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Beavan, Ramirez get work in on team's day off


PEORIA, Ariz. -- While most of the Mariners had a rare day off on Monday, right-handed starters Blake Beavan and Erasmo Ramirez each threw four innings in a Minor League intrasquad game to get their work in and stay on schedule.

Beavan threw 64 pitches in approximately four innings of work. In typical simulated-game fashion, extra outs were given in some innings to get the pitchers up to required workload against the Minor League hitters.

Beavan got four outs in his third inning, so officially he threw 4 1/3 innings while allowing four hits and one run with no walks and six strikeouts.

Ramirez was kept on the mound for two extra outs in his second inning and one extra in the third, so he officially threw five innings, allowing 10 hits and three runs with no walks and seven strikeouts while throwing 70 pitches.

But three of Ramirez's hits and two runs came in the second after he would normally have been out of the inning following a strikeout and double-play grounder with runners on first and third. Instead, the situation was extended and he allowed a triple and two singles while getting two more outs.

Ramirez loaded the bases in his final inning with three hits, including two infield singles, before striking out three in a row to end his day.

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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