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Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/4/20: Mike Trout, Cleveland’s name, & baseball excitement/concern

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New hair, new season, new team name?
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Happy Fourth of July to those of you in the United States! To those of you outside of the U.S., happy fourth of July. Lots of tidbits to read through today as you work brisket and potato salad out of your teeth.

In Mariners news...

  • Friday was the first day of in-building workouts for the Mariners, using both T-Mobile Park and CenturyLink Field to get space for all their players. That meant looks at old faithfuls...

exciting young’ns...

and completely fresh faces, welcome Emerson Hancock:

  • Players were in motion, even, with some Kelenic BP,

and Scott Servais having slightly more trouble:

  • Despite the cancellation of the minor league season, the Tacoma Rainiers still put on a fireworks display for all within eyesight and earshot.
  • The Mariners have already had at least a few positive COVID-19 tests.

Around the league...

  • Over at FanGraphs, Ben Clemens looked into how rotation depth might play a role in an abbreviated season.
  • Not to be outdone by Lindor, Ronald Acuna Jr. has a new look himself.
  • Giants RHP Jeff Samardzija did not mince words, in a helpful barometer for where some players are at in their sense of faith in team owners.

John’s pick...

  • I thought these were donuts at first...