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Going International: Mariners Sign Brayan Hernandez

Venezuelan outfielder Brayan Hernandez signs with the Seattle Mariners.

Venezuelan outfielder Brayan Hernandez signs with the Seattle Mariners.

The Mariners organization is pleased to welcome a special player into the fold with the signing of 16-year-old Venezuelan switch-hitting outfielder Brayan Hernandez.

Mariners Director of International Operations Tim Kissner and coordinator Emilio Carrasquel worked very hard to make this signing official and it all culminated yesterday.

Everybody in the organization is happy to have him on board and ready to make contributions on the field. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Hernandez has been followed closely by the team, specifically by Carrasquel and scout Illich Salazar who is the area scout.

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Brayan Hernandez meets with Mariners Director of International Operations Tim Kissner (left) and coordinator of Venezuelan Operations Emilio Carrasquel (right).

“[Hernandez] is a young man with tremendous physical ability and projection,” said Carrasquel.  “We had the chance to see him with our International Director Tim Kissner and we always knew he would be a good acquisition.

“I believe he is a player, for his age, that combines all five tools that you need in baseball. He’s still developing and we are very happy that the Seattle Mariners have reached an agreement with the family and agent for Brayan Hernandez.”

Hernandez, for his part, was beaming after realizing that he would be joining the Mariners organization.

“I’m proud to be able to wear a Seattle Mariners uniform and I’m very happy because this is a dream that I’ve always wanted, to wear this uniform,” said Hernandez. “I never thought that I’d be here with them but thanks to God, everything worked out. I worked hard for this and it is a joy to wear this uniform, to be able to represent it and in the future be able to lead it to a World Series.”

Over the weekend, Hernandez visited with the team, met with the staff, worked out with the club and took batting practice.

“[Meeting Felix Hernandez] was a beautiful experience,” said Hernandez. “And it was always a dream to stretch out my hand to Cano and it felt very good to do that.”

Brayan Hernandez meets with Felix Hernandez (left) and Roenis Elias (right).

Brayan Hernandez meets with Felix Hernandez (left) and Roenis Elias (right).

Once out on the field, you could see the emerging talent shine. During batting practice, the young switch-hitter sprayed line drives all over the field and also hit a home run into Edgar’s Cantina in left field and hit a few off the wall.

“He’s a very interesting young centerfielder from Venezuela who we like his current ability and there is still the projection left with him” said Kissner. “He’s a plus athlete with plus instincts and tools. He’s an intelligent young man with good instincts for the game and all the tools that we have seen we like and we think that he can continue to grow. That’s probably the most intriguing thing, his ability to play the game but still the upside that he has left.”

Here are a few audio clips from Brayan Hernandez (in Spanish), Tim Kissner and Emilio Carrasquel (in Spanish) about the signing:

Brayan Hernandez on signing with the Mariners:

Brayan Hernandez on choosing Seattle:

Brayan Hernandez on meeting some of his favorite players:

Tim Kissner on Brayan Hernandez:

Emilio Carrasquel on Brayan Hernandez:

Here’s a slideshow from Brayan Hernandez weekend with the Mariners:

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2014 Mariners All-Stars

Felix Hernandez, Robinson Cano, Fernando Rodney and Kyle Seager will represent the Mariners in the All-Star Game.

Felix Hernandez, Robinson Cano, Fernando Rodney and Kyle Seager will represent the Mariners in the All-Star Game.

Mariners All-Star Jerseys

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Check out some of the All-Star gear that just arrived, including the batting practice jerseys Felix HernandezRobinson Cano and Kyle Seager will wear for the All-Star game.

A good selection of All-Star game merchandise is available for purchase at any of the Mariners Team Stores and also online at Mariners.com.

The 2014 All Star Game will be played Tuesday, July 15, in Minnesota. The game will air on FOX (KCPQ-13 in Seattle) starting at 5 pm PT. The Home Run Derby will air on ESPN starting at 5 pm PT Monday from Target Field.

Cano’s busy off day in New York

Robinson Cano had a very eventful Monday, his first day back in New York since joining the Seattle Mariners.

