Mariners Rumors & News

  • Seager, Lee homers lift Mariners over Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Seattle starter Nathan Karns, who hadn't been on the losing end of a decision since the opening week of the season, knew it was only a matter of time before the Mariners' offense picked him up. Trailing 2-0 after five innings, Karns wasn't too concerned. And once the bats got..." May 30

  • Mauer, Sano power Twins to win in Seattle

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Minnesota Twins found a pretty good formula for success during their three days at Safeco Field, so they went to it again on Sunday. For the third day in a row, the Twins got home runs from veteran Joe Mauer and budding star Miguel Sano. They also got their third victory of..." May 29

  • Mariners place OF Leonys Martin on 15-day DL with left hamstring strain

    ESPN "The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Leonys Martin on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled outfielder Stefen Romero before Friday night's 7-2 loss to Minnesota. Martin left Wednesday's game against Oakland after getting injured stealing a base. The roster move..." May 28

  • Robinson Cano Screens 'Ninja Turles' For 150 Kids

    TMZ "Robinson Cano and Seahawks rookie RB C.J. Prosise treated 150 kids to an advanced screening of the new 'Ninja Turtles' movie in Seattle Thursday night. The sports stars hooked up with 4 local youth organizations -- including Seattle's Children and the Boys and Girls Club -- and gave 'em a sneak..." May 28

  • Lind, Mariners hammer A's

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Through all the unexpected success that the Seattle Mariners enjoyed this season, new first baseman Adam Lind mostly was a spectator. On Wednesday, Lind put on quite a show. "It was nice to see," teammate Nelson Cruz said after Lind hit two home runs and drove in six runs in..." May 26

  • Martin's 2-run shot gives M's walk-off win over A's

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Immediately after making contact, Seattle Mariners center fielder Leonys Martin turned toward the home dugout and barked out a celebratory howl as he flipped his bat. And just like that, the Mariners' impressive start to the 2016 season had its signature moment. "As soon as..." May 25

  • Hill silences Mariners bats in A's 5-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- During a season that hasn't always seen the Oakland A's play up to the competition, one thing that manager Bob Melvin can count on has been the competitive fire of left-handed starter Rich Hill. The 36-year-old veteran was at the top of his game again Monday night, when he threw..." May 24

  • Mariners rally to complete sweep of Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Sunday morning brought bad news for the Seattle Mariners, who lost shortstop and leadoff batter Ketel Marte for at least a couple weeks with a sprained left thumb. But manager Scott Servais said his club has enough depth to overcome while Marte is out. "Every team has to deal..." May 22

  • Mariners place SS Ketel Marte (sprained thumb) on 15-day DL

    SI "The Seattle Mariners have placed shortstop Ketel Marte on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained thumb, the team announced Sunday. " May 22

  • Gutierrez, Hernandez lead Mariners past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- It's something Franklin Gutierrez said he's never experienced at the major league level and only once before in his professional career, where the impact of the bat striking the baseball simply isn't felt. "When you don't feel anything in the bat," Gutierrez said. "Yes, that's..." May 21

  • Lind powers Mariners past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Adam Lind got back to the third-base dugout and just shook his head after he put his bat in the rack near manager Scott Servais. The Seattle first baseman had just been retired on a flyball near the warning track that center fielder Adam Jones had no trouble putting away in the..." May 19

  • Trumbo, Wieters power O's past M's

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE-- Matt Wieters made his 700th career start at catcher for the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday and celebrated by helping them snap a brief two-game losing streak. Wieters and Mark Trumbo both homered, and Baltimore starter Chris Tillman stretched his winning streak to five as the..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Mariners dominate Orioles, 10-0

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Seattle's Nelson Cruz had one of the best years of his career as a member of the Baltimore Orioles in 2014, when he led the majors in home runs. Cruz found his groove again at Camden Yards with a homer and five RBIs, as the Mariners continued their dominance on the road with a..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Angels' Santiago mesmerizes Mariners to complete series sweep

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Los Angeles Angels arrived at Safeco Field on Friday afternoon in a world of hurt, both physically and mentally, as they dragged a six-game losing streak into the three-game series with the Seattle Mariners. Three days later, they walked out with less of a limp...." May 15

  • Angels halt skid with late win over Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The way things have been going for the Los Angeles Angels, Friday night was starting to look awfully familiar. Then C.J. Cron and the bats came alive just in time to snap a six-game losing streak and shoot a little life into what was beginning to look like a morbid season. Cron's..." May 14

  • Padres, Mariners not in the mix for Tim Lincecum

    Hardball Talk "Tim Lincecum held his long-awaited showcase last week and is, presumably, negotiating with various clubs at the moment. Some have suspected that he’ll want to stay on the west coast and many thought that his hometown teams, the Seattle Mariners, would be a potential destination for him as..." May 12

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Iannetta's 11th-inning homer caps Mariners' sweep

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- When Steve Cishek finally got his chance, he was right on target. The Seattle Mariners' closer came out of the dugout and delivered a strike -- this time, with a tub of Gatorade that he dumped over teammate Chris Iannetta's head in celebration. It was the only action of the..." May 11

  • Mariners hang on to defeat Rays

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Seattle starting pitcher Wade Miley had trouble keeping the ball in the park on Tuesday night, but he still came away with his third consecutive winning decision -- thanks to a pair of big home runs from his Mariners. Home runs from Franklin Gutierrez and Dae-Ho Lee allowed..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Hernandez gets milestone win as Mariners defeat Rays

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Despite his lack of postseason experience, 30-year-old Felix Hernandez has already accomplished a lot in his baseball career. On Monday night, Hernandez achieved one of his most meaningful milestones by becoming the Seattle Mariners' all-time leader in career victories with a 5-2..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • McHugh pitches Astros past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano inflicted so much damage on the Houston Astros this weekend that the solo home run Collin McHugh surrendered to Cano in the fourth inning qualified as radar blip. McHugh pitched seven strong innings and Jose Altuve recorded his third..." May 08

