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Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/5/21: Justus Sheffield, Nate Pearson, and Space Jam

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It’s Friday!

Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Here’s the latest from around baseball.

In Mariners news...

  • Daniel Kramer at MLB wrote about the Sheffield brothers and their first time playing against one another in a professional setting.
  • Whether you buy this or not, the M’s have changed their messaging on Jarred Kelenic.
  • Some updates on a pair of M’s who have yet to appear in a game this spring.

Around the league...

  • Spencer Torkelson really took one for the team.
  • Major League Baseball is doing its part to help fight ALS.
  • More on the Framber Valdez news from yesterday...
  • Barry Svurluga at The Washington Post wrote about Brian Dozier, who learned Spanish just so he could speak with his teammates.
  • This would be a huge hit to a Blue Jays staff that’s already pretty thin.
  • Former Mariner David Freitas has agreed to a deal with the KBO’s Kiwoom Heroes.
  • A former beloved Mariners prospect has landed with an independent league club.

Anders’ picks...

  • If this is true...yikes.
  • The Seattle Kraken are already making their mark on the community, partnering with Seattle University to create an MBA program to focus on diversity in sports leadership. The Athletic has the full report. ($)