9:55 AM EST, Tue March 03, 2015
Tacoma News-Tribune 7 hours ago

Mariners notebook: Paxton resumes throwing; rain cancels intrasquad game

Also: Iwakuma on target in modified batting practice; Pries attracts notice…
Seattle Times 12 hours ago

Rare Arizona rainy day forces M’s to cancel intrasquad game

The Mariners made adjustments as best they could considering the number of players needing to get work.

Video: Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma throws in rainy bullpen session

Hisashi Iwakuma, Danny Farquhar and J.A. Happ were among the Mariners pitchers to throw bullpen sessions Monday, doing so partially under cover from the rain that cancelled the team's scheduled intrasquad game.

Mariners notebook: Paxton resumes throwing; rain cancels intrasquad game

PEORIA, Ariz. — Lefty James Paxton tested his recovery from a sore forearm Monday by playing catch and is targeting Friday for his first official spring bullpen workout. The Mariners put Paxton on a go-slow approach after he stumbled in an agility drill in a pre-camp workout. When he fell forward, he reached to brace his fall — and the result was two sore forearms. And no throwing…until Monday. “I’m ready to get rolling here and get ready for the season,” Paxton said. “I feel confident that I’ll have plenty of time to get myself ready for those (regular-season) games in...
McClendon planning (just say it) platoon approach in left field, right field

McClendon planning (just say it) platoon approach in left field, right field

PEORIA, Ariz. — Start with this: Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon has an aversion to the word “platoon,” primarily because, he believes, the term is generally viewed in absolute terms. Even so, he acknowledged plans Monday to start the season with what amounts to a pair of de facto platoons in the outfield: Dustin Ackley and Rickie Weeks in left field; and Seth Smith and Justin Ruggiano in right. “Now, having said that,” McClendon stressed, “if there’s a favorable match-up — whether it’s left or right — where a guy hits (an opposing pitcher) really well, you’ve got to...
Seattle Times Mar 1, 2015

Taijuan Walker to start M’s spring opener

On Sunday, manager Lloyd McClendon announced that the young, hard-throwing right-hander would get the start in the Mariners’ first Cactus League game — the annual charity game against the San Diego Padres — their neighbors at Peoria Sports Complex.
Tacoma News-Tribune Mar 1, 2015

Mariners notebook: McClendon announces probable starters for early spring games

Taijuan Walker slotted for Cactus League opener Wednesday against San Diego…
Tacoma News-Tribune Mar 1, 2015

Mariners’ shortstop battle about to escalate as Cactus League opener nears

Competition between Brad Miller and Chris Taylor will be closely tracked…
Mariners’ shortstop battle about to escalate as Cactus League opener nears

Mariners’ shortstop battle about to escalate as Cactus League opener nears

PEORIA, Ariz. — Brad Miller arrived for camp knowing he’d be under a microscope and, sure enough, there’s been much talk — but little (so far) regarding his battle with Chris Taylor for duty as the Mariners’ shortstop. Much of the early focus, instead, centers on Miller’s new longer hairstyle. “I wasn’t anticipating that,” he laughed. “It’s very polarizing. There’s no in-between. It’s either no or yes. I just decided to grow it out, and I’m going to go with it.” For how long? “I’m not going to commit to anything,” he said, laughing again. “I’m just...

Mariners notebook: McClendon announces probable starters for early spring games

PEORIA, Ariz. — Right-hander Taijuan Walker gets to make a quick first impression Wednesday in his bid to win a spot in the Mariners’ rotation when he starts the Cactus League opener against San Diego. Walker will likely be limited to two innings before the Mariners begin shuttling through their relievers. The game starts at 12:05 p.m. Pacific time at Peoria Stadium and can be seen on Root Sports. Manager Lloyd McClendon revealed his probable starters for the first six Cactus League games prior to Sunday’s workout: ***Lefty Roenis Elias will start Thursday against the Padres. He is...
Tacoma News-Tribune Feb 28, 2015

Mariners notebook: Ackley anxiously awaiting arrival of wife and new son

Lineup starting to come into focus; Happ working on a change-up…
Tacoma News-Tribune Feb 28, 2015

Mariners’ Iwakuma sees correlation between strong spring and a strong season

Mariners right-hander believes missing last spring because of injury contributed to his late-season collapse…
Iwakuma sees correlation between strong spring and a strong season

Iwakuma sees correlation between strong spring and a strong season

PEORIA, Ariz. — Hisashi Iwakuma is, as the calendar turns to March, already three bullpen workouts ahead of last season and the payoff, he believes, will come in September. And just maybe, October. Iwakuma said he ran out of steam last season in the closing weeks, when the Mariners needed him the most, and he blames his collapse on missing all of spring training because of an injured finger. “I don’t think my finger affected me, performance-wise,” he said through interpreter Antony Suzuki. “It was just fatigue in general. Missing spring training, I think that affected me,...

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