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Lookout Linkage, 3/8/15

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

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Sunday everyone! Here's your dose of linkage for the day:

  • Felix Hernandez will make his first start of the Cactus League season on Tuesday.
  • In case you missed it, Mariners' first base prospect Ji-Man Choi will be out for 4-6 months following surgery on his fractured right fibula.
  • Placido Polanco is not ruling out a comeback to the MLB as either a player or a coach.
  • True Blue LA has picked Kyle Seager's brother Corey as the Dodgers' top prospect.
  • Hunter Pence will be out for 6-8 weeks with a forearm fracture.
  • Cuban prospect Hector Olivera might require Tommy John surgery.
  • A's outfielder Josh Reddick has been shut down for two weeks with an oblique strain.
  • Yu Darvish will likely require Tommy John surgery.
  • Chris Young (pitcher) has signed a deal with the Royals.
  • Things are starting to look better for Michael Saunders, who might now be healthy in time for Opening Day.
  • Miles Wray at Fangraphs takes a look at the teams who have decreased their payroll the most in recent years.
  • The Rangers have signed reliever Joe Beimel.
  • Matt Harvey was hitting 99mph in his first appearance following Tommy John surgery.
  • Beyond the Box Score tries to find the next Ben Zobrist.