Julio Rodriguez trains at the Mariners camp

The Mariners ’best record went to the Cubans in Sloan Park with a 1-on-4 record of three shots in a 8-5 loss to Seattle. Overall, Rodriguez has hit .304 / .360 / .565 in nine league games so far as he continues to claim his place at the big league club.

The young defender from Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic, has scored once at home this spring, five RBIs and nine rebounds. And like all players his age, he also has room for improvement.

“Julio had a training day today,” Mariners manager Scott Service said. “… He’s learning, and that’s part of it. We give these young people a chance and hope they can use it, run with it and learn from it. “

Rodriguez wasted little time against the boys and scored the first double of the spring from Drew Smiley over the head of central defender Jason Hayward into a gap in his right center field.

When the next striker, Ti France, came out on top with one, the 21-year-old had a chance to score from the second base, but Rodriguez fell with his head to the third base to block the chance to score. When Smiley sat next to the three Marines until Rodriguez landed in the third base, the slide was unnecessarily expensive.

The young defender came out on top in the third round in three pitches, all of which came from high speed. He later lost a fly ball under the frame in the sun.

Rodriguez moved in the fourth game and in the sixth for his second three-shot spring run.

“He smoked the first ball on the first pitch of the game for a double and after that he took a number of speed-breaking pitches,” Servise said. “He didn’t really make a good correction today, but he’ll be back there tomorrow.”

Where will Rodriguez be next week when the club determines the break camp.

Here’s what we know: Mitch Haniger takes most of the playing time on the Mariners ’right field and Jesse Winker will be on the left field when he isn’t a designated striker. The left field could also be the place to be if Rodriguez builds the team and takes over the central job, Jarred Kelenic taking the time to play.

Other factors include the emergence of veterans Billy Hamilton and Stephen Souza Jr., the health of the players and, of course, how the Mariners use DH.

Gonzalez comes on the field
Ignoring the strike line, left-back veteran Marco Gonzalez is much closer to preparing for the regular season than he is.

On Wednesday, Gonzalez was charged with six runs in nine shots in a 4 2/3 inning against the Cubs. He took one step, hit seven, and was in a happy mood after his trip because he was able to accomplish a number of goals – including throwing all his fields with faith, especially fasting.

“I felt like I was doing the reforms I wanted to do with my football this week and it felt so much better,” Gonzalez said. “I was able to increase the number of pitches and go through these labor innings. I felt good for the fifth as well. “

Ford Cactus League makes its debut
Harry Ford, the Mariners ’first overall pick in the MLB draft last year and the team’s № 5th prospect, finished the first Cactus League game in the sixth round and lost.

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