Justin Smoak is taking LH swings right now, and if that goes well, he'll probably go out on a rehab assignment tomorrow.
Smoak going on 15-day DL retroactive to May 30 opens spot on 25-man roster for Bonderman.
Seattle Times "Mariners manager Eric Wedge said a couple of weeks ago that Justin Smoak was heading into spring training as the team’s primary first baseman. Well, he’ll be the first baseman on Opening Day as well because manager Wedge doesn’t like to make major decisions like this based off spring training..." February 18
Seattle Times "Spoke briefly with Justin Smoak this morning about his plans for the spring and how he hopes to carry over the success he enjoyed last September. Let’s face it: September surges have happened for Smoak before. In 2010, he hit .340 in September with an OPS of 1.001. Had anybody really dug into..." February 18