Every friday, we’ll dive into the top headlines surrounding the hometown team and highlight the biggest blast of the week. This edition of "Headlines and Homers" has some interesting tidbits, precisely a few that could give the Mariners the shot in the arm they need to create momentum in an otherwise clunker of a season.
Headline #1: More Run for Cabby
President of Baseball Operations, Jerry Dipoto, said on Seattle Sports 710 this week that rookie Jose Caballero will get the bulk of the time at second base as the team looks to get veteran Kolton Wong out of an early season slump. The 31-year-old second baseman was acquired in an offseason trade with Milwaukee with the thought he would stabilize an otherwise annual issue for the Mariners.
Headline #2: Edwin Diaz 2.0 on the Way?
Arkansas Traveler’s starter turned reliever, Prelander Berroa, might be on the fast track to Seattle. Dipoto said his timetable mirrors former Mariner Edwin Diaz, who took two weeks to transition and debut in Seattle. Berroa has already been throwing quality innings for the Travs for the past ten days, including two innings of no-hit ball and four strikeouts on Wednesday.
Headline #3: D-Mo Readies with Rehab
Utilityman and sparkplug Dylan Moore has yet to begin his 2023 Mariners season. Well, good news out of Everett last night as he started a three-game rehab assignment with the Aquasox. He went hitless in two at-bats but managed to work a walk and play four innings at shortstop. The hope is to get him a few at-bats and up to Seattle by the end of the month. Sam Haggerty is the odd man out when Moore returns.
Homer of the Week: Big Dumper Flushes Two at Fenway
We'd be remiss if we didn't give the "Homer of the Week" award to Cal Raleigh. He made history this week becoming the first catcher in the 112 year history of Fenway Park, to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game. He also threw out a runner during the game. What can't the Big Dumper do?