Mariners Rumors & News

  • Angels Are AL West Champions

    Halos Heaven "The Angels are the American League West Division champions for 2014. With a Magic Number of two, the team took care of business in Anaheim against the Mariners, winning 5-0. Then, with a Magic Number of ONE, the Halos rushed to the clubhouse to watch the A's Rangers game, needing an A's loss..." September 18

  • Mariners unleash fireworks in 13-2 victory over Royals

    Seattle Times "Just a few hours after he admitted that his team wasn’t an “offensive juggernaut” — a premise few would argue with him about — Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon watched his team look like one on Tuesday night. The Mariners scored a combined 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings and rolled to an..." September 17

  • Moss, A's get up off canvas in Seattle

    CSN Bay Area "Brandon Moss went the pro-active route in trying to end his home run drought, and it wasn’t getting him anywhere. The A’s slugger was going to the plate looking to jack the ball over the fence. Instead he only found more frustration. The dry spell finally ended when Moss connected off..." September 15

  • A’s walk back from brink to top Mariners in 10th

    San Francisco Chronicle "On Saturday night at a packed, loud Safeco Field, the A’s faced their most frequent tormentor and the likelihood of slipping out of a playoff spot altogether. With a sense of unexpected drama that harked back to the 2012 A’s, though, Oakland hung tough with All-Star Felix Hernandez, then beat..." September 14

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Ackley's ankle is sore again and he'll rest tonight. McClendon said he'll be evaluated day by day.

  • Seattle uses long ball to beat Oakland 4-2

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "A little more than a month ago, Oakland's lead over the Seattle Mariners was double figures. After Friday night, the A's advantage is down to a half-game. "It's not ideal," Oakland outfielder Jonny Gomes said. "The boys are battling. There are 15 games left. We just have to do our best and..." September 13

  • Mariners winning, but fans slow to return

    Seattle Times "For the first three games of the current homestand, the atmosphere at Safeco Field sure didn’t feel like the Mariners were part of the playoff race. The three-game series with the Houston Astros had the feel of Septembers past, where sparse midweek crowds would leave voices echoing through an..." September 12

  • Astros take series, Tropeano his first win as Altuve reaches milestone

    Houston Chronicle "Nick Tropeano couldn’t have had a better backdrop for his major league debut at Safeco Field. The 24-year-old righthander got to witness Jose Altuve’s 200th hit. He had family and friends in the stands who traveled all the way from New York, and he’s now part of an Astros team that, unlike last..." September 11

  • Brad Miller comes through with three RBI in Mariners’ 4-1 victory over Astros

    Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez didn’t have his best stuff Monday night against the Astros. “My command was not there,” Hernandez said. “The fastball was there, the (problem) was the changeup. “You’re not going to be on every game.” Hernandez, though, dug in for the outs he needed and fought through six..." September 09

  • Tim Bogar gets first win as Rangers interim manager

    Dallas Morning News "LHP Derek Holland had his second consecutive strong start since returning from the disabled list, working seven innings in a 1-0 victory against Seattle on Sunday at Globe Life Park. The Rangers ended their third eight-game losing streak of the season. It was the first win in three games for..." September 08

  • McClendon: MLB not reaching blacks "Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Sunday he's concerned about the lack of African-American players and managers in baseball. In the last few weeks, two African-American managers left the game in Houston's Bo Porter, who was fired, and on Friday, Texas' Ron Washington resigned,..." September 08

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    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    Michael Saunders could be activated from the DL tomorrow barring any more setbacks.

  • 12d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Ackley says his ankle feeling better. Hopes to be available Monday.

  • Mariners wait out a long rain delay to beat Texas 4-2 for fifth consecutive victory

    Seattle Times "It took a little while for them to get going. A 3-hour, 13-minute rain delay of sitting around and waiting can make even the most energetic of players lethargic. But with most people in bed or wishing they were, the Mariners did what they were supposed to do — beat a bad Texas team and add to..." September 07

  • Kendrys Morales goes deep twice as Mariners take care of Texas, 7-5

    Seattle Times "The Mariners patiently have waited for Kendrys Morales to come around. Looking to bolster a sagging offense and add a presence to the middle of the order, Seattle reacquired Morales on July 24 in trade with the Twins. Only the Morales they got back has yet to produce quite like the Morales..." September 06

  • Felix Hernandez, Mariners rebound with 2-1 win over A’s

    Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez was, well, Felix Hernandez again and when he’s like that the Mariners don’t lose very often, particularly to the Oakland Athletics. In what could also be a possible pitching preview of the American League wild-card game if the Mariners were to secure a playoff spot, Hernandez..." September 04

  • Chris Young’s status in rotation now in doubt

    Tacoma News Tribune "Put an asterisk next to Chris Young’s name in listing the next cycle through the Seattle Mariners’ rotation. Manager Lloyd McClendon declined to commit to Young as a starter for Saturday’s game at Texas after a second consecutive poor outing in Monday’s 6-1 loss to Oakland. The concern is..." September 03

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Erasmo Ramirez will join #Mariners tomorrow and work out of bullpen. McClendon says Taijuan Walker will also pitch long relief for now.

