Mariners vs. A’s: Pregame notes
Good morning from Phoenix Muni. Here are a few quick updates:
- Daric Barton is still limping around after his collision yesterday and won’t play today. It was a scheduled day off for him anyway, and he’s still being considered day-to-day.
- Rich Harden will begin his second cycle of two days of throwing and one off. Pitching coach Ron Romanick would like to see him go through three cycles before having him throw off the mound again. There’s only 20 days left of camp, so it’s looking more and more likely that he won’t be ready by the start of the season.
- Andrew Bailey and Craig Breslow will face hitters for a second time and, if all goes well, they’ll both see their first Cactus League action on Thursday. Among the hitters slated to face them is Cliff Pennington, who will test out his right-handed swing. Pennington was strictly instructed to only swing from the left side in his debut Sunday because his surgically-repaired left shoulder is still adjusting to the right-handed motion.
- Ryan Sweeney is scheduled to make his debut in Wednesday’s road contest against the Rangers in Surprise. He’ll play all over the outfield this spring, Geren said.
And your starting lineups for today’s contest, scheduled to begin at 12:05 p.m. PT:
Also scheduled to pitch: Gabe DeHoyos, Fautino De Los Santos, Joey Devine, Willie Eyre, Yadel Marti, Brad Ziegler