Wet passport belates Balentien
Outfielder reports to camp 10 days late following visa issues
PEORIA, Ariz. -- A passport snafu caused Mariners outfielder Wladimir Balentien to miss the first 10 days of Spring Training, and now he has a lot of ground to make up."I have to do double what everyone else is doing just to get on the same page as them," the 24-year-old said Sunday morning. "I wanted to be here before everyone else, but I'm the last one."
Jim Street is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.