Happy Cy Young's Birthday!
(also the birthday of Billy Beane and several other people including Mariners relief pitcher Scott Atchison)
Happy birthday, Scott Atchison. Here's a demotion to minor league camp.
However, if you read that 3/29/06 transactions line carefully, you'll note:
"Optioned RHP Clint Nageotte and IF/OF Mike Morse to Triple-A Tacoma; Reassigned RHP Kevin Appier, RHP Scott Atchison, RHP Francisco Cruceta, RHP Sean Green, INF Greg Dobbs, INF Jose Morban, INF Cody Ransom, OF Adam Jones and C Corky Miller to Minor League camp."
This means that on the Opening Day roster, in theory, the half of the guys that aren't pitchers will be the expected nine of Ichiro, Reed, Ibanez, Everett, Johjima, Betancourt, Sexson, Beltre, Lopez... and Bloomquist, Rivera, Borchard, and Petagine!
In the immortal words of Ichiro and Ibanez: