SEATTLE -- Sophia Robinson's wish was to meet some Mariners players, but as a 4-year-old girl, she was equally interested in playing in the infield dirt.
So when the young Make-A-Wish child was greeted by several Mariners players on Monday at Safeco Field, ace pitcher Felix Hernandez wound up down on his hands and knees building dirt piles with her as the two got to know each other prior to the evening's game with the Astros.
Robinson is dealing with a heart disease, and she and her parents and sister spent several hours with the Mariners on the field and in the clubhouse.
Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.