The club announced Monday morning that Gamel, the likely starter in left who injured himself Friday swinging in the batting cage at spring training in Peoria, AZ., had an MRI that disclosed a more serious strain, keeping him out of the Opening Day lineup March 29 and beyond. Right fielder Mitch Haniger has tendinitis in his hand, and reserve outfielder Guillermo Heredia is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
His batting average of.255 for the season was the second lowest in his 17-year USA career. After three years in NY and three with the Miami Marlins, Ichiro received a buyout when Miami did not pick up his option.
Having traded away most of their MLB-ready prospects, the Mariners farm system does not have an obvious candidate for a promotion.
ESPN reported that the deal would be a major-league contract, meaning the Mariners would have to make a move to open a spot on the 40-man roster.
Though Ichiro's production has understandably taken a hit in recent years, he's put a lot of work into staying in playing shape into his mid-40s. Of course, at 44 years old, the future Hall of Famer would assume a much different role for the Mariners in 2018 than he did in 2012.
It would be a welcome homecoming for Ichiro, who spent the first 12 years of his Major League Baseball career with the Mariners. He was named the American League MVP that season.
Winter Storm Elsa is on the way, Noon Update!
Temps will hold in the low 30s. "That storm was exceptionally powerful - one of the strongest we've ever seen". Correia said the current forecast is for 8 to 12 inches of snow west of Boston and into Rhode Island and CT .
Land expropriation process gets go ahead
The party has emphasised that while it works towards accelerating land reform, it will do so in an orderly manner. The ANC backed the EFF's planned motion of no confidence in Jacob Zuma only for Zuma to resign as president.
'House of Cards' Trailer Dropped Into Oscars
The idea is that Claire will issue a presidential pardon, but the season ended with that very much in doubt. The network released the trailer for its final season during the 90th annual Academy Awards.
More rain and strong storms tonight
More moderate to heavy rain is possible at this time with rain totals potentially ranging from 1 to 2 inches. Drier weather works in Friday and for the weekend with temperatures dropping back into the 50s.
Serena 'can't wait' to return
After all, the former world number one only gave birth six months ago, and six weeks of that time was spent in bed as she recovered from emergency surgery.