General manager Jack Zduriencik just made a press-room appearance to clarify the last roster move setting up the Seattle Mariners opening day 25-man roster.
In: Rookie right-handed pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen, who has never thrown a pitch above Class A – and who didn’t pitch professionally for nearly six years.
Out: Left-handed pitcher Cesar Jimenez, who had such a poor spring (9.82 ERA) that he sailed through waivers and has now been outrighted to the Tacoma Rainiers.
That makes it 25 – and here they are.
Rotation (5) : Felix Hernandez, Jason Vargas, Doug Fister, Erik Bedard, Michael Pineda.
Bullpen (7): Brandon League, Chris Ray, Josh Lueke, Tom Wilhelmsen, Aaron Laffey, Jamey Wright and Daid Pauley.
Catchers (2): Adam Moore and Miguel Olivo
Infielders (6): Justin Smoak, Jack Wilson, Chone Figgins, Brendan Ryan, Adam Kennedy, Luis Rodriguez
Outfielders (4): Milton Bradley, Michael Saunders, Ichiro, Ryan Langerhans
DH (1): Jack Cust