Fall Instructional League is a valuable opportunity for the front office and young players to get better acquianted with one another as the club works to get a head start on assignments for the following season. The players assigned to the league play in games and have designated practice days during the camp that lasts about five weeks with most of the players participating having specific areas of improvement to focus on assigned to them from the Player Development staff.
The Mariners have 11 games scheduled for basic instructs this season as well as 14 games in the advanced instructs (Co-Op), where the club forms one of five team in combination with teams that have their minor league facilities in the area. Games for the Mariners are played on the Practice Fields at the Peoria Sports Complex and are free and open to the public (as is parking). Game times are 12:30 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am on Saturdays.
The Instructional League team for the Mariners is scheduled to play 11 games -- six at the Peoria Sports Complex -- and they have two additional workout days at Peoria on September 27th and October 4th. It is always free and not crowded, so if you are in the area, head out to the park.
The Co-Op Team plays five of their 14 games in Peoria.
These are all of the active players for the Mariners as of this morning (subject to change at the club's discretion, obviously). Seattle also has around a half dozen or so injury rehab players down participating in drills as they can, including Danny Carroll and Chris Taylor.
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