Mariners manager Eric Wedge indicated that Brendan Ryan will remain his starter at shortstop despite his slow start at the plate.
Ryan is batting a paltry .125/.269/.234 thus far, but Wedge still loves what he gives the team defensively. “Ryan takes away more runs at shortstop than anybody,” Wedge said. “If we can get a borderline average from him at the plate, we?ve got a championship-caliber shortstop. But that’s up to him. He’s got to give us more at the plate.” Wedge noted that he doesn’t see Kyle Seager as a real option at shortstop. Seager started eight games there last season.