Pictures from Peoria: The Wednesday edition

Things settled in a little bit at Mariners camp on Wednesday as the first-day furor over Robinson Cano’s arrival died down and business returned to normal.

One very important player to watch this spring is Corey Hart, who has jumped immediately into the outfield mix even as he returns from a year off following a pair of knee surgeries. If he can fill an outfield role this year, that would be huge as it would give the Mariners a much-needed right-handed thumper in the field. I’ve got his story here.

You can also catch up on all today’s news in my daily notebook. As for the much-anticipated daily photo array, here you go:

Manager Lloyd McClendon continues to provide a lot of hands-on hitting instruction for players, with a lot of emphasis today with Justin Smoak during his batting practice session.

Smoak, McClendon

Veteran utility man Willie Bloomquist figures to play a little everywhere this spring. He’s been at second and third in the first two days of camp and can also play shortstop and outfield.
Bloomquist catch

Brad Miller and Nick Franklin may be competing for the starting shortstop job, but the two youngsters are working together at every step … including carrying a bucket of balls off the field after infield drills.
Miller-Frank bucket

First baseman Logan Morrison thinks about his swing as he awaits his turn in the cage. Morrison has shown good power in early batting practice.
Morrison, Logan bat

Hart has worked with the outfielders both days, a great sign as he returns from microfracture surgeries that wiped out his 2013 campaign.
Hart throw

Catcher Mike Zunino is thought of more for his catching abilities, but he is another right-handed hitter who could play an important part in this year’s lineup.
Zunino, Mike

Though all the national reporters were gone and the scrutiny died down, Robinson Cano quietly went about his business in his second day with his new club.
Cano grounder

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