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Lookout Linkage, 3/1/15

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

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  • Lloyd McClendon spoke to Bob Dutton at The News Tribune about the shortstop battle and whether or not both Chris Taylor and Brad Miller can make the team out of camp.
  • Shannon Drayer got the Mariners players' opinions on #TheDress (and if you feel so inclined to share your own opinion on the matter, here's an OT thread for you).
  • Jeff Sullivan at U.S.S. Mariner talks about expectations for the M's in 2015.
  • Recently-waived pitcher Edgar Olmos is now dealing with shoulder issues.
  • Good news arrived for the Blue Jays today, who found out that Michael Saunders is only expected to be out for 5-6 weeks.
  • Meanwhile in Chicago, White Sox' ace Chris Sale will be out for three weeks with a foot injury.
  • The Brewers have signed reliever Francisco Rodriguez to a two-year deal.
  • The Blue Jays have signed pitcher Johan Santana to a minor league deal.
  • The Giants have signed former Mariner Ronny Cedeño.
  • The Blue Jays have signed outfielder Dayan Viciedo to a minor league deal.
  • Josh Hamilton is likely to face a 25-game ban following news of his relapse.
  • Seattle-area prospect and Rays' farmhand Josh Sale has been released after dealing with off-the-field issues.
  • Aramis Ramirez is planning to retire after the 2015 season.
  • Juan Pierre has retired from baseball.