The Seattle Mariners purchased first baseman Ricky Jordan from the California Angels and put him on their 40-man roster Monday.
Jordan, 30, spent last season in Vancouver, the Angels’ Triple-A farm club, but played in only 19 games because of shoulder injuries. He hit .222 with two home runs and nine RBIs.
Jordan, who bats right handed, has a lifetime .312 batting average against left-handers.
Brewers pound hapless M’s
The Brewers laid a 16-4 beating on Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., in what Mariners manager Lou Piniella called, “the worst game I’ve seen this spring.” No one argued - the Mariners committed five errors, allowed two passed balls, hit two batters, walked seven Brewers and allowed two home runs.
Junior KO’d by dentist
Ken Griffey Jr., had an upper wisdom tooth pulled in the morning, made a brief appearance in camp and went home with a swollen cheek and the desire to sleep.
Paul Menhart, who started for the first time since March 12 because of a strained hamstring, gave up five runs in 2-1/3 innings against the Brewers.
Mariners shop Fermin
Infielder Felix Fermin and his $850,000 contract have been dangled on the trade market all spring. Now the Rangers and Yankees are nibbling.