Mariners Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 5d
    John Boyle @johnpboyle

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

  • 7d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

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

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    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

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

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    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

  • Elias, Ackley lead Seattle to rout of White Sox

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Sometimes the best solutions are also the simplest. After a midseason rough patch in which Seattle Mariners rookie Roenis Elias allowed at least five earned runs in three consecutive starts, the left-hander has produced four straight stellar starts following the All-Star break. The solution:..." August 08

  • Mariners play big boy baseball, sweep season series from Braves

    Lookout Landing "When Logan Morrison hit his three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning, something strange happened. The strange thing I'm referring to is not the fact that Logan Morrison hit a ball in the air that wasn't caught, or dropped, or sent back above the Safeco Field press box. No, the strange..." August 07

  • MLB asks feds for names in probe "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07

  • Hernandez dominates Braves in Mariners' 4-2 win

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Felix Hernandez has been on a record-setting pattern over the past three months and Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon wants to make sure it continues when it means a lot more. Hernandez (12-3) went eight innings, allowed one run, struck out eight and walked one in the Mariners 4-2..." August 06

  • Nightengale: MLB's Biogenesis nightmare far from over

    USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06

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    T.J. Quinn @TJQuinnESPN

    Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.

  • Hernandez picked as AL’s best pitcher in survey of managers

    The News Tribune "Does it surprise anyone that Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was picked as the American League’s best pitcher by the league’s managers for Baseball America’s annual “best tools” survey? Hernandez was the AL’s starting pitcher in the All-Star Game and enters Tuesday’s game against Atlanta with an..." August 05

  • In Sunday's Orioles win, Chris Tillman continues his dominance over the Mariners

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles starter Chris Tillman dominated the Seattle Mariners lineup again Sunday, but he wants everyone to know that it’s nothing personal. Of course, Tillman came over to the Orioles in the 2008 trade with the Mariners that also brought All-Star center fielder Adam Jones and three others for..." August 04

  • Corey Hart back on disabled list

    Tacoma News Tribune "Corey Hart’s rocky comeback season hit another bump Saturday when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a bruised right knee. Don’t look for a quick return. “I know we’ve only got two months left,” he said, “so I would love to make sure I get back and be competitive for the..." August 03

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    McClendon says Michael Saunders (strained oblique) might be ready for rehab late next week, but slow going. Taking today off from BP.

  • Mariners’ offense suddenly looks textbook in 6-3 victory over Baltimore

    Seattle Times "This is how it’s supposed to work. The hitters at the top of the lineup reaching base and the hitters in the middle of the order driving them home. It hasn’t happened often for the Mariners this season, and certainly not since the All-Star break. But Saturday night at Camden Yards it all..." August 03

  • Rays Turned Down A Better Offer For Price Because They Didn’t Want Prospects

    Rays Index "fter the trade for David Price was announced, many people wondered why the Rays couldn’t get a deal at least similar to what the Rays got for James Shields or Matt Garza. Well it turns out there may have been one, but it looks like the Rays turned it down. One of the teams that was briefly..." August 03

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    Shannon Drayer @shannondrayer

    #Mariners outright Beavan from 40-man and send Hart to DL w/right knee contusion to make room for Paxton.

  • Austin Jackson’s arrival in Seattle pushes James Jones back to the minors

    Hardball Talk "James Jones has been the Mariners’ starting center fielder since making his MLB debut in mid-April, logging more than 300 plate appearances, but now the 25-year-old is headed back to Triple-A following yesterday’s trade for Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson." August 02

  • Behind trio of left-handers led by Wei-Yin Chen, Orioles beat Mariners 2-1

    Baltimore Sun "Before reporters had a chance to ask Wei-Yin Chen a question Friday night following his tremendous performance in a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners, the Orioles left-hander said he needed to make a statement. Chen wanted to dedicate his eight-strikeout victory to those who were killed and..." August 02

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    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    McClendon said Michael Saunders isn't ready to go out on a rehab assignment yet. He'll be re-evaluated on Monday in Seattle.

  • Zduriencik fires back at critics

    The News Tribune "After completing two deadline deals, Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik fired back Thursday at unidentified peers in a recent report who said his dithering slowed the trade market. “There were people out there who really thought the Mariners are a prime target,” Zduriencik..." August 01

  • Zunino's homer lifts Mariners past Indians, 6-5

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "The Seattle Mariners received good news on all fronts Thursday. Several hours after making two trades to help their run at an AL wild-card spot, the Mariners rallied for a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Mike Zunino's two-run homer in the eighth inning. The win, along with the..." August 01