Todd Pheifer of the Bleacher Report weighs in on whether the Mariners’ offensive outburst in Cactus League play will carry over into the regular season.
Carlos Peguero hit two solo homers and young Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker combined to pitch four scoreless innings as the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Wednesday.
Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, helping the Seattle Mariners beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Tuesday. It was the first game outside of Peoria for the 2013 Mariners, but they kept the winning streak (now at four) in tact.
Left fielder Julio Morban hit a walk-off single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning lifting the Seattle Mariners to a 9-8 come-from-behind victory over the Los Angeles Angels Monday afternoon in Cactus League play.
San Diego starter Freddy Garcia wasn’t surprised when Raul Ibanez sent his first-inning pitch over the right-field wall for a three-run home run. Ibanez’ first hit of spring training got the Mariners on the scoreboard early, helping Seattle to an 8-3 win over the Padres on Sunday.
Second base prospect Jedd Gyorko hit a grand slam off Hector Noesi in a six-run first inning, and the San Diego Padres rolled to a 9-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday in the spring training opener for both teams.
Your Seattle Mariners kick off the 2013 Spring Training season with a charity game Friday against the San Diego Padres — the team’s complex-mate in Peoria Arizona. Both teams go at it again on Saturday and Sunday.
Aside from now going by “Michael,” Mike Morse’s annual income went from the $407,000 he was making when he was traded from the Mariners to the Washington Nationals in June 2009 to the $6.75 million in base salary he’ll make in 2013.
Mariners’ infielder Dustin Ackley believes a few things could have contributed to his struggles at the plate in 2012, which led to a .226 batting average. He won’t, however, blame the bone spurs in his left ankle that nagged him throughout the season.
Mariners catcher Jesus Montero on Tuesday again denied any involvement with a Florida-based anti-aging clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball.