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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

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

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Churchill’s Spring Training Report 3-9-15: Walker Sharp, A Look At Shortstop

It remains early in the process but right-hander Taijuan Walker took another step toward breaking camp with one of five spots in the starting rotation with three strong innings versus the Cleveland Indians Monday afternoon at Peoria Sports Complex

1090 The Fan–03/09/2015

Rickie Weeks (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Weeks Hits Long Homer In Loss To D’Backs

Rickie Weeks hit a mammoth home run for a Seattle Mariners split squad Saturday in a 4-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

1090 The Fan–03/07/2015

Roenis Elias was a pleasant surprise in 2014. What's in store for his second season? (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The OFP Report: Burritos, Pozo & Peterson

In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver discuss the Mariners’ shortstop position and whether Walker or Elias will make the pitching rotation.

1090 The Fan–03/07/2015

Chris Taylor (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Dodgers Hand M’s First Cactus League Loss

Despite a solid day at the plate for shortstop Chris Taylor, the Mariners could not overcome the Los Angeles Dodgers’ offensive outpouring. Seattle surrendered three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and could not climb back, falling 7-4, putting their Cactus League record at 2-1.

1090 The Fan–03/06/2015

Taijuan Walker (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mariners Score Game-Winning Run On Hit And Error In Extras

Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker tossed two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out a pair in his spring debut.

1090 The Fan–03/04/2015

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Russell Wilson Will Be In Rangers Camp March 28

Two-time Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson is set for his second appearance at spring training with the Texas Rangers

1090 The Fan–03/03/2015

Seth Smith (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Smith Finds Spot In Outfield With M’s

Seth Smith will be part of McClendon’s modified platoon with Ruggiano, as the left hand-hitting Smith has handles right-handed pitching well (.277) but hits .205 against lefties.

1090 The Fan–03/02/2015

Taijuan Walker (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Walker Gets First Chance To Shine For Seattle

Taijuan Walker will get the first crack at impressing the Seattle Mariners in his bid to make the team’s starting rotation.

1090 The Fan–03/02/2015

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