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Mariners 2016 spring training position preview: Athleticism and defense in the outfield?

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 15:  Nelson Cruz #23 of the Seattle Mariners catches a fly ball hit by Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning at AT&T Park on June 15, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) 538582335  (Lachlan Cunningham / Getty Images)
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) 

General manager Jerry Dipoto looked at the 2015 Mariners’ outfield as a weakness with poor defense and a lack of athleticism. To change that, he added Leonys Martin and Nori Aoki this past offseason.