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February 15, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Trayvon Robinson sporting a new look

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Players continue to arrive in camp, with Chone Figgins the latest this morning. Trayvon Robinson, seen in the photo above, got here yesterday. I ran across him this morning when he was coming out of the indoor batting cages and noticed the new glasses he was wearing.
Turns out that Robinson was having some trouble with his contact lenses last season. They kept shifting in his eyes when he was on the field and would occasionally leave him “blinded” for “about a half second” at a time.
He went to see the team’s eye specialist.
“He looked at me and said ‘Oh, you have astigmatism’,” Robinson said.


The condition is an optical defect in the eye that can cause blurred vision. It makes it difficult for Robinson to wear contacts because his eyes need to keep adjusting and have trouble focusing on any one point. Robinson had worn glasses in Class AAA last year but said they weren’t really meant for a pro baseball player who has to keep moving.
So, he was fitted with the ones you see in the photo. Robinson figures it will help him out in the field as far as reading balls off the bat and getting a jump.
We’ll see how he looks from here.
Pitchers and catchers are just starting to leave the clubhouse and head to the field as I type this, so, time to go watch. Catch you all momentarily. Just a reminder, for instant updates from the field, keep following my twitter feed @gbakermariners.

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