Right-hander Carson Smith looked more like himself Friday in Peoria. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Churchill: Happ, Smith Rebound

Jason A. Churchill reports from Spring Training in Peoria, Arizona with notes on J.A. Happ, Taijuan Walker and Roenis Elias, plus a special coaching sighting from a legend.

1090 The Fan–03/13/2015

San Diego Padres v Seattle Mariners

‘Kuma’s Simulated Game [Video]

Peoria, Ariz. (1090 The Fan) — Jason A. Churchill was behind home plate for a simulated game featuring the Mariners’ number two pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. Watch highlights above (and follow the notes below)…. -About the 1:00 […]

1090 The Fan–03/13/2015

Will Ferrell (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Will Ferrell Shows Off ‘Tools’ In Cactus League

Wearing No. 19 for every team (except the San Diego Padres out of respect for the late Tony Gwynn), the star of “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” ”Elf” and many other movies started in an Oakland Athletics uniform in the early afternoon, then was off to four other ballparks, with the aim of playing for each team, and at each position along the way.

03/13/2015

Can Austin Jackson return to form in 2015?  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Churchill: Jackson Diagnosis, Prognosis

Jason A. Churchill reports from Spring Training in Peoria, Arizona.

1090 The Fan–03/12/2015

Austin Jackson (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

M’s Fall 4-3 To A’s, Ferrell Plays For Both Squads

Scott Kazmir pitched 2 2-3 innings in his first spring start and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Thursday.

1090 The Fan–03/12/2015

Kyle Seager (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

M’s Fall 4-1 To Rockies, Seager Hits Solo Home Run

Third baseman Kyle Seager hit his first home run of the spring, but a late rally lifted the Colorado Rockies to a 4-1 victory over the Mariners Wednesday afternoon in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium.

1090 The Fan–03/11/2015

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Churchill: Hultzen’s Return, Breaking News On Seager

While the competitions continue — shortstop, starting rotation, backup catcher among them — one battle is over: Danny Hultzen has returned to the mound after more than a year and a half on the shelf due to a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery and rehab.

1090 The Fan–03/11/2015

Will Ferrell (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

Will Ferrell To Play For Mariners Thursday…Yes, The Comedic Actor

The Mariners have announced that Will Ferrell will be at HoHoKam Stadium on Thursday as a player for the team in their game against the Oakland A’s.

1090 The Fan–03/11/2015

Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley is key to the club's offensive hopes in 2015.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Churchill: Miller, Taylor, Ackley’s Mechanics

Jason A. Churchill writes that Dustin Ackley’s mechanics are a mess and the Mariners should find a way to keep both Brad Miller and Chris Taylor.

1090 The Fan–03/10/2015

Felix Hernandez (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Felix Solid In Debut, Bullpen Roughed Up In 9-3 Loss

Felix Hernandez tossed two scoreless innings with no hits and one walk.

1090 The Fan–03/10/2015

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Rockies Top M’s 4-1, Seager Goes Deep

Scenes from the Mariners-Rockies game on March 11th, 2015.

San Diego Padres v Seattle Mariners

Cruz, Cano Hot In 9-4 Win

Scenes from the Mariners’ second win of Cactus League play.

San Diego Padres v Seattle Mariners

Mariners Beat Padres In Extras, 4-3

Scenes from the 4-3 win over San Diego.

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2015 Mariners At Spring Training

It’s “Photo Day” in Peoria for the 2015 Seattle Mariners.

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Nelson Cruz A Mariner

The Seattle Mariners have signed slugger Nelson Cruz to a four-year deal, adding a needed right-handed power hitter to their lineup.

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Seattle Mariners: Game 162

Scenes from the final Mariners game of the 2014 season.

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