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Lookout Linkage, 2/24/15

News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league.

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! Here's the latest from all around baseball:

  • The Mariners have received some good news on the status of Victor Sanchez.
  • James Paxton has yet to throw for the M's this spring due to a minor injury that occurred during agility drills.
  • Jeff Sullivan at U.S.S. Mariner explains why Jesus Montero's story isn't just a standard "best shape of my life" story.
  • Mariners' starter Roenis Elias is excited at the prospect of visiting his family in Cuba with relations with the U.S. improving.
  • Albert Pujols might be planning to retire before his contract with the Angels is up, but not for the reason you might think.
  • Braves' center fielder B.J. Upton will go by a new name for the 2015 season.
  • CC Sabathia showed up to Yankees camp weighing 305 pounds.
  • The Rays plan to search for a new stadium by 2022.
  • The Rangers have decided to pick up third baseman Adrian Beltre's 2016 option a little early.
  • The Red Sox have signed Cuban super-prospect Yoan Moncada.
  • Dave Cameron of Fangraphs thinks the Moncada signing was a reasonable deal for the Red Sox.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs wonders what Moncada's career could look like given the hype surrounding him.
  • ESPN has launched a new project, which ranks all teams in the four major sports in terms of their use of analytics. It's definitely worth checking out.