Good morning/afternoon everyone. A red sun rises. We’ve got a big day of Mariners split squad action today, but first, some updates on Felix Hernandez’s injury from yesterday’s game:
Servais says Felix Hernandez understandably frustrated, but swelling already going down and he'll be "day to day." Could miss a start, but doesn't sound like he'll be out too long.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) February 27, 2018
Felix says arm very sore and he can't bend it. But he'll ice and get treatment and hopes to be back soon.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) February 27, 2018
"I can't explain how bad it was. I've never felt anything like that before."
Where did line drive hit Felix? RIght on the "13" tattoo on his upper forearm, which was for his 2013 All-Star appearance. Bad luck? No, could have been worse if hit elbow bone or elsewhere.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) February 27, 2018
And a note from the retired Bob Dutton:
It’s good news from Peoria that everyone sounds pretty optimistic on Felix. One cautionary note: Felix is typically overly optimistic when it comes to his recovery from injuries. Pay more attention to what others say. https://t.co/vHSxF98bTd— Bob Dutton (@ByBobDutton) February 27, 2018
Take all that as you will. Sounds like we’ll get an update at some point today on the injury, so we’ll keep you posted.
Onward, to JAMES PAXTON’S FIRST SPRING TRAINING START (hand-cranks the ol’ Paxton Klaxon, chugs maple syrup, makes it rain with Tim Bits).
Mariners-Padres lineups, 12:10 p.m. PT at Peoria. Other game in split-squad day. This one is radio delay on 710 ESPN Seattle, but is live on Gameday Audio on https://t.co/P2s8zKD6A6 and https://t.co/syhuwbSPkx. pic.twitter.com/VCGqrLf4YB— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) February 27, 2018
Game Time: 12:10 PM PST
Radio: 710 ESPN (delayed), live on Gameday Audio/Mariners.com
TV: MLB.tv will have the San Diego feed!
And here is the B Squad game, which has no media coverage except for the Kansas City radio feed. Sorry, B Squad. Oh, hey guess who’s back? Vogelbach.
Mariners-Royals lineups, 12:05 p.m. PT at Surprise. Split-squad for M's. UPDATE: Vogelbach willl come off bench to DH, but Lake still starting. No radio or TV on this one. pic.twitter.com/WfFydT7VDw— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) February 27, 2018
Game Time: 12:05 PM PST
Radio: KC radio feed on MLB.tv