Mariners Rumors & News

  • 15h
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Former #Angels GM Jerry Dipoto a candidate for #Mariners’ GM opening. Team plans to interview him.

  • Shawn O’Malley leads Mariners to series win over division-leading Houston

    Lookout Landing "It was dollar dog night at Minute Maid tonight. This is only relevant because it gives me an opportunity to remind Mariners fans everywhere that 1) hot dogs are great 2) his night was all about cool cats and 3) you cannot eat three of them in one night past the age of 28 and expect to feel..." September 03

  • Logan Morrison’s 2-run homer seals victory for Mariners in Houston, 7-5

    Seattle Times "In the last month, Logan Morrison’s playing time dwindled from every day to every so often. With the addition of Jesus Montero to the roster, he’s seen his innings and at-bats decline. On Tuesday, Morrison was out of the starting lineup despite the fact the Astros were starting right-hander..." September 02

  • Astros return home, navigate by Mariners with 8-3 victory

    Houston Chronicle "Welcome to September, when thoughts of Dallas Keuchel as Cy Young winner, A.J. Hinch as manager of the year, and the gem that really matters — a division title for their Astros — are no longer far-off dalliances. The stretch run, which few thought this team would be party to, is here. Monday..." September 01

  • Dodgers get Justin Ruggiano from Mariners

    Hardball Talk "The Giants’ division rival also got a minor deal done late tonight, as the Dodgers just announced that they have acquired outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Ruggiano was designated for assignment by the Mariners back in June after..." September 01

  • Cubs to acquire Austin Jackson from Mariners

    Hardball Talk "With the waiver trade deadline just a few hours away, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN reports that the Cubs have acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from the Mariners. Greg Johns of MLB.com confirms the report and adds that the Mariners will receive a player to be named later and potentially an..." September 01

  • 3d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Plan for rest of the year is Miller will be primary center fielder.

  • 3d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Mariners got second opinion from Dr. Altchek in NY agreeing with original diagnosis on Charlie Furbush that no surgery needed, just rest.

  • 3d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Austin Jackson traded to Cubs for player to be named and possible international slot.

  • 5d
    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    McClendon said Ketel Marte's strained hamstring is better. Hope is that he plays on Monday in Houston.

  • Mariners turn ho-hum victory into a cliffhanger against White Sox

    Seattle Times "Why win a game comfortably by five runs when you can hang on by your fingernails for a one-run win? In a season where bullpen implosions and failures have led to drama-filled late innings in almost every game, the Mariners continued that trend on Saturday, but still managed to pick up a 7-6 win..." August 30

  • Mariners will skip Felix Hernandez’s start on Monday

    Hardball Talk "The Mariners will skip ace Felix Hernandez‘s road start on Monday against the Astros, MLB.com’s Greg Garno reports. Manager Lloyd McClendon is trying to keep his ace fresh through the end of the season. McClendon said, “I did the same thing last year to freshen my pitchers up and Felix had the..." August 30

  • 6d
    Shannon Drayer @shannondrayer

    Walker left game with cramp in right hip flexor.

  • Taijuan Walker strong in Mariners win over White Sox

    Seattle Times "Based on the inconsistent performances from early in the season, the idea of Taijuan Walker reaching double-figure victories in 2015 seemed like an impossibility. After a May 25 loss at Toronto, Walker was 1-5 in nine starts with a 7.33 earned-run average. Many Mariners fans were no longer..." August 29

  • Terry Francona says he won’t use out clause if Mariners call

    Seattle Times "Indians manager Terry Francona said he won’t use an out clause in his contract if Cleveland president Mark Shapiro takes a job elsewhere. Shapiro reportedly is a candidate to succeed Toronto Blue Jays president Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Shapiro has declined to comment..." August 29

  • 7d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Nothing confirmed but hearing #Mariners optioned C Mike Zunino to Tacoma. Recalled John Hicks.

  • Rodon continues late-season surge as White Sox down Mariners

    CSN Chicago "They weren't the 1976 South Side Hitmen (and after wearing their uniforms, they don't want to look like them again either: "They weren't that slimming") but the White Sox offense did just enough on Thursday to earn a 4-2 win over the Mariners in front of 15,076 fans at U.S. Cellular Field. Adam..." August 28

  • Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

    Seattle Times "With the Mariners headed for yet another losing season – the fifth during his tenure – general manager Jack Zduriencik was relieved of his duties on Friday morning." August 28

  • Cubs Acquire Fernando Rodney

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "Wrigley Field appears to be the rest home for older closers who are having trouble getting people out, as they have now acquired former Mariner Fernando Rodney. Here's the latest: Theo & Co. seem to be trying to complete a set of Joe Maddon closers, as Rafael Soriano closed for Maddon's Rays..." August 28

