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Who’s that pitcher throwing in the bullpen? Ian Snell

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on July 31, 2009 at 2:10 pm with No Comments »
July 31, 2009 2:10 pm

Here’s a bit of news first-discovered by the great eyes of intrepid radio empress Shannon Drayer – who looked out to the Seattle Mariners bullpen today as we were interviewing Jarrod Washburn.

And who did she see throwing for manager Don Wakamatsu and pitching coach Rick Adair?

Ian Snell, the 27-year-old right-hander picked up from Pittsburgh two days ago in the trade that brought shortstop Jack Wilson to Seattle.

Snell is, technically, enroute to Class AAA Tacoma, but since he’s here – and throwing – it’s not a huge leap to assume he’s going to stay and step into the rotation at some point.

Precisely when, we’ll find out when Wakamatsu addresses the media in about an hour.

Meanwhile, Snell is here and lefty Luke French will be here in about three hours.

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