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Mariners Moose Tracks, 8/5/17: Shawn O’Malley, Justin Verlander, and Ichiro

Refreshing Links for a warm weekend.

Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

Happy weekend, Mariners fans! What’s with this heat? I thought this was supposed to be Seattle. I can hardly stand outside without getting uncomfortable. If you too are dreading the heat, I suggest you find shelter inside as you read today’s links.

In Mariners News...

  • Here’s a look at how Safeco and other ball parks influence fly balls.
  • Shawn O’Malley, who is now off the DL, is now playing with Tacoma.
  • Stephen Romero just signed an extension in Japan.

Mariners Minors...

  • Boog Powell and Taylor Motter both slugged homers in Tacoma’s 5-4 loss last night.
  • Speaking of Tacoma, Shae Simmons impressed in his first outing with the Rainiers.
  • DeAires Moses has impressed with the AZL Mariners.
  • Chris Torres hit a pair of extra base hits in Everett’s 8-6 loss.
  • JP Sears tallied his first professional save for Clinton last night.

Around the League...

  • Ichiro is climbing up the all-time hits leaderboard.

Luke’s Pick...

  • MJ Ale committed to play Husky Football. He’s the third lineman to join the class of 2018.