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August 7, 2009 at 6:32 PM

A few more stray Mariners notes

  • For those who didn’t see this in the earlier post, the Mariners are NOT the team that claimed Alex Rios. Trust me on this one.
  • Don Wakamatsu said he hasn’t decided yet if newly promoted pitcher Doug Fister will take Jason Vargas’s turn in the rotation, which comes up Tuesday.
    “We’re going to dialogue a little more,” Wakamatsu said. “He’ll be here tomorrow and we’ll talk with him and get a game plan. We have other options. We’ll talk about that and probably announce that in the next day or two.”
    Wakamatsu described the 6-foot-8 Fister as “a command guy. He has done extremely well in the reports both from the staff down there and from Jamie Burke . We talked about him early in the season how well he’s doing. He’s a big pitcher, height-wise, that can create some angles and has good command.”
    On Vargas going down to Tacoma, Wakamatsu said, “In a short period of time, he’s been able to experience some success and some failure, and have the opportunity to learn from that. The plan of attack with him is to be able to go down and refine some things.”

  • Closer David Aardsma, who had a boil lanced from his rear end, is healing well, Wakamatsu said, but he didn’t know if he would be available tonight. If not, Mark Lowe will close.
  • Wakamatsu said he was happy for Chris Woodward, who landed with the Red Sox today.
    “He’s the ultimate professional and probably one of the hardest working kids we’ve had here. Just to continue his career at the major league level, I’m awfully happy for him.”

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