Hearing Michael Saunders is a name that has been discussed in Dayan Viciedo talks with White Sox.
CBSChicago.com "Although the White Sox are not shopping outfielder Dayan Viciedo, they are listening to other clubs about there interest in the Cuban power hitter. Several major league sources confirmed that the Sox and Mariners have had discussions on a deal that could center around Viciedo. The Mariners top..." March 09
McClendon on ongoing shortstop competition between Franklin and Miller: "I'd say they're quite equal."
CBSSports.com "Free agent pitcher Ervin Santana's agents remain in contact with the newly aggressive Orioles and at least four more teams as Santana continues to work out in Scottsdale, Ariz. -- not far from 15 different spring camps -- and also to maintain his resolve, say people close to him. Santana, a..." March 08
New York Post "With pitchers Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker sidelined by injuries the Mariners are actively looking for help. Their search led them to George M. Steinbrenner Field Tuesday night to take a look at Yankees’ starter David Phelps against the Orioles. The Mariners had a scout watch Phelps,..." March 05
Seattle Times "Abraham Almonte just shakes his head when he tries to describe the last year of his baseball career. In that time, he’s gone from an unknown to an unexpected surprise, from a player acquired to salvage something out of nothing to a player who could make the Mariners’ opening-day roster. It’s..." March 05
CBSSports.com "The Seattle Mariners made some big improvements this winter but appear to have left themselves with some obvious holes as well. The biggest enhancement, of course, was signing superstar second baseman Robinson Cano, who brings the middle-of-the-order impact bat the team craved, and also maybe just..." March 02
McClendon also confirms Felix Hernandez will start the opener. Says he'd like him to be able to start games two and three, too.
Update on Iwakuma: He won't begin throwing for three more weeks.
#Mariners medical update on Iwakuma: Reexamined by doctor, who recommended split be left on 3 more weeks. Then can begin throwing.
CBSSports.com "The Mariners expect gifted young right-hander Taijuan Walker to be a big part of their 2014 rotation, but things on that front are off to a rocky start. Walker was already behind schedule this spring because of shoulder discomfort, and now comes this. There's no cause to think it's anything..." February 28
Still on lookout for pitching, Rangers worked out free agent LHP Joe Saunders today. No word on if they will actually add him
The News Tribune "Will prize pitching prospect Taijuan Walker be ready when the regular season starts? Manager Lloyd McClendon remains hopeful, but there now seems to be some doubt. “I’m not that concerned as we speak,” McClendon said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen in the next week, but we’ll see. I think..." February 26
USA Today "Major League Baseball implemented an experimental, controversial rule Monday to protect catchers, prohibiting baserunners from initiating deliberate collisions at home plate in hopes of preventing concussions and injuries. Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association,..." February 25
CBSSports.com "The Rays have joined the Mets in looking at possible trades for young Mariners infielder Nick Franklin, sources say. Tampa Bay may actually match up better with Seattle in such an endeavor, according to the sources. The Rays and Mariners had extensive trade talks earlier this winter..." February 25
Fansided "The New York Mets still don’t know what they want to do at the shortstop position. Prospect Ruben Tejada is theoretically the incumbent; the Mets have insisted all off-season that they are happy with him as their guy despite persistent rumors linking them to free agent Stephen Drew. Like, the..." February 24
Brandon Maurer's back tightened up again today and he was held out of bullpen session. Second time in 3 days he's had an issue w/that.
Fansided "The Seattle Mariners could still sign DH/1B Kendrys Morales before the season starts. They have made a number of understated additions this off-season but could still use a bat like Morales’s in their lineup. Whether or not they do so might be up to one of those understated signings. The..." February 23
Fansided "Long before the days of negotiations with Jay-Z and $200 million deals with Robinson Cano, the Seattle Mariners had their second baseman of the future in top prospect Dustin Ackley. Things have not clicked for Ackley just yet, making him the subject of trade rumors earlier this off-season. The..." February 23
Reliever Stephen Pryor, coming off torn lat muscle surgery, will throw first bullpen today. McClendon said he's ahead of schedule,
The News Tribune "Just in case first baseman Jesus Montero, the one-time super prospect, had any lingering doubts regarding his status within the Mariners’ organization…let manager Lloyd McClendon dispel them. “Get better,” McClendon said. “Get back to being the big-time prospect that he was in New York. Part of..." February 21
MLB.com "Given that Corey Hart is coming off two microfracture knee surgeries and has not played outfield on a full-time basis since 2011, there were questions over where he would line up when Spring Training began with his new Mariners club. But the two-time All-Star right fielder has jumped straight..." February 19
New York Daily News "Kevin Long considers Robinson Cano practically a son, they grew so close over the years in the Bronx. And that bond, forged during their countless sessions in the batting cage, allows him to speak frankly about the $240 million man who is now a Seattle Mariner. That is, while Long couldn’t be..." February 17
Fansided "Here’s the deal for Ubaldo Jimenez. If not for the impending desperation of certain teams that are feeling pressure to contend this season, he might be left waiting a long time for a contract. If not for three teams, the Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, and Seattle Mariners, it might be the..." February 17
Taijuan Walker says he "felt great" after 25-pitch bullpen workout. No problems with shoulder.
