Pictures from Peoria: The first weekend
In addition to my daily series of Spring Training stories on Mariners.com, I’ll be packing a camera around the Peoria practice fields the next few weeks and sharing some of the better photos here on the blog. So check in regularly here for scenes from spring!
All-Star closer Fernando Rodney wasted no time getting his game face — and cap — properly aligned as pitchers went through fielding drills.
Catcher Mike Zunino oversaw things in the bullpen as work got underway for the 28 pitchers in camp.
Returning starter Roenis Elias listens to new catcher John Baker, who will challenge for a backup spot as a veteran non-roster signee.
Among the interested onlookers during the bullpen throwing sessions: Minor League coordinator Chris Gwynn and manager Lloyd McClendon.
Center fielder Austin Jackson is among the many position players already in camp working out on their own before the full-squad workouts begin Wednesday.
A slimmed-down Jesus Montero drew considerable attention with his new physique, but now must carry that over into camp as he works at first base.
John Hicks, one of the club’s top prospects, takes in some wisdom from Mariners Hall of Fame catcher Dan Wilson. Wilson will be helping coach catchers throughout the organization this season.