Mariners Rumors & News

  • Mariners salvage series split with Minnesota with 4-1 victory in 11 innings

    Seattle Times "Logan Morrison felt no pain on the swing. It helped that it was his only one of the game. Morrison drove the first pitch he saw from Minnesota reliever Brian Duensing to the gap in deep right-center for a run-scoring double, breaking a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the 11th inning and leading..." August 03

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    McClendon says LHP Vidal Nuno will get spot start Tuesday Colorado.

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Morrison still nursing bruised thumb but likely to see reduced time when healthy. #Mariners say they want to get long look at Montero.

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Charlie Furbush (biceps tendinitis) will throw bullpens Sunday and Tuesday. If all goes well, start rehab stint with Tacoma on Thursday.

  • Twins steal one in ninth inning from Mariners

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The wild-pitch offense worked wonders for the offensively starved Twins on Saturday. But when it was time to win the game, Kurt Suzuki was Kurt Clutch once again. His walk-off RBI single scored Eddie Rosario and lifted the Twins to a 3-2 win over Seattle, capping a nutty ninth inning during..." August 02

  • Taijuan Walker and Mariners cruise through Twins with one-hitter

    Seattle Times "Manager Lloyd McClendon has said it after bad starts and brilliant ones alike. It’s not so much a scolding but a reminder — don’t place too much emphasis on the most recent start for Taijuan Walker. At 22 and in his first full season in the big leagues, Walker is far from a finished product...." August 01

  • Mariners trade starter J.A. Happ to Pirates for local pitching prospect Adrian Sampson

    ESPN 710 Seattle "The Mariners dealt starting pitcher J.A. Happ to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Triple-A pitcher and local product Adrian Sampson just before Friday afternoon's MLB trade deadline. The trade is the third in the last two days for Seattle, who also sent reliever Mark Lowe to Toronto for three..." August 01

  • Early home runs help Twins top Seattle, end four-game losing streak

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins have long been reluctant to trade away their top prospects for veteran help. Thursday night, one day before another trade deadline, they got another reminder of why. Eddie Rosario and Aaron Hicks, two outfielders drafted and developed by the Twins, delivered a home run and three hits..." July 31

  • Mariners trade Mark Lowe to Blue Jays

    CBS Sports "The Blue Jays have added another piece in an effort to get to the postseason for the first time since 1993. The club has acquired righty reliever Mark Lowe from the Mariners for three minor leaguers, CBS Sports MLB Insider Jon Heyman reports. Lowe, 32, has a 1.00 ERA with 47 strikeouts and only..." July 31

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    Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

    It will be Ramon Flores and Jose Ramirez to the Mariners for Dustin Ackley, source says.

  • Arizona Diamondbacks sweep Seattle Mariners

    Arizona Republic "C Welington Castillo hit two home runs and LHP Patrick Corbin allowed just one run in six impressive innings, leading the Diamondbacks to a series sweep over the Seattle Mariners with an 8-2 win on Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field. Both of Castillo’s home runs came off Mariners RHP Felix..." July 30

  • Yankees make deadline move, land Dustin Ackley from Mariners

    New York Post "The Yankees acquired Dustin Ackley from the Mariners on Thursday for outfielder Ramon Flores and right-handed reliever Jose Ramirez. Ackley, 27, was drafted in the first round (second pick) in the 2009 draft out of North Carolina as a second baseman, but has played one game at the position in..." July 30

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    Shannon Drayer @shannondrayer

    Cano out of lineup with abdomen strain. Will have MRI. #Mariners

  • Diamondbacks offense comes alive to beat Mariners

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks came alive at the plate on Tuesday night, scoring six times off RHP Hisashi Iwakuma en route to an 8-4 win over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. The Diamondbacks, who had been struggling with runners in scoring position in recent weeks, went 5 for 11 in those situations..." July 29

  • Diamondbacks keep composure to beat Mariners

    Arizona Republic "3B Jake Lamb’s sacrifice fly brought home 1B Paul Goldschmidt with the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning, helping the Diamondbacks escape Safeco Field with a 4-3 win after they blew a one-run lead against the Seattle Mariners an inning earlier. Lamb, a Seattle native who attended the..." July 28

  • Franklin Gutierrez hits walkoff homer in 10th to win it for Mariners, 6-5

    Seattle Times "At home, his teammates cocooned him in the middle of their circle and mobbed him. But as quickly as they celebrated around Franklin Gutierrez on Sunday afternoon, they just as quickly backed off. “Somebody was saying, ‘Hey don’t hurt him, don’t hurt him!’” Gutierrez recalled. It was a..." July 27

  • Blue Jays rally in ninth to beat Mariners

    Toronto Star "The situation on Saturday in the ninth inning at Safeco Field seemed painfully familiar but the result was decidedly different, in a positive way for the Blue Jays. With the bases-loaded and nobody out against M’s right-hander Carson Smith, Chris Colabello grounded a single through a drawn-in..." July 26

  • Mariners show what they CAN be, defeat Toronto, 5-2

    Seattle Times "For one night at Safeco Field, a place where they’ve struggled, the Mariners cast an image of what they could be, of what many thought they should be. There was Felix Hernandez holding court on the mound to the tune of seven innings and two runs, only one earned. There was Robinson Cano driving..." July 25

  • Mike Zunino’s RBI double lifts Mariners past Tigers in 12th inning

    Seattle Times "Mike Zunino rolled his eyes in frustration over his failure. Twice he had tried to bunt the go-ahead run to second base in the top of the 12th inning, and twice he couldn’t do the job, producing only foul balls. It seemed as if he was destined for a strikeout — he had done so 106 times this..." July 24

  • Big 3rd quells late-inning jitters in Tigers' victory

    Detroit News "Has a 9-4 lead ever felt as small as it did Wednesday night? With the scars of horrific, late-inning losses to the Twins (July 10) and Mariners (last night) still fresh, the Tigers handled the late innings Wednesday with extreme care, despite the big lead. Alex Wilson was used to get Nelson..." July 23

  • Mariners gut out 11-9 victory against Detroit on Franklin Gutierrez’s grand slam

    Seattle Times "Franklin Gutierrez knows he is no longer the same player from the 2009 season — his first with the Mariners. Injuries, illness, multiple trips to the disabled list and a diagnosed arthritic condition have robbed him of that graceful athleticism that tantalized fans with possibility. But there..." July 22

  • Which MLB Stadium Has The Cheapest Beer?

    Deadspin "VinePair charted the best beer prices from all 30 MLB teams. Unsurprisingly, Fenway Park bleeds their patrons dry when it comes to selling beers. Leeches. The first graph’s a bit useless, since there are varying sizes of the cheapest small beer available: As an example, the Phillies’ smallest..." July 22

  • Does the second wild card ruin the trade deadline?

    SB Nation "The trade deadline is in 10 days. There are no rumors. Why, did you hear any rumors? If you have a good Ken Rosenthal tweet, can you share it with me? I just sit in a dark room, favoriting and unfavoriting a tweet from the Ken Rosenthai imposter account, hoping it'll get me closer to the next real..." July 22

  • Kinsler's two homers rescue Tigers

    Detroit News "It might just be one game in the middle of July. Or it might be a kick-start to resuscitate the Tigers' season that had lapsed into purgatory. Whatever it ends up being, Ian Kinsler's two-home run effort Monday night gave the Tigers a needed boost and kept their season on life support, at..." July 21

  • Teixeira keys ‘biggest’ inning of Yanks’ season in thrilling win

    New York Post "Standing in the Yankees’ dugout, Chase Headley watched Mark Teixeira’s eighth-inning drive to right climb toward the seats and understood what it meant. “It was as big of an inning as we had all year,’’ Headley said of Teixeira’s game-winning blast that was the difference in the Yankees’ 2-1..." July 20

  • Robinson Cano ignores the boos of Yankee Stadium to lead Mariners to 4-3 victory

    Seattle Times "Someday the anger will subside. Yankee fans can’t stay bitter at him forever — or can they? It probably won’t be a year from now or even two, but there will come a time when Robinson Cano isn’t booed when his name is announced at Yankee Stadium. But after Saturday, that time frame might be..." July 19

  • A-Rod answers All-Star snub with go ahead homer to lift Yankees to win over Mariners

    New York Post "Dellin Betances was warming up in the bottom of the seventh as Alex Rodriguez approached the plate. It didn’t take Betances long to realize he would be entering the game to protect a lead because Rodriguez’s go-ahead homer landed only a few feet away from him in the Yankees bullpen. “I..." July 18

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    J.M.G. Baseball @JMG_baseball

    Client News: @ErikKratz31 has elected to use his opt out clause in his contract when he learned he would not be promoted to the @Mariners.

  • MLB Will ‘Heavily Discuss’ 154-Game Schedule When Current CBA Expires

    NESN "If you think the Major League Baseball season needs to be shortened, then you might get your wish soon. Or not. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB Players’ Association director Tony Clark spoke to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale before Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati and said the league..." July 16

  • 5 impact players who could be traded this month

    MLB.com "July is a fun month for fans and a busy one for the game's decision-makers, who will be focused almost exclusively on the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Without a doubt, the rumor mill will circulate many players' names across the next couple of weeks. Of those who will be bandied about,..." July 16

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Source: #Mariners close to trading for a catcher. @FOXSports

  • Mike Trout shines as the AL beats the NL 6-3 in the All-Star Game

    Hardball Talk "Mike Trout is the best baseball player in the game today. You can doubt this if you wish, but you’d be wrong to do so. No matter what you think about that, Trout led the charge for the American League on Tuesday night, reaching base three times, scoring twice, launching a home run and showing..." July 15

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred sees expansion in MLB's future

    ESPN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred shared a vision of the game Tuesday that could ultimately include more than 30 franchises. Manfred, appearing at a Baseball Writers Association of America luncheon at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati, said he's open-minded about the possibility of..." July 14

  • Mariners showing interest in veteran reliever Jason Frasor

    The News Tribune "The need for another reliable right-handed setup reliever has the Seattle Mariners taking a hard look at veteran Jason Frasor, who chose to become a free agent earlier this month after clearing waivers. Frasor, 37, compiled a 1.54 ERA this season in 26 appearances for Kansas City despite..." July 14

  • Angels beat Mariners, 10-3, to move into first place at All-Star break

    Orange County Register "The Angels will be able to enjoy the All-Star break from first place. The Angels’ 10-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday moved them ahead of the Houston Astros, alone in first in the American League West for the first time since April 17. Although they have just a half-game lead,..." July 13

  • Yost, Bochy reveal starting lineups for MLB All-Star Game

    The Score "With just over 24 hours left before the first pitch flies in the MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park, managers Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy revealed their starting lineups Monday for the 86th edition of the Midsummer Classic. Yost's starting lineup, which features reigning American League..." July 13

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Today’s lineups. Gutierrez a late scratch because of stiff back. Means a start for Montero. pic.twitter.com/Rn3tAWqmyV

  • Nelson Cruz’s defense saves Mariners from early disaster in a 5-0 victory over Angels

    Seattle Times "Pick whatever advanced metric you want — UZR, OOZ, RZR, HELP (all right, we made up that last one) — and none are particularly impressed with Nelson Cruz’s defense. Most of those measurements, in fact, rate him as one of the worst right fielders in baseball. So, no, Cruz’s glove isn’t likely to..." July 12

  • Mariners fan, 108, sets MLB first-pitch record

    MLB.com "Evelyn Jones of Woodinville, Wash., became the oldest person to throw out a ceremonial first pitch before a Major League Baseball game on Saturday when she celebrated her 108th birthday by helping open the Mariners-Angels game at Safeco Field. To put that in perspective, Evelyn was 5 the year..." July 12

  • Angels' C.J. Cron turns into major contributor with two HRs in win over Mariners

    Orange County Register "C.J. Cron looks like he doesn’t want to go back to Salt Lake City a third time, and Hector Santiago looks like he does want to go to Cincinnati. Cron, who has been optioned to Triple-A twice already this season, hit a pair of homers to help the Angels to a 7-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners..." July 11

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    Shannon Drayer @shannondrayer

    Montero is here

  • Mariners pound out season-best 19 hits in 7-2 victory over Angels

    Seattle Times "With each runner that crossed home plate, Lloyd McClendon stood at the edge of the dugout to acknowledge the accomplishment of the scored run. In terms of the elaborate handshakes and celebrations players do, McClendon’s is much more subdued — a handshake, a fist bump, a pat on the backside. As a..." July 10

  • Jefry Marte relishes big day in Tigers victory over Mariners

    Detroit News "In his first major league start, first baseman Jefry Marte got his first big league hit — a double — and his first big league home run off Mariners left-hander J.A. Happ. Not too shabby. "Just a great experience for me," said Marte, who got both balls. "I am so excited about that. I give this..." July 09

  • Windows into a 7-6, extra inning Mariner win

    Lookout Landing "Bottom of the 11th In the end it was the way it should be. The RISP struggles, Fernando Rodney's one bad pitch, Taijuan Walker's many bad pitches, Kerwin Danley's amorphous strike zone; they all became tire burn leading to the point of impact between Robinson Cano's bat and Ian Krol's hanging..." July 08

  • Red-hot Castellanos leads hit parade as Tigers roll

    Detroit News "Nick Castellanos was in the deepest throes of the worst slump of his baseball playing life. This was last month. His batting average had plummeted to .217. He looked utterly forlorn at the plate and, almost as a mercy, manager Brad Ausmus benched him. It was at that time Castellanos vowed he'd..." July 07

  • Mariners finish trip with 2-1 victory at Oakland; 3rd straight win for Montgomery

    Seattle Times "They can’t all be shutouts for Mike Montgomery. The rookie left-hander couldn’t quite repeat what he had done in his past two outings — tossing scoreless, complete-game gems. He finally allowed a run — but only one. And thanks to a shutdown effort from the Seattle bullpen behind him and the..." July 06

  • Robinson Cano struggles with digestive ailment amid miserable season

    Sporting News "Few hitters have been as consistent as Robinson Cano over the past decade. His managers could always pencil him into the lineup, as he has played at least 157 games every season since 2007, and they could always count on him for offense, with his OPS dipping below .836 only once in the last..." July 06

  • University of Toronto engineering students build first knuckleball pitching machine

    Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey often speaks of submitting to his fickle pitch, embracing its unpredictability and accepting the mystery. He has described the knuckleball as a “metaphor for letting go.” Engineers, by nature, are less inclined to leave such mysteries unsolved. Armed with their pesky math and..." July 06

  • AL and NL Starters for the 2015 All-Star Game announced

    Hardball Talk "The starters for the American and National League teams for the 2015 All-Star Game, hosted at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, were announced tonight on ESPN’s Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show. The starters: National League C: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 1B: Paul..." July 06

  • A's Graveman relishes chance, outduels King Felix

    CSN Bay Area "Having watched Felix Hernandez on the highlight shows for so many years, Kendall Graveman found himself sharing the same pitching rubber as the perennial Cy Young contender Saturday. Pitchers love to say they’re not focused on the opposing starter they’re matched up against. Graveman didn’t go..." July 05