It’s been pointed out many times this Mariners season as they’ve looked toward getting key players back on the field that when projecting how a fully healthy roster will look, these things have a way of figuring themselves out in baseball.

Fann: What the Mariners’ roster will look like at full strength

With that being said, though, the Mariners are on the verge of getting a number of players back who have been dealing with injury. In no particular order, there is Mitch Haniger, Taylor Trammell and Ken Giles, who are all on minor league rehab assignments, plus Julio Rodríguez and Dylan Moore, who could be back next week after short 10-day injured list stints. Additionally, first baseman Ty France should return to the lineup Friday night after spending a couple days out of action to let a wrist ailment calm down.

So say the M’s get some, it not all, of those players back in the new few weeks while the rest of the roster remains intact. What happens then?

Mariners Injuries: When Haniger, France, Julio should return

On Thursday’s edition of The Jerry Dipoto Show on Seattle Sports, the M’s general manager and president of baseball operations addressed a few offensive players whose roles could be impacted by the team getting to full strength. Here’s a look at what he had to say, starting with France.

France to second base? Don’t count on it

France has played every position in the infield except for shortstop as a pro, but he’s settled at first base since last season, even playing defense at the position worthy of Gold Glove consideration. But with veteran first baseman Carlos Santana on the roster, there is the intriguing possibility of France playing some second. In fact, he actually had to finish a game at that spot last Saturday after …read more

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