In Mariners news...
- A very exciting day as the 2021 schedule has been completed and announced! The Mariners will open the season against the Giants and close out with 5-game home stand against Kansas City and Houston.
- Braden Bishop has secured a spot on MLB Pipeline’s new All-Defense second team.
- It might not be exactly what we want to hear, but Brent Stecker at 710 ESPN Seattle explores why the Mariners’ unusually quiet offseason could be beneficial to the team.
- Joakim Soria could find another home in the AL West after new reports show that the Mariners have expressed interest in the free agent reliever.
Around the League...
- Anibal Sanchez and Julio Teheran will be throwing for scouts together as they both look to rebound from rough 2020 seasons.
Anibal Sanchez will be working out with Julio Teheran, so it’s a 2-for-1 if teams want to get a peek at Anibal, too. Teheran showcase is Tuesday morning in Miami. Both pitchers are free agents.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 18, 2021
- Will Leitch at MLB.com explores one player on each team that should be receiving a contract extension in the not-too-distant future.
- The Cubs, on a mission to add much-needed bullpen depth, have agreed to a minor league deal with RHP Shelby Miller that includes a non-roster invite to spring training.
- I can’t stop watching this.
Timeline cleanser:— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) January 17, 2021
A mom and her two daughters... pic.twitter.com/2dO6oDtAgV