It’s baseball’s opening day! Who’s starting for the Mariners?

Here’s the lineups for the opening-day game between Seattle and Cleveland at Safeco Field.

Baseball season has arrived. The Seattle Mariners open by hosting the Cleveland Indians at 7:10 Thursday at Safeco Field:

Here’s the lineups for the game:


Dee Gordon (L), CF

Jean Segura (R), SS

Robinson Cano (L), 2B

Nelson Cruz (R), DH

Kyle Seager (L), 3B

Mitch Haniger (R), RF

Ryon Healy (R), 1B

Mike Marjama (R), C

Ichiro Suzuki (L), LF

Felix Hernandez (R), P

Notes: The Mariners are able to go with a nearly full-strength lineup on opening day, as outfielder Ben Gamel (oblique) is the only projected starter who’s on the disabled list. Hernandez makes his 11th opening-day start for Seattle, including the past 10, though he’s on a pitch count as he missed some time in spring training after taking a line drive off his arm. Back-of-the-rotation starter Erasmo Ramirez (lat) and reliever David Phelps (out for the season because of Tommy John surgery) also begin the season on the DL. Ichiro gets the start in the 44-year-old’s first game back since 2012.

Update: Catcher Mike Zunino was a late scratch. Zunino felt some stiffness in his right side during batting practice Wednesday and has been replaced by Marjama. Zunino will be given Thursday and Friday, which is an off day, off, and he’s expected to be available for Saturday’s game.


Francisco Lindor (S), SS

Jason Kipnis (L), 2B

Jose Ramirez (S), 3B

Yonder Alonso (L), 1B

Edwin Encarnacion (R), DH

Lonnie Chisenhall (L), RF

Yan Gomes (R), C

Tyler Naquin (L), LF

Bradley Zimmer (L), CF

Corey Kluber (R), P

Notes: It’s a tough assignment for the Mariners on opening day as they’ll face the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner in Kluber. Alonso returns to face the team he ended last season with. The Indians are without outfielder Michael Brantley, who’s on the disabled list with an ankle injury.

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