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Sunday, February 26, 2017 Game #2 (1-0)

Peoria Stadium SEATTLE MARINERS (1-0) vs. SAN DIEGO PADRES (0-1) Home #1 (0-0)

TODAYS GAME INFORMATION


Starting Pitchers: RH Chris Heston (1-1, 10.80 in 2016) vs. RH Zach Lee (7-14, 6.14 in AAA in 2016)
1:10 pm MT/12:10 pm PT Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle TV: None
TODAYS TILTMariners continue their 41st spring training with the Cactus League home opener
SPRING RECORD
today against the San Diego Padres at Peoria Stadiumtodays game is the 2nd of a 33-game
Overall Record .................................. 1-0 Cactus League schedule for the Mariners that concludes April 1 vs. Colorado Rockies at Salt River
PEORIA STADIUM ............................ 1-0
Home Record ................................... 0-0
Fieldsthe Mariners will open the 2017 season April 3 at Minute Maid Park vs. Houston Astros.
Road Record .................................... 1-0 UPCOMING PROBABLE PITCHERS (subject to change)
Current Streak .................................. W1
SUNDAY Mariners vs. Padres 1:10 pm 710 ESPN Seattle
THE COUNTDOWN SD Lee, Kelly, Lament, Fisher, Stammen, Torres*
36 days to Opening Day, 4/3 at HOU SEA Heston, Overton*, Bergman, Kiekhefer*, Hagadone*, Venditte^
MONDAY: Mariners vs. Royals 1:10 pm 710 ESPN Seattle
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
KC Vargas*, Soria, Minor*, Withrow
Feb. 27 ........................ vs. Kansas City
SEA Gallardo, Whalen, Vincent, Rzepczynski*, Altavilla, Aro
Feb. 28 ..........................at Chicago (AL)
March 1 ..............................at Cleveland TUESDAY: Mariners at White Sox 1:05 pm 710 ESPN Seattle
Bold - Peoria Stadium SEA Hernandez, Moore, Unsworth, Owings, Fry*, Machi
CWS Kopech, Danish, Beck, Goldberg, Purke*, Smith, Bummer*
BY THE NUMBERS * left-handed pitcher ^switch-handed pitcher

NO-NO BATTERYthe Mariners battery today both have experience with no-hittersstarter Chris
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Tim Hevly, Mariners PR Director and
Heston tossed a no-hitter with San Francisco on June 9, 2015 at New York-NLcatcher Carlos
Ruiz has caught four no-nos during his career, tying the Major League mark for catching no-
proud Whitman College Alum, is cel- hittershe caught the following no-hitters: Cole Hamels July 25, 2015 vs. Chicago-NL; combined
ebrating a no-hitter today as Whitmans
Eric Ma tossed 9.0 inning no-no against
effort (Hamels, Diekman, Giles, Papelbon) on Sept. 1, 2014 at Atlanta; Roy Halladay Oct. 6, 2010
Whitworth University yesterday. vs. Cincinnati in the NLDS and Roy Halladay (perfect game) on May 29, 2010 vs. Florida.
MVPstodays Mariners lineup features Ben Gamel, the 2016 International League MVP with

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This is the 13th Major League Spring
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Tyler ONeill, the 2016 Southern League MVP with JacksonRobinson
Can (8th) and Nelson Cruz (15th) also received MVP votes along with Kyle Seager (12th).
Training for Felix Hernandez; his first LID LIFTERthe Mariners are 21-22-1 all-time in official Cactus League openers, including a
was as an 18-year-old in 2005. 13-3 victory over the Padres yesterdaySeattle opened spring play three times with split-squad
action (02, 01, 03)have won 7 of last 10 spring openers.

