The Mariners optioned RHP Joe Woerman, 2B Yung Chi Chen and 1B Bryan LaHair to Triple-A Tacoma. Also, they reassigned RHP Phillippe Aumont, RHP Brodie Downs, RHP Stephen Kahn, LHP Robert Rohrbaugh, C Jair Fernandez, C Adam Moore, C Brant Ust, OF Bronson Sardinha and IF Mark Kiger to minor league camp.
The Sports Xchange reports Mariners P Robert Rohrbaugh jumped from Double-A to Triple-A Tacoma last year, and before the season was over he was named Tacoma's Pitcher of the Year. He doesn't have a chance to make the rotation right out of spring training, but he has found a mentor of sorts in Erik Bedard, who was acquired in a trade with Baltimore. "I grew up about 50 miles from Baltimore and was a huge Orioles fan," Rohrbaugh said. "I used to watch him pitch. Now we talk about pitching. We talk about lots of things. It's helped me out."
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