Mariners Rumors & News

  • Ailing Cruz, Mariners hand Twins 100th loss

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Not even a sore wrist could keep Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz from reaching the seats this weekend at Target Field. Cruz hit two solo home runs and Jesus Sucre continued his hot hitting since his recall from Triple-A with a two-run homer as the Seattle Mariners held on..." September 25

  • Cano, Mariners rip Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Don't tell the Seattle Mariners that they've got too big a hill to climb to make the postseason. While many around the league were scoreboard-watching, the Mariners did some scoreboard-filling, posting a six-run seventh inning to open their three-game visit to Minnesota..." September 24

  • Twins beat Mariners to end seven-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins didn't make history on Saturday. Teetering on the brink of just the second 100-loss season in franchise history, that's a good thing for them. Early homers by Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sano helped the Twins snap a seven-game losing streak, and they never..." September 24

  • Clevenger compared Black Lives Matter to KKK in Facebook post

    USA Today "Steve Clevenger’s tweet that cost him his job as a Seattle Mariners catcher was not the first occasion he posted racially-charged messages on social media. In an August post from Clevenger’s deactivated Facebook account obtained by USA TODAY Sports, Clevenger called the Black Lives Matter..." September 24

  • Mariners name Justin Hollander director of baseball ops

    Today's Knuckleball "Just a year after general manager Jerry Dipoto departed the Los Angeles Angels front office to take over the Seattle Mariners, he has now brought over Justin Hollander to Seattle from Los Angeles as well. Hollander now becomes the Mariners’ director of baseball operations. Hollander was hired..." September 24

  • Mariners suspend Steve Clevenger after tweets about protesters

    Kiro 7 "The Seattle Mariners have suspended backup catcher Steve Clevenger without pay for the remainder of the season. Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced that the club has suspended Clevenger on Friday." September 23

  • Steve Clevenger apologizes for anti-Black Lives Matter tweets

    Larry Brown Sports "Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger released a statement early Friday morning apologizing for the racially-charged tweets he sent the day before. Clevenger said he worded his rant about the Black Lives Matter movement poorly and that he is “sickened” by the thought of anyone thinking he’s..." September 23

  • Mariners' Martin: 'We'll just keep playing and believing'

    MLB.com "Ten games. One road trip. One homestand. And a chance. That's what remains for the Mariners as they embark on their final trek of the season, with a three-game series against the Twins starting Friday, then three games at Houston and four final Safeco Field appearances against the..." September 23

  • Mariners issue statement after catcher Steve Clevenger makes racist tweets

    Hardball Talk "Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger found himself in hot water on social media on Thursday evening. He tweeted some racist statements pertaining to the Black Lives Matter movement. After receiving criticism, he locked his account and presumably deleted the tweets. The Score has screen caps of both..." September 22

  • Blue Jays blow out Mariners, Happ wins 20th

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Not even J.A. Happ himself saw a 20-win season coming at this point in his career. And the 33-year-old Toronto Blue Jays starter certainly didn't see No. 20 coming as easily as it did Tuesday night. Happ had to throw just five innings -- not including the warmup tosses he made..." September 21

  • Mariners outlast Blue Jays 2-1 in 12 innings

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners were fighting to stay close in the playoff race and the Toronto Blue Jays were looking to extend a slim lead in their place atop the wild-card standings. In the end, the Blue Jays simply ran out of gas in a war of attrition on Wednesday afternoon. Felix..." September 21

  • Blue Jays in wild-card tie with win over Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada has been in the postseason and he's pitched in a few big games over his career, but he's never seen anything quite like what welcomed him Monday night at Safeco Field. Playing a road game in front of 34,809 fans that were mostly dressed in..." September 20

  • Astros notch important win over Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- On a night when Seattle starter James Paxton flirted with a perfect game for five innings, Houston's Mike Fiers was the one feeling perfectly satisfied. Fiers bounced back from his worst outing of the season to throw six scoreless innings, and third baseman Yuli Gurriel delivered..." September 18

