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Mariners Announce Probable Pitching Rotation

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Seattle Mariners Manager Eric Wedge announced today the probable pitchers for the Mariners first two series, at Oakland (April 6 & 7) and at Texas (April 9-12).

The Mariners played the Oakland A’s in the Japan Opening Series 2012 on March 28 and 29 in Tokyo, Japan, with Felix Hernandez and Jason Vargas each recording no-decisions.

Here’s a look at Seattle’s projected starting pitchers for the first six games:

AT OAKLAND ATHLETICS

Day, Date                                 Probable Pitcher (record)

Friday, April 6                           LHP Jason Vargas (0-0, 1.42)

Saturday, April 7                       RHP Felix Hernandez (0-0, 1.13)

AT TEXAS RANGERS

Day, Date                                 Probable Pitcher (record)

Monday, April 9                         RHP Hector Noesi (1st 2012 GS; was 2-2, 4.47 in 2011)

Tuesday, April 10                      RHP Blake Beavan (1st 2012 GS; was 5-6, 4.27 in 2011)

Wednesday, April 11                 RHP Kevin Millwood (1st 2012 GS; was 4-3, 3.98 in 2011)

Thursday, April 12                     LHP Jason Vargas (0-0, plus start on April 6)

For more information, please contact the Seattle Mariners baseball information department at (623) 776-4800. More information on Seattle’s roster is also available online at www.mariners.com.

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