Found January 23, 2013 on Oregon Sports News:
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The Seattle Mariners and their general manager, Jack Zduriencik, are making leaps and bounds in progress over this 2012-13 offseason.  For starts, the Mariners picked up additional middle infield talent (see: http://t.co/QAJryJH1) in Robert Andino and in the Triple-A portion of the Winter Meetings, we selected 2nd baseman Eric Ferris from the Brewers. Our middle infield starters, Brendan Ryan and Dustin Ackley, are also on the mend. Throughout 2012 both had painful bone spurs, which was unbeknownst until season’s end when it was announced that both would undergo surgery. From all accounts, they went well! Word on the street is that Ackley, supposedly, is very good when healthy—and, I’ll be honest, when we won our first game of the season in Tokyo because of his solo home run, I was impressed.    Again referencing my aforementioned 2012 postseason article, the Mariners have gotten rid of Jason Vargas. In addition, they picked up new hitting talent in Kendrys Morale...
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