Mariners Insider

The opening day roster – kids need not apply

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on Feb. 27, 2007 at 6:14 am with No Comments »
February 27, 2007 6:14 am

The Mariners player their first baseball of the spring today, a four-inning intrasquad game that will feature more than 30 players.

For the fun of it, here’s a look at the 25 players who will make up the opening day roster on April 2. Barring a trade or injury, here’s that roster:

Rotation (5): RHP Felix Hernandez, LHP Jarrod Washburn, RHP Miguel Batista, LHP Horacio Ramirez, RHP Jeff Weaver.

Bullpen (7): RHPs J.J. Putz, Chris Reitsma, Julio Mateo and Jon Huber, LHPs Arthur Rhodes, George Sherrill and Jake Woods.

Catchers (2): Kenji Johjima and Rene Rivera.

Infielders (6): Richie Sexson, Jose Lopez, Adrian Beltre, Yuniesky Betancourt, Willie Bloomquist, Ben Broussard.

Outfielders (4): Raul Ibanez, Ichiro Suzuki, Jose Guillen, Jeremy Reed.

DH (1): Jose Vidro.

All this, of course, before a single inning has been played – this wasn’t the spring to come to camp as a rookie, and Huber is the only first-year player who will make the team.

When general managers and managers feel the heat, they go with veterans.

Leave a comment Comments
*
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0