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Injuries limited Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez to 16 starts last year. He finished 6-5 with an ERA of 4.36. (Elaine Thompson / AP)

Will Mariners have a ‘different’ Felix Hernandez from the past two injury-plagued seasons?

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

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.
Seattle  first baseman Ryon Healy speaks  Jan. 25 in Seattle, during the Mariners’ annual media briefing before the start of spring training. (Ted S. Warren / AP)

Mariners open spring training with news of Ryon Healy’s hand injury

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

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.

The Seattle Mariners will extend the protective netting at Safeco Field for the upcoming season to include protection behind both dugouts. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

Mariners extending protective netting at Safeco Field

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.
In the process of rebuilding the team’s major league roster, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has gutted the Mariners’ farm system. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Analysis: Mariners’ farm system is bereft of talent

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.