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Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/14/18: Taylor Motter and Shohei Ohtani, Nelson Cruz, and UW Baseball

Happy Weekend!

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Hi everyone! I’m going skiing today, which is fun because it will be my first spring skiing experience. That said, it was about 45 degrees and raining last night when we got to the cabin I’m at. That is not particularly encouraging for the snow conditions. While I’m skiing in the rain, you should enjoy these links.

In Mariners News...

  • Shohei Ohtani’s hot start to his rookie season is comparable to Taylor Motter.
  • Kyle Seager was named the most likely to be baseball’s next iron man.
  • Protect our players.
  • Nelson Cruz should be back tomorrow.
  • Rob Whalen pitched well for the Rainiers in a close win.
  • Seth Elledge just notched his first California League win.

Around the League...

  • At least it’s snowing somewhere.
  • Former Mariner alert.
  • Francisco Mejia is suing Big League Advance over a loan.
  • Read about the connection between baseball and hip hop culture.
  • Josh Donaldson is headed to the disabled list.
  • Another former Mariner alert.
  • The Rangers signed Yovani Gallardo to a minor league contract.
  • The Royals signed Tarik El-Abour, the first player with autism in affiliated baseball.
  • The mound visit rule regulations has led to fewer mound visits.
  • The Angels are the first team to use nine pitchers in their first 15 games since 1960.

Luke’s Pick...

  • UW Baseball won their first game of the Oregon series last night.