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Geoff Baker covers the Mariners for The Seattle Times. He provides daily coverage of the team throughout spring training, and during the season.

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July 6, 2008 6:55 PM

Why no Rhodes?

Posted by Jose Romero

Many of you are questioning the use of Burke as a reliever today and why not Arthur Rhodes or Brandon Morrow.

True, both were in the bullpen and available if needed. But here is how manager Jim Riggleman explained their absence from the game:

"Arthur, he came in today and said he slept on his arm funny and just didn't feel good. So he said "If I get up, I want to get in.' He didn't want to get up (in the bullpen) and down. So we had a point in the lineup where we were going to use him, and Norm (Charlton) called down and said he's not feeling to good, so we shut him down."

Riggleman also shut down Morrow because he had pitched four of the past five days.

Morrow will be available tomorrow.

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