Mariners Rumors & News

  • Rangers comeback again in 8-6 victory over Mariners

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "An early four-run lead disappeared as Tanner Scheppers struggled once again to avoid the big inning. But the Texas Rangers found their way for another comeback victory with timely hitting and their bullpen pitching a shutout the final 6 2/3 innings. Mitch Moreland had his first three-RBI game..." April 18

  • Late push gives Rangers fourth walk-off win

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "After the 15-game mark of the 2014 season, it’s apparent that the Texas Rangers are challenged at the plate. Sure, there’s 90 percent of the season left to be played. Slumping hitters are going to get hot. Injured players are going to return. But a team that currently needs contributions..." April 17

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Nick Franklin is called up by mariners. could see OF duty.

  • Mariners to shut down Walker for two weeks

    The News Tribune "Right-hander Taijuan Walker, the Mariners’ top prospect, will be shut down from all throwing for two weeks after an examination Wednesday revealed what club officials characterized as a “right shoulder impingement.” The announcement came one day after Walker was scratched from a rehab start at..." April 16

  • Mariners offered Morales multi-year deal in 2013, it was declined

    The News Tribune "Caterwauling about the Seattle Mariners’ offense reached its typical level Monday morning. The Mariners were shut out Sunday and shut down during three losses in the prior four games when they scored a run total. Seven runs in Texas on Monday night quelled some of the angst. Yet, a question was..." April 16

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    Seattle Mariners @Mariners

    #Mariners recall James Jones from AAA @RainiersLand. Blake Beavan placed on 15-day DL.

  • Rangers shut out Mariners behind strong outing from Ross and pair of home runs

    Dallas Morning News "In response to a pair starts long on pitches and short on innings, Robbie Ross said Monday he would attack hitters with a vengeance in his next start. In response to the longest home run drought of his career, Prince Fielder said Tuesday afternoon that “one must be coming soon.” It’s nice to..." April 16

  • Taijuan Walker scratched from Triple-A start with arm stiffness "Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker was scratched from Tuesday's scheduled Triple-A start with what is being called arm stiffness, reports Bob Dutton of the News Tribune. The team's top prospect missed time in spring training and the start of the season with a shoulder problem. Walker, 21, had..." April 15

  • Mariners knock off Rangers, 7-1

    Seattle Times "The Mariners hope they jettisoned their offensive struggles somewhere on their flight south to Texas. In the hitter friendly confines of Globe Life Park, a place that’s cured many a slump, the Seattle’s bats came to life on a night when it shouldn’t have been good for hitting. With..." April 15

  • Yoenis Céspedes makes up for error in 3-0 A's win

    San Francisco Chronicle "Yoenis Céspedes made an error on a knuckling liner in the seventh inning Sunday, the drive to left-center by the Mariners' Corey Hart banging off the top of his glove. The mistake didn't translate into a run, and the game remained scoreless - until Céspedes stepped to the plate the next inning..." April 14

  • A's score early, Gray dazzles in win over M's

    CSN Bay Area "The A’s did their offensive damage early Saturday night, and it turned out to be plenty for Sonny Gray. Gray turned in his best start of the season in a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on a chilly evening at Safeco Field. Oakland scored twice in the first and once in the third, then took..." April 13

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    #rangers gave cash to #mariners for hector noesi

  • Mariners 6, A’s 4 — Felix Hernandez improves to 3-0 on the season

    Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez continues to pitch well against the A’s and add his name to the record book. On a chilly Friday night in front of a packed Safeco Field – most of them holding up “K” placards and wearing free bright gold t-shirts bearing his name for the Supreme Court – the Mariners’ ace added..." April 12

  • Mariners place pitcher James Paxton on 15-day disabled list

    Fansided "Seattle Mariners left-hander James Paxton has been a revelation during his short time in the Major Leagues, but unfortunately, his fantastic run on the mound has been cut short (for now) with a trip to the 15-day disabled list. Paxton left his second start early as a result of the newly..." April 10

  • James Paxton placed on disabled list with left lat strain

    Hardball Talk "Mariners left-handed starter James Paxton owns a ridiculous 1.75 ERA and 0.83 WHIP through his first 36 innings at the major league level. But it’s going to be a while before he gets to add to that stat line. According to’s Greg Johns, the Mariners officially placed Paxton on the 15-day..." April 10