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The spring schedule features 16 games
MARINERSMEDIA.COMgame notes, lineups, rosters, statistics and news releases (among
other things) can be found on MarinersMedia.comif you need login information, please contact a
televised by ROOT Sportsthe first TV member of the Mariners Baseball Information staff.
game will be March 5 vs. Oakland.
VS. THE PADRESthe Mariners and Padres meet for the second of three Cactus League games
(also: March 27)the Mariners will be the home team today, and the road team in late March
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18 days since GM Jerry Dipoto made
Seattle was 2-1 vs. its complex partner last spring, and lead the all-time Cactus League series 85-
80-7the Mariners are 19-7-3 in spring play vs. the Padres since 2009.
his last trade (Sucre to TB on Feb. 8).
WHAT TIME IS IT ANYWAY?Arizona is currently one hour ahead of Seattle timewhen the
clocks change for Daylight Saving Time on March 12, Seattle and Peoria will be on the same time
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The Mariners currently have 62 players in
so todays game starts at 12:10 pm in Seattle (1:10 pm in Peoria).
BROADCAST NOTES ROOT SPORTS and 710 ESPN Seattle will provide complete coverage of
camp27 of them were not in the orga- the Mariners 2017 Spring Training schedulea club-record tying 16 Cactus League games will be
nization when the 2016 season ended.
televised (all from Peoria Stadium) and radio partner 710 ESPN will air 33 spring gamessee the
complete broadcast schedule on page 2 of the game notes.
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All 41 players on 40-man roster have
CACTUS LEAGUE REPORTthe Cactus League Report will make its 2017 spring debut on
Wednesday, March 1 from 6:00-7:30 pm (MT) from the Salty Seorita in Peoria, the first of five
agreed to terms on contracts for 2017. live shows, all on Wednesday, and four from the Salty Seoritathe Cactus League Report will be
hosted by Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith, Dave Sims, Mike Blowers and Shannon Drayer.

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This is the Mariners 41st spring training
INFORMATION GUIDEthe 2017 Seattle Mariners Information Guide has been printed and
available for pickup in the Mariners PR officethe digital edition of the media guide is also available
in club historySeattle trained in Tempe for download via the Mariners Virtual Press Box (www.MarinersMedia.com).
from 1977-1992 and have been in Peoria
since 1993 (played all road games in 93 SINGLE GAME TICKETSsingle-game tickets for the 2017 season go on sale to the public at 10 am
as stadium was being completed). PT on Saturday, March 11Mariners Mail subscribers (Mariners.com/Mail) will have an opportunity
THE ROSTER to participate in a presale beginning March 7 (deadline to register is March 4)select groups will
have opportunity to buy before they go on sale to general public (see Mariners.com/tickets).
The spring roster is currently at 62
players (41 roster, 21 non-roster) INJURY REPORTreliever Steve Cishek (torn left labrum in his hip) had surgery on Oct. 12 and Tony
the camp breakdown by position is Zych (biceps tendon debridement on his right arm) had surgery on Oct. 11both are making progress
the following: 35 pitchers (13 non-
this springRandy Adamack, the Mariners Sr. Vice President of Communications and Broadcasting,
roster), 8 catchers (5 non-roster),
10 infielders (1 non-roster) and 9 had knee replacement surgery on his second knee; were glad hes out of knees to replace.
outfielders (2 non-roster). 2016 IN REVIEWcompleted the 2016 season 86-76 (.531), finishing 2nd in the American League
ON THE AIR West (9.0 games behind division winner Texas)finished 3.0 games back of the AL Wild Card
Todays game vs. Padres will be registered 10 more wins than in 2015compiled a winning record in 2 of last 3 seasonswent 44-
broadcast on ESPN 710 Seattle 37 (.543) at home and 42-39 (.519) on the roadwere 45-44 prior to the All-Star break and 41-32
(12:10 pm PT/1:10 pm in AZ) following the breakposted a 25-18-9 record in series, including 9 sweeps.
Rick Rizzs & Aaron Goldsmith will
broadcast the game on the radio HEY GREG, AS YOU MAY KNOWSeattle recorded 8 extra-base hits (7 doubles, 1 home run) and
complete spring training day-by-day 3 stolen bases yesterdayBUT DID YOU KNOWthat Seattle has matched those marks just three
with TV and radio listings is listed on times during the regular season in club history?June 21, 2001 vs. Oakland, Aug. 23, 1997 vs. New
Page 2 of these game notes.
York-AL, Aug. 2, 1983 vs. Oakland and May 31, 1995 vs. New York-AL.
2017 SPRING TRAINING GAME NOTES FEBRUARY 26, 2017 VS. SAN DIEGO PADRES

#32 CHRIS HESTON (RHP)


