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Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/24/18: Spring Training Games, Baseball Storage, and Prospect Injuries


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The Mariners played a baseball game yesterday! And today they play on TV!

Baseball is back and it feels incredible.

In Mariners News...

  • Here are some pictures from the Mariners’ 3-2 win over the Padres.
  • Ben Gamel made a diving catch yesterday.
  • Dee Gordon’s first at bat of the spring was a leadoff double.
  • Here are some photos Ken Lambert of the Seattle Times has taken at Spring Training.
  • Dan Altavilla struck out the side in the ninth to seal the deal for Seattle. You can read Eric’s recap of the Mariners’ first game of the spring right here.
  • Unrelated to baseball, but more cranes are coming to Seattle.
  • Hisashi Iwakuma reflects on 2017 and talks about rejoining the Mariners on a minor league deal.
  • This is an incredible story.
  • Don’t be surprised to not see much of Cano, Cruz, and Haniger early in the spring.

Around the League...

  • The Tigers signed Fransisco Liriano to a one-year deal for a reasonable salary.
  • The Rays’ top pitching prospect Brett Honeywell tore his UCL.
  • Matt Chapman of the Athletics needed a cortisone shot to decrease some inflammation.
  • Graveyard Baseball listed who’s next from Japan’s NPB?
  • Michael Saunders found a new home after getting released by the Pirates.
  • The league is standardizing storage for baseballs.
  • Oregon State’s highest draft prospect might have gotten hurt.
  • Curtis Granderson hit the first home run of the spring.

Luke’s Pick...

  • UW Baseball’s home opener got canceled last night, so they will play their home opener today at 1:00 PM.