First, he appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where in addition to a sit-down interview, they taped a bit in Bryant Park in which unsuspecting Yankee fans booed a cardboard cutout of Cano before realizing that Cano was in fact standing behind it.

After taping the Tonight Show, Cano went straight to the MLB Fan Cave, where he was the featured guest and executive producer for this week’s “Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave” on MTV2 (airing tonight at 11pm ET/PT). In addition to an interview with Sway, Cano showed off his dance moves with Melanie Iglesias.

The episode also features a segment shot earlier this month in Seattle, in which Cano learns to throw fish at the famed Pike Place Market: http://atmlb.com/1iw3GVy

 

Robinson Cano Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tonight

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Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano will be a gust on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight. In the Seattle area, the show will air on KING 5 starting at 11:35 pm PT following the 11 pm news. We’ll post some photos of Robinson’s activities in New York City leading up to his return to Yankee Stadium starting with tomorrow night’s game vs. the Yankees.

Robinson shooting in NYC for The Tonight Show.

Robinson shooting in NYC for The Tonight Show.

Getting ready to join Jimmy Fallon on stage.

Getting ready to join Jimmy Fallon on stage.

Teammates John Buck and Willie Bloomquist tagged along to watch the show.

Teammates John Buck and Willie Bloomquist tagged along to watch the show.

Where I’m From – Robinson Cano

In this short, Spanish-language documentary, JAY Z’s Life+Times tracks the personal journey of Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners from San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic, delving into the prevailing youth baseball culture there through the eyes of a native son. Featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews of Cano and his family, JZL+T and Roc Nation Sports presents a candid vignette of a people and a small town to whom baseball is not just a sport, but a way of life.

Mariners Magazine & 2014 Yearbook

The first edition of Mariners Magazine (Volume 25, Issue 1) featuring Robinson Cano is now available for purchase throughout Safeco Field and at any of the five Mariners Team Stores. You can also subscribe to Mariners Magazine and have it delivered to your home.

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The 2014 edition of the Mariners Yearbook featuring cover boys Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano has also been published and is available at Safeco Field and Mariners Team Stores.

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Be sure to pick up your copies of both publications, as well as the 2014 Information Guide, starting at tonight’s home opener vs. the Angels.

Video Highlights from Mariners 8-7 Win Over Cubs

Robinson Cano went 2-for-2 with 2 doubles.

Robinson Cano went 2-for-2 with 2 doubles.

The Mariners rallied late to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 in 10 innings Wednesday night in Cactus League play. Seattle scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to force extra innings, with John Buck coming up with a clutch 20-out, 2-run single. Abraham Almonte and Willie Bloomquist each singled to lead off the 10th inning, and Ty Kelly hit a walk-off single to improve the Mariners to 12-4-1 in Cactus League play.

Robinson Cano continued his torrid spring at the plate going 2-for-2 with 2 doubles and one RBI. Cano is now batting .632 (12×19) in 8 Cactus League games. Starting pitcher Randy Wolf recorded a no-decision allowing 6 hits and 2 runs in 4.0 innings. Shortstop Brad Miller was 2-for-2 with his team-leading third home run of the spring. Here are some video highlights of the game:

Brad Miller’s Solo Home Run:

Cano’s Slick-Fielding Double Play:

Cano’s RBI Double:

Buck’s game-tying hit:

Kelly’s walk-off hit:

And the official box score:

Watch Robinson Cano’s Three Hits

Robinson Cano went 3-for-3 this afternoon vs. the Kansas City Royals. You can watch all three of his singles by clicking on the link in the below tweet. In 6 Cactus League games Cano is batting .600 (9×15) with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI.

Now Batting, Robinson Cano…

MLB Network is rolling out a “Now Batting” promo to preview the upcoming 2014 season. These spots will begin airing Wednesday on MLB Network. Mariners Public Address Announcer Tom Hutyler is the voice you hear calling out the name of the newest Mariner, second baseman Robinson Cano. Other similar spots were recorded with the Cardinals, Dbacks, Giants, Mets, Rangers, Tigers, Twins, White Sox and Yankees.

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