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Ichiro back in Mariners’ camp at 45 with chance to play at home

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Ichiro Suzuki is back in spring training with the Seattle Mariners at age 45. He insists his focus is on each day and not the season-opening series in Japan that would offer him an opportunity to play MLB games in his home country. The Mariners expect him to be part of their expanded 28-man roster for those two games if he’s healthy. The former MVP says he’s very satisfied with how things went during the first full-squad workout.

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MLB says no evidence to support allegations against Mariners

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

Major League Baseball says its independent investigation found no credible evidence to support claims of disparaging comments and discriminatory treatment by members of the Seattle Mariners front office. MLB released a statement saying the investigation found the Mariners did not violate baseball’s “workplace code of conduct, or applicable anti-discrimination law,” in the treatment of Lorena Martin or in her termination by the club.
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Mariners finally get chance to honor Edgar Martinez’ election

Edgar Martinez finally got to celebrate his Hall of Fame election in the place he called home for his entire career. Martinez spent last week being honored on the East Coast with a whirlwind of commitments. The Mariners couldn’t wait to revel with Martinez in the Pacific Northwest. Martinez was back in Seattle on Tuesday, walking into T-Mobile Park on a red carpet to be feted by the only franchise he ever played for.
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Mariners executives deny allegations they disparaged players

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto and director of player development Andy McKay have strongly denied allegations from the team’s former high performance director that they disparaged Latino players. Dipoto and McKay reiterated the team’s stance that Lorena Martin is fabricating claims against members of the front office. Major League Baseball is investigating the accusations, which included a post on social media that stated Dipoto and McKay had called Latino players “stupid.”
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Mariners won’t promise spot to Ichiro after Japan trip

The plan seems to be in place for Ichiro Suzuki to be on the Seattle Mariners expanded roster when they open the regular season with two games in his native Japan. After that? Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto isn’t promising anything to the 45-year-old, especially if it gets in the way of developing some of the younger players who are part of the club’s rebuild plans.