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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 06:29:55 -0800
The Seattle Mariners added 3B Vinnie Catricala, P Anthony Fernandez, P Bobby Lafromboise, P Brandon Maurer and OF Julio Morban to the 40-man roster.
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:37:48 -0800
Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders will start in center field in the team's spring opener against the Oakland Athletics Friday, March 2. 3B Kyle Seager is at third base with 3B Vinnie Catricala as the designated hitter. Saunders is using a bigger bat to warm up with, but he's also using a bigger bat in games. "It's just a bigger head and a longer barrel," Saunders said. "It's feeling very comfortable. I'm seeing the ball well. Not only did I work hard on the physical side and the mechanical side, but I also worked hard on the mental side. Just bringing fire and passion to the game, expecting to do damage every time I come to the plate." He's gone 4-for-7 with a three-run home run, double and three walks in three intrasquad games.
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:14:45 -0800
Seattle Mariners 3B Vinnie Catricala and Kyle Seager might benefit from the injury to OF Franklin Gutierrez (pectoral), as 3B Chone Figgins might see time in the outfield or elsewhere.
Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:56:50 -0800
Seattle Mariners 3B Vinnie Catricala is considered a long shot to make the roster, and is likely to open the season with Triple-A Tacoma. "The ball jumps off his bat and he's handled himself well in the field," manager Eric Wedge said Friday, Feb. 24. "We brought him to spring training to get a good, long look at him."
Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:10:36 -0800
Seattle Mariners 3B Vinnie Catricala (shoulder) said his shoulder is healthy this year after rehabbing and strengthening it in the offseason. He said some of his defensive woes in the minors were related to the shoulder injury, but he refuses to place all the blame on his injury. Catricala plans on shoring up his defense this spring as he competes with Kyle Seager, Chone Figgins, Alex Liddi, Francisco Martinez and Carlos Triunfel for the third base job. Catricala also dropped five pounds this winter and added some speed to his game.
Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:01:24 -0800
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge said the team will take a look at 3B Vinnie Catricala at both third base and the outfield in camp.