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March 13, 2007 at 9:26 AM

Mariners make cuts

The Mariners are off Wednesday. And during the last morning before their off day, they made several roster moves.
Left-handed pitchers Travis Blackley and Ryan Rowland-Smith were optioned to Class AAA Tacoma. Left-handed pitcher Matt Perisho was released. He was last seen carrying his bag to the parking lot.
Six other players were re-assigned to minor league camp. They were: right-handed pitchers Carlos Alvarado, Jesse Foppert and Juan Sandoval; left-handed pitcher Jim Parque; catcher Luis Oliveros; and infielder Matt Tuiasosopo, a Woodinville native.
Most players weren’t surprised. Manager Mike Hargrove said. “Usually, at this point, they pretty much know it’s coming.”
Parque and Sandoval were two of the more inspiring stories in this camp. Sandoval was shot in the eye this offseason at home in the Dominican Republic. Parque was returning from a long layoff. Hargrove said Parque was sharp in his first outing, but a “little less sharp, a little more fuzzy,” thereafter.
“Will he ever pitch in the big leagues again?” Hargrove said. “I don’t know. I can say he has a chance.”
Other morning highlights: the Mariners previewed this season’s commercials to much laughter in the clubhouse. They also set up an NCAA tournament pool.

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