Dustin Ackley, the second player taken in last June’s draft, won’t start the season with Seattle. The Mariners made that clear Tuesday when Ackley was optioned to the club’s Double-A West Tennessee roster. That being said, Ackley made a lot of fans when he was with the Mariners in the last three weeks, and it would surprise no one if the left-handed hitting former UNC star would make it to Triple-A and the majors both later this year.

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