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Pitchers and Catchers Report on Saturday, On Field Work Begins Sunday

That’s right. The day after tomorrow, the Mariners will begin to work out and get back into game shape, with pitchers and catchers being the first ones to report. The rest of the team will join them on the 18th. Sports Illustrated covered the young team in this piece.

“A lot of guys have already rolled in here,” GM Jack Zduriencik said by telephone from Peoria. “Some guys are here working out on their own. You know how players are, they’re anxious and ready to get going this time of the year. I think everybody understands that, and we’ll monitor it. Eric [Wedge] does a real nice job with Spring Training to give the players the consideration and make sure they’re ready for Opening Day and throughout the season.”

You can just smell the grass, can’t you? It’s freshly cut!

No word yet on whether or not rookie sensation Jesus Montero is a “catcher.”