‘Grateful’ Franklin Gutierrez tries to hang onto game he loves

After being diagnosed with an arthritic condition that affects his lower body, he isn’t trying to be the same player he was in 2009 as Seattle’s everyday center fielder.

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Morning Mariners musings: McClendon channels Marshawn and some photo fun

Good morning from sunny Peoria, Arizona. Apparently this might be the last day of full sunshine for a while. It appears that Mother Nature will be shedding a few tears the next few days. Perhaps, she read the story on A-Rod in ESPN the Magazine. That forecast is unacceptable. UNACCEPTABLE! Obviously, extended rain isn't ideal,...

Alex Rodriguez happy to be back in uniform

Alex Rodriguez walked into the clubhouse at the Yankees’ spring training complex shortly after 9 a.m., slipped on his uniform for the first time in more than a year and exchanged handshakes and pleasantries with some of his teammates before quietly launching what he acknowledges will be a difficult comeback.

Video: Felix Hernandez throws his first bullpen session this spring

  The Mariners are in full workout mode with pitchers throwing live batting practice sessions. On the video today, we have Felix Hernandez throwing his first bullpen session of the spring while rocking the high socks. We are going to meet with him in a few minutes. Also on the video is some more video of...

Former M’s outfielder Michael Saunders steps on sprinkler, out until July

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders stepped on a sprinkler while shagging fly balls, tearing cartilage in his left knee and sidelining him until the All-Star break. General manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday surgery is likely but Saunders will seek a second opinion. Saunders said he felt a pop after...

Morning Mariners Musings: Felix, Cruz look good, Saunders injured

Good morning from scenic and sunny Peoria, Arizona! This place is just a little warmer and brighter with the arrival of venerable columnist Larry Stone to the complex. He's going to be down here until March 9. So we will be doubling up on the coverage. Actually, we will even have a trio of writers...

Josh Hamilton summoned by MLB

Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton has met with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue, and the team is bracing for possible penalties.