Seattle Mariners third baseman Alex Liddi is doing very well for Team Italy at the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Playing against Team Canada on Friday (March 8), Liddi helped the team to an impressive 14-4 win.
On the day, Liddi was 2-for-4 from the plate, scoring three runs and driving in another. He also posted a walk and continued his hot hitting from the cleanup spot. Liddi was 2-for-3 on Thursday (March 7) against Team Mexico, driving in a run and registering a walk in that game as well.
Through two games at the 2013 WBC, Liddi is 4-for-7 (.571 batting average) with three runs and three RBIs. Fans have to be pleased with what he has done for Team Italy, especially after he struggled so much for the Mariners in Spring Training.
Liddi got 20 at-bats with the Mariners before reporting to his other team, managing to only post two hits a .100 batting average in that short span. It's definitely a small sample size, but Liddi is one of the players battling for a potential bench slot and this may have hurt him quite a bit.
At this point, it doesn't look like the Seattle Mariners are going to find room for Alex Liddi on the 25-man roster by Opening Day, especially with Kyle Seager likely to become the permanent third baseman. If he continues to put up good numbers in the WBC, though, expect some Seattle Mariners trade rumors to start popping up.
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