Mariners Rumors & News

  • 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

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • A-Rod, Yankees stop skid vs. Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez had started off so slowly and earned a demotion in the starting lineup. A starting pitcher had yet to complete seven innings for the New York Yankees. On Sunday, the Yankees had both things work out. Moved down to sixth in the lineup, Rodriguez homered on the..." April 17

  • Mariners' Hernandez ties club strikeout record

    The Score "The Big Unit has some royal company atop the Seattle Mariners' record books. Felix Hernandez recorded the 2,162nd strikeout of his career Saturday to tie Randy Johnson for the most in Mariners franchise history." April 16

  • Hernandez ties mark as Mariners beat Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Even as he struggled with command and mechanics, Felix Hernandez still enjoyed a milestone. Despite tying a career high with six walks, Hernandez tied Hall of Famer Randy Johnson for the most strikeouts in Seattle Mariners history and pitched five gritty innings during a 3-2..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Mariners open trip with win in New York

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Even as he slumped early, Chris Iannetta did not dwell on the results following some changes to his approach during spring training. On Friday, Iannetta produced some significant results. Iannetta had three hits, including a tiebreaking two-run home run with nobody out in..." April 15

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Mariners win on Lee's 10th-inning homer

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Dae-Ho Lee does not speak English, but applause is an international language that Lee clearly understood as he circled the bases with a smile on his face after clubbing a pinch-hit, walk-off home run Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field. Lee, a 33-year-old major-league rookie out..." April 13

  • The Walk Off: Seattle starts season with five straight home losses

    Yahoo! Sports "The Seattle Mariners were hoping this year would be different following an offseason shakeup in management, but change hasn’t come quickly for baseball fans in the Pacific Northwest who watched the Mariners lose their fifth consecutive game on Tuesday night. Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Nicholas shines in debut, helps Rangers top M's

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- For the second day in a row, a Texas Rangers rookie had a memorable major league debut Monday. Catcher Brett Nicholas contributed a pair of hits and helped veteran right-hander Colby Lewis quiet the Seattle bats in Texas' 7-3 win over the Mariners. Nicholas, who was playing..." April 12

  • Bros to pros: Seager brothers finding major league success

    ESPN "Several years before Kyle Seager established himself as one of Major League Baseball's elite third basemen with the Seattle Mariners, he was a jock for all seasons in his native North Carolina. The calendar flipped summer on the baseball diamond to fall on the soccer field to winter on the..." April 12

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Homer by Crisp gives Athletics sweep of Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Oakland Athletics survived another solid start from Seattle ace Felix Hernandez and got some unexpected power from an aging veteran to beat the Mariners 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. Oakland's Coco Crisp hit his first home run in more than 19 months, sending a two-out solo shot..." April 10

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    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    #Mariners vs. #Athletics lineups

  • Coghlan homer lifts Athletics past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Chris Coghlan was involved in more than a few one-run games last season, and his Chicago Cubs came out on the winning end more often than not. Now that the 30-year-old outfielder is with the Oakland A's, he's hoping to see similar results. Coghlan did his part Friday night,..." April 09

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Cano hits two more homers in Mariners' 9-5 win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The American League has been served notice: Be aware of changeups that stay up to Robinson Cano. The Seattle Mariners second baseman wrapped up a whopping season-opening series by belting two home runs -- on changeups that stayed up -- and driving in five RBIs, including..." April 06

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Servais says Aoki not in lineup because he's a little sore after fouling ball off his shin last night. Likely available if needed late.

  • Six-run inning propels Mariners past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- New Seattle manager Scott Servais got some unexpected fireworks in his first career win with the Mariners. A six-run eighth inning that broke open a 4-2 game included three homers from the Mariners, an ejection of Texas pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen and jawing between Servais..." April 06

  • MLB Releases 2016 Draft Bonus Slots

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released the final draft bonus slots to teams, and’s Jim Callis provides the figures. As he explains, and the attached table reflects (mobile link), the Reds have the highest total draft spending power and are one of five clubs with over $10MM in bonus pool..." April 05

  • Major League Baseball Is Back, and Maybe Worse Than Ever

    Rolling Stone "On Thursday afternoon, in the overpriced and stratified city that I now call home, the San Francisco Giants will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are among the favorites to win the World Series, which, if it happens, would be their fourth title in seven seasons...." April 05

  • MLB players ecstatic with extended netting

    USA Today "The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players noticed it the moment they stepped onto Progressive Field before their season opener Monday was postponed. The Kansas City Royals marveled about it Sunday night upon their arrival at Kauffman Stadium. Net. Nothing but beautiful net. It has..." April 05

  • Inside The Room For Tommy John Surgery, Baseball's Most Important Cut

    Deadspin "He didn’t want a piece of the dead guy holding his elbow together. That’s all he asked. Todd Coffey had resigned himself to spending the next year learning how to throw a baseball again. He had accepted the mind-numbing rehabilitation process after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, the..." April 05

  • One hit proves enough for Rangers to beat M's

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- A little history to start the season isn't a bad thing for the Texas Rangers. Texas was limited to just one hit in its season opener against Seattle, but that hit came in a three-run fifth inning that saw the Rangers score all three of their runs in a 3-2 victory over the..." April 04

  • 2016 MLB salaries: Royals way pays, while average salary hits $4.4 million

    USA Today "There are a record 127 major-league players who will earn $10 million or more this season, according to salary information obtained by USA TODAY Sports, and no team has fewer players earning at least that much than the defending World Series champions. Yes, the Kansas City Royals. The Royals..." April 04

  • Cano, Mariners in agreement: ‘I like what I see’

    USA Today "Robinson Cano props himself on top of a folding chair, looks around the Seattle Mariners clubhouse, laughs at his teammates playing pool, nods in admiration at his rookie manager, but suddenly jumps off the chair. His eyes turn cold, and it’s clear this is a subject he doesn’t want to..." April 01

  • Cano primed for AL MVP Award-type season "It was fair to wonder last season, as Robinson Cano struggled through the worst first half of his 11-year career, whether the 33-year-old had begun the inevitable slide in the battle with Father Time. Cano wasn't selected to the American League All-Star team for the first time in six years. He..." March 31

  • Mariners Acquire Nick Vincent

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have acquired righty Nick Vincent from the Padres, per a team announcement. San Diego will receive a player to be named later in the swap.’s A.J. Cassavell first reported that a deal was in the works, via Twitter. " March 30

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    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    Nathan Karns has been named the No. 5 starter

  • Jesus Montero claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays

    Seattle Times "The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed Jesus Montero off waivers, bringing an end to the Mariner career of a player who never reached the heights the team expected after acquiring him in a trade in 2012. The Jesus Montero era came to an end for the Mariners on Monday as he was claimed off waivers..." March 28

  • Mariners Place Jesus Montero On Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Montero has indeed been placed on waivers, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (via Twitter). The Mariners will make an official announcement tomorrow once the 48-hour waiver period has passed, according to’s Greg Johns (Twitter). 12:46pm: While there is no official word on the matter, it..." March 28

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    #Mariners confirm Dae-Ho Lee added to 40-man roster.

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