Seattle Times "Navigating a bullpen minefield without his closer is something manager Eric Wedge had spent the past week dabbling in. And it almost blew up in his face Tuesday night when he dabbled with recently removed closer Tom Wilhelmsen in the eighth inning and saw him yield a tying home run to Albert..." June 19
MLB.com "Two starting pitchers headed in different directions will face off on Tuesday night when the Angels host the Mariners in the second game of a four-game series. While Joe Blanton fights to remain in the Los Angeles rotation, Seattle's Jeremy Bonderman will look to continue an inspiring..." June 18
Los Angeles Times "It began in Camden Yards on Wednesday with a six-run seventh inning that led to a come-from-behind win over the Baltimore Orioles, it carried through a weekend series against the New York Yankees, and it resumed Monday night against the Seattle Mariners. The Angels hitters are on a roll, much..." June 18
Boston Globe "Early this week, the Houston Astros will formulate a game plan as to how to approach their veteran assets. Teams are already calling about Bud Norris, a cheap ($3 million) solution to any contender’s rotation. Cheap in salary, but he won’t be cheap in acquisition cost. The Astros are willing..." June 17
Seattle Times "Older, but no less sharp of mind, Henry Blanco instantly conjured up the memory of his only other big-league grand slam. That came 13 years ago, before his fellow Mariners catcher and the second baseman he now plays alongside had enjoyed their 10th birthdays. But Blanco, all 41 years, 290 days..." June 16
Tacoma News Tribune "At first glance, the latest roster move by the Seattle Mariners might seem the most peculiar of their slew of transactions the past week. General manager Jack Zduriencik announced Friday the team signed veteran free-agent catcher Henry Blanco to a one-year contract and designated backup catcher..." June 15
Seattle Times "Young Mariners catcher Mike Zunino wasn’t making too big a deal about unloading on one of those off-speed pitches folks had worried he couldn’t hit. Nor was his battery-mate, Joe Saunders, getting too worked up about finally notching a road victory 2½ months into the season. Come to think of..." June 15
Houston Chronicle "In peril of suffering their second consecutive shutout and their second consecutive sweep, the Astros finally came to life with six runs in the ninth inning to snap their six-game losing streak. Down to their final two outs with the bases loaded in the ninth, Chris Carter hit a two-run double..." June 13
Justin Smoak is taking LH swings right now, and if that goes well, he'll probably go out on a rehab assignment tomorrow.
Seattle Times "The Mariners had a few of their recent draft picks at Safeco Field on Tuesday to take batting practice, and the symbolism wasn’t lost on Mike Zunino. The catcher, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 draft, was spending his first day in the major leagues after being called up from Class AAA..." June 12
Seattle Times "Aaron Harang has shown a knack in his brief Mariners career for following his worst outings with some of his best, but he out-did himself on Tuesday. Coming off a start in which he didn’t even make it out of the third inning against the Yankees, Harang was masterful in a 4-0 victory over the..." June 12
Kendrys Morales scratched w/lower back soreness. Alex Liddi will play 1B and hit 9th.
Got it confirmed from someone who would know: Mike Zunino has gotten the callup, catching a plane from Vegas to Seattle this afternoon
New York Post "The way Mariano Rivera sees it from the bullpen, nobody should be shocked how the Yankees are winning games despite bleeding for every run. “It’s not a surprise, we have been winning games that way all season,’’ Rivera said of yesterday’s 2-1 victory over the Mariners in front of 43,389 at..." June 10
Oakland Tribune "The Oakland A's made a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners Sunday, acquiring third baseman Vinnie Catricala for a player to be named later. Catricala has been playing at Double-A Jackson, Tenn., for the Mariners this year and will moved to Double-A Midland, Texas, now that he's changed..." June 09
Seattle Times "Brandon Bantz, a candidate for most improbable Mariner ever, had it all figured out until the standing ovation. The 26-year-old catcher anticipated he might make his major-league debut Saturday, so he spent several days building a rapport and a game plan with scheduled starting pitcher Joe..." June 09
Kendrys Morales left game with back stiffness, according to Mariners, and is day-to-day. Liddi now at first base.
