ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It’s two days and counting for the Seattle Mariners in their decision to operate with a shortened relief corps. Even manager Lloyd McClendon acknowledges it can’t continue much longer.
“I think we’re close (to making a move),” he said. “I don’t think it’s (Thursday). It may not even be the next day, but I think we’re close.”
The Mariners opted to operate with a six-man bullpen by optioning Danny Farquhar to Triple-A Tacoma after Monday’s game in order to clear roster space when outfielder Austin Jackson returned from the disabled list.
General manager Jack Zduriencik, at the …