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If people want to say James Paxton is a pitch away from landing on the disabled list, the Seattle Mariners lefty won’t argue with them.
Now that he’s reached age 31 – not old by many standards other than professional sports – Felix Hernandez’s torso and arms have become further covered by an assortment of tattoos. A somewhat addicting hobby that began in his early, chubbier days as a Mariner has left few parts of his typically exposed skin without some sort of permanent marking, meaningful or otherwise.
The Mariners have yet to have an official workout for their 2018 spring training, and they already are dealing with an unexpected injury to their projected starting first baseman. Manager Scott Servais confirmed Wednesday that Ryon Healy has been bothered by a nagging hand injury and his status going into spring training is unknown.
As the Mariners have learned, of all things to project and predict going into the season, determining bullpen success is as tough as any.
The Seattle Mariners will extend the protective netting at Safeco Field for the upcoming season to include protection behind both dugouts. The Mariners announced the finalized plans and said the new netting will be in place before the opener on March 29 against Cleveland.
To trust in what general manager Jerry Dipoto on Thursday called the “exceptional people in this organization who are running exceptional programs” – all leading the Mariners forward, he believes, at a much faster pace than people realize.
Remember the wry commercial that used to run during Seattle Mariners telecasts – and lives forever on YouTube – about all the things Edgar Martinez did between his at-bats as designated hitter to help the club?
The Seattle Mariners designated hitter fell short of the 75 percent threshold needed for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Martinez was named on 70.4 percent of the ballots, up from 58.8 percent in 2017.
The Martinezes plan to spend Wednesday just like any other day.
The Seattle Mariners’ farm system has sunk to a new level. On Friday, Baseball America released its list of the Mariners’ top 10 prospects, in the process revealing that the Mariners will be rated 30th out of 30 major-league organizations in its farm-system rankings.
The good news is that it’s baseball, and you don’t have to be the best team to hoist a trophy.
Marco Gonzales stood quietly in front of a Spokane crowd dressed in Seattle Mariners apparel.