (51 ER, 129.2 IP) with 111 strikeouts in 20 starts.
No-No - Threw the 5th no-hitter in Mariners history (4th by a single pitcher) on Aug. 12 vs. Baltimorewas his first MLB complete
game2nd Japanese-born pitcher with an MLB no-hitter (Hideo Nomo, 2x)4th no-no in MLB in 2015first no-hitter in American
League since Felix Hernandez (Aug. 15, 2012 vs. TB).
Player Of The Week - Named American League Player of the Week for Aug. 10-16 after tossing no-hitter in his start vs. Baltimore
was his first career Player of the Week honor, and the first by a Mariners pitcher since Felix Hernandez (June 9, 2014).
Road Warrior - Was 5-1 with a 2.56 ERA (17 ER, 59.2 IP) with 51 strikeouts in 9 starts on the road in 2015.
Career - Signed with Seattle as a free agent on Jan. 5, 2012....is 47-25, 3.17 ERA (230 ER, 653.2 IP) in 111 G/97 GS over 4 seasons
with Seattle.

ALSO SCHEDULED TO PITCH


#53 Joaquin Benoit (RHP):

#25 Justin De Fratus (RHP):

2016 Spring Training: Making his first Cactus League appearance today.
Last Season - Was 6-5 record with two saves and a 2.34 ERA (17 ER,
65.1 IP) over 67 relief outings for the Padres.
Wins - His 6 wins were his most since winning 7 with Texas in 2007.
Stingy - Limited opponents to .159/.242/.305 (36x226) line, the best opponents batting average, fifth-best opponents on-base percentage and
19th-best opponents slugging percentage amongst N.L. relievers.
No-No - Held right-handed hitters hitless for 41 consecutive at-bats from
May 3-July 2, the longest such streak by a pitcher during season.

2016 Spring Training: 0-0, 4.50 in 1 game: made Spring Training debut on
3/3 at SD, allowing 1 R on 2 H in 2.0 innings.
Last Season - Was 0-2 with a 5.51 ERA (49 ER, 80.0 IP) with 68 strikeouts in 61 relief appearances with Philadelphia.
Workhorse - Led National League relievers in innings (80.0) and Majors in
pitches thrown (1,445).
Strong Start - Had a 3.38 ERA (12 ER, 32.0 IP) with 32 strikeouts in his
first 30 appearances of the season (through June 13).
Highs - Set career highs in games (61), innings (80.0) and strikeouts (68).

#31 Steve Cishek (RHP):

#70 Paul Fry (LHP):

2016 Spring Training: 1-0, 0.00 in 1 game: earned W#1 in 2016 Cactus
League debut on 3/3 at SD, 1 hit in scoreless 5th inning.
Last Season - Was 2-6 with 4 saves and a 3.58 ERA (22 ER, 55.1 IP) with
48 strikeouts in 59 combined relief appearances with Miami and St. Louis.
Strong Finish - Was 1-1 with a 1.75 ERA (7 ER, 36.0 IP) with 31
strikeouts in final 40 games of the season.
Trade - Traded from MIA to STL on 7/24 in for Kyle Barraclough (rhp).
Workhorse - Tossed 55.0+ innings for the fourth straight seasonhis
190.1 innings from 2013-15 are 11th-most in the National League.

2016 Spring Training: 0-0, 0.00 in 1 game: made 2016 Cactus League
debut 3/4 at MIL, allowing 1 BB and 1 SO in scoreless 9th inning.
Last Season - Was 4-5 with 9 saves and a 2.03 ERA (18 ER, 80.0 IP) in
50 combined relief appearances with High-A Bakersfield and AA Jackson.
Honors - Was named the Mariners MiL Relief Pitcher of the Year.
Strikeout Machine - Among minor leaguers, his strikeout rate (12.71
K/9.0 IP) was 3rd-highest (min. 75.0 IP).
Draft - Selected in 17th round of 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

#39 Casey Coleman (RHP):

#50 Blake Parker (RHP):

