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Seattle Mariners - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - Seattle Mariners - INSIDE PITCH For the second time in as many winters, the Seattle Mariners sent a shock wave through baseball with a high-profile move to add a big bat to their evolving lineup. While last year's move to sign Robinson Cano was comparable to adding filet mignon to a fast-food menu, the signing of Nelson Cruz should have a much deeper impact on the American League power structure. By signing the 34-year-old slugger to be their designated hitter and part-time outfielder, the Mariners not only solidified their lineup but also took some of the starch out of another AL contender. The Cruz signing gave Seattle a needed right-handed hitter with power,...

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