Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 4/13/12
The Seattle Mariners’ good start at the plate will make manager Eric Wedge’s job more difficult with outfielders Mike Carp and Franklin Guiterrez scheduled to return from the disabled list in the next week or two. The two players filling in for them, Chone Figgins and Michael Saunders, have been a pleasant surprise so far at the plate and will stay with the team once Carp and Guiterrez return to the Mariners. Figgins, who has been playing left field and batting leadoff, will force Wedge to be creative with his daily lineup. Figgins will most likely play multiple positions so he can play everyday. Third baseman Kyle Seager is leading the team in RBIs, and will continue getting regular starts at third base, as long as he keeps hitting consistently. Seager’s backup Alex Liddi will be the first player sent down. Liddi surprised everybody when he made the team out of spring training. He has started one game this season and would benefit by more consistent playing time down in Tacoma....
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