YEAR TEAM W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO
2016 SAN FRANCISCO 1-1 10.80 4 0 0 0 5.0 9 6 6 0 6 3
Sacramento # 2-9 4.54 15 14 0 0 81.1 82 42 41 8 32 53
AZL Giants # 0-0 0.00 2 2 0 0 6.2 7 0 0 0 2 7
SanJose # 0-0 6.23 1 1 0 0 4.1 5 3 3 0 3 1
2017 SPRING - - - - - - - - - - - - -
MiLB Totals 48-54 3.64 151 145 5 2 857.1 834 405 347 56 257 707
MLB Totals 13-12 4.16 38 32 2 1 188.0 184 91 87 16 73 148
2017 Spring Training - Is making his first appearance of the 2017 Spring Training.
Last Season - Went 1-1 with a 10.80 ERA (6 ER, 5.0 IP) with 3 strikeouts in 4 relief outings with San Francisco last season.
For Openers - Named to an Opening Day roster for the first time in his career in 2016.
Minor Recap - Optioned to AAA Sacramento on April 19...went 2-9 with a 4.54 ERA (41 ER, 81.1 IP) with 53 Ks in 15 G (14 GS).
DL Stint - Placed on the 60-day DL with an oblique strain on June 29 and was sent on a rehab assignment on Aug. 13 with the AZL Giants (2 GS),
advanced-A San Jose (1 GS) and AAA Fresno (2 GS)recalled on Sept. 6 (not activated) and removed from the 60-day DL on Nov. 6.
Seattle-Bound - Acquired by the Mariners from San Francisco in exchange for a player to be named later on Dec. 7, 2016.
No-No - Tossed a no-hitter with the Giants on June 9, 2015 at New York-NL.
Career - Selected and signed by San Francisco in the 12th round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of East Carolina Universitywent 13-12,
4.16 ERA (87 ER, 188.0 IP) with 148 Ks & 73 BB in 38 career games (32 GS) over parts of 3 seasons with the Giants.

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#60 Dillon Overton (RHP): New Digs - Claimed off waivers by Seattle from St. Louis on 11/4/16.
2017 Spring Training - Making his first Cactus League appearance today. Career - Spent the 7 seasons in the Cardinals organizationis 20-16-42,
Last Season - Went 1-3 with 11.47 ERA (31 ER, 24.1 IP) with 17 strikeouts 2.67 ERA (111 ER, 373.2 IP) with 275 Ks in 265 career MiL gamesse-
in 7 games, including 5 starts, with Oakland last season. lected and signed by St. Louis in the 36th round of the 2010.
Debut - Selected by Oakland June 25 and won his Major League debut
#41 Nick Hagadone (LHP):
later that night at Los Angeles-AL (5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3 HR).
2017 Spring Training: Making his first Cactus League appearance today.
Minor Recap - Went 13-5, 3.29 ERA (46 ER, 125.2 IP) w/105 Ks in 21
2016 - DNP in 2016; surgery Feb. 2016 to repair fractured left elbow.
games (20 GS) with Nashville in 2016...3rd in PC in wins and 5th in ERA.
Seattle-Bound - Signed by the Mariners as a MiL free agent on 1/31/17.
Welcome to Seattle - Acquired by the Mariners from Oakland in exchange
Last Time Out - Made his last ML appearance with CLE on 7/6/15 vs.
for C Jason Goldstein on Jan. 26, 2017.
HOUwent 0-1, 4.28 ERA (13 ER, 27.1 IP) in 36 games with CLE in 2005.
Career - Selected and signed by OAK in the 2nd round of the 2013 Draft
Local Product - Graduated from Sumner (WA) HSattended the Univer-
out of the Univ. of Oklahomain parts of 3 MiL seasons in the As organi-
sity of Washington for three seasons.
zation, went 20-14, 3.18 ERA (102 ER, 288.2 IP) w/264 Ks in 60 G/57 GS.
Career - Selected by the Mariners in the 36th round of the 2004 MLB First-
#56 Christian Bergman (RHP): Year Player Draft but did not signselected and signed by BOS out of the
2017 Spring Training: Making his first Cactus League appearance today. 1st round (55th overall) of the 2007 Draftbegan his ML career with CLE,
Last Season - Went 1-3 with a 8.39 ERA (23 ER, 24.2 IP) with 22 strikeouts where he appeared in parts of 5 seasons, compiling a 3-2 record with 1
in 15 games (1 start) with Colorado in 2016. save and a 4.72 ERA (62 ER, 118.1 IP) with 122 strikeouts in 143 G.
DL Stint - On the disabled list with a strained left oblique May 20-July 9. #61 Pat Venditte (SHP):
Minors Recap - Made 10 starts with AAA Albuquerque, going 3-3 with a 2017 Spring Training: Making his first Cactus League appearance today.
3.66 ERA (21 ER, 51.2 IP) with 33 strikeouts. Last Season - Posted a 5.73 ERA (14 ER, 22.0 IP) with 19 strikeouts in 15
Welcome to Seattle - Signed as a free agent on Dec. 1, 2016. combined relief appearances with Toronto and Seattle last season.
Career - Spent 7 seasons in the Rockies organization, including parts of 3 Mid-Season Trade - Acquired by the Mariners from the Blue Jays in ex-
seasons at the ML level: 7-9, 5.79 ERA (95 ER, 147.2 IP) w/90 Ks in 55 G change for a player to be named later on Aug. 6, 2016.
originally selected by COL in 24th round of the 2010 Draft out of UC Irvine. AAA Recap - In 30 combined games (2 GS) between AAA Buffalo (TOR)
#45 Dean Kiekhefer (LHP): and AAA Tacoma: 3-1 with a 3.74 ERA (18 ER, 43.1 IP) with 63 strikeouts.
2017 Spring Training: Making his first Cactus League appearance today. Switching it Up - First SHP to appear in a ML game since Greg Harris
Last Season - Made 26 relief appearances over 5 stints with St. Louis last (Sept. 28, 1995)also first full-time SHP in the modern era (since 1900)
season, posting a 5.32 ERA (13 ER, 22.0 IP) with 14 strikeouts. uses a six-finger glove with two thumb holesnatural RH, but has thrown
With Memphis - Went 6-1 with 2 saves and a 2.08 ERA (8 ER, 34.2 IP) with with both arms since age 3.
20 strikeouts and 8 walks in 29 games with AAA Memphis. Career - 2-2, 4.97 ERA (28 ER, 50.2 IP) in 41 games over parts of 2 sea-
MLB Debut - Made his Major League debut last season with the Cardinals sons with OAK (2015), TOR (2016) & SEA (2016)selected by NY-AL in the
on May 14 at Los Angeles-NL (1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 K, HR). 20th round of the 2008 Draft out of Creighton University.

