It's not even March yet! The Mariners' first official workout was today! And yet ... and yet ...
Hisashi Iwakuma, third in last year's American League Cy Young voting, will miss 4-to-6 weeks with a strained tendon in his finger, meaning he likely won't be ready for Opening Day. Is this a bad time to mention that Iwakuma has never had back-to-back healthy seasons in his career?
Franklin Gutierrez alerted the team that he's going to sit out the entire season due to a return of the gastrointestinal issues that have plagued him in the past. Luckily the Mariners have other good defensive outfielders like Corey Hart and Logan Morrison on the team.
Jesus Montero reported to camp. He apologized to the team for his PED suspension last season. At least Montero had a productive offseason, right? Umm ... "I gained a lot of weight in my country," he said. "So, now, I'm on a program to lose weight. I'm working really hard to get my weight back. I wasn't doing nothing (after finishing winter ball), just eating."
Your 2014 Mariners, everyone! Time to turn on that Super Bowl recording.