Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 9
Saturday, February 28, 2015 / 37 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. Los Angeles Angels)
Who Wants to Be In A Video Game?:
Each year, the Major League Baseball Players Association sends a group to do head scans of the players to put in to their video games. This year, eight guys including Nelson Cruz, Seth Smith, Justin Ruggiano and Roenis Elias stepped in to a room where 41 cameras simultaneously took pictures of them so they could build 3D images of them for the MLB video games.
Majestic Uniform Fittings:
Majestic was in the clubhouse today checking in with each player about uniform sizes and giving each player the opportunity to have their uniform tailored to their specifications. Felix Hernandez, as you’ll see below, checked in with Majestic about his uniform.
The Rain Threatened, But Baseball Was Played:
There was a chance of rain today in Peoria, but just before the team went out to stretch, performance specialist James Clifford made an announcement that the team was now taking the field. As you’ll see below, the team stretched, took grounders, hit in the cages, did agility drills, worked on sliding drills, works on tracking fly balls and got their conditioning in.
Mariners Videos of the Day:
Latinos In The House:
As you can probably tell, the team is in good spirits, and for the second year in a row, the rowdy corner is the Robinson Cano corner. If you checked out Nelson Cruz’s twitter account, you might have seen this picture of the Latin guys sharing some smiles.
Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting:
Seattle Times photographer Bettina Hansen had some great shots of the pitchers running in the outfield. Be sure to check her out @BettinaHansen to see her latest Mariners photos. Here’s a video that Bettina took of the pitchers finishing their running with a “hi-YAH!”
Tweet of the Day: