Good morning everyone and happy Monday! There wasn’t a whole lot of activity in the baseball world yesterday, so it’s a pretty light day for the links. But let’s see what we can find for you...
In Mariners news...
- Mitch Haniger appears to be making some good progress.
Haniger has been cleared by a hand specialist. He hit off a tee yesterday and soft toss today. BP starting next week.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 4, 2018
- Nick Vincent should be back in action soon too.
Nick Vincent threw a "light" bullpen on Saturday and had no issues. He'll throw another bullpen on Tuesday. And then would follow that up with either a live BP or go right into games.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 4, 2018
- But not all is well with the Mariners.
Nick Rumbelow has not made an appearance since leaving his last game with a cut on his hand. Turns out he is dealing with a shoulder issue. Should know more after team doc reviews his scans Monday.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) March 4, 2018
- Players on the team have been impressed with Dee Gordon’s work in center field so far this spring.
Around the league...
- Buster Olney aims to discover why stolen bases have been on the decline lately.
- The Rangers are considering using a six-man starting rotation this season, but ace Cole Hamels isn’t a fan of the concept.
- Nolan Arenado isn’t expecting to sign a long-term deal with the Rockies this season.
- Some personal news from the weekend: my a cappella group (of which I am the Vice President) won our ICCA quarterfinal and are moving on to the semifinals in Philadelphia!