  • Cano's 10th-inning blast lifts Mariners over Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Perhaps the most foreboding reality facing the Houston Astros regarding how Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has tortured them this season is the fact that 13 games remain in the season series. Cano smacked his second home run of the game in the top of the 10th..." May 07

  • Cano leads Mariners past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- It was Robinson Cano who delivered in the third inning to erase an early deficit and set the stage for a back-and-forth affair between the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros. Granted another opportunity to produce in the clutch in the ninth inning, Cano came through again...." May 06

  • 7 possible landing spots for free-agent starter Tim Lincecum

    USA Today "Free-agent starting pitcher Tim Lincecum will throw a showcase for scouts from about 20 Major League teams on Friday at the Giants’ training complex in Arizona. Lincecum, now 31, performed as one of the best starters in all of baseball from 2008-2011, then something decidedly less than that from..." May 06

  • Lee's two homers help Mariners beat A's

    The Sports Xchange "By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange OAKLAND, Calif. -- Rookie first baseman Dae Ho-Lee's first home run of the game gave the Seattle Mariners hope they could climb out of an 8-4 hole. His second home run gave them the lead for good. Lee had the first multi-homer game of his..." May 04

  • Mariners bash three homers, blow out A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Seattle Mariners never had much success against Oakland A's ace Sonny Gray prior to Tuesday's game at the Oakland Coliseum. Gray was 4-1 with 2.14 ERA in nine career starts vs. Seattle. This time, the Mariners struck back. Leonys Martin launched a two-run homer..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Seattle relievers shut down A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Seattle Mariners' bullpen was a huge question mark when the season began. Now it is unquestionably one of the team's biggest strengths. Relievers Vidal Nuno, Nick Vincent, Joel Peralta and Steve Cishek combined to blank the Oakland A's on no hits over the final three..." May 03

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Royals end scoreless steak, win finale at Seattle

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Mired in a five-game losing streak that saw them go two-plus games with scoring a run, the Kansas City Royals were in desperate need of a slump-buster Sunday afternoon. Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy and second baseman Omar Infante provided just the antidote. Infante's two-out..." May 01

  • Smith, Hernandez lead Mariners over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Felix Hernandez turned in another quality start and Seattle Mariners teammate Seth Smith provided all the offense with a solo home run, but it was the way centerfielder Leonys Martin finished Friday's 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals that left the lasting memory. Martin, who..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Altuve leads Astros past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Houston Astros know better than most teams that a little momentum can go a long way. It took them all the way to the postseason last year, despite typically low expectations. This year has been a different story, and Wednesday was one of the few nights when the Astros looked..." April 28

  • Nintendo Is Offloading The Seattle Mariners

    Kotaku "In 1992, Nintendo—spurred on by then-president Hiroshi Yamauchi—went out and bought a majority stake in the Seattle Mariners baseball team. It was one of the most 90s things Nintendo ever did, but today, that era comes to an end. The Mariners announced today that Nintendo are looking to sell..." April 28

  • Cano's six RBIs carry Mariners to victory over Astros

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was able to offer a sheepish grin and a joke after losing track of outs and failing to turn a double play in Tuesday's seventh inning. Driving in six runs during an 11-1 rout over the Houston Astros makes it easier to laugh off the..." April 27

  • Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln to step down

    ESPN 710 Seattle "Ownership changes coming down the pike today will result in CEO Howard Lincoln’s resignation from the Mariners, sources tell 710 ESPN Seattle’s Mike Salk and Brock Huard. The information has not been confirmed by the team. Speculation is that John Stanton, who has been a minority owner since..." April 27

  • Mariners hang on to defeat Astros

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners starter Taijuan Walker walked off the mound after six solid innings with a bang, having struck out the side while throwing 102 pitches for the game. It was quite a cap off his night. Except he wasn't finished yet. Walker came back out and struck out the side..." April 26

  • Mariners 9, Angels 4

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Kyle Seager hit a three-run home run while Leonys Martin and Seth Smith each added a two-run drive to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 9-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday in front of 37,754 at Angel Stadium. Left-hander Wade Miley earned his first victory of..." April 24

  • Angels score enough to defeat Mariners' Hernandez

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM -- Felix Hernandez shook off flu-like symptoms that postponed his start for a day and took the mound against the Los Angeles Angels Saturday night. But it was the Angels' offense that lost some of its pallor. Cliff Pennington and Mike Trout hit home runs off Hernandez as the Los..." April 24

  • Hernandez becomes Mariners' strikeout king

    Seattle Times "It was inevitable. Felix Hernandez was too good for too long in Mariners uniform to not hold almost every career starting pitching record in organization history. On Saturday night, he added yet another milestone. With a swinging strikeout of Rafael Ortega in the first inning on Saturday..." April 24

  • Iwakuma's surprise start a success as Mariners edge Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Hisashi Iwakuma wasn't expecting to pitch Friday, not with Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez scheduled to take the mound. But when Hernandez was scratched because of the flu, Iwakuma was notified in the afternoon that he'd be moved up from his scheduled start Saturday..." April 23

  • Hisashi Iwakuma to start in place of ill Felix Hernandez for Mariners

    ESPN "The Seattle Mariners have scratched Felix Hernandez from his scheduled start against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night because of illness, the team announced via Twitter." April 22

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Patience pays off as Indians edge Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- After hitting into double plays in each of the first three innings Cleveland Indians hitters decided to be more patient at the plate, and that patience paid off. Cleveland drew four walks in the span of five batters in the fourth inning, leading to two runs and an eventual 3-2..." April 19

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