Mariners Rumors & News

  • Dustin Ackley soars in Mariners return home in leading Seattle to 5-2 victory over Mets

    Seattle Times "At the very least, Roenis Elias’ previous three starts had to cause a hint concern among Mariners’ brass. The left-hander from Cuba had allowed 16 earned runs in 141/3   innings over the past month, and it was fair to wonder if the grind of a long season was starting to take its toll on the..." July 22

  • 23h
    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels have signed veteran C John Buck to a minor lg deal and assigned him to AAA. DFA'd by Mariners earlier this season.

  • Mariners finally rally, scoring twice in the 12th inning for a 3-2 victory over the Angels

    Seattle Times "Not many runs were expected. Not many runs were scored. With All-Star starting pitcher Felix Hernandez and snubbed All-Star Garrett Richards matching up Saturday night, hitters for both the Mariners and Angels were in for a long and frustrating night. Both pitchers delivered, allowing just a..." July 20

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    Mike Curto @CurtoWorld

    Taijuan Walker is done for the night in Reno, leaves w/ 6-2 lead. 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 W, 1 K, 1 HBP, 90 pitches 52 strikes. Got 3 GIDPs.

  • Los Angeles Angels beat Seattle Mariners in 16 innings

    L.A. Daily News "The Angels on Friday entered their first action since the all-star break having won five consecutive games, 10 of 11 and 12 of 14. Often a manager doesn’t want a rest during such a run. But Angels skipper Mike Scioscia said the four days off were welcome. “It’s a good thing,” Scioscia said..." July 19

  • M's Taijuan Walker is once again at center of David Price trade talks "The Rays are said to have talked to the Mariners about pitching prospect Taijuan Walker plus two or three other top young players in talks involving pitcher David Price, league sources said. Talks are ongoing and fluid, and deals being discussed could include just Price from Tampa Bay, Price..." July 18

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Mariners are having ongoing trade discussions with Rays regarding David Price and Ben Zobrist, sources say. No deal imminent. @FOXSports1

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    #Mariners have released catcher John Buck, who was designated July 8 for assignment. That makes him a free agent.

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

  • Mariners have “talked to the Royals” about Billy Butler

    Hardball Talk "Last week the Mariners were said to be interested in Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd and now their search for a right-handed hitter apparently includes Royals designated hitter Billy Butler. Jerry Crasnick of reports that the Mariners have “talked to the Royals about Butler,” who has..." July 15

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

  • 8d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • Hisashi Iwakuma delivers big-time on his bobblehead night, leading Mariners to a 6-2 victory against Athletics

    Seattle Times "On a night when his bobblehead found the hands of the first 20,000 spectators at Safeco Field, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched a nearly flawless baseball game. “I thought Iwakuma was as sharp as he’s been all year,” Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said after the 6-2 victory Saturday over..." July 13

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Mariners' Rodney, not #Angels' Richards, #Rays' replaces Price on AL All-Star team. Don't like it - Richards fifth in AL in ERA.

  • Mariners righty options may include Byrd, Willingham, Rios and Lake "Marlon Byrd has emerged as a possible option for the Mariners, who are looking to enhance their righthanded hitting production, but if Byrd can't be acquired, the fairly thin market still may offer Josh Willingham, Alex Rios and perhaps turnaround candidates like Junior Lake or Dayan..." July 12

  • Mariners call up Justin Smoak, place Michael Saunders on the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders is headed back to the disabled list. Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Saunders has been diagnosed with an oblique injury, which he suffered on a check-swing in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game against the Twins. Saunders was previously on..." July 12

  • Strategy pays off as Felix Hernandez pitches Mariners to 3-2 victory over Oakland

    Seattle Times "From almost the moment Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon made the announcement last week, there was plenty of debate about the decision to move Felix Hernandez’s scheduled start back a day to Friday to face the American League West-leading Oakland A’s. Some liked it, some loathed it and others..." July 12

  • Marlon Byrd reveals 4-team no-trade clause

    CSN Philly "As baseball’s trade season heats up, Marlon Byrd will be connected to any team looking for a bat. The Phillies’ rightfielder is having an excellent season. He leads the team in homers (18) and slugging (.481) and is second in RBIs (52). Byrd has been down this road before. He was traded from..." July 12

  • Twins take the series in Seattle with 4-2 win

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins left Safeco Field on Thursday night with a short-term goal to reach before the All-Star break, one that emerged this week: Hit the break with a little momentum. The Twins held off the Mariners 4-2 Thursday, winning the final three games of the four-game series after coming in..." July 11

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #mariners, on the lookout for a RH bat, recently scouted the #phillies Marlon Byrd.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #mariners, on the lookout for a RH bat, recently scouted the #phillies Marlon Byrd.

  • Morales, Twins wield big bats in easy win at Seattle

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Every time Twins designated hitter Kendrys Morales has come to the plate in this series, he has been booed like a traitor. He played with the Mariners in 2013 and elected to go into free agency rather than accept their qualifying offer of $12 million. The Mariners could use some offense now,..." July 10

  • Hughes sharp as Twins shut out Seattle

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Phil Hughes’ next outing is scheduled for Sunday in Colorado. So even if he made the AL All-Star team he would have been unable to pitch in the Midsummer Classic because of a league rule prohibiting pitchers who start so close to the game from appearing. But Hughes had sealed his own fate,..." July 09

  • Mariners’ 2-0 victory over Twins subdued by pending release of catcher John Buck

    Seattle Times "A game that featured one of the least-celebrated home runs in recent Mariner history at Safeco Field also turned into one of the least-celebrated victories by the team itself. Michael Saunders hit one of two solo home runs to back up some fantastic pitching by Hisashi Iwakuma and lift Seattle..." July 08

  • The Mariners designated John Buck for assignment

    Hardball Talk "The Mariners won last night but Seattle Times reporter Ryan Divish says the atmosphere in the clubhouse afterward was “similar to a 12-inning loss.” Why? Because, as Divish reports, the M’s designated popular veteran catcher John Buck for assignment. Buck was hitting .226/.293/.286 with one..." July 08

  • Mariners outlast White Sox, 3-2, in 14 innings

    Seattle Times "Perhaps the struggles on the South Side are coming to an end for the Mariners. Long after squandering a gem of a performance from starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, long after improbably tying the score in the top of the ninth, the Mariners finally picked up a rare win at U.S. Cellular Field on..." July 06

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    Andrew Stoeten @AndrewStoeten

    Jays claim OF Cole Gillespie from the Mariners, DFA Kenny Wilson, per a team release.

  • Jose Abreu hits 27th homer in White Sox win over Mariners

    Chicago Tribune "An imposing slugger such as Jose Abreu is a viable threat anywhere in the White Sox batting order, any day of the week. "I wouldn't necessarily bat him leadoff, but other than that, any spot in the lineup would be a good one," manager Robin Ventura said. "But you want him to get up there more..." July 05

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    #Mariners LHP James Paxton says he "felt great" in 52-pitch bullpen session. Slotted for simulated game on Tuesday at Safeco.

  • Mariners activate Corey Hart from DL "The Seattle Mariners have activated Corey Hart from the 15-day disabled list, the club announced Friday. Cole Gillespie has been designated for assignment as a corresponding move. Hart, 32, is hitting .209/.295/.353 (85 OPS+) with five doubles, five homers and 17 RBI in 37 games this season,..." July 04

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    The #Padres will place SS Everth Cabrera on the DL today. INF Brooks Conrad will be added to roster. Back in bigs for first time since '12.

  • Hits just keep on coming for Mariners in 13-2 trouncing in Houston

    Seattle Times "For five innings it was a baseball game. For five innings it was an interminably slow baseball game that was destined to be bogged down in situational pitching changes and other delays. But then the sixth inning happened. And it was no longer a game, but yet another blowout victory for the..." July 02

  • James Paxton has resumed rehabbing his shoulder injury

    Hardball Talk "Taijuan Walker rejoined the Mariners’ rotation yesterday after a long time on the sidelines and fellow top pitching prospect James Paxton is finally making some progress in his return as well. Paxton has been on the disabled list since early April with a shoulder injury, getting shut down..." July 01

  • Homers help Mariners, hinder Taijuan Walker in Seattle’s 10-4 victory in Houston

    Seattle Times "Taijuan Walker, the Mariners’ prized pitching prospect, was far from dominating in his first start of the season. His command wasn’t pinpoint, and Houston batters took advantage with homers in the first two inning. But unlike pitchers who have occupied that spot in the Seattle rotation this..." July 01

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    McClendon on decisions regarding return of Hart, Smoak from DL: "I would say it would probably be a few more days for sure."

