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March 8, 2011 at 6:49 AM

Morning briefing

Two games for the Mariners here today — sort of.
The team will have a “B” game against the Dodgers in Glendale at 10 a.m., and it features a little better lineup than was initially thought it might — including the interesting sights of Milton Bradley in center field and Adam Kennedy in left field. Larry Stone reports Bradley has played just one game in center since 2007, but looks as if Eric Wedge wants to truly experiment a bit early in camp.
That game will not count in the standings, however, and sometimes they aren’t run necessarily exactly like a real game (meaning it could just end at any time, etc.).
The regular game then comes at 1 p.m. (local time, noon Seattle) against the Giants here in Peoria with Jason Vargas getting his first start of the spring.
Here are the lineups for both games:
Regular game vs. Giants:
Josh Wilson, SS
Brendan Ryan, 2B
Justin Smoak, 1B
Jack Cust, LF
Ryan Langerhans, CF
Michael Saunders, DH
Gabe Gross, RF
Matt Mangini, 3B
Adam Moore, C
Jason Vargas, P
And for the B game:
Dustin Ackley, 2B
Adam Kennedy, LF
Milton Bradley, CF
Mike Carp, DH
Matt Tuiasosopo, 1B
Mike Wilson, RF
Alex Liddi, 3B
Luis Rodriguez, SS
Steven Baron, C
Luke French, P
A number of the youngsters, such as Ackley and Mike Wilson, are also listed as available for the A game today.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Baseball America is reporting that James Paxton received a signing bonus of $942,500.
— Stone columnized today about Michael Pineda.
— Here’s my story for the Tuesday paper wrapping up what transpired on Monday.
— Not even sure this is news, but here’s another story reporting that the Mariners have no plans to trade Felix Hernandez.
— Speaking of Hernandez, he was wearing a Spanish Miami Heat jersey in the clubhouse this morning.

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