  • Mariners Want Nori Aoki Back In 2017

    MLB Trade Rumors "After joining the Mariners on a one-year, $5.5MM deal during the winter, left fielder Nori Aoki began the season in dreadful fashion. The former Brewer, Royal and Giant hit just .245/.323/.313 over his first 284 plate appearances, which led the Mariners to option him to Triple-A Tacoma on June 24...." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Cruz homer carries Mariners past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Amid the tension of pursuing a playoff spot, the Seattle Mariners are finding joy. Nelson Cruz hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning to give the Mariners a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium. Kyle Seager also hit a..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • M's win seventh straight behind Walker's 3-hitter

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Behind Taijuan Walker's first career shutout and three homers, the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-0 for their season-high seventh consecutive win Tuesday. Walker (6-10) was sensational, allowing just three hits and striking out 11 to match a career high in..." September 14

  • Braves Acquire Joe Wieland From Mariners

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have acquired right-hander Joe Wieland from the Mariners, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). MLB.com’s Mark Bowman tweets that the Mariners will receive cash in return. The 26-year-old Wieland was outrighted off Seattle’s 40-man roster (for the second time this season) in late..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule

    MLB.com "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Robinson Cano nearing Hall of Fame numbers — will voters agree?

    Sporting News "So much of what Robinson Cano does seems to fly below the radar. In a year where hype for the American League Most Valuable Player Award centers around Mike Trout, Jose Altuve and Mookie Betts, the Mariners second baseman has a dark horse candidacy. After all, Cano’s team is still very much in..." September 14

  • Martin carries Mariners past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For most of major league baseball, the playoffs will begin in three weeks. For the Seattle Mariners, they start this month. Leonys Martin tied a team record with three doubles, scored twice and finished 4-for-4 in the Seattle Mariners' 8-1 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on..." September 13

  • Mariners trade left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc to the Pirates

    Seattle Times "The Mariners made a small trade on Tuesday afternoon, sending left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc to the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Mariners considered re-adding LeBlanc to the 40-man roster and bringing him back to the active roster when Class..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Zunino helps Mariners win fifth straight game

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Catcher Mike Zunino is heating up just in time for the Seattle Mariners' wild-card playoff push. Zunino hit a two-run homer in the second and sparked a ninth-inning rally with a leadoff double, leading the Mariners to their fifth straight victory with Sunday's 3-2 win..." September 11

  • Iwakuma pitches Mariners past Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma got back on track, and the Seattle Mariners gained more ground in the American League wild-card playoff race on Friday night at the Oakland Coliseum. Iwakuma pitched 6 2/3 strong innings for his career-high-tying 15th victory, a 3-2 win against..." September 10

  • Hernandez, Cruz power Mariners in rout of A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- What shaped up as a likely pitcher's duel between Felix Hernandez and Kendall Graveman turned into a 14-3 rout for the red-hot Seattle Mariners against the Oakland A's on Saturday at the Oakland Coliseum. Hernandez pitched six shutout innings and Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4..." September 10

  • Mariners take series vs. first-place Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Texas Rangers rolled into Safeco Field with a world of momentum and an eye on securing home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Four games and three losses later, the Rangers are in a much different state of mind. "We've got to get some hits," manager Jeff Banister..." September 09

  • Rangers outslug Mariners, 10-7

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Texas Rangers have the kind of offense that can deliver a knockout punch in the early rounds, but Tuesday wasn't that kind of night for the American League's most potent lineup. The Rangers turned in another big offensive performance, but this time they had to hold on for the..." September 07

  • Quick start propels Angels past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Albert Pujols may be 36 years old, and he may be battling a flare-up of his plantar fasciitis, but the future Hall of Famer just keeps producing. Pujols and Kole Calhoun each had two of the Angels' five home runs as Los Angeles piled up 15 hits to hammer the Seattle Mariners 10-3..." September 04

  • Angels overcome loss of Shoemaker to top Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Kyle Seager and his Seattle Mariners lost another baseball game on Sunday afternoon, but that was the least of the third baseman's concerns after as scary an incident as he's ever seen in a game. The 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels seemed to have less of importance after..." September 04

  • Nine-run second propels Mariners past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Having escaped a car accident two nights earlier, Mike Trout approached his first at-bat Friday in typical fashion. The Los Angeles Angels star delivered a three-run homer on the first pitch that he saw. If only he could have finished the same way. Trout's final at-bat, during..." September 03

