The Big Maple returns: James Paxton comes home to the Mariners and spring training begins

02.19.2021 - By Extra Innings: A Seattle Times baseball podcast

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Spring training has started for the Mariners. Times beat writer Ryan Divish, who is in Peoria, and columnist Larry Stone, who isn't, discuss the start of spring training. The main topic of the show is James Paxton's return to the Mariners on a one-year contract. How did it all happen? How much will it help the Mariners and the rotation. The conversation also includes the signing of injured reliever Ken Giles to a two-year contract. And wraps up with discussions about the passing of Hank Aaron and fans attending spring training games.

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