Geoff Baker covers the Mariners for The Seattle Times. He provides daily coverage of the team throughout spring training, and during the season.
June 13, 2008 5:27 PM
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Manager John McLaren said Brandon Morrow will be used as a closer while J.J. Putz is recovering from a sore elbow. However, Morrow won't be the only pitcher the Mariners use in that role.
"Mix and match," McLaren said.
The rotation will include Miguel Batista, who is being moved to the Mariners bullpen "for a couple starts at least," McLaren said.
McLaren said Batista is a pitcher who could also fit into the closer's role.