Robinson Cano make Sports Illustrated cover
Two Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez and second baseman Robinson Cano are pictured on the cover, with Hernandez letting out a yell and Cano whooping beside him.
It's one of four covers printed by the magazine for its MLB preview this week. The others feature Greg Holland and Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals, Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals, and Corey Kluber and nike elite shorts Michael Brantley of the Cleveland Indians.
Cano was on one of four regional Sports Illustrated covers for last season's MLB preview, as well, but this is the first cover for Hernandez, Seattle's five time All Star and the 2010 American League Cy Young winner. Before Cano, the last Mariner on the cover was Ichiro Suzuki in July 2002.contest against the Padres (which was not on TV). Center fielder Austin Jackson batted leadoff, with Cano, designated hitter Nelson Cruz, third baseman Kyle Seager and first baseman Logan Morrison making up the middle of Seattle's order against Padres ace Andrew Cashner. April 6, when they host the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field.Mariners legend Ken Griffey Jr. visited the team in Peoria, Arizona, on Tuesday before the game against San Diego, then took in the ballgame at Peoria Stadium. He joined 710 ESPN Seattle radio's broadcast early in the tilt. Mariners broadcaster Dave Sims tweeted out a picture of Griffey in the booth (see below) wearing a headset over a Nike visor and sunglasses.One of the biggest question marks in Mariners camp is whether Willie Bloomquist's surgically repaired right nike t shirts knee will hold up well enough for Bloomquist to be a key contributor as a utility infielder for the M's. If manager Lloyd McClendon's quotes Tuesday were any indication, things are looking promising for Bloomquist. "I'd like to see him at short a little bit more," McClendon told Bob nike xl backpack Dutton of The (Tacoma) News Tribune, "but I think he's starting to get his legs under him. He looks healthy."