Offseason workouts questioned
Mariners manager Eric Wedge said the team is vigilant in how it assigns and monitors offseason workouts by its pitchers.
Seattle Times staff reporter
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mariners manager Eric Wedge said the team is vigilant in how it assigns and monitors offseason workouts by its pitchers.
A story in Friday's editions of the Trenton (N.J.) Times suggested the Mariners were less hands-on in their monitoring of offseason pitcher workouts than the New York Yankees and suggested it may have had something to do with season-ending injuries earlier this year to former Seattle pitchers Michael Pineda and Jose Campos. Pineda and Campos were traded by the Mariners to New York in January for catcher Jesus Montero.
The Trenton story also quoted former Mariners prospects Phillippe Aumont and J.C. Ramirez as saying Seattle pitchers were left largely on their own in the offseason.
"We're not hands off, I don't know where that comes from," Wedge said. "We have programs for each individual. ... So when they leave, they have their marching orders. We make phone calls from time to time and make sure they're doing what they're doing."
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