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Spring Training Update: 3.07

Posted by JasonAChurchill on March 7, 2006

Some updated info from Peoria…

Injury ReportClint Nageotte has strained his left hamstring and will not pitch Wednesday… Fernando Vina took some infield today to test out his hip flexor… Cesar Jimenez’s bullpen session went fine and he should return to live action by Thursday… Both Gil Meche (oblique) and Bobby Livingston (stiff neck) played catch today. Livingston may make a start as early as Thursday or Friday… Chris Snelling will take batting practice on Wednesday to test his surgically repaired knee.

Probables – Sean Green takes Nageotte’s spot in Wednesday’s split-squad game versus Team Japan. Left-hander Luis Gonzalez will start ahead of right-handers Green, Emiliano Fruto and Dave Burba.
In the other game on Wednesday, LHP Jamie Moyer will start followed by RHP J.J. Putz, RHP Jeff Harris and LHP Travis Blackley against the San Francisco Giants.

On Thursday at Tucson Electric Park against the Chicago White Sox, RHP Jesse Foppert gets his second start and will be followed by RHP’s Scott Atchison, Yorman Bazardo and Renee Cortez.

Seattle’s .368 team natting average remains the top mark in either spring league and their 12.86 ERA (50 earned runs in 35 innings) is still the worst in the bigs during spring play.

Note of the Day: The Seattle Mariners have 60 players in camp and the total number on the spring roster is 63 after three players departed for their World Baseball Cup teams (Ichiro, Joel Pineiro and Adrian Beltre). But only 26 of the 63 were in camp with Seattle a year ago and only 22 made a big-league appearance in 2005.

Another Note: M’s analyst Ron Fairly collected his third career Hole-in-One earlier this winter on the third hole at Desert Horizon. It’s the second straight year he’s aced the 185-yard, third hole at the same course. Bith times Fairly used a five-iron.

Minor Stuff: Minor league pitchers and catchers begin workouts today with the first full-squad workouts starting on Saturday morning.


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