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March 21, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Mariners pitching hopeful Jon Garland: ‘I’ve shown them everything I can’

Michael Saunders watches a game-ending third strike go by him as the Mariners lose 7-4 to the Chicago Cubs in Peoria, AZ.

Michael Saunders watches a game-ending third strike go by him as the Mariners lose 7-4 to the Chicago Cubs in Peoria, AZ.

ADDITIONAL NOTE 11:02 p.m.: The Mariners just optioned OF Carlos Peguero to Class AAA and re-assigned right-handed pitcher Carson Smith and infielder Nick Franklin to minor league camp. As we discussed after Smith’s last outing, the Mariners felt he had a great camp, but view him as depth for down the road if somebody gets hurt or needs replacing.

Mariners non-roster invitee Jon Garland didn’t mince words after tonight’s 7-4 loss to the Cubs when asked about his “out” clause and when he expects to hear from the Mariners on whether or not he’s landed a job in their rotation.

“Tomorrow,” he said. “That’s my ‘out’ clause. I’m sure there have been scouts in the stands everytime I’ve thrown. They’re usually out here scouting anyway. So, if they don’t want to keep me here, I’m sure there might be a phone call. And like I said before, if not, I’ll be poolside at the house hanging out.”

Nick Franklin and teammates leave dugout after tonight's loss. Franklin was reassigned to minor league camp after the game.

Nick Franklin and teammates leave dugout after tonight’s loss. Franklin was reassigned to minor league camp after the game.

Garland feels he’s done all he can to force the team’s hand.

“I think I’ve shown them everything I can,’’ Garland said. “Now the decision’s on them. There are a lot of young arms here who have proven themselves more than worthy. So, it’s going to be a tough decision on them. And there are a lot of factors that go into making a decision to keep me or not. It’s going to be tough on them. They’re going to have to weigh heavy on it and we’ll see what they come up with.”

Mariners manager Eric Wedge said post-game he plans to meet later tonight or first thing tomorrow with GM Jack Zduriencik to figure out what the next move is.

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