Injury updates and roster moves.
In Mariners News…
- Excited about the Mariners’ young core, Scott Servais is hoping to showcase the team’s new additions throughout the season.
How does Scott Servais feel about the young star talent in the @Mariners system?
“I LOVE it.”
So how soon could we see it take the field in Seattle?
“You’re going to start to see these guys showing up at different points throughout this season.” pic.twitter.com/qJrPGRaAld
— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) March 15, 2021
- In an interview with MLB Network Radio, Jerry Dipoto conveyed that he would be open to the idea of trading for a veteran starter.
Trade Deadline primer: Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto agreed with Brad Lidge’s assessment on @MLBNetworkRadio that his pitching staff would benefit from the addition of a veteran starter; Dipoto indicated he’s open to trading for a controllable starter as soon as this year. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) March 15, 2021
- The Mariners have announced an array of Spring Training roster moves, including re-assignments and AAA Tacoma options, which brings the Spring Training roster down to 63 players.
- Corey Brock at The Athletic explores one of the decisive moments in the Mariners’ rebuild process, trading Robinson Cano, and how the trade unfolded. ($)
Around The League…
- Red Sox utility player Danny Santana has been hospitalized with a foot infection, but is predicted to have a speedy recovery. Santana signed with Boston earlier this month, adding much needed depth to their bench. If he makes a timely return, he could also have the potential to compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster.
- The Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) began its season last week in front of a sold out crowd, following 78% maximum capacity regulations. Fans are very excited to be able to return to the ballparks and see it as a sign of positive things to come.
- After the State of Texas’ recent announcement that they will open Globe Life Field to full capacity for Opening Day, two Rangers employees express their concerns for what the relaxed coronavirus protocols will bring.
- A’s RHP Frankie Montas has been activated from the COVID-19 list, and in a corresponding move, the team has returned Rule 5 pick Dany Jimenez to the Blue Jays. Jimenez was drafted by Oakland in December under the conditions that he must make the Opening Day roster and stay in the majors for the entire season, otherwise he would be offered back to Toronto.
- Yankees catcher Robinson Chirinos was diagnosed with a fractured finger last week, and manager Aaron Boone confirmed yesterday that Chirinos will undergo surgery today and will require up to six weeks for recovery.