Daniel Vogelbach believes he’s ‘in the right place’ with Mariners

Daniel Vogelbach has put in plenty of work and impressed the Mariners, who are enamored enough with Vogelbach’s skill set to give him first crack at being the left-handed hitting portion of the first-base platoon with Danny Valencia this season.

PEORIA, Arizona – You’d figure that watching the World Series last October would have been a wistful experience for Daniel Vogelbach. And maybe it was, to a certain extent. That’s only natural.

After all, Vogelbach was part of the Cubs’ organization for five-plus years, after they made him a second-round draft pick in 2011 out of Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Fla. Vogelbach is tight with Kyle Schwarber, with whom he shares a body type (“thick,” to use Scott Servais’ word) and, the Mariners’ hope, a batting stroke. Vogelbach roomed with Kris Bryant for two years in spring training, is buddies with Albert…

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