By Bob Dutton The News Tribune
The Mariners marked the start of minor-league workouts Wednesday by announcing 13 cuts from their big-league camp roster, including three players who are on the 40-man major-league roster.
Left-handed pitcher Danny Hultzen was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, where he will continue his recovery from shoulder surgery. The move means he will not accrue major-league service time while on the disabled list. Left-handed pitcher Anthony Fernandez and outfielder Julio Morban were optioned to Double-A Jackson.
The club also reassigned 10 non-roster invites to minor-league camp, including five right-handed pitchers: Jonathan Arias, Andrew Carraway, Stephen Kohlscheen, Mark Rogers and Chance Ruffin. Also reassigned were left-handed pitcher James Gillheeney, catchers John Hicks and Manny Pina, infielder Gabriel Noriega and outfielder Burt Reynolds.
Minor-league camp opened Wednesday for pitchers and catchers. The first full minor-league workouts are Tuesday.
The moves leave 55 players in big-league camp, including 18 non-roster invites. Here’s the list (an asterisk denotes a non-roster invite):
Right-handed pitchers (20): Scott Baker*, Logan Bawcom, Blake Beavan, Danny Farquhar, Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, Logan Kensing*, Dominic Leone*, Brandon Maurer, Yoervis Medina, Zach Miner*, Hector Noesi, Matt Palmer*, Stephen Pryor, Erasmo Ramirez, Ramon Ramirez*, Fernando Rodney, Carson Smith*, Taijuan Walker and Tom Wilhelmsen.
Left-handed pitchers (eight): Joe Beimel*, Roenis Elias*, Charlier Furbush, Nick Hill*, Bobby LaFromboise, Lucas Luetge, James Paxton and Randy Wolf*.
Catchers (five): John Buck, Mike Dowd*, Humberto Quintero*, Jesus Sucre and Mike Zunino.
Infielders (13): Willie Bloomquist, Robinson Cano, Ji-Man Choi, Nick Franklin, Ty Kelly*, Brad Miller, Jesus Montero, Logan Morrison, Kyle Seager, Justin Smoak, Chris Taylor*, Nate Tenbrink* and Carlos Triunfel.
Outfielders (nien): Dustin Ackley, Abraham Almonte, Xavier Avery, Endy Chavez*, Cole Gillespie*, Corey Hart, James Jones, Stephen Romero and Michael Saunders.