Looking to bounce back from a clunker yesterday, Jharel Cotton and the A’s will be taking on Felix Hernandez and the Mariners.
Jake Smolinksi is getting his first appearance of the spring, having been recovering from a shoulder injury. However, the only part of his game that he has been unable to work on so far in spring training is his ability to throw, explaining why he will be the DH in today’s affair, so he should be at full strength at the plate. And although Ryon Healy figures to primarily be a 1B/DH this season, in today’s game he will be getting the start at third base, with Matt Olson getting the start at first base.
The batting order for the A’s is as follows:
1- Alejandro De Aza, LF 2- Adam Rosales, SS 3- Stephen Vogt, C 4- Ryon Healy, 3B 5- Mark Canha, RF 6- Matt Olson, 1B 7- Jake Smolinksi, DH 8- Joey Wendle, 2B 9- Jaycob Brugman, CF
The batting order for the Mariners is as follows:
1- Leonys Martin, CF 2- Guillermo Heredia, RF 3- Kyle Seager, 3B 4- Daniel Vogelbach, 1B 5- Carlos Ruiz, C 6- Boog Powell, LF 7- Shawn O’Malley, SS 8- Mike Freeman, 2B 9- James Ramsey, DH
First pitch is at 12:10 PT.