Servais will give Ichiro 3-4 days of workouts, starting tomorrow, before he puts him into games. Says once he's ready, he's going to play as much as 4-5 times a week. WIll be in left field.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) March 7, 2018
We can likely assume that the “4-5 times a week” mentioned here is for the time Ben Gamel remains on the DL. Beyond that time is anyone’s best guess at this point.
Moving on, we’ve got roster moves!
RHP Shawn Armstrong has been DFA'd to clear room on 40-man for Ichiro. Also, C Joseph Odom, INF Jordan Cowan and RHP Matt Festa have been re-assigned to minor-league camp. #Mariners— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) March 7, 2018
And here are your lineups!
We get to see some regulars in the top part of the order and Daniel Vogelbach gets another start at first base. And hey, a bonus Ian Miller start! Marco Gonzales makes his third appearance of the spring and this one is televised so we can get some more looks at his new cutter.
As an aside, I’ve seen this discussed a bit on Twitter, but has anyone seen or heard from Spring Training Bugle Guy? I have yet to hear his familiar, forlorn tune. I hope he’s okay. Please chime in if you’ve heard anything.
Game Time: 5:40 PM PST
Radio: 710 ESPN
TV: ROOT Sports Northwest/MLB.TV