Hello all and welcome to Thursday! Here’s what’s going on in the world of baseball.
In Mariners news...
- Ty France opened up about an pair of injuries that were bothering him in the second half of last year. He is hoping for a fully healthy season in 2023. I’m just gonna say it: I think at this point, the minor injuries throughout the season are going to have to be baked into his expectations for the year, which is fine! But I don’t feel comfortable banking on a fully healthy year from him.
Around the league...
- In more spring training injury news, Lance McCullers will not be ready for Opening Day due to a “small muscle strain” in his right arm.
- Yankees catcher Ben Rortvedt will be out of action for at least a month following surgery to address an aneurysm of the posterior artery near his left shoulder.
- Former Mariner Justin Dunn is behind schedule as he recovers from a shoulder issue.
- Phillies pitching prospect Noah Song will report to spring training after transferring from active duty with the Navy to selected reserves. Song, a 25-year-old, hasn’t pitched in organized baseball since 2019 when he was in High-A, but his performance at that level was pretty strong, so who knows?
- Former Mariners outfielder Ben Gamel has agreed to a minor league deal with the Rays.
- Fangraphs unveiled their list of the top 100 prospects in baseball. Bryce Miller is the lone Mariners representative, checking in at No. 83.
- Jacob deGrom might just be the most boring star in the sport. At least Mike Trout likes the weather!
“Why doesn’t baseball market it’s stars better?”— Aram Leighton (@AramLeighton8) February 21, 2023
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- The Seattle Kraken announced their first-ever jersey patch sponsorship, and it’s with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.