  • Dustin Ackley’s home run helps Mariners beat Nationals, 5-3

    Seattle Times "Progress doesn’t always come on a schedule, yours or anybody else’s. Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley hit .273 in 90 games during his first season in 2011, even earning a Rookie of the Year vote. But his development has come in fits and starts since. “He was the best college hitter in the..." September 01

  • Strasburg pitches gem as Nats beat Mariners 3-1

    CSN Washington "One night after the Nationals made Felix Hernandez look human, their own marquee starter lived up to the billing. Stephen Strasburg had arguably his best road outing of 2014 with 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball, the only score coming on his final pitch of the night. His final line included eight..." August 31

  • Nats blast King Felix, open series vs. Mariners with win

    CSN Washington "The Nationals entered Friday night in a three-game skid going up against the best right-hander of his generation. Few on their roster had ever faced Felix Hernandez, and those who had found no luck. But for some reason, in a development that no one could have predicted, the Nats slapped around..." August 30

  • Mariners issue statement on incident, Montero will not play again in 2014 "Earlier on Friday, we learned of an incident between Mariners first baseman Jesus Montero and scout Butch Baccala, which occured on Thursday. Long story short, Baccala sent Montero an ice cream sandwich in the dugout in an effort to embarrass him, and Montero went into the stands with a bat..." August 30

  • Alleged ice-cream-sandwich-ordering Mariners scout says everyone’s got the story all wrong

    Seattle Times "A Mariners scout involved in a confrontation Thursday night with minor-leaguer Jesus Montero says the incident has been wrongly portrayed. Butch Baccala, 52, the team’s national crosschecker, was in the stands for a Class A Northwest League rookie-level game in Boise, in which Montero was..." August 30

  • Jesus Montero Attempts to Attack Scout with a Bat "Seattle's Jesus Montero was involved in an altercation during short-season Everett's game at Boise on Thursday. The first baseman exchanged words with a Mariners cross-checker and reportedly had to be physically restrained while attempting to enter the stands with a bat during the..." August 29

  • Rougned Odor, Colby Lewis go deep in different ways in Rangers' 12-4 win

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: RHP Colby Lewis picked up his second complete game of the season. … The win was Lewis’ first against Seattle since Sept. 17, 2011. … The two homers allowed by Lewis raised his total to 19 in 137.1 innings this season, a rate of 1.24 per nine innings. It ranks fifth highest among AL..." August 28

  • Mariners shut out Texas, 5-0

    Seattle Times "All was right in the Mariners’ world again on Tuesday night. A night after manager Lloyd McClendon joked that people would think “the world’s caving in right now” and promising his team would be “OK tomorrow” following Monday’s frustrating 2-0 loss, the Mariners responded with a win requisite..." August 27

  • 24d
    John Boyle @johnpboyle

    #Mariners announce a multi-year contract extension for GM Jack Zduriencik.

  • 26d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Cano left the game due to dizziness. Is being examined by doctor.

  • 26d
    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    Michael Saunders recalled from rehab assignment with viral infection. Can't be sent out for five days

  • 26d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Logan Morrison back in #Mariners lineup for series finale in Boston after missing Saturday because of stomach issues.

  • Ackley's 3-run HR sends Mariners past Red Sox 7-3

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "The Seattle Mariners have scored in only two innings the past two days, and that's still been enough to beat slumping Boston. Dustin Ackley's three-run homer capped a seven-run fourth inning that carried the Mariners to a 7-3 win Saturday, sending the Red Sox to their seventh straight..." August 24

  • Seattle rally extends Red Sox skid to 6 games

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Ending their latest losing streak was just out of reach for the Boston Red Sox. The slide reached six straight in painful fashion Friday night as the Seattle Mariners rallied for five runs with two outs in the ninth inning to beat Boston 5-3. "This was pretty tough. If that's not the tale of..." August 23

  • Cano doesn't regret bolting Yanks for M's "Robinson Cano's new team has a better record than his old team. And his old team dearly misses his bat -- at least this season. So no, Cano, who signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners (68-58) in the offseason, does not regret leaving the New York Yankees (64-61)...." August 23

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    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    Saunders has been battling a virus, which is why he missed the last two days. Team doctor sent him home.

