Seattle Mariners


10 consecutive Opening Day starts later — what’s in store for Mariners’ next chapter of ‘adapted’ Felix Hernandez?

His fastball isn’t as fast as it once was, but the Mariners say they saw Felix Hernandez start to adapt in a good way in 2017 before injuries derailed his season — and again here in spring training. “I really do think that what we saw last year from Felix is he started to adapt,” Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said in one of his podcasts.

Edwin Diaz saves 57th game, but no soccer skills?

Mariners closer Edwin Diaz saved his 57 game and earned his 300th career strikeout in a 4-1 win over the Rangers. Only one closer in MLB history has more saves than Diaz in a season, and that was Francisco Rodriguez in 2008 with 62 saves.