New York Daily News "For a milestone win by Andy Pettitte, there was no more fitting end than for Mariano Rivera to throw the final pitch. Pettitte won the 250th game of his career Saturday, allowing one run over 7.1 innings to beat the Mariners, 3-1, at Safeco Field. Rivera closed out the win for his 22nd save of..." June 08
Seattle Times "No beer showers awaited Jeremy Bonderman in the Mariners clubhouse after as much a milestone of a pitching win as any the team has seen this season. “What, you kidding me?’’ Bonderman said with a grin. No, tenured folks like Bonderman don’t get the ale-and-ketchup treatment when they’ve been..." June 08
New York Daily News "Every five days this season, the Yankees have sent Phil Hughes to the mound wondering which version of the pitcher they will get. Thursday night, Good Phil showed up at Safeco Field. Hughes held the Mariners to one unearned run on three hits over seven-plus innings to lead the Yankees to a..." June 07
Seattle Times "A promotion to Class AAA two weeks ago once seemed destined to be the highlight of Brandon Bantz’s season. But then came a Tuesday night phone call telling Bantz that because of injuries and serious catching depth problems the Mariners have, his major-league debut was about to be accelerated...." June 06
SB Nation "The Seattle Mariners have selected New Mexico Lobos third baseman D.J. Peterson with the No. 12 pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft. Known as one of the most polished hitters in this draft class, Peterson is thought to have the ability to move quickly through the minor leagues. He is a complete..." June 06
Chicago Tribune "For 13 innings, the Chicago White Sox did their best Wednesday from a pitching standpoint to snap their season-high eight-game losing streak. The offense broke through in the top of the 14th inning for five runs, but that wasn't enough. Closer Addison Reed gave up five runs in the bottom of..." June 06
Seattle Times "A second night of hefty swings by Raul Ibanez has positioned the Mariners to complete their first sweep of the season. The Mariners will send Hisashi Iwakuma to the mound Wednesday afternoon looking to sweep a reeling Chicago White Sox club in a free fall with no end or any real offense in..." June 05
Chicago Tribune "More meetings might be in store for the White Sox after another sluggish performance Monday night. Hours after acknowledging that manager Robin Ventura and some of his coaches met with selected hitters to correct their struggles, the Sox's malaise continued as they fell 4-2 to the..." June 04
Seattle Times "It’s no secret that the Mariners have yet to sweep a series this year. Or, maybe it is a secret, since nobody around the country is really paying that much attention to the Mariners right now, so these things tend to slip by. But the Mariners — in case you were unaware — have yet to sweep a series..." June 04
Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers obtained outfielder/third baseman Francisco Martinez from the Seattle Mariners and designated outfielder Quintin Berry for assignment to make room for Martinez on the 40-man roster. The Tigers obtained Martinez for a player to be named later or cash considerations in a deal..." June 02
Smoak going on 15-day DL retroactive to May 30 opens spot on 25-man roster for Bonderman.
Jesus Montero has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be out 4-6 weeks.
Jeremy Bonderman will be called up to start Sunday for mariners in Minnesota.
Seattle Times "The Mariners don't have to go far back in their memory banks to remember the agony of a walkoff loss. But on Wednesday night, the M's seemed to have an exhilarating win in their back pockets when Jason Bay led off the ninth with a tiebreaking home run. Yet doom still loomed for the Mariners,..." May 30
Michael Morse had tests in Seattle today on strained quad and Wedge says hope is it's "something minimimal, in 3-5 day range."
