Fifty-three games into the 2012 season, the Seattle Mariners have posted their first lineup that doesn’t include Ichiro Suzuki, who batted third in the first 52 games.
The right-fielder gets a day off before a scheduled off day, a well-desreved break for the 38-year-old right fielder. In his place? Chone Figgins.
After snapping their five-game losing streak last night against Texas, the Mariners will ask Blake Beavanto give them the chance to win their 23rd game.
It’s the newest new-look lineup: