Nelson Cruz homers in his first Cactus League game

The Mariners' trio of Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager didn't disappoint in their opening debut Thursday, combining to go 6-for-9 with a homer, a double, three RBI and three runs scored in a 9-4 win against the Padres.

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Morning Mariners musings: An opening day lineup? Choi to undergo surgery

Could this be the Mariners opening day batting when they face Jered Weaver on April 6 at Safeco Field? It sure seems possible. To no real surprise, the Angels announced that Weaver would get the ball on opening day against Seattle. If manager Lloyd McClendon sticks with his "don't call it a platoon," this could very...