Beltre in play-and-see mode

Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre says he wants to “play a couple of games” to see how he feels before he decides whether or not to play in the World Baseball Classic.

Beltre, listed on the Dominican Republic’s final roster, said he would decide before Sunday’s reporting date.

“I want to see how I feel after playing a couple of games,” he said this morning after walking into the Mariners clubhouse at the Peoria Sports Complex. The Mariners play the Padres in a charity game this afternoon, but the starting lineup has not been posted.

He most likely would play Thursday’s Cactus League opener against the Padres and/or the game against the Dodgers on Friday at Peoria Stadium.

— Jim Street

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