Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/21/12
Getting Younger! Mariners roster cuts show a commitment to the youth movement. The Mariners will be leaving the Peoria complex on Thursday the 22nd with 30 players in tow for the opening series in Japan against the A’s. The Mariners currently have 38 men in camp after cutting Cesar Jimenez, Hong-Chih Kuo and Shawn Camp. Only 25 men can be on the roster for Seattle for the two MLB games and so, the Mariners need to get their roster ready before they leave. Here is what you should know about the latest Mariners cuts: Hong-Chih Kuo Hong-Chih Kuo was an all-star caliber pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010.  In 60 innings he held an ERA of 1.20 and even picked up 12 saves. However, in 2011 this Taiwanese native struggled with the mental aspect of his game and his ERA dropped to 9.00.  The M’s picked him up from free agency during the off-season, hoping that a change of scenery would help propel him back into form. However, his spring outings did not instill a lot of confidence and
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