Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 11

Tuesday, March 2, 2015 / 35 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. Los Angeles Angels)

Look Ma, We’re (Soon To Be) On TV:
As you already know, the Mariners begin Cactus League action with the annual Charity Game against the Padres. Be sure to tune in to ROOT SPORTS to catch the action from Peoria Stadium. The Mariners will televise 16 games this spring including Wednesday and Thursday at 12:05 pm Seattle time.  Here’s a full broadcast schedule for the spring.

Speaking of TV & Radio:
Rick Rizzs
, Dave Sims, Mike Blowers, Radio Engineer Kevin Cremin and Television Director Mark Engelbrekt arrived in camp and are ready to get started. As you’ll see below, Aaron Goldsmith had not made it to camp yet because he was in the process of dealing with an interesting situation.

Rick Rizzs, Dave Sims and Mike Blowers are ready to get started.

Rick Rizzs, Dave Sims and Mike Blowers are ready to get started.

On The Radio:
Shortstop Chris Taylor jumped on the phone with KJR’s Mitch In The Morning Show and discussed his position battle with Brad Miller. He also talks about the positive outlook of the 2015 season and the addition of Nelson Cruz to the lineup. Check out the full interview here.

Shortstop Chris Taylor chats with KJR 950.

Shortstop Chris Taylor chats with KJR 950.

The Rain Arrives, Baseball Activities Continue:
The weather altered plans for the Mariners this morning. With the precipitation continuing to (pun definitely intended) rain down on the fields, the players moved their activities to the cages, the covered bullpens and the gym. Hisashi Iwakuma played long-toss in the rain and then moved over to toss his live batting practice (hitters not swinging). According to the Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish, Kuma accidentally hit prospect Gabby Guerrero between the shoulder blades with an errant pitch. Others joining him in throwing live BP included J.A. Happ and Danny Farquhar. Others throwing bullpens were Fernando Rodney, Yoervis Medina, Tom Wilhelmsen, Sam Gaviglio, Rafael Perez and Mayckol Guaipe.

Rain forced the Mariners to take cover.

Rain forced the Mariners to take cover.

The Instrasquad Game That Never Was:
The Mariners were supposed to play an intrasquad game today but the rains washed that away. If you’re interested, here are the lineups for the game that never was.

Lineups for the instrasquad game that was rained out.

Lineups for the instrasquad game that was rained out.

Dove Tail Bats:
The stream of bat companies in camp has continued and today it was Dove Tail Bats who arrived. Players got a chance to check out their products and see if they’d like to use their bats during the season.

Dove Tail Bats showed off their products to Major and minor leaguers.

Dove Tail Bats showed off their products to Major and minor leaguers.

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1 Comment

Thanks for all the Spring Training updates. This site is a favorite for getting spring training info and it is much appreciated.

Have to say (in my very biased opinion) that Chris did a good job in the interview. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed that both Chris and Brad make the final roster… both are fine young men and are only going to get better as they gain experience in the MLB.

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