Nate Karns will get another audition for the fifth rotation spot today as the Mariners take on a split squad Rangers team in Peoria.
It could prove to be an important start for Karns, particularly given James Paxton's underwhelming outing yesterday. Stefen Romero, who has continued his annual tradition of lighting up the Spring, will get the day off with upper back cramping. He'll try to play tomorrow.
And Charlie Furbush appears to be on the mend, not that we were worried or panicked or having night terrors or anything.
#Mariners LHP Charlie Furbush says he feels good after two days of long toss. Says he’ll play catch Saturday and could throw bullpen on Sat.— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) March 18, 2016
Reserves and relievers:
- Mariners vs. Rangers, 1:10 PT, Peoria
- TV: ROOT Sports
- Online: MLB.TV
- Live Audio: MLB.com with subscription