Konnichiwa MLB season: Mariners take on A’s in Japan to open 2012 season

Mariners in Japan

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us let’s not forget the real reason why we are all turning our attention to Japan. Opening day! The happiest day of the year! And for us Mariners fans, especially of late, a chance to relish the thought of not trailing the Angels and Rangers, even if it is short lived. A homecoming in order for Ichiro Suzuki, Hishashi Iwakuma, and Munenori Kawasaki.

Mariners make second round of 2012 roster cuts

Trayvon Robinson, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us Aaron Heilman, Matt Fox, Sean Henn, Josh Kinney, Jeff Marquez, Oliver Perez, and Trayvon Robinson were roster cuts casualties today for the M’s 2012 roster. For the guys sent down on Saturday, they will have to wait for their shot to be on a big league club again. Maybe mid season call ups, maybe next season.

Seattle Mariners make first 2012 cuts on Sunday

Mauricio Robles

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us Mauricio Robles, one of the Mariners top left-handed pitching prospects, Nick Franklin, Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker were among six players sent down to the Minor Leagues on Saturday as the club made its first cuts from the big league camp.

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