PEORIA, Ariz. — The Mariners’ lineup is already starting to come into focus.
Manager Lloyd McClendon pointed to three newcomers — Seth Smith, Justin Ruggiano and Rickie Weeks — as possible fits for the No. 2 slot and said the shortstop, either Brad Miller or Chris Taylor, will likely bat ninth.
Smith and Ruggiano project as platoon partners in right field, while Weeks appears ticketed for similar duty in left field with Dustin Ackley.
“We have options,” said McClendon, who prefers to have Ackley hit lower in the order — probably eighth.
Better options than last year, when the …