No structural damage for Saunders. He is very relieved. He and Smoak still day to day.
Justin Smoak, bothered by sore quad, out of lineup for 2nd time in past 3 games, with Bloomquist at 1B. Saunders also out w/sore shoulder.
The News Tribune "First baseman Justin Smoak avoided an arbitration hearing Saturday by reaching agreement with the Mariners on a one-year deal that includes a club option for 2015. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Smoak sought $3.25 million, while the Mariners had countered at $2.025 million. The..." February 15
The #Mariners are letting teams know that Jesus Montero, as well as Justin Smoak, are available in trades.
Justin Smoak is taking LH swings right now, and if that goes well, he'll probably go out on a rehab assignment tomorrow.
Smoak going on 15-day DL retroactive to May 30 opens spot on 25-man roster for Bonderman.
Seattle Times "Mariners manager Eric Wedge said a couple of weeks ago that Justin Smoak was heading into spring training as the team’s primary first baseman. Well, he’ll be the first baseman on Opening Day as well because manager Wedge doesn’t like to make major decisions like this based off spring training..." February 18
Seattle Times "Spoke briefly with Justin Smoak this morning about his plans for the spring and how he hopes to carry over the success he enjoyed last September. Let’s face it: September surges have happened for Smoak before. In 2010, he hit .340 in September with an OPS of 1.001. Had anybody really dug into..." February 18