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August 21, 2010 at 8:55 AM

Mariners second-rounder Marcus Littlewood to visit Safeco Field next Friday

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Good morning to you all. Quick turnaround after last night’s gem pitched by Felix Hernandez to thrust himself into Cy Young Award discussion.
Matt Tuiasosopo is not in the lineup today. Michael Saunders in back in there. So is Josh Bard, getting his first action in exactly one week since hittng a grand slam and notching four hits against the Indians.
Tough to crack the lineup of this juggernaut, it would appear. The Mariners are 7-3 under manager Daren Brown. They have won nine of their last 13 overall.
So, I’m told that second round draft pick Marcus Littlewood, who just signed with the Mariners on Monday for $900,000, will be touring Safeco Field and taking batting practice with the team this coming Friday.


The M’s have brought the 6-foot-3 high school shortstop to Seattle already to get his contract signed and take him out for a night on the town.
Littlewood was picked 67th overall, the highest ever for a player from Utah.
His father, Mike, played baseball at BYU and is the head baseball coach at Dixie State. He also is a basketball referee and will be working a game in October between the Washington Huskies and the University of Oregon.
Catch me live on the FSN pre-game show, coming up about 9:40 a.m. Pacific time.
The lineups:
MARINERS
RF Ichiro
2B Chone Figgins
DH Russell Branyan
3B Jose Lopez
CF Franklin Gutierrez
1B Casey Kotchman
C Josh Bard
LF Michael Saunders
SS Josh Wilson
LHP Jason Vargas
YANKEES
SS Derek Jeter
RF Nick Swisher
1B Mark Teixeira
2B Robinson Cano
DH Marcus Thames
C Jorge Posada
LF Austin Kearns
CF Curtis Granderson
3B Eduardo Nunez
RHP Javier Vazquez

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