2017 SEATTLE MARINERS - SPRING TRAINING DAY-BY-DAY


DAY DATE OPP SCORE WINNER LOSER SAVE REC ATT
Saturday February 25 San Diego Padres (Charity Game) 13-3 Weber (1-0) Nina (0-1) None 1-0 6,370
Sunday February 26 San Diego Padres Peoria 1:10/12:10 R
Monday February 27 Kansas City Royals Peoria 1:10/12:10 R
Tuesday February 28 Chicago White Sox (ss) Glendale 1:05/12:05 R
Wednesday March 1 Cleveland Indians Goodyear 1:05/12:05 R
Thursday March 2 Milwaukee Brewers Peoria 1:10/12:10 R
Friday March 3 Texas Rangers Surprise 1:10/12:10 R
Saturday March 4 Colorado Rockies Salt River 1:10/12:10 R
Sunday March 5 Oakland Athletics Peoria 1:10/12:10 R/TV
Los Angeles Dodgers Glendale 1:05/12:05
Monday March 6 Texas Rangers Peoria 1:10/12:10 R#/TV
Tuesday March 7 OFF DAY
Wednesday March 8 Cleveland Indians Peoria 7:10/6:10 R
Thursday March 9 Chicago Cubs Mesa 1:05/12:05 R#/TV
Friday March 10 Chicago Cubs Peoria 1:10/12:10 R#/TV
Saturday March 11 Cincinnati Reds Peoria 1:10/12:10 R/TV
Sunday March 12 Los Angeles Angels Tempe 1:10 R
Monday March 13 Milwaukee Brewers Maryvale 1:05 R#
Tuesday March 14 Chicago White Sox Peoria 1:10 R#/TV
Wednesday March 15 Los Angeles Dodgers Peoria 1:10 R#/TV
Thursday March 16 Kansas City Royals (ss) Surprise 1:05 R#
Friday March 17 Arizona Diamondbacks Salt River 1:10
Los Angeles Dodgers Glendale 7:05 R
Saturday March 18 San Francisco Giants Peoria 1:10 R/TV
Sunday March 19 Texas Rangers Surprise 1:05 R
Monday March 20 OFF DAY
Tuesday March 21 Oakland Athletics Peoria 7:10 R/TV
Wednesday March 22 Los Angels Angels Peoria 1:10 R#/TV
Thursday March 23 San Francisco Giants Scottsdale 6:05 R
Friday March 24 Kansas City Royals Peoria 1:10 R#/TV
Los Angels Angels Tempe 1:10
Saturday March 25 Texas Rangers Peoria 1:10 R/TV
Sunday March 26 Cincinnati Reds Goodyear 1:10 R
Monday March 27 San Diego Padres Peoria 1:10 R
Tuesday March 28 Arizona Diamondbacks Peoria 1:10 R/TV
Wednesday March 29 Los Angeles Dodgers Peoria 1:10 R/TV
Thursday March 30 OFF DAY
Friday March 31 Colorado Rockies Peoria 6:40 R/TV
Saturday April 1 Colorado Rockies Salt River 12:10 R/TV
Bold: Home team (ss) split squad game
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