  • Hamels, Phillies beat Mariners 4-3 "The Philadelphia region prepared itself for the main event of Wednesday’s sporting schedule, a Little League game played out at Citizens Bank Park. And not of the high-caliber kind that’s being played this week in Williamsport. More of the endless, error-filled brand of ball found at your local..." August 21

  • Iwakuma dazzles M's to 5-2 victory over the Phillies

    Lookout Landing "was a little worried writing about Hisashi Iwakuma today. I'd been planning to praise Jack Zduriencik for the signing and subsequent extension of Iwakuma for a few weeks, but hadn't found the right time to write about it. Penning it today, hours before his start in an important game, didn't seem..." August 20

  • Phillies welcomed the Mariners to the east coast with a 4-1 game

    CSN Philly "After just two starts with the Phillies this season, Jerome Williams has a new lease on life. More interestingly, he has had an epiphany of sorts and it comes just in time. Yes, nine years into his big-league career while pitching for his seventh different team, including his third team this..." August 19

  • Felix good to go for Friday's start in Boston "Mariners ace Felix Hernandez said Monday his hip is fine after taking a one-hopper off the bat of Ian Kinsler in the fourth inning of his last start on Saturday in Detroit. "I'm good," Hernandez said upon arrival at Citizens Bank Park for the Mariners' three-game series with the..." August 19

  • Hernandez hit by grounder and exits, streak ends

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez left Saturday night's start against Detroit after five innings, ending a major league record success streak. Hernandez had gone at least seven innings and allowed no more than two runs in his previous 16 starts. Tom Seaver set the previous mark of 13 in 1971." August 17

  • Hernandez, Seattle lose 4-2 to Detroit

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon saw Felix Hernandez get hit by a couple of grounders, and decided enough was enough. Hernandez was pulled after five innings, and the Mariners went on to a 4-2 loss to David Price and the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Hernandez was hit on his left hip by..." August 17

  • Cano's early exit vs. Tigers a precaution "Seattle slugger Robinson Cano exited Friday night's 7-2 win in the series opener against the Tigers as a precaution with a sore right foot. With the Mariners ahead by five runs in the eighth, manager Lloyd McClendon opted to remove his star from the game in order to receive treatment. Cano..." August 16

  • Cano, Paxton lead Mariners to 7-2 win over Tigers

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Lloyd McClendon spent last fall hoping to get a chance to manage in a pennant race at Comerica Park. He got his wish Friday night, even if it wasn't exactly the way he had envisioned things. McClendon had hoped to become the Tigers' manager when Jim Leyland retired after winning three..." August 16

  • Austin Jackson has mixed emotions on return to Detroit beginning tonight

    Detroit Free Press "When last seen at Comerica Park, Austin Jackson didn’t know what to think or feel as he jogged toward the Tigers’ clubhouse when replaced in the seventh inning of a July 31 loss to the Chicago White Sox. It didn’t register, he admits, when the crowd saluted his departure as word circulated that..." August 15

  • Mariners sweep Blue Jays, end dominating homestand

    Lookout Landing "wanted to write a bit tonight about Kendrys Morales. He's had a bit of a SSS resurgence the past 5 games because he's on the Mariners and the Mariners are currently the Tesseract and produce boundless, unceasing force and destroy everything in their path. In the classic write up Kendrys Morales..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Lloyd McClendon wins his 400th career game as Mariners beat Blue Jays 6-3

    Seattle Times "Robinson Cano held up his hand to stop a pack of reporters from entering the clubhouse after the game. “Just a minute,” Cano said, smiling. Cano and his teammates had a brief order of business to attend to first. Manager Lloyd McClendon won his 400th career game Tuesday when the Mariners..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

  • White Sox beat Mariners after putting Adam Eaton on DL

    Chicago Sun-Times "Timing is everything, and for the White Sox, losing Adam Eaton couldn’t have come at a worse time. The Sox have scored seven runs over their last five games, and while Jose Abreu is the driving force, it’s Eaton’s energetic style and, more importantly, production in the leadoff spot that makes..." August 10

  • Zunino leads Mariners to 4-1 win over White Sox

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Adam Eaton lasted one at-bat and aggravated an injury. Conor Gillaspie dropped an easy pop fly. Jose Quintana made one bad pitch and ended up with his first loss since the middle of June. The Chicago White Sox are in quite a slump. "Everything we're going through, it's just like you're in a..." August 09

  • Willie Bloomquist needs knee surgery, out “at least a month”

    Hardball Talk "Mariners utility man Willie Bloomquist is expected to miss at least one month and possibly the remainder of the season following arthroscopic right knee surgery. Bloomquist suffered the injury on July 23 and has made some progress with the rest and rehab route, but told Ryan Divish of the..." August 08