Mariners pitchers, catchers take field for spring training

CaptionCloseSeattle Mariners players run sprints during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Seattle Mariners players run sprints during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15,...

Mariners pitchers, catchers take field for spring training

CaptionCloseSeattle Mariners players run sprints during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Seattle Mariners players run sprints during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15,...

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Mariners pitchers, catchers take field for spring training

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Seattle Mariners players run sprints during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners players run sprints during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais watches workouts during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais watches workouts during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais watches workouts during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais watches workouts during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, front center, and other players run sprints during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, front center, and other players run sprints during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez participates in a drill during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez participates in a drill during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners pitcher Drew Smyly runs sprints during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners pitcher Drew Smyly runs sprints during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez, front center, stretches with teammates participates during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez, front center, stretches with teammates participates during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma throws during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma throws during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino participates in a drill during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino participates in a drill during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez, right, stretches with teammates participates during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez, right, stretches with teammates participates during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino throws during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino throws during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma throws during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma throws during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners catchers Mike Zunino (3) and Sebastian Valle (54) throw during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners catchers Mike Zunino (3) and Sebastian Valle (54) throw during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners players stretch during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners players stretch during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners' Sebastian Valle, left, and Tyler Marlette run during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners' Sebastian Valle, left, and Tyler Marlette run during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma signs autographs during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma signs autographs during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners players run during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners players run during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Edwin Diaz participates in a drill during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Edwin Diaz participates in a drill during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners players stretch during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Mariners players stretch during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Players like starting pitchers Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma, closer Edwin Diaz and catcher Mike Zunino were among those running drills at the Peoria Sports Complex on a sunny Arizona afternoon with temperatures in the mid-70s.

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Hernandez told reporters he came in at 224 pounds this season, 17 pounds heavier than he did ahead of an injury-marred 2016 campaign, after a winter working out with trainer "Iron" Glenn Freeman, who previously worked with Hernandez's M's teammates Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz. Hernandez and Seattle management hopes increased lower body strength leads to a bounce-back 2017 season for "King Felix."

"I have to prove people wrong," Hernandez told reporters on Tuesday. "I feel fine. I feel healthy. That's the main thing."

Position players officially report to Peoria on Saturday, with the first full-squad workout scheduled for Sunday. The Mariners start their Cactus League schedule versus the San Diego Padres on Feb. 25.

Check out photographs from the Mariners' first 2017 workout in the gallery above.

Visit seattlepi.com for more Seattle Mariners news. Contact sports reporter Stephen Cohen at stephencohen@seattlepi.com or @scohenPI

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