02/24/09 11:06 PM EST
Batista among Seattle's closer options
Mariners looking for pitcher who can handle late-game pressure
By Jim Street / MLB.com
Summary:The first of 34 Cactus League games will be played Thursday afternoon against the Padres at Peoria Stadium, officially kicking off what could be one of the most competitive battles of the spring -- replacing right-hander J.J. Putz in the closer role.