Originally posted on 03/17/2012 at 2:37 pm
The Mariners have sent seven more players to minor league camp. They include pitchers Matt Fox, Sean Henn, Oliver Perez, Aaron Heilman, Josh Kinney, and Jeff Marquez as well as outfielder Trayvon Robinson. The re-assignments trim the current Spring Training roster to forty players. The Mariners need to cut ten more by Thursday, when the club travels to Japan to prepare for their opening series with Oakland.
There arenít any shocking cuts in the list above. Iím mildly surprised that Aaron Heilman got cut this early in the same way that Iím mildly surprised when I run out of cereal. All of the pitchers were long shots once the Mís signed George Sherrill and Shawn Camp, while Robinsonís opportunity to head north was all but over once Michael Saunders did something interesting.
Mariners baseball: eleven days away.