PEORIA, Ariz. – Blake Beavan knows he did everything he could to remain in contention for a spot in Seattle’s starting rotation.
The 24-year-old right-hander pitched six solid innings as the Mariners beat a Texas Rangers split squad 4-3 Sunday.
“I was happy with everything,” Beavan said.
Beavan relied on his fastball and he mixed in a changeup and curveball with effective results. Mariners manager Eric Wedge was pleased with what he saw from Beavan.
“He was in the zone all day,” Wedge said.
In six innings, Beavan allowed one earned run off three hits, struck out two and walked none.
Beavan is competing with Jon Garland, Erasmo Ramirez and Hector Noesi for one of two spots in the starting rotation.
Raul Ibanez and Kendrys Morales hit two-run homers for Seattle.