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Seattle Mariners Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Diaz notched a pair of strikeouts and allowed a hit over one inning in Sunday's 7-6 Cactus League win over the Reds.
Impact: The young closer preserved the 7-5 lead in the eighth and looked as effective as usual. Diaz was 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA and a pair of saves over 5.1 innings across four appearances for Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, so he was the beneficiary of regular work while away from the team. Sunday marked Diaz's first appearance since returning from the tournament and he's yet to give up an earned run or issue a walk over three spring innings.
News: Zych (biceps) made his spring debut in Sunday's 7-6 Cactus League win over the Reds, giving up a hit and a walk over a scoreless inning. He also recorded a strikeout.
Impact: Although he's already slated to begin the season in the minors, Zych was able to get some work in against major league bats for the first time since last October. The 27-year-old took a ball off his ankle from the first batter he faced and allowed an inherited runner to score, but he did manage to escape without any earned runs on his tally. Zych is likely to receive more work over the last week of spring training before starting his minor league throwing program.
News: Smyly gave up five earned runs on six hits and four walks over four innings in Sunday's 7-6 Cactus League win over the Reds. He also recorded a strikeout.
Impact: After pitching against the Padres in a "B" game on Tuesday, Smyly took the mound in his first official post-WBC start and struggled against a Reds lineup that featured several regulars. The veteran lefty was touched up for three home runs by Jose Peraza, Desmond Jennings and notably, Reds starter Rookie Davis, with the latter two launching their round-trippers in the second inning. Smyly blamed inconsistent location, particularly with his fastball, for the majority of his troubles. Factoring in Sunday's outing, he owns a 5.00 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 6:6 K:BB over nine spring innings.
News: Simmons (forearm) has been shut down from playing catch and will be reexamined by Dr. Ed Khalfayan on Monday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Simmons' forearm injury continues to linger, so the Mariners have decided to slow his return and send him for another checkup. The Mariners remain optimistic about a return for the 26-year-old, but it's unclear when that will be.
News: Dyson is scheduled to take up to 12 at-bats in a minor league game with limited running, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Sore legs have kept Dyson sidelined for the past couple weeks, though manager Scott Servais says he could play through the fatigue if needed, Shannon Drayer of MyNorthwest.com reports. He's slated to take some swings in a minor league game on Monday in an attempt to keep him sharp while testing out his sore legs. If all goes well, he should be able to return to Cactus League action shortly.
News: Cruz (illness) returned to the clubhouse Monday and plans to participate in an individual workout, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Impact: Cruz has been out with the same head cold that has sidelined Robinson Cano, though they both resumed working out on Monday. The 36-year-old is being held out of Monday's spring lineup, but the fact that he's back in camp indicates he'll return shortly.
News: Cano (illness) is back in the clubhouse and plans to get a work out in, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Impact: A head cold has caused Cano and a few other Mariners to miss some time over the weekend, and although the 34-year-old isn't ready to return to the lineup yet, he's feeling well enough to make it to camp for an individual workout. It shouldn't be much longer before Cano is able to slide back into the lineup.