Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 5

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 / 41 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)

Hot Stove Show Tonight On 710 ESPN Seattle

Don’t miss the final Hot Stove Show of 2016 tonight at 7:00 p.m. PT on 710 ESPN Seattle as hosts Rick Rizzs and Dave Valle will check in with Dan Wilson, third base coach Manny Acta, shortstop Chris Taylor, 710 ESPN Seattle’s Shannon Drayer and’s Greg Johns. After tonight’s show, the show will continue as the Cactus League Report from Peoria, Arizona starting next week. LISTEN:

King5-TV Is In Town

KING5-TV sports anchor Chris Egan and sports photojournalist Alan Reed arrived in Peoria yesterday and went straight to work, chatting with Mariners manager Scott Servais and hitting coach Edgar Martinez.

Watch Egan’s interview with Servais.

Kuma and the King

Kuma-Felix-2Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez warm up on Field 6 this morning before taking part in PFP (Pitchers’ Fielding Practice).

Head’s Up!

Lots of sunshine and clear blue skies sounds perfect…unless you’re trying to catch a sky-high popup. With Dan Wilson hitting popups, the catchers took turns chasing down fly balls in foul territory…leading to some scrambling by the other catchers.

Pitchers Complete 3-6-1 DP’s

The pitchers work on everything you can think of down here in Arizona…including covering first base on a double play. Left-hander Mike Montgomery and right-hander Nathan Karns each completed their DP’s with ease.

In The Cage

Mike Zunino takes his swings in the batting cage.

Mr. Mariner

Alvin DavisAlvin Davis, who is serving as a Special Assistant Coordinator for the Mariners, has been working with the Major and minor leaguers in camp and as you can see, he’s still very popular among the fans. Alvin takes time every day to stop and interact with the fans so it is easy to see why he’s so well liked.

Minor Leaguers Assist

For some of the drills during Spring Training workouts, minor leaguers are brought in to serve as catchers and baserunners. The players serve as baserunners while pitchers are working on holding runners on and on pickoffs.

MLB Launches the 2016 Honorary Bat Girl Contest

051015_107-BVH_CopyMajor League Baseball has launched the 2016 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which will recognize one fan per MLB Club who has been affected by breast cancer and has demonstrated a commitment to battling the disease. Seattle Mariners fans, ages 18 and older, can share stories about themselves or loved ones who are “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” by visiting, powered by MLB Advanced Media, for a chance to be recognized on-field by the Mariners on May 15 before the Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels game. Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, will serve as a guest judge to help select the winning submissions.

Thanks, Mandy’s Mom!

SweetsWhen Spring Training comes along, one of the hardest adjustments is waking up early. Most people are already in the building by 6:30 AM Arizona time so by mid-afternoon, most people are looking for a sugar rush. Luckily for everyone in the building, Mandy Lincoln, who works in the Mariners marketing department, has a mom who enjoys baking and sharing. As you can see in the picture above, we’ll all be awake until 2 am.

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Spring Training Day 5 Photo Gallery

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