RHP Erasmo Ramirez is expected to throw in a simulated game with Tacoma as he recovers from a strained lat muscle, and C Mike Zunino (left oblique strain) might also play in a simulated game this week.
Yes, the Mariners' speedy center fielder and leadoff man who weighs about half of what Cruz does with his uniform on and weights in his shoes provided some unexpected pop while Haniger continued his torrid start to the season in the Mariners' 5-4 win over the Indians on Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field. Two on, two out, Bauer went into his 24-hour mode - when he gets into jams, it takes him about 24 hours to get out out of them - and with the hitless-for-the-series Kyle Seager at the plate, Bauer was in a jam. Cruz had an MRI on Sunday morning.
Ichiro Suzuki got his first hits since returning to the Seattle Mariners and stole a home run from the Cleveland Indians in Saturday's 6-5 loss. Veteran right hander Mike Leake begins his first full season with Seattle after being traded n 2017.
"When I heard that, I wanted to throw up", Seattle manager Scott Servais said. Shortstop Jean Segura drove in Freitas with an RBI double to the wall in right field after the ball caromed just out of Chisenhall's reach.
"That's one of the things (that will be) a little bit of a hiccup that you'll see once in a while until Dee gets totally comfortable out there", he said.
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Freitas was then claimed off waivers by the Mariners last October.
With a day off Monday and a two-game interleague series in San Francisco starting Tuesday, Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz could get a couple of extra days of rest for his sprained right ankle. Clevinger is 2-0 with a 3.94 ERA in four career starts against the Angels.
Winning two of three games at home is not as remarkable an achievement for a baseball team as, say, winning 22 consecutive times.
"I'm glad we could finish my first start with a win", said Maeda, who had been used exclusively in relief in last year's postseason.