A register of sailors is essentially established when they complete the Cactus League

PEORIA, Ariza. – Although they will not officially announce Wednesday morning and do not even wait until 10 am on Thursday morning, the sailors have essentially completed their list of 28 people on the opening day of the Major League Baseball season with moves on the list, made before the cactus league final on Tuesday at Goodyear Ballpark.

Seattle nominated right-handed Wyatt Mills to AAA Tacoma class and reassigned right-handed reliquary Devin Sweet and outfielders Billy Hamilton and Stephen Sousa Jr. to the minor league camp.

Souza is expected to perform at Cheney Stadium on Thursday. Hamilton is waiting to see if the team can add him to its list of 28 people as an additional outfielder. If not, he will eventually report to Tacoma

With such steps in the list of 32 players remain in the Premier League camp with Seattle. Four of these players – first baseman Evan White (hernia surgery), outfielder Kyle Lewis (knee surgery 2021) and right-handed pitchers Casey Sadler (shoulder surgery) and Ken Giles (finger tendon sprain) – will start the season on list of victims.

The remaining 28 players will leave for Minneapolis on Wednesday morning. The sailors decided not to fly after the game and go on the weekend, avoiding training on Target Field, which had a good chance of being canceled due to the weather.

As of Tuesday afternoon, temperatures are forecast at 37 to 39 degrees, winds of 15-18 miles / hour with colds below 30 degrees. There is also a high probability of precipitation from Wednesday to Thursday evening.

“I have a feeling we’ll wake up on Thursday morning and there will be snow on the ground,” manager Scott Servais said. “At this point, we will make a decision. This is the beauty of planning a weekend for the next day, just in case. But the fact that we play these games in Minnesota at that time of year, one would think we would be smarter. It’s crazy. “

The forecast for Friday is a little more pliable, temperatures up to 40, but no precipitation.

As for the roster, Serve will retain 15 pitchers and 13 players in position, including three catchers.

Start Rotation (5)

  • Robbie Ray, LHP
  • Logan Gilbert, RHP
  • Mark Gonzalez, LHP
  • Chris Flexen, RHP
  • Matt Brush, RHP

Notes: Ray will start his career on the first day of opening on Thursday or Friday. While his last Cactus League start will be on April 3, and his MLB debut is scheduled for April 12, Brush held Monday’s long bullpen session and will throw two more to try to stay sharp before overplaying to open the three-game series. against. White Sox at a guaranteed rate.

Bullpen (10)

  • Paul Sewald, RHP
  • Drew Steckenreider, RHP
  • Sergio Roma, RHP
  • Eric Swanson, RHP
  • Diego Castilla, RHP
  • Andres Munoz, RHP
  • Johan Ramirez, RHP
  • Matt Festa, RHP
  • Anthony Misevich, LHP
  • Justus Sheffield, LHP

Notes: If Mills was sent down, it means right-hander Matt Festa made the team. Festa was actually cut off from the camp on March 29 and transferred to the minor league camp along with Devin Sweet. Both pitchers were returned to camp when Ken Giles was diagnosed with a finger injury. Festa made his MLB debut on July 14, 2018 at Coors Field, receiving a challenge from the AA Arkansas Premier League. In 2018, he played eight matches with varying degrees of success. The performances were similar in 2019 when he traveled by shuttle from Tacoma to Seattle, making 20 appearances with a 5.64 ERA. Elbow problems during spring training in 2020 led to Tommy John’s surgery on March 11th.

After rehabilitating mostly on his own due to the pandemic, Festa returned to the mound for the AAA Tacoma class. He spent 10 games to close the 2019 season, making three saves with an ERA of 1.26, with eight moves and 11 strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings.

As a player not on the list, he went to the mini-camp of the minor league of sailors during the lockout and continued to put the ball well this spring. He allowed only one run in five matches.

Field players (4)

  • Jarred Kelenich, CF /: LF
  • Mitch Haniger, Russia
  • Jesse Winker, LF
  • Julio Rodriguez, CF / RF

Notes: The Sailors plan to use the rotation between Huniger and Winker as assigned strikers, based on matches and general rest. Over the past few seasons Winker has suffered severe injuries and has never played more than 115 games per season. Sailors hope DH days will save his health.

Infilders (6)

  • Thai France, 1B
  • Adam Fraser, 2B
  • J. P. Crawford, SS
  • Eugenia Suarez, 3B
  • Dylan Moore, utility
  • Abraham Thor, utility

Notes: Thor has played quite a bit at first base at the end of games and will be assisting in the pliers from the bench. Moore will be a spare outfielder at the end of games and in certain situations to clamp down.

Benches (3)

  • Tom Murphy
  • Louis Thorens
  • Cal Raleigh

Notes: Serve has not yet clarified how he plans to allocate playing time. But it’s clear Torrence is still a full responsibility in terms of defense. This spring, he doesn’t seem to have improved his reception and blocking skills, which is said to have been the focus. He is on the list for his bat. It will be interesting to see how they plan to get it on-bit.

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