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Lookout Linkage, 6/14/15

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

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! While the Mariners are playing bright and early today, here are some links to get you going before the game thread fires up:

  • The M's have already agreed to deals with their two top draft choices.
  • Hisashi Iwakuma is making good progress towards recovery and could return around the beginning of next month.
  • Rumor has it the Mariners have been looking at outfielder Ben Revere.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs wonders what to make of the rumor that the Phillies wanted Taijuan Walker or James Paxton in return for Revere.
  • Justin Smoak finally hit his first career triple.
  • Erik Bedard has decided to retire.
  • The A's have signed outfielder Dayan Viciedo.
  • Pat Venditte will be out for a bit with a strained right shoulder.
  • The Braves have designated Trevor Cahill for assignment.
  • Zack Cosart is out for the season following knee surgery.
  • The Twins have called up top prospect Byron Buxton, who will make his debut today.
  • Another top prospect is also being promoted: Francisco Lindor of the Indians.
  • Check out the cool story of Octavio Arroyo, a player recently drafted by the Miami Marlins who was deported to Mexico during his senior year of high school.
  • Dave Cameron at Fangraphs notices there aren't a whole lot of apparent sellers in baseball.
  • The woman who was injured by a bat in the stands has left the hospital and appears to be in good health.
  • Matt Kemp got taken down by an umpire during a brawl between the Padres and Braves.