  • 7d
    Chicago Cubs @Cubs

    #Cubs today acquired RHP Fernando Rodney from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named or cash consideration. pic.twitter.com/ihn4ob9REc

  • Nelson Cruz, Felix Hernandez share spotlight with Ketel Marte as Mariners top A’s

    Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez and Nelson Cruz were outstanding throughout the Mariners’ 8-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field, just as they’ve been — with a few notable blips — all season. Hernandez shrugged off a leadoff home run by Billy Burns and a string of recent..." August 27

  • Mariners hoping innings don't catch up to Hernandez early

    Covers.com "It's become somewhat common fuel for conversation this time of year to wonder when star pitcher Felix Hernandez might finally hit a wall. The 29-year-old starter has thrown more than 2,200 innings over 11 seasons and seems to fade down the stretch annually. The questions were out there again..." August 26

  • 8d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    McClendon says Tom WIlhelmsen remains his closer for now, "as we speak." Wilhelmsen has pitched well in first 2 save opps.

  • Washington waves A’s to 11-5 comeback win

    San Francisco Chronicle "Ron Washington said that he planned “to do all I can to get guys across the plate” after being installed back in his old JOB as Oakland’s third-base coach Monday. “I don’t expect to be a perfect third-base coach. But I know I’m a damn good third-base coach,” he said. And then Washington spent..." August 25

  • Austin Jackson Clears Waivers, Generating Interest

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson has cleared revocable TRADE waivers, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports on Twitter. The free-agent-to-be has been discussed recently in TRADE talks, per the report. Jackson, 28, has had something of an up-and-down season but has generally disappointed since..." August 25

  • 10d
    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    Joe Beimel is out playing catch. He said on Sunday that he would be ready to go after the 15 days on the DL were up.

  • Mariners avoid sweep with 8-6 victory over White Sox

    Seattle Times "They made it look so simple and drama free — something that hasn’t been typical this season. The Mariners’ bullpen was handed a lead in the seventh inning and didn’t turn it into an adventure or a loss. The first game in the post-Fernando Rodney era for the Mariners was an 8-6 win on Sunday at..." August 24

  • 11d
    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    Sounds initially like #Rays will look into Rodney availability after his DFA by #Mariners but is not a high priority

  • Sox tie game in ninth, win 6-3 in 10th against Seattle

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Chicago White Sox scored two runs in the ninth inning to tie the game and then took advantage of the Seattle bullpen’s wildness for a three-run 10th in a 6-3 victory over the Mariners on Saturday night. After tying the game against Carson Smith on Alexei Ramirez’s RBI single and..." August 23

  • Mariners designate Fernando Rodney for assignment

    CBS Sports "In 2014, Fernando Rodney was an All-Star closer for the Mariners, saving an MLB-best 48 saves. In 2015, Fernando Rodney has been thrown on the proverbial scrap heap. The Mariners designated Rodney for assignment after another crushing loss, a 6-3 decision to the White Sox that was a 3-1..." August 23

  • 13d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    #Mariners say LHP Charlie Furbush has slight tear in rotator cuff. Likely out for year.

  • Chris Sale strikes out 14 more as White Sox rout Mariners

    CSN Chicago "Chris Sale had quite the encore on Friday night. The White Sox left-hander effectively used all three pitches to follow up his 15-strikeout performance against the Cubs with 14 more against the Seattle Mariners in an 11-4 victory in front of 35,770 at Safeco Field. Sale outpitched Felix..." August 22

  • Rangers knock Mariners back, 7-2, with back-to-back-to-back homers

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: Though limited to 44.1 innings since the start of 2014 by injuries, LHP Derek Holland has compiled a 1.83 ERA in those innings. … He has not allowed more than three runs in any of his seven starts since 2014. … The Rangers bullpen trio of RHP Keone Kela, Jake Diekman and Sam Dyson did..." August 20

  • Iwakuma follows no-hitter with 3-2 win for Mariners

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "The Texas Rangers still haven't figured out Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma. The Mariners right-hander didn't make history Tuesday night with a second consecutive no-hitter, but he limited Texas to two runs and five hits over seven innings in a 3-2 victory. He is 6-0 in his last seven starts..." August 19

  • Texas walks off with eighth consecutive home win

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Adrian Beltre was 3 for 4 with two doubles and a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to give the Rangers a 4-3 walk-off win Monday night at Globe Life Park. It’s Texass’ sixth walk-off win and first since July 30 against the Yankees. Pitching: Left-hander Cole Hamels struggled with his..." August 18