2016 Spring Training: 0-0, 0.00 in 1 game: made 2016 Cactus League debut on 3/3 at SD, allowing 3 runs (0 ER) in the 9th inning (1.0,2,3,0,0,1,HR).
Last Season - Was 5-4, 4.92 ERA (45 ER, 82.1 IP) with 54 K in 33 games
including 6 starts with AAA Omaha in the Royals organization.
First To MLB - First player from the Florida Gulf Coast to appear in MLB,
making his debut August 2, 4 days before FGCU teammate Chris Sale.
All In The Family - Part of the only family with three generations of big
league pitchers father, Joe, won 142 games between 1965-79 his
grandfather, also Joe, appeared in 223 MLB games from 1942-55.
Draft - Was a 15th-round selection by Chicago (NL) in 2008 MLB FirstYear Player Draft.

2016 Spring Training: 0-0, 0.00 in 1 game: made ST debut on 3/3 at SD,
allowing 1 H, 1 BB and 1 SO in scoreless 6th inning.
Last Season - Appeared in only three games with AAA Iowa before
having surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow on June 16th.
Winter League - Played with Mexicali in the Mexican Winter League.
Debut - Made his Major League debut with Chicago (NL) May 17, 2012
vs. PhiladelphiaAllowed 3 runs (0 ER)
Draft - Selected by Chicago (NL) in 16th round of 2006 MLB First-Year
Player Draft.

2016 SEATTLE MARINERS - SPRING TRAINING DAY-BY-DAY


DAY
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

DATE
March 2
March 3
March 4
March 5
March 6
March 7
March 8
March 9
March 10
March 11
March 12

Sunday
Monday

March 13
March 14

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

March 15
March 16
March 17
March 18
March 19

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

March 20
March 21
March 22
March 23
March 24
March 25
March 26
March 27
March 28
March 29
March 30
March 31
April 1
April 2

Bold: Home team

OPP
San Diego (Charity Game)
San Diego Padres
Milwaukee Brewers
Los Angeles Angels
Texas Rangers
Arizona Diamondbacks
Cleveland Indians
Kansas City Royals
Chicago Cubs
San Francisco Giants
Cincinnati Reds
Los Angeles Dodgers
Cincinnati Reds
Colorado Rockies
Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Angels
San Francisco Giants
Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers
Kansas City Royals
Arizona Diamondbacks
Cleveland Indians
Los Angeles Dodgers
OFF DAY
Oakland Athletics
Colorado Rockies
Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers
Chicago Cubs
Kansas City Royals
Cleveland Indians
San Diego Padres
OFF DAY
Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies

(ss) split squad game

SCORE
7-0
6-5
2-5
7-9

WINNER
Paxton (1-0)
Cishek (1-0)
Peralta
Alcantara
Surprise
Peoria
Goodyear
Peoria
Peoria
Scottsdale
Goodyear
Peoria
Peoria
Peoria
Salt River
Tempe
Peoria
Mesa (Hohokam)
Peoria
Surprise
Peoria
Peoria
Glendale

LOSER
Perdomo (0-1)
Torres (0-1)
Walker (0-1)
Rollins (0-1)

SAVE

Chapman
Zeid
1:05/12:05
1:10/12:10
1:10/12:10
1:10/12:10
1:10/12:10
1:05/12:05
7:05/6:05
7:40/6:40
1:10
1:10
1:10
1:10
1:10
1:05
1:10
1:05
7:10
1:10
1:05

REC
1-0
2-0
2-1
2-2
R
R
R#
R#/TV
R#/TV
R#

ATT
5,505
3,901
3,745
8,425

R/TV
R/TV
R/TV
R#
R#/TV
R#
R#TV
R/TV
R/TV
R

Peoria
Salt River
Peoria
Peoria
Mesa (Sloan)
Peoria
Goodyear
Peoria

7:10
1:10
1:10
1:10
1:05
1:10
6:05
12:10

R/TV
R#
R#/TV
R/TV
R
R/TV
R
R/TV

Peoria
Salt River

7:10
12:10

R/TV
R/TV

TV = ROOT Sports Broadcast R# - Delayed radio on 710 ESPN Seattle