Seattle Mariners (17-20) vs. Baltimore Orioles (16-19), Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
SARASOTA, Fla. – Steve Pearce is Buck Showalter’s everywhere guy. Left field, right field, first base, DH, maybe even third base.
Two players who combined for 314 games are now gone. Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis left in that same awful week that also took Andrew Miller from the Orioles.
2014 record: 87-75, 3rd place in AL West
Manager: Lloyd McClendon, 2nd season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $125 million
There was no free agent drama for J.J. Hardy this past offseason.