  • Rangers win on Odor's walk-off homer

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas might not have needed Rougned Odor's heroics had he not committed a base running gaffe that could have cost the Texas Rangers the game. Though having fought back to tie the game in the seventh, Texas might have had more had Odor not tried to stretch a base hit to..." August 31

  • Rangers roll to fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Having again beaten a good American League starter, the Texas Rangers are now in position to leave the rest of the AL West in the rearview mirror. Texas won its fifth consecutive game by blasting Seattle ace Felix Hernandez and three relievers on Wednesday. Rougned..." August 31

  • Skip Bayless Says He's Sure Tim Tebow WILL PLAY Pro Baseball

    TMZ "Skip Bayless is ALL IN on Tim Tebow's baseball career ... saying what he saw at Timmy's private workout on Tuesday has him convinced the ex-QB's chances of playing pro ball are about 100%. You might've heard (how could you not) Tim showed his stuff to 27 major league teams in L.A. Tuesday......" August 31

  • “Mixed reviews” for Tebow’s baseball workout

    Pro Football Talk "The headline at ESPN.com says Tim Tebow “shows off power” at his baseball workout (i.e., one-man fantasy camp). The article paints a more sobering view of his prospects. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com writes that Tebow drew “mixed reviews” at the workout, which scouts from 28 teams attended. He..." August 31

  • Beltran-led Rangers defeat Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Having snapped a hitless streak that had hit 32 games, Carlos Beltran looked more like himself on Monday. The Texas Rangers' slugger had three hits, including a home run in the first and a run-scoring double in Texas' four-run third all in support of Yu Darvish, who..." August 30

  • MLB, MLBPA donate $250,000 for Louisiana flood relief

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced this morning that they are contributing $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that recently hit Louisiana. The $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations: The..." August 30

  • Hisashi Iwakuma’s 2017 Option Likely To Vest

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma quietly surpassed 162 innings last week in a start against the Yankees, meaning he has now crossed the minimum innings threshold for his 2017 club option to vest at $14MM. However, MLBTR has learned that Iwakuma’s contract also stipulates that he must finish..." August 29

  • White Sox pull away from slumping Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon muttered something to himself when manager Robin Ventura motioned for a relief pitcher with two runners on base and no outs in the seventh inning. Moments later, Rodon understood why Ventura made the move to the bullpen. Relief pitchers Chris..." August 28

  • Frazier's walk-off hit lifts White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Todd Frazier would like to think he has a short memory when it comes to struggling at the plate. But when the Chicago White Sox third baseman struck out in his first three at-bats Thursday night against the Seattle Mariners, Frazier knew he had to find a way to put them behind..." August 26

  • Hernandez, Mariners hold on to beat White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Even before he took the mound, Felix Hernandez knew how gassed the Seattle Mariners' bullpen was and the longer he could work on Friday night, the better. So even when a bout of dizziness set in and the Mariners' ace couldn't feel his legs temporarily, Hernandez knew he didn't..." August 26

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Sabathia leads Yanks over M's

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- A lot changed for CC Sabathia over the past year or two, both on and off the field, but one thing that stayed the same is his mastery at Safeco Field. Sabathia had another successful start in Seattle on Tuesday night, pitching seven strong innings as the New York Yankees beat the..." August 24

  • Sanchez, Tanaka lead Yankees past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Yankees rookie Gary Sanchez continued his historic power surge, but the two chances he was denied garnered almost as much attention. Sanchez homered for the seventh time in eight games and Masahiro Tanaka outdueled former Japanese league teammate Hisashi Iwakuma to lift the New..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Mariners rally twice to defeat Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners overcame another big night from Yankees rookie phenom Gary Sanchez, using a pair of three-run homers to beat New York 7-5 on Monday night. Third baseman Kyle Seager and catcher Mike Zunino each hit go-ahead, three-run shots on a night when Sanchez and Yankees..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Hernandez pitches Mariners to win over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- In the weeks leading up to the trade deadline, Seattle manager Scott Servais liked to joke that his Mariners were about to make the most important acquisition of any team by adding Felix Hernandez to the rotation. It's starting to look like no joke. In his seventh start..." August 21

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