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Do you clear a week to head out to Arizona every March? Is spring training your favorite part of the year?
Ichiro Suzuki’s struggles at the plate have followed him to Japan. Ichiro went hitless in three at-bats on Sunday when his Seattle Mariners beat the Yomiuri Giants 6-4 in an exhibition game ahead of their MLB season-opening series against the Oakland A’s.
Throughout the offseason, the decisions made about the future of the Seattle Mariners took on different catchphrases.
Yusei Kikuchi’s goal was always to pitch in the major leagues. The dream is now the reality for the newest starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. But in a twist, his debut will come in his native Japan. He will start the second game of the 2019 season against the Oakland Athletics in the Tokyo Dome next week.
Former Gonzaga standout will earn his first start on opening day.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty struck out nine over four scoreless innings in his most recent start, including seven in a row
The Seattle Mariners are about to experience firsthand what Ichiro Suzuki means to his home country. Suzuki’s return to Japan is one of the big attractions as Seattle and Oakland begin the 2019 season with two games in Tokyo. The most decorated player ever to export his talents from the Far East to the major leagues is returning home for what could be a farewell to his Hall of Fame career on both sides of the Pacific.
The Mariners’ “step back” resulted in several prospects arriving in Peoria, Arizona, who breathed life into a low-ranked minor league system.
Jay Bruce and Edwin Encarnacion are still productive major leaguers with the potential for big seasons. They just don’t fit perfectly into the Mariners’ long-term plans to build for the future.
The 50-year-old Dipoto had a hectic offseason, his fourth in charge of the Mariners, as he overhauled Seattle’s roster in the hopes of creating a contender in two or three years rather than remaining on the fringes of the postseason.
Japanese free-agent Yusei Kikuchi made his debut for the Seattle Mariners on Monday, throwing two innings against the Cincinnati Reds in a start that featured a little bit of everything, from moments of dominance to working out of a jam.
New Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi is still getting used to the different ball in MLB compared to Japan, not to mention the unseasonably cold and rainy weather in Arizona, but sources say he’ll likely make his spring debut Monday.
In the rather mundane world of infield instruction, there are two legends in the industry. Ron Washington is one. Perry Hill is the other. He’s got a trademark catchphrase – “Stop it!” – but it doesn’t mean what you might think.
Once hailed as the franchise savior, Ackley returns on the bottom rung of the clubhouse hierarchy – a non-roster invitee with almost no chance to make the roster. Ackley’s initial chance, if it comes, almost certainly would occur with Class AAA Tacoma.
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager enters the 2019 season after a physical and dietary remake. He learned to embrace flexibility training, spinach, and a long-term health plan. Seager played the second half of last season with a broken left big toe, which affected his ability to plant and drive forward and led to a .221 batting average and a .273 on-base percentage, both career lows.
Every day for several years, Felix Hernandez has walked past large photos of himself and Randy Johnson – the Seattle Mariners’ only Cy Young Award winners – in the hallway leading to the clubhouse of their spring training complex.
If nothing else, the Seattle Mariners’ early arrival for spring training will give them a little more meet-and-greet time.
Vogelbach led all of spring training with a .407 batting average, a .529 on-base percentage and a .926 slugging percentage.
Once again, Greg Bird is hurt as spring training comes to a close.
Chris Sale and his fellow aces are having all sorts of trouble with these tuneup starts.