The Seattle Mariners are joining Major League Baseball's annual effort to promote sun safety through the Play Sun Smart initiative, which has officially launched throughout the league. During the campaign, players, coaches and staff from all 30 Clubs and the Commissioner's Office will serve as role models for fans by participating in skin cancer screenings and practicing sun-safe behaviors throughout the season.
Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has recalled right-hander Mayckol Guaipe from AAA Tacoma. Right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation (retroactive to April 22).
The Seattle Mariners 2016 Opening Night is Friday April 8, with a matchup against the Oakland Athletics. Game time is 7:10 p.m. Ken Griffey Jr., who will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.