PEORIA, Ariz. — Jarrod Dyson has been waiting for the chance to be an every-day player for his whole career. And he isn’t about to let a sore right hamstring stop him from that opportunity.
After missing the last six days with the hamstring discomfort and leg fatigue, Dyson was back on the field for the Mariners in a controlled game situation on Monday. While his teammates were playing the Padres in a Cactus League in Peoria Stadium, Dyson was on the back fields of the Mariners complex, bouncing back and forth between two games and leading off each inning for the Seattle affiliates. He got a total of 10 at-bats, notching six hits and hitting a homer in his final plate appearance. “It was a productive day,” he said. “Even if I hadn’t got six hits, it was still productive because I got to see live pitching.”
Dyson jogged to first base in every at-bat but the homer, and then was lifted for a pinch runner. It was more about the at-bats.
“It’s just seeing pitches and getting my eyes back to seeing pitches,” he said.
Dyson will repeat the process on Tuesday.
“We’ll see how it goes (Tuesday),” he said. “I’ll probably get about 10 more at-bats. I’ll maybe run a little bit more and Wednesday be in the (regular) lineup.”
The pain in Dyson’s leg is from lower back tightness.
“It’s not like I wake up sore every day,” he said. “I’ve been…