Mariners seek leadership from holdovers
Last season's core opens camp with host of newcomers
PEORIA, Ariz. -- With slightly more than one-third of a pitching staff that led the American League in ERA last season leading the way, the Mariners will open Spring Training on Thursday morning at the Peoria Sports Complex harboring high hopes and expectations."Of the 31 guys we have in camp, 12 were with our club at some point and time last season," pitching coach Rick Adair said. "The biggest thing is for those guys who know what we're about to be the leaders of this thing, to set the tempo and be a resource for everybody else coming in."
Jim Street is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.