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Scott Baker vs. Scott Kazmir, then Roenis Elias vs. Brett Anderson.

Today is the last split-squad game of the year. No longer will we be subject to lineups that feature Willie Bloomquist subbing in for Robinson Cano or Nick Franklin as the starting shortstop*. Actually, it's still spring training, so who are we kidding? Dustin Ackley could very well pencil in as the DH tomorrow.

In other news, Taijuan Walker and Stephen Pryor are slated for a Triple-A game in Peoria today. It will be the first time all spring that they've taken the mound for a game, though neither right-hander figures to contribute on a major-league level anytime soon. Among those competing for a spot on the Mariners' staff are Erasmo Ramirez, Randy Wolf, and the two starters of today's split-squad contests.

*That was mean, and I'm sorry.

Game info

  • Mariners @ Athletics, 1:05pm
  • Mariners @ Rockies, 1:10pm
  • The A's game will be broadcast on 710 ESPN and KGMZ, but will not be televised.
  • There won't be any Seattle feeds, radio or otherwise, available for the Rockies game. You can catch it on ROOT TV or through the Rockies' KOA station.
  • Ryan Divish reports that Corey Hart will not be gracing either lineup this afternoon. While Brandon Maurer's rehab is progressing nicely, he is not expected to re-join the club by Opening Day.

Lineups at Phoenix Municipal Stadium

Mariners (S. Baker - R, L. Luetge - L, H. Noesi - R, R. Ramirez - R, E. Pagan - R, M. Guaipe - R) @ Athletics (S. Kazmir - L)

Mariners

  1. Endy Chavez (L) CF
  2. Nick Franklin (S) SS
  3. Stefen Romero (R) LF
  4. Logan Morrison (L) 1B
  5. Michael Saunders (L) RF
  6. D.J. Peterson (R) 3B
  7. Austin Wilson (R) DH
  8. Willie Bloomquist (R) 2B
  9. John Buck (R) C

Athletics

  1. Billy Burns (S) LF
  2. Darin Barton (L) 1B
  3. Josh Reddick (L) RF
  4. Derek Norris (R) C
  5. Alberto Callaspo (S) 3B
  6. Stephen Vogt (L) DH
  7. Sam Fuld (L) CF
  8. Jake Elmore (R) SS
  9. Eric Sogard (L) 2B

Lineups at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Mariners (R. Elias - L, J. Beimel - L, C. Furbush - L, D. Leone - R, T. Wilhelmsen - R) @ Rockies (B. Anderson - L)

Mariners

  1. Abraham Almonte (S) CF
  2. Brad Miller (L) SS
  3. Robinson Cano (L) 2B
  4. Kyle Seager (L) 3B
  5. Mike Zunino (R) DH
  6. Justin Smoak (S) 1B
  7. Dustin Ackley (L) LF
  8. Cole Gillespie (R) RF
  9. Humberto Quintero (R) C

Rockies

  1. Charlie Blackmon (L) CF
  2. Brandon Barnes (R) RF
  3. Troy Tulowitzki (R) SS
  4. Michael Cuddyer (R) 1B
  5. Wilin Rosario (R) C
  6. Charlie Culberson (R) 3B
  7. Jason Pridie (L) LF
  8. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
  9. Brett Anderson (L) LHP