3 storylines to watch heading into Mariners Spring Training

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PEORIA, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 24: View of the Peoria Stadium, where the Seattle Mariners partake in Spring Training. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PEORIA, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 24: View of the Peoria Stadium, where the Seattle Mariners partake in Spring Training. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Seattle Mariners' Mitch Haniger walks back to the dugout while carrying his bat.
Mariners’ Mitch Haniger walks back to the dugout while carrying his bat. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /

Multiple Mariners recovering from injuries

Seattle has three players who missed all of 2020 due to injury who are set to return in 2021: Mitch Haniger, Tom Murphy, and Andres Muñoz. While Muñoz is recovering from Tommy John Surgery and won’t pitch until at least June, he is still participating in bullpens. It will be interesting to see where he is in his recovery from his surgery last year throughout the Spring.

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While there has not been much news about him so far, Tom Murphy is back and according to all of the questions that reporters have asked Scott Servais and Jerry Dipoto, he is 100%. Murphy suffered a broken foot during Summer Camp last July that kept him out all season. Now, Murphy is set to platoon with Luis Torrens behind the plate and his bat against left-handed pitching will be a welcome sight to see.

As for Mitch Haniger, just seeing him swinging the bat will be a welcome sight to see as he has not played in a game in close to two years. In 2018 he had a batting line of .285/.366/.493 with a .859 OPS and all of the reports are that he is looking like his 2018 self, so watching Haniger when he is up at the plate will be must-see TV for the next month.

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