In Mariners News…
- Shed Long will reportedly be rehabbing his shin longer than expected:
Shed Long Jr. will be pulled back a little in his rehab and won’t appear in a Cactus League game any time soon. He’s still experiencing inflammation in his right shin.
— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) March 8, 2021
- Corey Brock at The Athletic analyzes Roenis Elias’ Spring Training performances so far and if his encouraging outing can secure him a spot in the Mariners’ bullpen.
- J.P Crawford’s pitch selection is among the most precise in the league. How can he become better at controlling the zone and what tweaks can he make to increase overall production?
Around The League…
- Major League Baseball is loaning teams money for the 2021 season to fund revenue sharing, a program that was halted because of the major drop in funds due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ($)
- Mets first baseman Jose Martinez has suffered a torn meniscus and will be out for months after colliding with an umpire while attempting to field a ground ball.
- Royals top prospect Bobby Witt Jr. launched a 484-foot home run in the Royals 10-3 win over the A’s yesterday afternoon.
- The Astros have finalized their deal with RHP Jake Odorizzi, guaranteeing him $25.3 million with up to $7 million in incentives.