Italian third baseman Alex Liddi has made the cut for the Japan trip of the Seattle Mariners. He was selected to the 30-man roster, which traveled to Tokyo on Friday for a pair of exhibition games and the 2012 MLB Japan Opening Series against the Oakland Athletics. However this doesn’t mean he is also going to make the 25-man roster. This Spring Training Liddi saw time at first and third, batting a strong .429/.500/.714 with one homerun, seven doubles, nine runs and ten RBI in 15 games. He also cut down on his strikeouts to eight in 35 at-bats so far.
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