The veteran reliever has continued throwing bullpen sessions at the spring training facility in Peoria, Arizona, as he looks to make up for time lost to a COVID-19 infection earlier in the summer. Hirano appears close to being ready for the next step, with manager Scott Servais noting the 36-year-old is "getting his arm strength up and throwing all his pitches off the mound."
Mariners' Yoshihisa Hirano: Could soon face live hitters
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