M's reliever Carson Smith hopes sidearm delivery is good enough to land roster spot

Carson Smith has had a sidearm pitching delivery since youth baseball

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Video: Mariners get in a full workout before the rains come

The Mariners were able to get in a full workout before any rain began to fall in Peoria. All the pitchers got their work. Felix Hernandez and Taijuan Walker threw bullpens. Dominic Leone, Carson Smith, Roenis Elias and Mike Kickham pitched live batting practice sessions. I got some video of Leone and then took plenty of...

Video: A gray and damp workout featuring pitchers as ninjas and infield work

So today's workout was relatively short with gray skies and light rain at times. There was no live batting practice and minimal on-field work. As part of the conditioning, a group of Latin pitchers led by Felix Hernandez decided to wear sanitary socks as headbands when they ran from outfield foul pole to foul pole on the...

Mid-morning Mariners musings: “Have you ever seen the rain?

Good morning from gray and rainy Peoria, Arizona. So the forecast for today and the next few days isn't too amenable to players. The Mariners had a truncated workout with no outdoor hitting. They did some defensive work on the fields. But there  is really no reason to risk an injury by playing on wet outfield grass. It...