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Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/24/18: Nelson Cruz, Yusei Kikuchi, and the Apple Cup

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MLB: Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the last weekend of November. Where has the time gone? The year 2018 is quickly fading, but MLB postseason news is not slowing down. Here are some headlines from around baseball.

In Mariners News...

  • The Mariners showed some love to the state’s two PAC-12 teams prior to the Apple Cup.
  • Enchant Seattle opened up at Safeco last night.
  • Edgar Martinez was recognized as an all-star seven times throughout his career.
  • The Phillies are reportedly interested in Edwin Diaz and Jean Segura.
  • MiLB breaks down the trade that sent James Paxton to New York in exchange for Justus Sheffield and two other prospect.
  • Julio Rodriguez continues to attack the offseason.
  • So I guess MLB is wheelin’ and dealin’ our players?
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  • A few teams have expressed interest in current free agent Nelson Cruz.

Around the League...

  • Former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will work in a player development role for Kansas City.
  • Baseball America talked about five intriguing prospects that are unprotected by the Rule 5 Draft. Two of those prospects are current members of AL West organizations.
  • Yusei Kikuchi of the Seibu Lions will be posted for major league teams in December. Kikuchi has boasted an impressive 2.58 ERA over the past four seasons in NPB.
  • Jose Bautista has a bug named after him.

Luke’s Pick...

  • Six Apple Cups in a row...
  • Shoutout to the Washington State band for performing Bow Down to Washington in honor of the Husky Band, which didn’t make the trip to Pullman after one of their busses flipped over near George.