Vogelbach, who is likely to platoon with veteran Danny Valencia at first base, has impressed manager Scott Servais with the improved agility he's flashing as a result of offseason workouts, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "He spent a lot of time on it this offseason. I think he looks great. He's certainly moving a lot better defensively around the bag. He's a lot more flexible. His hands are working better. I like what I see so far."
Gallardo, who battled shoulder problems last season and failed to make 30 starts for the first time since 2008, is fully healthy and excited about his new team heading into spring training, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.
Cruz, who will try to help the Mariners break their 15-year postseason drought in 2017, is highly optimistic about the coming season, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "I think we're more ready," the 36-year-old designated hitter said. "If you go from Kyle [Seager] to all the young guys that were here, guys that haven't been in the playoffs, the last week and a half last year was very exciting. Every at-bat was important, every pitch was important. But we came up short. So we need to make sure this year we're on top and clinch early."
Miranda will operate as a starting pitcher during spring training, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. "He looks great this spring," said manager Scott Servais. "The things we asked him to work on over the offseason, as far as a little more consistent breaking ball, it looks really good. I like where he's at. We'll keep him stretched out."
Simmons, who was acquired from the Braves last month, feels fully healthy following 2015 Tommy John surgery and is looking to be a prominent part of the Mariners bullpen, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "You could say it's a new beginning, I guess, especially since I was out of the game for a year and a half or so," he said. "Now it's going to be nice to be around a new crew and learn more and develop my game mentally and physically. It'll be nice to just finally play a full season."
Rzepczynski, who signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Mariners on Dec. 1, will be looked at as the lefty specialist the team's bullpen lacked last season, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "That's [going to] help quite a bit," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "With some of the moves in our division, there are more left-handed bats. We were able to kind of maneuver through it last year. We were able to get through it without having a lockdown specialist. But going into the offseason, it was something Jerry (DiPoto, general manager) wanted to address, and we got a pretty good one, there's no doubt."
Iwakuma, who declined to participate in this year's World Baseball Classic in order to solely focus on the 2017 season, arrived at the Mariners' spring training complex a week ahead of the first official workout, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. "I'm very excited," he said through interpreter Antony Suzuki. "I'm very motivated. I have a lot of hope for this year. I'm looking forward to this season."
Cishek (hip) is still recovering from offseason surgery and appears to be a "long shot" to be ready for Opening Day, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. "Steve is not out to playing catch too far yet," manager Scott Servais said. "He needs to get his legs underneath him and get his lower half working. He's just getting into that."