Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 12
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 / 34 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)
Mariners Spring Training Games Begin Tomorrow
The past two weeks of workouts has been fun, but the real fun starts tomorrow. The Mariners open the Cactus League season with the Charity game against the San Diego Padres. Left-hander James Paxton will make the start against the Padres against left-hander Robbie Erlin. Be sure to tune in on 710 ESPN Seattle starting at 12:10 pm Seattle time. As you can see, the lineup is already posted. Looks good!
Domingo Ayala Signs With Mariners
If you’re not familiar with YouTube sensation Domingo Ayala, you can check out his Domingo Ayala YouTube page. Domingo was in Mariners camp today, spending time in the clubhouse and taking the field with the club, showing off his defensive prowess and his skills at the plate. Be sure to watch the video to check out highlights from his day including comments from GM Jerry Dipoto and Manager Scott Servais.
If you want to read more about his day, check out MLB.com’s feature: Comedian Ayala cracks up Mariners at camp
Felix Throws A Bullpen
Yes, Felix Hernandez threw a bullpen today which included several dozen offerings…but the highlight for Felix was looking over during his session and seeing Jamie Moyer in camp. Jamie will be here for roughly a week and will be followed by several former players throughout the spring.
Edgar And The Hall of Fame
A crew from the National Baseball Hall of Fame was in Mariners camp today and they spent time talking to Felix Hernandez, Edgar Martinez, Mike Hampton, Casey Candaele and Jamie Moyer about former teammates who are now in the Hall of Fame. Hopefully soon, the Hall of Fame crew will be going to different camps around the league talking to former teammate of Edgar.
Mariners Sign Cuban Outfielder Guillermo Heredia
Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has signed outfielder Guillermo Heredia. The 25-year-old outfielder, who defected from Cuba in early 2015, played six seasons with Matanzas in the Serie Nacional Cuban League, where he hit .285 (336×1177) with 231 runs, 57 doubles, 15 triples, 23 home runs and 121 RBI in 374 games.
As a 21-year-old in the 2011-12 season, he broke through by hitting .343 with a.439 on-base percentage and a.527 slugging percentage in 443 plate appearances and won a Gold Glove award in center field.
Jamie Moyer Arrives In Camp
Jamie Moyer arrived in Mariners camp today and will be with the club working with pitchers for the next week. It is always good to have the left-hander in camp, and he won’t be the only former Mariners player that joins us this spring as Ken Griffey Jr., Jay Buhner and Julio Cruz will all make appearances.
MBC Sports Plus Visits Camp
MBC Sports Plus, a Korean TV outlet, was in camp to follow first baseman Dae-Ho Lee. The crew chatted with third base coach Manny Acta, hitting coach Edgar Martinez, Manager Scott Servais, GM Jerry Dipoto and of course, Dae-Ho Lee.
Mariners Spring Training Gallery Day 12
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