Two games in and we have our first Shed Long homer as a Mariner.
What’s been your favorite moment through two spring training games?
In Mariners News...
- Felix Hernandez forfeited four runs in his first spring training start of the year, but this tweet from Divish describes Felix’s scoreless first inning.
Felix Hernandez works around a Shed Long error at second for a scoreless first inning. He threw 18 pitches. Velo was about 90-91 on the stadium gun, touched 92. His curveball and changeup seemed to have some life.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) February 23, 2019
- Felix will be pitching exclusively from the stretch this spring.
Felix Hernandez says his arm felt strong. Insists swinging bunt he fielded was foul and he never saw ball that glanced off his glove for a single. Says pitching exclusively from the stretch helps keep him direct to plate and he'll likely stick with that this spring.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) February 23, 2019
- The Mariners made a front office move yesterday.
Mariners have promoted Joe Bohringer to assistant GM to replace Jeff Kingston, who departed for the Dodgers— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) February 23, 2019
- Read about Yusei Kikuchi gearing up for his first Mariners start.
- Hunter Strickland is amped for this year.
Around the League...
- Former Mariner alert.
- Craig Kimbrell is not willing to settle.
According to multiple GMs Craig Kimbrel asking price has still not come down and sources close to Kimbrel think he will consider sitting out the year if he doesn’t get close to his perceived value.— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) February 23, 2019
- Well, maybe he is willing to settle?
Craig Kimbrel’s agent, David Meter, on the report that Kimbrel is considering sitting out the season: “The report is wholly inaccurate and Craig looks forward to signing a new contract in the near future. Any report pertaining to his not playing this season is utterly false.”— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 23, 2019
- Former Mariner Denard Span is becoming a hot commodity on the free agent market.
- LAA’s JC Ramirez was placed on the 60-Day IL.
- I wonder what the Dalmatian’s WAR was.
The Minneapolis Millers kept a Dalmatian in the right field corner to growl at visiting outfielders. https://t.co/DWYrcDzTQE— Minor League Stories (@MinorsTeamNames) February 23, 2019
- Kyler Murray said it was difficult to tell the A’s about his decision to play football at the next level.
- Hanley Ramirez will be joining the Indians.
Hanley Ramirez in agreement with #Indians on minor-league deal, pending physical, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 24, 2019
- My cousin, Jessica Blakeslee, dropped 21 points in her school’s first win against LMU since 2015!