This is a 2018 photo of Ricardo Sanchez of the Atlanta Braves baseball team.  This image reflects the Atlanta Braves active roster as of Feb. 22, 2018 when this image was taken.  (AP Photo/John Raoux)
This is a 2018 photo of Ricardo Sanchez of the Atlanta Braves baseball team. This image reflects the Atlanta Braves active roster as of Feb. 22, 2018 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/John Raoux) John Raoux AP
This is a 2018 photo of Ricardo Sanchez of the Atlanta Braves baseball team. This image reflects the Atlanta Braves active roster as of Feb. 22, 2018 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/John Raoux) John Raoux AP

TJ Cotterill is the Seattle Mariners and MLB writer for The News Tribune. He started covering MLB full-time in 2018, but before that covered Ken Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and spent seven years writing about high schools, including four as TNT’s prep sports coordinator. Born and raised in Washington.