  • Angels Win Quiet Battle In Seattle

    Halos Heaven "Sometimes it's beautiful to just watch the pitching hold. This might be the easiest recap ever. In the third inning, Mike Trout reached on a force-out and then Albert Pujols hit a home run. That is all. There is beauty in that simplicity. A calm, serene beauty. It means that the starter,..." April 10

  • Market warming for Morales: Orioles, Brewers, Mariners make sense "Several teams recently have come to scout Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew, the top two free agents remaining on the market, and things seem to be heating up a bit with the two players who have been working out here for most of the last six weeks. The Orioles, Mariners and Brewers are among..." April 09

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Mariners recalling Lucas Luetge as Paxton going on 15-day DL wtih strained lat.

  • Corey Hart powers Seattle Mariners to victory over Angels in home opener

    Seattle Blog "Offseason acquisition Corey Hart had a big night in his first home game with the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, hitting two home runs to lead the Mariners to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. Hart stole the show despite an elaborate display of fireworks and guest..." April 09

  • A's rally to beat Seattle 6-3

    San Francisco Chronicle "Graduate students looking to do a case study of the relationship between fans and major-league players should have spent the past week at the Coliseum. As Jim Johnson took the mound for the ninth inning of the A's 6-3 win over Seattle on Sunday, most of the 32,852 fans in attendance on Little..." April 07

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Hisashi Iwakuma will play long toss today, then progress to bullpen session midweek in Seattle as he returns from sprained tendon in finger.

  • Mariners beat Athletics, 3-1, behind Felix Hernandez

    Seattle Times "In its latest iteration, the old Oakland Coliseum has been rebranded as the Coliseum thanks to corporate sponsor Based on what’s transpired the past few seasons, they could just as easily call it King Felix’s Palace. There are plenty of reasons for the Mariners not to like..." April 06

  • Mariners’ Nick Franklin could be moved to third base

    Fansided "Seattle Mariners middle infielder Nick Franklin finds himself in a very tough spot. He’s got a great bat, one of their best young ones, but his entrance into the majors is being blocked at both of his preferred positions, second base and shortstop. The M’s optioned Franklin to the minors after..." April 05

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    Shannon Drayer @shannondrayer

    Taijuan Walker tonight 4.1 IP 4H 2R 1BB 7K

  • Mariners’ game in Oakland postponed due to unplayable field conditions

    Tacoma News Tribune "A heavy rainstorm turned the Coliseum into an unplayable muck Friday night and forced the postponement of the Mariners’ game against the Oakland A’s. The storm hit early in the morning when the infield was uncovered. Day-long efforts to repair the damage were unsuccessful and prompted the..." April 05

  • Mariners Designate Hector Noesi For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners announce that they have designated pitcher Hector Noesi for assignment. The move clears space to add reliever Dominic Leone to the 25-man roster. The Mariners used six pitchers, including Noesi, to get through six innings of relief in a 12-inning game yesterday. (Noesi took the loss.)..." April 04

  • Mariners 8, Angels 2 — A series sweep to start the season

    Seattle Times "So the Mariners are now 3-0 and with a series sweep of Anaheim to start the season. It’s a stunning accomplishment if you look at past history. It was the first three-game series sweep Anaheim since 2006. It was the first time since 1995 that Seattle had won three straight games to start a..." April 03

  • Dodgers Claim Carlos Triunfel Off Of Waivers From Mariners

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have claimed shortstop Carlos Triunfel off of waivers from the Mariners, the club announced via press release. Triunfel has been optioned to Triple-A. That brings an end to a disappointing tenure for Triunfel in Seattle, which designated him for assignment on Friday. Once a..." April 02

  • Padres Claim Bobby LaFromboise

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have claimed lefty Bobby LaFromboise off of waivers from the Mariners, reports Corey Brock of (via Twitter). He has been optioned to Triple-A, Brock adds. LaFromboise was designated by the Mariners to create 40-man space for Chris Young. At age 27, he has only ten MLB..." April 02

