When the Seattle Mariners report for spring training today, they'll immediately start trying to answer whether their starting rotation has enough depth and how exactly they will shuffle a glut of players between left field, first base and designated hitter. And why there was a delay in an expected new contract for ace Felix Hernandez. Seattle's pitchers and catchers will report today, likely the first time Hernandez will be available since news broke last week of the Mariners working on a new deal.  Today the Mariners announced that a new deal with Hernandez has been signed. A news conference is schedule for tomorrow in Seattle to give details of the contract.

Associated Press