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Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/28/18: Dee Gordon, Evan White, and Tyler Anderson

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MLB: Seattle Mariners at Cleveland Indians Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Why does the weather have to taunt us with warmth and sunshine during the week and hit us with clouds and rain during the weekend? Not cool. Fortunately for you, you can grab a blanket and enjoy these links from inside.

In Mariners News...

  • Fangraphs talks about how the shift has strained positional labels, referencing a play in which Robinson Cano lined up where no infielder has ever lined up before.
  • Ian Miller enjoyed some coffee yesterday.
  • Vote on this while you can!
  • Roenis Elias pitched well in his Tacoma debut.
  • Dee Gordon was pulled from yesterday’s game after a knee injury, but should be fine to play today.
  • Evan White knocked a walk-off single for the Modesto Nuts.
  • An update on roster moves in Tacoma.
  • Mitch Haniger’s early season success deserves recognition.

Around the League...

  • Sonny Gray’s decrease in fastball usage in New York might have caused some of his difficulty this year.
  • Sean Manaea is off to a very strong start.
  • Yu Darvish showed off what he can do with the bat in his hands.
  • Wade Miley is working his way back to the big leagues with the Brewers.
  • Albert Pujols is closing in on 3000 hits.
  • Shohei Ohtani suffered a mild ankle sprain and is day to day.
  • Didi Gregorious just joined Mike Trout in double digit dinger territory.
  • Tyler Anderson of the Rockies exited his start with heartbeat issues, but appears to be doing well.
  • Julio Teheran is experiencing shoulder tightness.
  • People can be host families for Helena Brewers players.

Luke’s Pick...

  • Congrats to Dante Pettis!
  • I’ll just leave this here.