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Northwest Sports Beat Mar 21, 2015

Southpaw Battles For South Downtown Seattle Mariner Bullpen Spot

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, takes a look at the battle between lefty relievers in the M's bullpen this spring. Charlie Furbush is going to be the first lefty out of the bullpen for the Mariners so that leaves just one spot and it's David Rollins, Lucas Luetge, Tyler Olson, Rafael Perez, and Joe Saunders left to fight over the coveted spot on the M's 25 man roster.

Competition among five lefties for Mariners’ bullpen job coming into focus

PEORIA, Ariz. — It’s early yet — the Mariners still have three weeks before they break camp — but competition is beginning to crystallize for duty as the bullpen’s second left-hander. Tyler Olson and David Rollins, once viewed as the two longest shots in the battle, have been lights out. Particularly Olson, who has retired all 15 batters faced in his five innings while striking out eight. Veteran Rafael Perez has three straight clean outings since a shaky spring debut, but Lucas Luetge and Joe Saunders each likely need to put on a push to claim the spot. “In about a week, you...

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