There was hope of some finality for the Seattle Mariners on their last day in Arizona. Instead, Casper Wells and Jason Bay will have to remain in baseball-roster limbo a while longer.

Initially, Mariners manager Eric Wedge had hoped to announce Thursday morning who had won the competition between Bay and Wells for the last roster spot.

However, those plans were scuttled.

General manager Jack Zduriencik decided that because the Mariners’ official 25-man roster doesn’t have to be finalized until noon (PDT) on Sunday, the team would wait until then.

“I know you are anxiously awaiting a decision,” Zduriencik said. “But at this moment in time, we don’t have any information except to say that we don’t have to have the rosters set till Sunday, so what we are going to do is let (this) play out.”

Judging by the way the Mariners are handling playing time for the weekend, it seems as if they already have made up their mind to keep Bay, and eventually designate Wells for assignment.

Zduriencik and manager Eric Wedge met with Wells and Bay separately and told them that any decision would not come for a few days.

“Not all the decisions have been made and we told them that,” Wedge said “I wish I could tell you more. I wish I could tell them more. Quite frankly we have to let this play out and do what’s best for the ballclub.”

Wells remained in Peoria, Ariz., on Thursday and played in a minor league game. He will continue to do that today and Saturday.

“We want him to get his at-bats,” Zduriencik said. “For the last few days he hasn’t played quite all that much. Our decision was to keep him here, let him play, and he can certainly get three games in, 4-5 at-bats per game, so it worked good for him.”

Bay traveled to Mesa with the team and played five innings, going 1-for-2 with a single to left.