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Griffey set to debut Wednesday

Updated: March 2, 2009, 8:04 PM ET
Associated Press

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Now that Ken Griffey Jr.'s swollen knee has improved, he is ready to play in his first game for Seattle in a decade.

The 39-year-old slugger hit for about 10 minutes against two Class A pitchers in a simulated game on Monday. Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu then confirmed Griffey will make his spring debut, as planned, at designated hitter on Wednesday night against Australia's national team.

The outing will come 11 days after baseball's leading active home run ...

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