Around AL West Spring Training, 3/12: Rob Johnson Should Watch His Back

Mariners: Chone Figgins, who is 0-9 so far in the spring, has drawn seven walks and has a .438 OBP...Ian Snell threw well on Thursday and was "giddy" with his performance...prospect Adam Moore continues to draw raves for his performance, hitting well to all fields while playing tremendous defense...Moore will catch Felix Hernandez on Sunday, as Rob Johnson, who was originally scheduled to catch that game, has been pushed back...Jack Hannahan will be shut down for 7-10 days with a strained groin.

Athletics: Star reliever Michael Wuertz, who has been throwing side sessions to build up his arm strength, plans to make his spring debut next Wednesday...Justin Duchscherer should throw about two innings to live hitters today for the first time as he returns from a bad back...Jason Jennings tossed two scoreless innings as he improves his odds of breaking camp with the team...Dallas Braden drew a walk in Thursday's game despite being instructed not to swing the bat.

Angels: Torii Hunter clarified his statements published in the USA Today as the story continues to swirl despite just a few poorly-chosen words...Scot Shields is scheduled to make his spring debut Friday as he returns from knee surgery...Fernando Rodney, battling sore shins, will throw a simulated game in the coming days and is nearing game action.

Rangers: Keith Law has some nice things to say about Alexi Ogando, a 26 year old righty in the system who needed five years to receive a valid work visa...Chris Davis, coming off a miserable 2009, collected four hits on Thursday as he looks to seize firm control of the first base job and erase the memories of his down season...Warner Madrigal's right forearm is causing him some trouble...Scott Feldman is still working out some kinks in his delivery.

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