Tui lands spot on Opening Day roster
The Mariners Opening Day roster is set.
There are a couple of surprises, but none bigger than Woodinville’s own Matt Tuiasosopo being on it.
His terrific camp, which actually ended with the Mariners last week in Peoria when he was sent down to Triple-A, had a happy ending as he basically replaces Ichiro Suzuki on the roster.
Without further adieu (I am on a strict deadline) here it is:
Pitchers (12): RH David Aardsma, RH Miguel Batista, LH Erik Bedard, RH Roy Corcoran, RH Felix Hernandez, RH Chris Jakubauskas, RH Shawn Kelley, RH Mark Lowe, RH Brandon Webb, LH Ryan Rowland-Smith, RH Carlos Silva, LH Jarrod Washburn.
Catchers (2): Kenji Johjima, Rob Johnson.
Infielders (7): Adrian Beltre, Yuniesky Betancourt, Russell Branyan, Ronny Cedeno, Jose Lopez, Mike Sweeney, Tuiasosopo.
Outfielders (4): Wladimir Balentien, Endy Chavez, Ken Griffey Jr., Franklin Gutierrez.
The Mariners outrighted pitcher Jesus Delgado to Triple-A Tacoma and re-assigned to the Minor League camp, LH Tyler Johnson, RH Chad Cordero, C Jamie Burke, infielders Chris Burke and Chris Woodward and outfielder Mike Wilson.
The team also officially put Ichiro on the 15-day disabled list.
– Jim Street