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Lookout Linkage, 3/24/16

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

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

We're in the home stretch of spring training now. The regular season is just around the corner. While you get ready for the season to start, here's some reading material to get you caught up on the latest news:

  • Charlie Furbush will not be ready for Opening Day.
  • Bob Dutton takes a look at the Mariners "C the Z" mantra and whether it's working in camp so far.
  • Ryan Divish did a nice feature on the relationship between Hisashi Iwakuma and Kenta Maeda and their experiences playing against each other in spring training.
  • Carson Smith will start the season on the DL.
  • David Murphy appears to be considering retirement.
  • Alex Rodriguez will retire after the end of the 2017 season.
  • David Wright will have to play the rest of his career while dealing with back pain.
  • Andre Ethier will be out for 10-14 weeks with a fractured right tibia.
  • The Rays defeated the Cuban national team in the first game played in Cuba since 1999.
  • The Cubs had a special guest at their spring training camp.