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March 6, 2011 at 7:13 AM

Mariners’ morning briefing UPDATED

Another postcard day here in Arizona (and I know that’s not really news, but this is just my third day here so still getting my eyes acclimated to the sun) as the Mariners get set to make the trek to Scottsdale to play the Giants.
There, they will face a familiar name for a couple innings as Tim Lincecum will get the start for the Giants.
UPDATED, 8:50 A.M. — The Mariners reported this morning that catcher Miguel Olivo is having an MRI done this morning. It can’t be interpreted until Monday, however, so there will be no substantive update until then. However, the good news in having the procedure done now is that the team knows it will know something by Monday. Olivo strained the groin on his left side in Saturday’s win over the Indians.
And Jack Wilson, after taking yesterday off due to illness, is back in the clubhouse but not in the lineup.
Here is the lineup:
Dustin Ackley, 2B
Adam Kennedy, 3B
Milton Bradley, LF
Jack Cust, DH
Justin Smoak, 1B
Ryan Langerhans, CF
Carlos Peguero, RF
Josh Bard, C
Luis Rodriguez, SS
Nate Robertson, P
Also among those who could pitch are Brandon League, Blake Beavan and Garrett Olson. Ichiro isn’t in the lineup and isn’t on the list of other players making the trip, so you won’t see him there today (same with Chone Figgins).
As for a few links. …
— Times columnist Jerry Brewer says he knows how you can tell if the Mariners are developing players or just buying time.
— Here’s my story wrapping up what happened yesterday.
Steve Kelley writes about the Mariners’ long history with the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
— Mariners.com has a look at the team’s Minor League talent.
Felix Hernandez told the Arizona Republic he thinks the Mariners could be a surprise team this year.
All for now.

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