Updated May 2, 2012 - 4:10 pm
Michael Saunders has earned a move up in the lineup
Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders said he approached the offseason with a sense of urgency, knowing that as a career .196 hitter he was only going to get so many chances.
"To be honest, desparation was probably the right word to use," Saunders told "Bob and Groz" on Wednesday. "I was a little bit desparate this offseason."
Saunders adjusted his swing with the help of a batting coach. He also said he changed his mental approach.
Through 22 games, he's hitting .253 with a team-high four home runs and 12 RBIs.
In the video below, Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby say the improvement Saunders is showing warrants a move up in the Mariners' lineup.
You can download Wednesday's podcast here.
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