  • Mariners go 12 innings to salvage final series game in Boston

    Seattle Times "Of course eight runs wouldn’t be enough. Heck, the Mariners scored 10 runs Saturday and still lost by a dozen. Still, scoring eight runs in nine innings Sunday against the Red Sox shouldn’t have left them grasping for victory and forcing them to play bonus frames. In the end — 12 innings to..." August 17

  • David Ortiz pushed the Red Sox to sign Nelson Cruz

    The Outside Corner "The Boston Red Sox season is all but lost as the club sits 13 games under .500 at 52-65, placing them dead last in the American League East. One of the teams biggest offseason moves was signing left fielder Hanley Ramirez to a monster four-year $88 million contract, a deal which has so far..." August 17

  • Ortiz continues to show Mariners what they missed

    CSN New England "A 16-year-old Dominican kid stepped up to the plate just around the corner from his home and took his swings in the batter's box. One ball left the field. Then another. And another. It didn't take long for the only scout in attendance to realize the kid he was watching had a chance to be..." August 16

  • Red Sox again pour it on Mariners, 22-10

    CSN New England "One day after the Red Sox smacked around the Mariners 15-1, they came back for much more with King Felix on the mound. The Sox actually surpassed their Friday slugfest en route to a 22-10 shellacking Saturday afternoon. Something has gotten into the Red Sox over the last few days. Maybe it..." August 16

  • When do you trade a former top prospect?

    SB Nation "If you bet on Jackie Bradley as the player who would post the highest number of total bases in a game this season, come on down! Nobody? Yeah, not really a surprise. Although Bradley, a former top-50 prospect in baseball, really flashed his full potential against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday..." August 16

  • 20d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    OF Ramon Flores, who'd hit ,423 for Tacoma since being acquired in Ackley trade, has compound fracture in ankle and done for year.

  • 20d
    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    Paxton threw a 45 pitch bullpen on Friday. He's scheduled to throw a simulated game on Tuesday in Texas

  • Sox offensive surge leads to 15-1 win against Mariners

    CSN New England "Rocked in the afternoon by the stunning news that their manager, John Farrell, had been diagnosed with cancer and wouldn't manage again for the remainder of the season, the Red Sox responded with one of their strongest games of the season, pounding out 21 hits and running roughshod over the..." August 15

  • Red Sox head list of Top 10 Minor League systems

    MLB.com "The consensus pick to win the American League East, the Red Sox instead have posted the worst record in the circuit and are headed toward their third last-place finish in the past four years. Boston fans can take solace in the facts that the one exception, 2013, produced a World Series title and..." August 15

  • Mariners notebook: Consistency key to Cruz’s career year

    Tacoma News Tribune "Nelson Cruz, at 35, is enjoying the best year of his career — and he has news for everybody: He’s still getting better. “Yeah, no doubt,” he declared earlier this week in a soft matter-of-fact tone. “I’m more consistent. I’d always been more of a streak hitter. Even now, that’s still true. But..." August 13

  • 22d
    Baseball Tonight @BBTN

    NO-NO COMPLETE! Hisashi Iwakuma makes his 1st career CG special as he no-hits the Orioles. @Mariners win, 3-0. pic.twitter.com/yvhhyHVJOr

  • Jackson’s walkoff single in 10th wins it for Mariners

    Seattle Times "Austin Jackson stood for a second after contact. He wasn’t quite sure that the ball he had just laced down the right-field line had any chance of staying fair. But the hard line drive landed squarely on the right-field foul line, giving the Mariners a 6-5 walkoff win in 10 innings over the..." August 12

  • Hisashi Iwakuma throws no-hitter against Orioles

    CBS Sports "Right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners no-hit the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday afternoon in a 3-0 victory, finishing off the fourth no-hitter of the 2015 major league season and the 291st in the league's history. Iwakuma threw 116 pitches, allowing three walks and striking out..." August 12

  • Home teams win all 15 games for first time in MLB history

    MLB.com "The Mariners' walk-off victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night capped an unprecedented slate in Major League Baseball. For the first time in the league's history, all 15 home teams won on the same day. Prior to Tuesday, the closest the home teams have ever come was 12 wins more than a century..." August 12

  • Prospect Purgatory: How Seattle’s Inability to Develop Talent Doomed a Once-Promising Season

    Grantland "This was supposed to be their year. The Mariners won 87 games last season and missed the playoffs by just one game. Heading into 2015 with a rotation anchored by Felix Hernandez, a second year for imported star Robinson Cano, and the addition of veteran slugger Nelson Cruz, Seattle was the popular..." August 12