  • Miller double dips, Erasmo shines as Mariners improve to 2-0

    Lookout Landing "I'm going to spoil everything before we even begin. BRAD MILLER WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Proceed. The first lefty test. We've all known for a while that the Mariners were probably going to struggle against lefties given their stacked side, but the extent was always unknown. Smoak's had weird..." April 02

  • Three MLB pitchers primed for a breakout in 2014 "Finding an undervalued arm before he catches fire is one the keys to betting early-season baseball. The mathematical masterminds at NumberFire have dug deep into their MLB analytics and predict three hurlers who have the stats on their side and look primed for a big breakout in 2014: Scott..." April 01

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Mariners open season with 10-3 win over Angels

    Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez took the hit and kept on pitching. Mike Trout delivered an early punch to the stomach of the Mariners’ ace, belting a two-run homer in the first inning. But the former Cy Young Award winner just kept on firing strikes. When the Angels tacked on another run in the third inning..." April 01

  • Seattle Mariners will circle earth twice during their 2014 road trips

    Fansided "The Seattle Mariners are about 700 miles away from their nearest Major League Baseball counterparts and needless to say, that makes road trips quite the event. It’s such an event in fact, according to Daren Willman of Baseball Savant, the Mariners will travel a combined distance of 51,540 miles..." March 30

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Displaced by Robinson Cano, Mariners demote Nick Franklin back to the minors

    Hardball Talk "Nick Franklin showed enough promise as a rookie second baseman for the Mariners last season that he seemed set as the team’s long-term answer there, but then they signed Robinson Cano for $240 million. That knocked Franklin out of the second base picture and forced him into a competition with..." March 28

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    #Mariners sign RHP Chris Young. Clear space by DFAing LHP Bobby LaFromboise.

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Randy Wolf says he was told he'd made team, but #Mariners wnated him to sign a 45-day advance consent release, which he declined.

  • 23d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Endy Chavez has agreed to terms with the Mariners on a minor-league deal.

  • 24d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: Scott Baker asked for and was granted his release from the #Mariners.

  • 24d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    #Mariners RHP Hisashi Iwakuma scheduled today to throw a baseball (play catch) for first time since Feb. 10 diagnosis of finger injury.

  • Taijuan Walker will throw in a minor league game on Saturday

    Hardball Talk "Mariners starter Taijuan Walker will throw in a minor league game in Peoria on Saturday,’s Greg Johns reports. Johns adds that Walker is expected to throw 20-30 pitches over two innings against Triple-A competition. Walker was diagnosed with inflammation in the bursa of his right..." March 22

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Mariners, DBacks are possible fits for Marlins starter Jacob Turner; Marlins having active trade talks because of quality pitching depth.

  • 29d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    #Mariners RHP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) scheduled today for 50-pitch bullpen workout, which should include breaking balls.

  • Hisashi Iwakuma cleared to resume throwing

    Hardball Talk "Hisashi Iwakuma has been sidelined for more than a month with a strained tendon in his middle finger, but the Mariners right-hander has been cleared to resume throwing after meeting with doctors. Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Iwakuma will start slow by throwing tennis balls..." March 18

  • Tigers to make a “serious run” at Mariners shortstop Nick Franklin

    Hardball Talk "Mariners shortstop Nick Franklin has been named in trade rumors throughout the off-season and into the spring. The Mets have been one team strongly linked to him. But with the Tigers hurting at the position after learning that Jose Iglesias will not be ready for the start of the regular season —..." March 17

  • Taijuan Walker throws 40-pitch ‘pen session, feels “great”

    Hardball Talk "’s Greg Johns has the status update … Good news from Taijuan Walker today as the youngster threw a 40-pitch bullpen session and said he felt great. Walker is likely a couple weeks still from throwing in a game and a few more from being Major League ready, in the best-case scenario,..." March 16

  • Orioles, Mets, Rays asking about Mariners’ Nick Franklin

    Fansided "With the signing of Robinson Cano, the Seattle Mariners found themselves with an extra middle infielder. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that three teams have interest in the Seattle Mariners’ Nick Franklin, who has been rumored to be on the trade block. The Mets seem to be the team with the..." March 16

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