Seattle options Furbush, Peguero to reach 25 limit

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 04, 2012
The Seattle Mariners have optioned left-handed pitcher Charlie Furbush and outfielder Carlos Peguero to Triple-A Tacoma to reach the major league-mandated 25-man roster limit. Seattle made the roster moves Wednesday ahead of its final exhibition game against Colorado. The Mariners will go through a second opening day on Friday when they play at Oakland. The Mariners and A's began the Major League Baseball season last week with two games in Tokyo. By optioning Peguero, the Mariners have chosen to keep infielder Alex Liddi on the roster for now. Peguero hit .294 with five homers and 13 RBIs during spring training, while Liddi hit .370 with seven doubles and 11 RBIs. Furbush was considered an option for the rotation at the start of spring training but was later moved to a relief role. Furbush appeared in seven spring games and gave up just one earned run in 10 1-3 innings.
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