How the ex-Mariners are doing
The Mariners started six players against the Angels today that were not on the roster at the end of last season, which made me wonder how the departed Mariners are doing elsewhere.
Good and bad, actually.
*Infielder Willie Bloomquist (free agent) is batting .333 (21-for-63) with the Royals with two doubles, triple and nine RBIs. Oddly, he has one walk and 15 strikeouts.
*Outfielder Jeremy Reed (traded) is batting .320 (16-for-50) with three doubles for the Mets in his pursuit of a backup role.
*Right-handed reliever R.A. Dickey (free agent) has a 2-2 record and 2.84 ERA in nine appearances (one start) with the Twins. His control has been good (three walks) and knuckler dancing all over the place, resulting in 15 strikeouts.
*Right-handed reliever J.J. Putz (traded), who spent most of March with Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two outings with the Mets. He has no walks and two strikeouts in two innings.
*Right-handed reliever Sean Green (traded) is 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA in seven games with the Mets. He has two walks and eight strikeouts.
*Outfielder Raul Ibanez (free agent) is batting .262 (17-for-65) with eight doubles, no home runs and nine RBIs for the Phillies.
*Infielder Tug Hulett (free agent) is 2-for-9 (.222) with one double for the Royals.
*Infielder Luis Valbuena (traded)is 2-for-22 with one home run during his first camp with the Indians.
— Jim Street