  • Josh Tomlin strikes out 11, allows one hit as Indians beat Seattle Mariners, 5-0

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Before he took the mound at Safeco Field on Saturday night, Josh Tomlin wasn't pitching like Josh Tomlin. The Little Cowboy had been knocked around by Detroit and Arizona. Saturday night Tomlin didn't exactly pitch like himself either. Not if you call throwing the best game in his career a..." June 29

  • Mariners set to call up Walker for Monday start "Taijuan Walker, one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, is expected to make his season debut for the Mariners on Monday in Houston, Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said Saturday night. Walker, 21, is the Mariners' top prospect and ranked fifth among all Major League prospects by" June 29

  • Mariners get past Cleveland on Chavez’s homer

    Seattle Times "The 28,084 at Safeco Field on Friday night saw the twin oddities of a 7-6-3 double play and an Endy Chavez home run. They also saw something that for a time this year might have seemed unusual but is now beginning to become the norm — another Mariner win. Chavez hit his first home run since..." June 28

  • Ortiz homer helps Sox avoid sweep with 5-4 win

    CSN New England "David Ortiz hit the 449th home run of his career in the first inning, added a line drive RBI single off the wall in the third, and the Boston Red Sox avoided being swept with a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. Ortiz plunked a two-run shot off the windows of the cafe in..." June 26

  • Mariners in on Samardzija, Hammel; but doesn't Seattle need bats? "The Mariners' obvious need is hitting help for stars Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager in a lineup that ranks near the bottom in OPS. Yet, the two players most connected to Seattle trade talks are pitchers Jeff Samardzija (who they are said to like very much) and Jason Hammel. The Mariners have..." June 25

  • Mariners decide to beat Red Sox, rub it in

    Lookout Landing "As he tucked his new navy-blue Red Sox polo into his light brown khaki pants, Harold J. Dalton realized that he had locked his keys in his heather 2011 Audi S4, parked on the third floor of the Century Link parking lot next to Safeco Field. Yes, he had locked his keys in the car, and the Seattle..." June 25

  • Wife of former Mariners outfielder sentenced to prison for ripping off Felix Hernandez’s wife

    Hardball Talk "Last October the news broke that Maria Peguero, wife of then-Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero, faced federal wire-fraud charges for making nearly $180,000 worth of online purchases on a debit card belonging to Sandra Hernandez, the wife of Mariners starter Felix Hernandez. In February she..." June 24

  • Logan Morrison leads Mariners’ 12-3 rout of Red Sox

    Seattle Times "Dustin Ackley wouldn’t give in. Sure there were harder-hit balls on the night that led to more runs — specifically a pair of home runs from Logan Morrison, who went 4 for 4 with four RBI in his best game as a Mariner. Yet it was his Ackley’s tenacious at-bat against Red Sox starter John..." June 24

  • Mariners complete sweep of Royals with 2-1 win

    Seattle Times "If you believe in momentum — if you think teams take things forward from wins or losses — then the Mariners’ three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals over the weekend could serve as a launching point. The Mariners showed up to town carrying a cold offense to face baseball’s hottest team. And..." June 23

  • Mariners edge Royals, 2-1

    Seattle Times "At his introductory news conference seven months ago, newly hired Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon didn’t promise wins. In fact, he singled out only one thing he demanded from his players: Respect their opponents but fear nobody. That was his motto, and he wanted his team to take on that part..." June 22

  • Mariners hang on to beat the Royals, 7-5

    Seattle Times "Brad Miller will get the headlines, and rightfully so. After all, it was his solo home run off Royals closer Greg Holland that broke a tie in the ninth inning and propelled the Mariners to a 7-5 victory Friday. “What a swing by Miller,” first baseman Logan Morrison said. “Oh, my goodness. They..." June 21

  • Padres beat Mariners, 4-1

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Slow and steady, Jesse Hahn continues rebuild the strength in his electric right arm. On Thursday, the Padres’ slumbering bats woke up in time to make sure the 24-year-old rookie could mark his longest outing since his junior year at Virginia Tech University – when Tommy John surgery sucked all..." June 20

  • Power Hitting prospect Yasmani Tomas defects from Cuba

    Baseball America "Yasmani Tomas, one of the top young power hitters in Cuba and a member of the national team, has left the island to pursue a contract with a major league team, Baseball America has learned. The Cuban newspaper Granma also confirmed that Tomas had left the country. Tomas is 23 and has played..." June 20

  • The union does not plan on pushing for or agreeing to a smokeless tobacco ban

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal spoke to Tony Clark, head of the MLBPA. The topic: smokeless tobacco. Tony Gwynn was a personal hero of Clark’s, and Rosenthal asked him if Gwynn’s death — almost certainly caused by smokeless tobacco use — was enough to get the union to either push for or agree to a ban on smokeless..." June 20

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