Mariners set 30-man roster for trip to Japan

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced the 30-man roster that will be traveling to Japan today.

All players on the 30-man roster will be eligible to play in the two exhibition games vs. the Hanshin Tigers (March 25) and Yomiuri Giants (March 26).

The Mariners will then set a 28-man roster prior to the Japan Opening Series games vs. the A's (March 28 & 29). Here are some specifics on the roster situation for the series vs. the A's:

  • Only 25 of the 28 players on the roster will be eligible to play in the games.
  • Players on the 28-man roster do not have to physically be in Japan.
  • Players on the 28-man roster must be on the 40-man roster.
  • 3 of the players of the 28 must be designated as not eligible to participate in the two-game series. Those players do not have to travel to Japan to be on the 28-man roster.
  • Teams can make a roster move to activate players that traveled to Japan, but were not on the 28-man roster.

The Mariners also announced that LHP Cesar Jimenez has been outrighted to AAA Tacoma. The Major League 40-man roster is now at 37 players.

Here is a look at the 30-man roster for the trip to Japan:

Pitchers (14)
49     BEAVAN, Blake - RHP
35     DELABAR, Steve - RHP
34     HERNANDEZ, Felix - RHP
18     IWAKUMA, Hisashi - RHP
23     KELLEY, Shawn - RHP
43     LEAGUE, Brandon - RHP
45     NOESI, Hector - RHP
50     RAMIREZ, Erasmo* - RHP
59     RUFFIN, Chance - RHP
54     WILHELMSEN, Tom - RHP
41     FURBUSH, Charlie - LHP
44     LUETGE, Lucas - LHP
52     SHERRILL, George - LHP
38     VARGAS, Jason - LHP

Catchers (4)
27     JASO, John   
63     MONTERO, Jesus
30     OLIVO, Miguel   
3        QUIROZ, Guillermo*

Infielders (7)
13     ACKLEY, Dustin
9        FIGGINS, Chone
61     KAWASAKI, Munenori*
16     LIDDI, Alex
26     RYAN, Brendan
15     SEAGER, Kyle
17     SMOAK, Justin

Outfielders (5)
20     CARP, Mike
4        PEGUERO, Carlos
55     SAUNDERS, Michael            
51     SUZUKI, Ichiro                        
33     WELLS, Casper                      

* Non-Roster Invitee