That was mere months after Mariners scouts Bob Engle and Patrick Guerrero signed Triunfel as a free agent out of the Dominican Republic in the fall of 2006.
"That was always my problem. I've been working on that this year -- to be a lot more patient," Triunfel said through a team interpreter. "I feel good."
Gregg Bell is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.