Not unexpectedly, right-hand pitcher Anderson Garcia was the final player moved for the Mariners to reach the Opening Day 25-man roster.Garcia was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis. It is retroactive to March 21. Garcia, 27, originally signed by the New York Yankees in 2001, made his Major League debut with Philadelphia last season. He appeared in one game. He has spent parts of seven seasons in the minors with the Mets, Orioles and Philadelphia. In his Minor League career, Garcia is 29-31 with a 3.85 ERA in 221 games, 39 starts. One of the spring's best stories, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, did not finish with a happy ending. Despite a 1-0 record and 2.25 ERA in seven official appearances, he was sent down to Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday. But the Mariners liked him well enough to make a trade to keep from returning the Rule 5 Draft pick back to Minnesota. Minor League catcher Jair Fernandez was sent to the Twins. "It was tough [to send him down], McLaren said. "He impressed us. We were able to make a trade. It gives us good insurance at Triple-A. We feel good about having him down there."
Bob Sherwin is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.