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Ackley brings hope to Mariners

As he nears the end of a whirlwind season that has seen him learn a new position and conquer a prolonged early slump, Ackley has only strengthened the Mariners' conviction that he is an impact player waiting to happen. He had a rough night Friday in the Rainiers' 6-2 defeat —0 for 4 with two strikeouts and five runners stranded —but that hardly dims their enthusiasm. (Seattle Times)

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