Kahn, Guzman exit

The Mariners reduced by one this morning the number of pitchers with a double-digit ERA.

Right-hander Stephen Kahn was re-assigned to the Minor League complex, lugging an 18.00 ERA compiled over four Cactus League appearances and “non-counting” games against the Padres in a charity game and Australia.

He ended up allowing four earned runs and six hits in 1 2/3 innings with three walks and one strikeout.

In addition, infielder Freddy Guzman, who fractured his right hamate bone in an intrasquad game on Feb. 24, also was sent to the Minors.

Other roster moves are expected to be made at the end of the day, but will not be announced until manager Don Wakamatsu has had a chance to talk to the players involved. With Tuesday being an off day, the identities of the cuts might not be announced until Wednesday morning.

Kahn’s departure leaves eight pitchers with ERA’s higher than 10.

— Jim Street

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