As expected, Kyle Seager will get the start on Thursday as the Seattle Mariners face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Seager will take the field at third, joining a young infield that includes UNC teammate Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak. Like Ackley, Seager will make his debut at the No. 7 spot in the lineup.
The lineup was reported by Neil Stover on Twitter.
Ooh I'm gonna win the race: Ichiro, Ryan, Kennedy 1B, Smoak DH, Ackley, Olivo, Seager, Guti, Peguero, Fister P
There's no easing Seager into the big leagues and he'll make his debut on the road against Jared Weaver in a critical series for the Mariners. The hope is that Seager will provide the mariners with a quick bit of instant offense -- before the call-up, he was hitting .455 for the Tacoma Rainiers in AAA.
710 ESPN's Shannon Drayer added an interesting tidbit about Seager and the first time he got a taste of big-league ball. Two years ago, shortly after he was drafted, Seager visited with Mike Sweeney, who told a group of Mariners prospects they'd be up sooner rather than later.
Seager remembers being here in 09 in a ball. Pineda Peguero also on team. M Sweeney told them they would be up before they knew it. He was right. Mike Sweeney here now for a visit. Looks great.
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