Found March 31, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
For the Seattle Mariners, this Spring has been accompanied with great success.  First off, the Mariners were second only to the Royals in wins, and their 22 wins broke the Spring Training club records.  The Mariners also smashed 58 home runs, a club record.  Only one major league team, the 1999 Cubs, hit more home runs in Spring Training.  For a team that is desperately looking to improve their offense, this Spring brought great early returns for the Mariners.  They will now look to carry that momentum into the season starting tomorrow in Oakland. The biggest surprise in the Spring might not have been the Mariners’ power surge, but the starting rotation battle.  It seemed with two spots open, a spot was going to go to veteran Jon Garland, filling the role Kevin Millwood took last season.  But the Mariners released Garland, and they will take a chance on Brandon Maurer.  The 22-year-old right-hander, who will make his major league debut Thursday, was sharp all Spring going 3-1 with a...
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