Manager Don Wakamatsu talked about ‘secret dynamics’ going on in camp, which might mean Jack Zduriencik is looking for a pitcher, but here’s your Seattle Mariners opening day starting rotation:
Felix Hernandez, Ian Snell, Ryan Rowland-Smith, Doug Fister and Jason Vargas.
Yes, in that order. Why that order? For one thing, the Mariners have figured several options for changing things up when Cliff Lee returns. How soon will that be? Lee is throwing today, and if he feels no ‘grab’ in his strained abdominal muscle, the team can move ahead with his rehabilitation.
If he does feel discomfort, the process begins to look much longer.
One cut made this morning – Luke French to Tacoma – and two more will be made before the day is done.