Shannon Drayer

Shannon Drayer
Shannon Drayer is the Mariners reporter for 710 ESPN Seattle and and is in her 19th season covering the team. Follow Shannon: @shannondrayer

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Mariners notebook: Leonys Martin arrives “ready to play 170-180 games.”
Shannon Drayer | February 22, 2017 1:38 pm

PEORIA, Az–Leonys Martin finally arrived in the Mariners clubhouse just minutes before it closed for meetings Wednesday morning. It was a scurry of activity with Martin looking for his locker and familiar faces. He greeted the media in the room warmly with handshakes for all and said he would talk after practice. It has been a […]

Acquired in a trade last summer, Daniel Vogelbach will compete for playing time at first base. (AP)
Mariners’ Daniel Vogelbach hopes offseason work will help his defense at first base
Shannon Drayer | February 22, 2017 6:05 am

Mariners manager Scott Servais made it clear that Daniel Vogelbach would need to show improved defense at first base if he is going to make the club. The early impressions have been positive.

Mariners reliever Steve Cishek is coming back from hip labrum surgery in October. (AP)
Mariners notebook: Steve Cishek takes a step forward
Shannon Drayer | February 21, 2017 2:15 pm

Mariners reliever Steve Cishek threw Tuesday for the first time since hip labrum surgery in October, and all went well.

M's pitchers are throwing to hitters in live batting-practice sessions Tuesday. (AP)
Quick hits: Mariners to face Mariners Tuesday in Peoria
Shannon Drayer | February 21, 2017 8:53 am

Live batting-practice sessions will be the highlight in Mariners camp on Tuesday. Plus news and notes, including when center fielder Leonys Martin could arrive in Peoria.

Nelson Cruz said he planned to begin online course work for a law degree over the offseason but couldn't find the time while working with his charity, the Boomstick23 Foundation, in the Dominican Republic. (AP)
Law school will have to wait for Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz
Shannon Drayer | February 20, 2017 10:20 am

Nelson Cruz planned to begin course work this offseason to become a lawyer — until the Mariners slugger realized how busy his schedule was.

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Mariners notebook: Scott Servais hopes analytics help ‘tighten up’ base running
Shannon Drayer | February 20, 2017 9:07 am

Base running will be a major focus for the Mariners in 2017 and manager Scott Servais and staff will cover it with a classroom session using special reports from the analytics department.

ESPN's Jim Bowden is confident Felix Hernandez will bounce back after two straight down seasons. (AP)
First impression: Mariners’ Felix Hernandez looks new and improved
Shannon Drayer | February 19, 2017 3:31 pm

Spring training workouts have only just begun, but 710 ESPN Seattle’s Shannon Drayer writes that it’s apparent Mariners’ ace Felix Hernandez put action to his end-of-the-season words about making changes.

Damp weather kept the Mariners from holding their first full squad workout outside. (Shannon Drayer)
Mariners first day of full squad workouts moved inside
Shannon Drayer | February 19, 2017 9:24 am

The soggy conditions in Peoria aren’t dampening manager Scott Servais’ appraisal of the Mariners roster.

Coming off a down season, Felix Hernandez will be among the Mariners' storylines in spring training. (AP)
What to look for as the Mariners get going in Peoria
Shannon Drayer | February 13, 2017 9:05 am

With pitchers and catchers set to report, baseball begins this week. Here’s what Shannon Drayer will be paying attention to during Mariners spring training.

Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano, on the Dominican Republic team, are among 11 Mariners in the WBC. (AP)
Mariners will be well-represented in the World Baseball Classic
Shannon Drayer | February 8, 2017 4:34 pm

Eleven members of the Mariners organization, six of which are on their 40-man roster, have been named to World Baseball Classic teams. The 11 M’s will represent seven countries.