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.
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.