by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Mariners' Patrick Kivlehan: Lands on 40-man roster
Kivlehan was added to the 40-man roster, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Kivlehan slashed a .256/.313/.453 in 472 at-bats with Triple-A Tacoma this season and played a variety of positions with the team including first base, third base as well as every outfield position, but it seems unlikely that he will contribute much to the major-league club in 2016.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Peterson, Marte, Kivlehan among Mariners cuts Friday
The Mariners announced Friday they cut 11 players from major-league camp. Pitcher Lucas Luetge, catcher John Hicks, indielder Ketel Marte, infielder Jesus Montero, outfielder James Jones and outfielder Stefen Romero were optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. Pitcher Justin Germano, pitcher Rafael Perez, infielder D.J. Peterson, infielder Patrick Kivlehan and outfielder Franklin Gutierrez were reassigned to minor-league camp. Peterson (No. 2), Marte (No. 3) and Kivlehan (No. 4) are among the Mariners' top prospects, according to Baseball America.
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Mariners' Patrick Kivlehan's versatility a positive for organization
Mariners prospect Patrick Kivlehan is hoping his versatility on the diamond forces the organization to break camp with him on the 25-man roster. Kivlehan has played in the outfield, first base and third base during spring training and said he thinks he's been able to play well at each spot. Kivlehan's hitting has fared well too as he's hitting .294 in eight Cactus League games. "I'm pretty comfortable," Kivlehan said, via MLB.com. "It's mostly what I did last year. Wherever they put me that day, I'll feel comfortable. It's one of those things now where it's not a surprise if I'm in a different position on a different day."