A different look in the outfield today featuring the same three outfielders. Abraham Almonte bumps over to center field.
“That’s where he’s played the majority of time in Triple A,” Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. “I didn’t want to break him in center field in Houston with that park and that hill. I wanted it to be a normal setting.”
Mike Zunino is back in the line-up and catching Felix Hernandez today. Wedge knows he can’t push Zunino too much too soon after returning from surgery to remove a broken hamate bone in his wrist.
“We’ll give him a day game and then night a game and see how he feels,” Wedge said. “He’s in great shape and feels good and ready to go.”
Wedge said Taijuan Walker will get at least one start at home. So it looks as though he’ll start here in KC on Wednesday and then start on Monday at Safeco Field.
Wedge wouldn’t announce any of the coming call-ups but said there’d be about three or four more players added. One of those will be James Paxton, who was informed after yesterday’s outing, he’ll be joining the staff.