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August 23, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Saturday’s pregame notes and lineups: Mariners at Red Sox


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Updated 11:58 a.m. Mike Greenwell time

Logan Morrison is under the weather and is out of the lineup. He was going to be checked by a doctor and possibly sent back to the hotel to rest and not infect the rest of the team in a Red Sox clubhouse that is roughly the size of a studio apartment in Seattle (that will cost you about $1,900 a month).

So with Morrison out, that means Kendrys Morales has to DH, Chris Denorfia gets the start in right field and Endy Chavez gets to DH and give his legs a rest.


McClendon was still praising Endy Chavez’s at-bat in the ninth inning

“He never panicked in that situation,” McClendon said. “Looking back at it, Uehara threw him some tough, tough pitches. A few of them he just barely fouled off. Probably the biggest at-bat of the year for us.”


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From earlier

Interesting lineup for the Mariners today against right-hander Brandon Workman. Not sure why Logan Morrison is out of the lineup. Mike Zunino gets his normal rest day after a night game. He’ll catch Hisashi Iwakuma tomorrow. We meet with manager Lloyd McClendon in a little while.

The Mariners don’t have a ton of at-bats off the one-time reliever, now starter.

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Here’s his career splits, which are pretty undramatic

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 A few notes 

Felix Hernandez admitted that he was pretty shaken up after hitting Xander Bogaerts in the helmet with a pitch. It was a wayward changeup that got away from him.

“You never want that to happen,” Hernandez said.

He admitted he was scared but happy to see Bogaerts get up and go to first base. Bogaerts was lifted for a possible concussion but did talk to the media postgame.

“It wasn’t on purpose and I told him I was sorry,” Hernandez said.


Rusney Castillo is at Fenway Park today taking his physical. He was on the field talking with Robinson Cano before the game. The two are both represented by Roc Nation Sports, which has a small army of handlers here today. Fellow Cuban Roenis Elias also talked with Castillo pregame.

Cano worked out with Castillo a few times and likes what he saw.

“He can really run, so fast,” he said.

Cano also said Castillo is better hitter than people think.

When asked why the Mariners didn’t sign him, he chuckled and said, “I’m not the GM.”

Players in the clubhouse were watching MLB Network and seemed stunned that Castillo got $72.5 million.

“How much?!?” Felix Hernandez asked. “Wow!”


Official game notes

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