Don't be surprised if you see Dustin Ackley on the Mariners big league roster this season. But you'll have to wait.
The M's optioned Ackely, an infielder and former first-round draft pick, to AAA Tacoma today. The move comes a day after making an infield switch between Brendan Ryan and Jack Wilson permanent. Wilson will start the year at second base, and Ryan will play shortstop.
Here's a look at the rest of the M's moves today:
Re-Assigned to Minor League Camp (4):
Catcher (1): Steven Baron
Infielder (1): Sean Kazmar
Outfielder (1): Gabe Gross
Left-Handed Pitcher (1): Fabio Castro
Today’s roster moves leave the Mariners with 41 players in their Major League camp: 29 roster players (1 on 60-day DL) and 12 non-roster invitees.
Here is a look at the club’s current spring roster:
23 KELLEY, Shawn ^ RHP
33 BAUTISTA, Denny* RHP
34 HERNANDEZ, Felix RHP
36 PINEDA, Michael RHP
39 PAULEY, David RHP
41 MILLER, Justin* RHP