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Mariners pitchers, catchers take field for spring training

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:07:17 UT

Seattle Mariners pitchers and catchers took the field for their first workout of the 2017 season on Wednesday after reporting to spring training in Peoria, Arizona, a day earlier.

Mariners spring training countdown: Who is the real Jean Segura

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:45:00 UT

Is new Mariners shortstop Jean Segura the best leadoff hitter in baseball or a just a replacement-level player?

Mariners constantly in motion with Jerry Dipoto in charge

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:33:08 UT

The Seattle Mariners general manager is constantly tinkering, trying to create a club that can once again be a contender instead of an afterthought. When the Mariners report for spring training in Arizona, they will have just eight players who were on the 40-man roster when Dipoto took over in September 2015. Seattle's biggest move of the offseason — a five-player trade with Arizona that landed the Mariners two starters in shortstop Jean Segura and outfielder Mitch Haniger — took place the night before Thanksgiving. The day of the Mariners' annual pre-spring training event in late January, Dipoto made a signing in the late morning and a trade later in the day, both after speaking to a room full of media about his busy offseason. [...] it's always with the overarching goal of trying to end the longest playoff drought in baseball. On Jan. 6, Dipoto sent outfielder Seth Smith to Baltimore in exchange for starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo. The loss of Smith left a void in the outfield, but the acquisition of Gallardo gave Seattle a tradeable piece in pitcher Nathan Karns. Smith was then flipped to Tampa Bay along with two minor leaguers to bring Smyly to Seattle.