Seattle Mariners pitchers and catchers officially reported to camp Saturday in Peoria, Illinois, a full week earlier than any other team.
Chief among them are Felix Hernandez (14-14, 3.47 ERA in 2011), Jason Vargas (10-13, 4.25), Blake Beavan (5-6, 4.27) and Brandon League (37 saves, 2.79). The Mariners are on the search for a true No. 2 starter this season behind Felix. The departure of Michael Pineda opens up the process and will allow Vargas, Beavan and many others compete for the spot.
Mariners position players are beginning to show up as well, including Justin Smoak, Mike Carp, Alex Liddi, Dustin Ackley and Munenori Kawasaki.
Here's a full list of who reported today officially:
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