Seattle Mariners pitcher Casey Lawrence warms up during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, March 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Mariners and White Sox game ended in a 5-5 tie. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Seattle Mariners pitcher Casey Lawrence warms up during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, March 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Mariners and White Sox game ended in a 5-5 tie. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Ross D. Franklin AP
Seattle Mariners pitcher Casey Lawrence warms up during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, March 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Mariners and White Sox game ended in a 5-5 tie. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Ross D. Franklin AP

TJ Cotterill is the Seattle Mariners and MLB writer for The News Tribune. He started covering MLB full-time in 2018, but before that covered Ken Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and spent seven years writing about high schools, including four as TNT’s prep sports coordinator. Born and raised in Washington.