Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/20/12
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Should the Mariners consider Johnny Damon? Over the offseason, the Mariners repeatedly indicated the team wish list: A left handed reliever A catcher A veteran presence The M’s currently have a four way race for the lefty in the bullpen with Charlie Furbush, Cesar Jimenez, George Sherrill and rule five draft pick Lucas Luetge. In the catcher race, Adam Moore’s injury leaves the M’s with 3 Major League caliber catchers in John Jaso, Miguel Olivo and new power hitter Jesus Montero. For the veteran presence, the Mariners are likely to have Kevin Millwood on the starting rotation.  He has repeatedly been mentioned as the mentor to pitching greats C.C. Sabathia and Cliff Lee. George Sherill also has a chance to make the team giving veteran leadership in the pen. Even if those two make the team there still is a lacking veteran presence among position players.  Last season, the Mariners relied heavily on Adam Kennedy to model good at bats and the pace of the game to the M’s youngsters.  ...
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