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Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/16/19: Leroy Stanton, Yusei Kikuchi, and Eloy Jimenez

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Seattle Mariners Photo Day Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Recently, I’ve been asking people to imagine the following scenario. You are the closer for a professional baseball team. You are choosing the song you come out of the bullpen to. What song do you choose? Let us know. Also, enjoy these links.

In Mariners News...

  • Wade LeBlanc is an international celebrity.
  • Brendan Gawlowski writes about Felix Hernandezstruggles and other notes from Spring Training ($).
  • Leroy Stanton, the first left fielder in Mariners history, recently passed.
  • Catch up on Mariners prospects in training camp.
  • Yusei Kikuchi will make his first MLB start in Japan.

Around the league...

  • Eloy Jimenez was reportedly close to signing a $100 million extension; however, Ken Rosenthal believes that’s unrealistic.
  • Luis Severino will miss the entire month of April.
  • Former Mariner Michael Pineda is looking strong this spring.
  • Justin Upton and Zack Cozart are on the road to recovery.
  • Russell Wilson reported to training camp.
  • Another quarterback showed off his swing yesterday.
  • Bryce Harper had an injury scare.
  • Minor leaguers talk about the struggles that come with their low wages ($).
  • As far as Noah Syndergaard is concerned, there is only one Thor in MLB.
  • Bryce Harper is the only MLB player that was recognized as one of the 100 most famous athletes in the world.
  • The three-batter minimum will be tested in minor league baseball this year.
  • Jeff Samardzija wants to eliminate extra innings.
  • The Rainiers are honoring LatinX heritage.

Luke’s Pick...

  • Braden Bishop’s brother flashed his power and speed all at once.