Seattle Times "Mariners manager Eric Wedge quickly walked down the hallway and stepped into his office, where general manager Jack Zduriencik and pitching coach Carl Willis were waiting for him. It's not unusual for such meetings after games — in fact, it's fairly common — but the three men needed to talk...." May 29
Seattle Times "Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik would not tip his hand Monday as to the immediate future of Class AAA starting pitcher Jeremy Bonderman, who can become a free agent Saturday if he's not added to the big-league roster. Bonderman could replace Brandon Maurer in the Mariners' rotation if..." May 28
Seattle Times "This was exactly the type of game the Mariners needed: one that was pretty much over in the first inning. The Mariners scored four in the first on homers by Jason Bay and a three-run blast by Michael Morse. And that enabled Aaron Harang to cruise to a complete-game shutout against the kind of..." May 28
Nick Franklin has been called up and will join the #Mariners today. Could be a few other moves. Not sure what they are
Foxsports.com "Jesus Montero’s demotion to Triple-A has come with a position switch — and a muddled future with the Seattle Mariners. Montero, who as a Yankees prospect was compared to Miguel Cabrera, was sent down this week after hitting just .208 in 29 games this season. Observers noticed Montero playing..." May 26
Tacoma News Tribune "The stage was set for the losing to stop. The Seattle Mariners had streak-stopper Felix Hernandez on the mound. Safeco Field was packed with 35,022 – the second-largest crowd of the season. It was Hernandez’s “Perfect Game” bobblehead night, commemorating his special achievement last season. It..." May 26
Fox Sports West "This is what the Angels were expecting from themselves all along — a robust offense, steady pitching and a sense of confidence every time they take the field. They didn’t get much of it in April, but now, in the season’s eighth week, the Angels are beginning to see what they can do when all..." May 24
The News Tribune "On the heels of a six-game losing streak and a 2-7 road trip, the Seattle Mariners will make an expected and needed roster move sometime today. Catcher Jesus Montero will be sent to Triple A Tacoma, while catcher Jesus Sucre will be selected from the Rainiers. Double A back-up catcher Brandon..." May 23
L.A. Daily News "C.J. Wilson got two quick outs to start the game, then served up a walk and a single and suddenly, his head was swimming. "I thought I was going to pass out in the first inning," Wilson said. "I didn't feel good today, I ate too much pasta last night or something. When you throw the ball as..." May 23
Los Angeles Times "The Angels broke out the disco ball in the clubhouse, and why not? That was quite a party. Mike Trout, the guest of honor, became the youngest player in American League history to hit for the cycle. Josh Hamilton, the birthday boy, enjoyed two rounds of serenades from the crowd. The Angels..." May 22
Seattle Times "Remember a long, long time ago when the Mariners appeared to be in shambles, fans were girding for an uprising, and jobs seemed to be on the line — on the field, and in the dugout and front office? Yeah, that was way back on April 24 — a full three weeks ago. It's amazing how time flies —..." May 19
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Next. The Indians' mastery of modern-day Cy Youngs continued Sunday afternoon, Seattle Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez becoming the latest victim. The Cleveland Lumber Company roughed up Hernandez for six runs (five earned) on eight hits in five innings of a 6-0 victory at sun-soaked..." May 19
New York Post "Considering what has gone down across the first six weeks of the Yankees season, it’s not wise to believe injuries to Andy Pettitte and Chris Stewart aren’t going to cause problems. Last night’s battery against the Mariners at Yankee Stadium left before Robinson Cano made the final out with..." May 17
Tacoma News Tribune "Tuesday’s sixth inning brought on one of the Mariners’ worst nightmares: a grimace on Felix Hernandez’s face. Hernandez said he felt a “pinch” in his lower back, which has bothered him on occasion this season, when he turned and threw to second. Shifting his weight from one side to the other..." May 16
Seattle Times "There come times in every game where one swing can decide the outcome, and this particular moment was staring Raul Ibanez in the face. And Ibanez, as he did so often in the home team's uniform here a year ago, settled this Wednesday night affair for the Mariners before his squad's pitcher even..." May 16
Seattle Times "Jason Bay says his newfound revival with the Mariners boils down to his accepting "the evolution of a career" that no longer sees him playing daily. Bay played his first game in New York on Tuesday since being released from his contract by the New York Mets last winter. He signed with Seattle..." May 15
New York Post "The CC Sabathia-Felix Hernandez duel might not have lived up to the billing, but the Yankees still put on a good show in The Bronx last night, finding a way to win another game they were in danger of losing. Last night, the Yankees took advantage of Hernandez’s departure after the sixth inning..." May 15
San Francisco Chronicle "A bright start to the A's longest road trip of the season turned sour in Cleveland and didn't improve much from there. Oakland took two of three at Yankee Stadium, but dropped all but one of the next seven games, including a 6-1 loss in the finale at Safeco Field on Sunday. The A's, who were..." May 13