The lineup is up and Ichiro isn’t in it, though the team says tomorrow is the day he’ll play.
No Ken Griffey Jr., no Adrian Beltre, who are both taking batting practice – as is top draft pick Dusin Ackley, who formally OKed his contract today.
Ackley took fly balls in the outfield, schmoozed with new teammates and was immediately taken under the wing of Mike Sweeney, who showed him around.
Beltre comes off the disabled list tomorrow, Griffey’s left knee may allow him back in, but Ackley is headed for Arizona and instructional league, then the Arizona Fall League.
Bottom line: No offensive reinforcement today against the Angels. Here’s the lineup:
Franklin Gutierrez CF
Josh Wilson 3B
Jose Lopez 2B
Mike Sweeney DH
Bill Hall RF
Jack Hannahan 1B
Jack Wilson SS
Rob Johnson C
Ryan Langerhans LF
Luke French LHP