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We’ve written about the bottom of the order and its early-season ineptitude. Dipoto joined Seattle Sports 710 Brock and Salk spending a good chunk of the interview talking about the offensive struggles.
"No, not the way we’re swinging the bat. I think there’s a hole,” Dipoto said. “We consistently wind up in a position where we have players that have not gotten off to good starts and the wheel is landing on their spot in the order with an opportunity to do damage."- Jerry Dipoto
Those struggling bats include A.J. Pollock, Cooper Hummel, Kolton Wong, and Tom Murphy. That’s a lot of dead weight. Luckily, Cade Marlowe, Dylan Moore, and Taylor Trammell started their rehab assignments this week, and all three are already making noise.
Reinforcements are probably a week away due to a lack of spring training. But when they get a clean bill of health Tommy La Stella and Cooper Hummel are the first to go.