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Michael Saunders On New Role: I Don’t Accept It

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Michael Saunders has seen his role diminish this season. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

Michael Saunders has seen his role diminish this season. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

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(1090 The Fan) — Seattle Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders is used to playing regularly but in 2014 he’s being utilized sparingly. The 27-year-old doesn’t like it, telling The Steve Sandmeyer Show Friday “I want to be an everyday guy. My role has been as a defensive replacement during the first week here … it’s not necessarily a role that I accept, however, but it’s a role that I am embracing and I’m just trying to do my part, whatever that may be, to help the team win.”

Saunders has struggled at the plate in his time in the majors, but also has flashed power and is a value on the bases and in the field. Saunders is staying very much a team player despite not liking his current role with the club. “The bottom line is it’s not about one guy, it’s about the team.”

The four-year veteran also opined on the club’s success driving in runs with two outs, situational hitting and his swing mechanics. Listen to the entire interview:

Michael Saunders on The Steve Sandmeyer Show

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