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Mariners roster set: Liddi stays, Peguero goes

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on April 4, 2012 at 11:08 am with 7 Comments »
April 4, 2012 11:18 am
Alex Liddi

The Seattle Mariners got down to their reopening day roster today by cutting left-handed pitcher Charlie Furbush and outfielder Carlos Peguero – opening spots on the roster that allowed rookies like Alex Liddi, Erasmo Ramirez and Lucas Luetge to stick.

Peguero joined the team after outfielder Mike Carp was injured in Japan and placed on the disabled list. The team kept three outfielders – Casper Wells, Michael Saunders and Icihro Suzuki – and will use Chone Figgins in the outfield as needed.

Liddi, the Italian who played first base and third this spring, batted .370 in 15 games, driving in 13 RBI. Peguero hit .294 with five home runs and 13 RBI.

Both Peguero and Furbush were optioned to Tacoma and should be there for opening night tomorrow.

Here’s the complete 25-man roster, with players on the disabled list in Italics:

Pitchers (12)

49     BEAVAN, Blake                     RHP
35     DELABAR, Steve                   RHP
34     HERNANDEZ, Felix              RHP
18     IWAKUMA, Hisashi               RHP
43     LEAGUE, Brandon                RHP
25     MILLWOOD,Kevin                 RHP
45     NOESI, Hector                       RHP
50     RAMIREZ, Erasmo                RHP
54     WILHELMSEN, Tom             RHP
44     LUETGE, Lucas                     LHP
52     SHERRILL, George               LHP
38     VARGAS, Jason                     LHP

Catchers (3+1)
27     JASO, John                                  C  
10     MOORE, Adam                           C
63     MONTERO, Jesus                      C
30     OLIVO, Miguel                             C 

 Infielders (7)
13     ACKLEY, Dustin                      INF
9        FIGGINS, Chone                     INF
61     KAWASAKI, Munenori            INF
16     LIDDI, Alex                               INF
26     RYAN, Brendan                       INF
15     SEAGER, Kyle                         INF
17     SMOAK, Justin                         INF

 Outfielders (3+2)
20     CARP, Mike                             OF
21     GUTIERREZ, Franklin           OF
55     SAUNDERS, Michael            OF
51     SUZUKI, Ichiro                        OF
33     WELLS, Casper                      OF

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. After Liddi’s double boot at first yesterday, I thought they might send him down and keep Peguero. When you look at Liddi as a temporary roster replacement for Carp, and consider the importance of Peguero continuing to get daily AB’s, this move makes sense.

    Speaking of making sense: thanks, Larry, for continuing with straight, insightful coverage and avoiding the “sky is falling” sensationalism. This team is a work in progress, heading up, in my opinion. I want to watch it unfold without every zephyr that runs past the organization being treated like a hurricane. We get enough of that whenever it threatens to snow around here; don’t need it on the sports pages/blogs.

    Again, Larry, thanks for delivering the goods.

  2. footballscaa says:

    Liddi hit, Peguero didn’t (again). See you tomorrow at Cheney. Hope it rains.

  3. wabubba67 says:

    I don’t argue with the move, but .294 and five homeruns is hitting.

  4. Yep. Simplicity is good, but this one was a bit more complicated. Peguero struck out more than Liddi and didn’t have the same patience at the plate; and, four for five in his final spring game jacked up his average. But to say Peguero didn’t hit…you found the hole in that cheese, wabub.

  5. SandlotSam says:

    “Speaking of making sense: thanks, Larry, for continuing with straight, insightful coverage and avoiding the “sky is falling” sensationalism.”

    Amen to that!

    Peguero is going to destroy AAA pitchers. Not saying he shouldn’t have been sent down at this point in time, but he’s going to crack some serious bombs.

  6. I’d like to see Liddi play, not sit on the bench. Problem is Seager also needs to play every day.

  7. wabubba67 says:

    Liddi and Peguero are both strikeout machines at this stage in their development. Both need to play regularly in AAA.

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