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Saturday, January 17, 2004
Pitchers and catchers enter spring training

Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners have invited 16 non-roster players to their major league spring training camp.

They include left-hander Mike Myers, who was signed as a free agent on Friday. Myers, 34, spent the past two seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks and has appeared in 609 major league games, all in relief.

In addition to Myers, the Mariners have asked five other pitchers to spring training in Peoria, Ariz. -- Craig Anderson, Travis Blackley, Jose Nunez, George Sherrill and Randy Williams. All are left-handers.

The Mariners also invited catchers Pat Borders, Luis Oliveros and Rene Rivera; infielders Bucky Jacobsen, Adam Jones, Jose Lopez, Mickey Lopez and A.J. Zapp; and outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Hiram Bochachica.