Mariners Establish Final Roster For Opening Day


by Sportspress Northwest Staff


Posted on March 28, 2012 at 8:30 AM

The Seattle Mariners Tuesday announced their 25-man roster for the first two games of the regular season, both against the Oakland Athletics, both in Japan's Tokyo Dome. The Mariners took 30 players to Japan, and have made several moves to reach the mandatory, 25-player limit by Opening Day, which will launch Wednesday at 3:10 a.m., Seattle time.

To get there, the Mariners optioned OF Carlos Peguero and RHP Chance Ruffin to AAA Tacoma; selected INF Munenori Kawasaki, RHP Kevin Millwood (still in Arizona) and RHP Erasmo Ramirez selected from Tacoma; designated Millwood, RHP Hisashi Iwakuma and RHP Hector Noesi as ineligible for the Japan Opening series.The 25-man roster includes 14 pitchers (three of whom are ineligible to play against Oakland, three catchers, seven infielders and four outfielders. The youngest player on the team is RHP Erasmo Ramirez at 21 years, 10 months. The oldest is Ichiro at 38 years, 5 months.Seattle Mariners 2012 Opening Day Roster(Players in italics not eligible to play in Japan)

49Blake BeavanR-R6-724017-Jan-89Irving, TX.
35Steve DelabarR-R6-522017-Jul-83Fort Knox, KY
41Charlie FurbushL-L:6-521511-Apr-86Portland, ME
34Felix HernandezR-R6-32308-Apr-86Valenciz, VZ
18Hisashi IwakumaR-R6-319012-Apr-81Tokyo, Japan
23Shawn KelleyR-R6-222026-Apr-84Louisville, KY
43Brandon LeagueR-R6-221016-Mar-83Sacramento, CA.
25Kevin MillwoodR-R6-221016-Mar-83Sacramento, CA.
44Lucas LuetgeL-L6-420524-Mar-87Brenham, TX.
45Hector NoesiR-R6-320026-Jan-87Valverde, DR
50Erasmo RamirezR-R6-018029-Apr-76Santa Ana, CA.
52George SherrillL-L6-022519-Apr-77Memphis, TN.
38Jason VargasL-L6-02152-Feb-83Apple Valley, CA.
54Tom WilhelmsenR-R6-623016-Dec-83Tucson, AZ.
27John JasoL-R6-220519-Sep-83Chula Vista, CA.
63Jesus MonteroR-R6-323528-Nov-89Carabob, VZ
30Miguel OlivoR-R6-323015-Jul-78Villa Vasquez, DR
13Dustin AckleyL-R6-119026-Feb-88Winston-Salem, N.C.
9Chone FigginsS-R5-918022-Jan-78Leary, GA.
61Munenori KawasakiS-R5-101653-Jun-81Kagoshima, JP
16Alex LiddiR-R6-423014-Aug-88San Remo, Italy
26Brendan RyanR-R6-219526-Mar-82Los Angeles, CA.
15Kyle SeagerL-R6-01953-Nov-87Charlotte, N.C.
17Justin SmoakS-L6-42305-Dec-86Goose Creek, SC.
20Mike CarpL-R6-221030-Jun-86Long Beach, CA.
55Michael SaundersL-R6-421519-Nov-86Victoria, B.C.
51Ichiro SuzukiL-R5-1117022-Oct-73Kobe, Japan
33Casper WellsR-R6-221011-Nov-84Grand Rapids, MI
*=Non-roster invitee

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