BY Steve Rudman 01:42PM 03/12/2011

Mariners win, make first roster moves

The Mariners made their first major roster moves of spring on Saturday, sending Alex Liddi, among others, to the minors.

The Mariners optioned Alex Liddi to AAA Tacoma / Getty Images

First baseman Justin Smoak went 2-for-2 with a home run, two walks and four RBIs to lead the Mariners to a 10-2 win over the Oakland Athletics Saturday in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium. The Mariners improved to 8-4-2 in spring training play and are 6-1-1 over the last 8 games.

Smoak walked in his first two plate appearances, had a two-out, two-run single fourth and blasted a two-run homer to left-center field in the sixth. Left fielder Milton Bradley went 2-for-2 with a double and second baseman Dustin Ackley went 1-for-1 with a triple. The Mariners recorded a spring-high seven extra base hits (5 doubles, triple, home run).

Starting pitcher Blake Beavan (1-0) earned the win allowing 1 run on 3 hits in 3.0 innings. Left-hander Luke French recorded 4 strikeouts in 3.0 shutout frames.

NOTES: The Mariners made their first significant roster moves of spring training on Saturday, optioning LHP Mauricio Robles, INF Alex Liddi and OF Carlos Peguero to AAA Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League.

Liddi hit grand slams in back-to-back games earlier in the week.

The Mariners also re-assigned OF Johermyn Chavez to AA Jackson, and pitchers Yusmeiro Petit and James Paxton to the club’s minor league camp.

Saturday’s roster moves leave the Mariners with 58 players in their Major League camp: 38 roster players (1 on 60-day DL) and 20 non-roster invitees.

The club’s current spring training roster:

Pitchers (20+12)

23     KELLEY, Shawn ^                 RHP

31     DELCARMEN, Manny*        RHP

33     BAUTISTA, Denny*               RHP

34     HERNANDEZ, Felix              RHP

35     HAEGER, Charlie*                RHP

36     PINEDA, Michael                  RHP

39     PAULEY, David                     RHP

41     MILLER, Justin*                     RHP

43     LEAGUE, Brandon                RHP

46     RAY, Chris*                             RHP

50     WRIGHT, Jamey *                 RHP

53     AARDSMA, David                 RHP

57     CORTES, Dan                        RHP

58     FISTER, Doug                        RHP

60     SMITH, Chris*                        RHP

68     ROE, Chaz                              RHP

69     FLORES, Jose                       RHP

71     LUEKE, Josh                          RHP

73     WILHELMSEN, Tom             RHP

74     MEDINA, Yoervis                   RHP

76     BEAVAN, Blake*                   RHP

25     FRENCH, Luke                      LHP

32     ROBERTSON, Nate*             LHP

37     JIMENEZ, Cesar                    LHP

38     VARGAS, Jason                     LHP

45     BEDARD, Erik                        LHP

49     OLSON, Garrett                      LHP

52     SEDDON, Chris*                   LHP

59     CASTRO, Fabio*                    LHP

65     PAREDES, Edward               LHP

66     RING, Royce*                         LHP

77     LAFFEY, Aaron                      LHP

^ 60-Day DL

Catchers (2+3)

3        BARD, Josh *                               C

5        GIMENEZ, Chris*                        C

10     MOORE, Adam                           C

30     OLIVO, Miguel                             C

75     BARON, Steven*                         C

Infielders (9+3)

1        RODRIGUEZ, Luis*                 INF

2        WILSON, Jack                          INF

4        KENNEDY, Adam*                  INF

9        FIGGINS, Chone                     INF

13     ACKLEY, Dustin                      INF

16     WILSON, Josh                         INF

17     SMOAK, Justin                         INF

20     CARP, Mike                              INF

26     RYAN, Brendan                       INF

27     TUIASOSOPO, Matt                INF

61     MANGINI, Matt                         INF

72     KAZMAR, Sean*                      INF

Outfielders (5+3)

8        GROSS, Gabe*                       OF

12     LANGERHANS, Ryan*          OF

21     GUTIERREZ, Franklin            OF

44     WILSON, Mike*                       OF

51     SUZUKI, Ichiro                        OF

55     SAUNDERS, Michael            OF

56     HALMAN, Greg                       OF

15     BRADLEY, Milton                   OF

Designated Hitters (1)

29     CUST, Jack                             DH


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