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MLB Injury News:
The spring is right around the corner, but the Seattle
Mariners still have some work to do, as the club is currently eyeing a veteran
starting pitcher along with a catcher or two, according to Larry Stone of The
Seattle Times and Greg Johns of MLB.com.
Jack Z says "door wide open" for young pitcher to make staff, but would like to add veteran
— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) January 23, 2013
Zduriencik says #Mariners will add another catcher or two prior to Spring Training to go with Montero.
— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) January 23, 2013
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik told reporters that
the door is “wide open” for a young pitcher to make his starting rotation, but
he would still like to add a veteran arm to the mix. This could be Joe
Saunders, as Jon Heyman reported yesterday that the Mariners are among the
teams interested in the left-hander.
Seattle acquired catcher Jesus Montero from the New York
Yankees last offseason in exchange for Michael Pineda. While the 23-year-old
came up as a backstop, he made more starts as the Mariners’ designated hitter
last season. For this reason the team is hoping to add another catcher or two in
order to find someone to pair with Montero.
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