The Seattle Mariners started off spring training games with a bang.
The longest winning streak in the Mariners Cactus League history was set with a record of 10 games in a row. The team won each one of its games from Feb. 23 through March 6. So far, its record is 10-2. However, the Mariners lost their first game on Feb. 22.
In other news, expected to return to the mound for the first time since last year is pitcher Anthony Vasquez. A life-threatening brain condition put his career on hold.
“It’s never fun when you’re not 100 percent, especially when your job requires you to be good,” said Vasquez in an article on the Mariners official site.
Vasquez underwent surgery and made a miraculous recovery, but standing in his way still is his shoulder injury from last season. Vasquez is expected to start playing in a few weeks, once his arm is fully healthy.
In terms of team injuries, pitching prospect Danny Hultzen is the only one hurting so far. A mild right hip flexor sprain forced him to miss the last four games. The injury isn’t said to be serious.
“It’s not a sharp pain, but it does inhibit the way I run and throw,” stated Hultzen, who is currently undergoing treatment.
Hultzen expects to return within a few days.