01/27/2006 2:50 PM ET
Mariners announce 22 non-roster invitees to spring camp
Kevin Appier, Scott Atchison, Dave Burba, Jeff Harris and Fernando Vina among players with big-league experience in camp
Seattle Mariners Vice President of Scouting and Player Development Benny Looper announced today that the Mariners have extended spring training invitations to Major League camp to 22 players.
The list includes nine pitchers, four catchers, eight infielders and one outfielder.
Pitchers: Kevin Appier, Scott Atchison, Dave Burba, Francisco Cruceta, Rich Dorman, Lindsey Gulin, Jeff Harris, Jeff Heaverlo and Chris Jaile.
Catchers: Corky Miller, Jeff Clement, Andrew Dominique and Rob Johnson.
Infielders: Asdrubal Cabrera, Greg Dobbs, Rayon Lampe, Jose Morbon, Cody Ransom, Todd Sears, Matt Tuiasosopo and Fernando Vina.
Outfielder: Adam Jones.
Eleven of the players have prior big league experience: Appier, Atchison, Burba, Crucetta, Dobbs, Dominique, Harris, Miller, Ransom, Sears and Vina, including five that have played for the Mariners in the Majors: Atchison, Burba, Dobbs, Harris and Vina. Atchison, Dobbs and Harris pitched with Seattle in 2005, while Burba last appeared with the club in 1991 and Vina last appeared in a Mariners uniform in 1993.
The list includes 10 players from the Mariners minor league system, including seven that played with Tacoma in 2005 (Atchison, Cruceta, Dorman, Harris, Heaverlo, Cabrera and Dobbs), one that was in San Antonio last year (Jones), one from Inland Empire (Johnson) and one from Wisconsin (Clement).