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Out of Right Field: Ice could have come in handy for Mariners in Minnesota

Everyone headed to Target Field on Sunday was wearing more than one jacket, green or otherwise. But when they got there, they were told the game was postponed to May, thanks to temperatures in the teens and snow in the forecast.

Which begs a couple questions. Why the heck when the Twins built a new stadium, didn’t they at least put a roof on it? And how many Mariner players will be available to participate when the game is made up?

See, the M’s lost first baseman Ryon Healy between Saturday night’s win and Sunday’s postponement. The newest guy in the clubhouse limped in, his leg in a boot, after spraining an ankle during a postgame workout.

That’s something that never happened to Gaylord Perry.

But this Mariner team is leading the league in weird injuries, from Nelson Cruz slipping in the dugout to Healy twice being injured recently while doing some sort of non-baseball workout.

It’s been suggested the M’s players need to be encased in bubble wrap between games but that seems a bit drastic. Packed in ice would work better. At least while in Minneapolis.

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