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Richie Sexson


The Seattle Mariners placed Sexson on the bereavement list so he could return home and be with his wife while she gave birth to twins. The team expects him to be back on Monday.


Sexson went 5-for-5 with two homers and three RBIs in the Mariners' 9-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.


Sexson went 3-for-5 and drove in five runs Tuesday. The Mariners' first baseman hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning of Seattle's 10-8 victory over the Angels.


Sexson sat out Seattle's Sunday game because of tightness in his right quad.


After departing following one inning Sunday because of blurred vision in his right eye, Sexson was back in the Seattle lineup Monday. The first baseman's vision had cleared up, and the diagnosis was a virus that had appeared in his throat initially and led to a high white blood-cell count in his right eye.


Sexson was removed after the first inning of Sunday's game with blurred vision in his right eye. He struck out in his only at-bat and was replaced by Dave Hanson. Sexson woke up with blurred vision and it was still a problem an hour after the game. If the problem still exists on Monday, the Mariners' first baseman will undergo tests on his eye.


Sexson had a productive day at the plate in Saturday's victory over the Minnesota Twins, going 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and five RBI. The Mariners' first baseman connected for a solo homer and a grand slam -- the eighth of his major league career -- to record his 22nd multihomer game.


Sexson was suspended for two games on Friday for an incident that occurred during last Saturday's game with the Mets. Sexson dug his own grave when he threw a bucket of balls out of the dugout following what he felt was a bad call by the home plate umpire. Sexson will begin serving his suspension on Friday night when the Mariners play the Padres.


Sexson hit a long fly at wind-blown Fenway Park on Sunday, and the ball drifted into the right-field seats for the seventh grand slam of the Seattle first baseman's career. The slam, which was Sexson's eighth homer of the season, gave the Mariners a 6-4 win in the second game of a day-night doubleheader with Boston.

In 27 games this season, the power-hitting first baseman is batting .224 with 20 runs scored and 26 RBI.


Sexson returned to the Seattle lineup against the Angels on Monday, after missing three games because of a nasty flu bug. He served as the Mariners' designated hitter -- in an effort to conserve his energy as he regains his health and strength. He went 1-for-4 on the night. Sexson is hitting .263 on the season, with three homers and 12 RBI in 10 games.


Sexson missed all three games of Seattle's weekend series with the Chicago White Sox because of the flu, and the big first baseman is questionable for Monday night. The Mariners have flown to southern California, where they open a new series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Monday.

Sexson had improved enough to go to the ballpark on Sunday, but he was wearing a surgical mask to reduce the chances of spreading the nasty flu bug that had bitten him. He might be a better bet to return on Tuesday.


Sexson will be a game time decision for the Mariner's game on Saturday against the White Sox. The first baseman sat out Friday night's game due to a bout with the flu, and may miss game two of the series for the same reason. Manager Mike Hargrove could potentially insert Sexson as the designated hitter, however, if Sexson isn't close to 100 percent, expect Scott Spiezio to get the nod.

Sexson missed his second straight game with the flu when he sat out Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox. Scott Spiezio started at first base for the Mariners in Sexson's place.


After missing the bulk of the 2004 campaign with a shoulder injury, Sexson could not have asked for a better start to the 2005 season. Making his debut with the Seattle Mariners, the first baseman went 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBI in Monday's Opening Day victory over the Minnesota Twins.

As long as he can stay healthy, Sexson should be able to bounce back from last year's disappointing season. From 2001-2003 with the Milwaukee Brewers, Sexson was a two-time All-Star, slugging 119 home runs with 351 RBI and a .274 batting average. Limited to 90 at-bats last year, he hit .233 with nine homers and 23 RBI for Arizona.