MLB.com "Mike Zunino knows full well that his first order of business as a catcher is working with pitchers, playing strong defense and calling games behind the plate. But, yeah, he wants to hit, too, better than the .214 average he put up in 52 games as a rookie last season. And the Mariners would..." February 16
CBSSports.com "The Mariners, Blue Jays and Orioles -- viewed in recent days as the most logical suitors for top free-agent starter Ervin Santana -- all have been in touch with Santana in recent days. But word is, so have several more teams, including the Indians, Rockies, Royals and many others. There have..." February 15
The News Tribune "How a pitcher looks in a bullpen throwing session in the early days of spring camp generally means little. “I try not to watch sidelines too much,” Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said in offering his own slang for such workouts. “I’ve been in the game a long time, and people get excited about..." February 15
McClendon expands list of rotation candidates to include Maurer and Noesi. That makes 11.
The News Tribune "First baseman Justin Smoak avoided an arbitration hearing Saturday by reaching agreement with the Mariners on a one-year deal that includes a club option for 2015. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Smoak sought $3.25 million, while the Mariners had countered at $2.025 million. The..." February 15
C Manny Pina has reported and needs to take physical before being cleared. RH Ramon Ramirez is only remaining visa issue, still not here.
MLB.com "Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star shortstop who spent 53 years in professional baseball as a player, manager and scout, passed away early Friday morning, six days after suffering multiple strokes during an MLB alumni cruise. "He passed away at 2:36 a.m. [ET]," according to Jim Fregosi Jr., the..." February 14
ESPN New York "Major League Baseball owners, despite earning more than $8 billion in revenue in 2013, voted in January to allow individual teams to slash or eliminate pension-plan offerings to their non-uniformed personnel. The vote, tabled a year earlier when the intention became public, quietly took place..." February 14
#Mariners clear roster space for Rodney by placing Franklin Gutierrez on restricted list. Says has relapse of symptoms. Won't play in 2014.
#Mariners announce RHP Hisashi Iwakuma will miss 4-6 weeks with finger injury.
CBSSports.com "Mariners catcher/DH Jesus Montero is coming off a season in which he hit .208/.264/.327 (69 OPS+), was demoted to Triple-A and then was suspended for 50 games for his ties to the Biogenesis scandal. Under the circumstances, one might think that Montero would show up to spring training in..." February 12
Hardball Talk "The New York Daily News reports that, now that A-Rod has dropped his appeal and is accepting his suspension, Major League Baseball is going to drop the lawsuit it filed last March against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, Juan Carlos Nunez and multiple other defendants. Which, of course, just..." February 12
Fox Sports "You may have noticed that spring training is about to begin, yet baseball still has not banned home-plate collisions. Both the players and owners want to enact such a rule to protect catchers, but the issue -- somewhat like expanded replay -- is more complicated than it appears. As Hall of..." February 12
Montero will primarily focus on first base now, tho GM Jack Zduriencik said he'll likely still do a little catching in camp this spring.
For those wondering, #Mariners are not bringing Jesus Montero to camp with pitchers and catchers. Will report with full squad.
Fox Sports "Pete Rose, who remains banned from Major League Baseball for betting on games during his years as a player and as a manager, said Monday that his transgression isn’t quite as bad as using performance-enhancing drugs. “They’re both bad. I think in my case, I know I didn’t do anything to alter..." February 11
Hearing the M's will sign veteran lefty Randy Wolf to a minor league deal with non-roster invite. Could happen in next day or two.
Fansided "On Saturday morning, it was reported that Nelson Cruz signing with the Seattle Mariners is ‘only a matter of time‘. That seems to jive with Nick Carfado’s recent report, suggesting that the Mariners interest in the slugger has not waned. We reported last week about the Mariners’ interest..." February 09
Hardball Talk "Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported Thursday that the Mariners are “cautiously optimistic” about signing free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz. Two days later, all signs point to the scenario becoming a reality. Cruz was reportedly seeking $75 million earlier this winter, but he’ll likely have to..." February 08
Hardball Talk "Jonah Keri of Grantland reports that the Mariners have agreed to a two-year, $14 million deal with Fernando Rodney. The deal has incentives in it which could take it up to $15 million. Rodney was dominant for the Rays in 2012 and saved 37 games for them in 2013 while striking out 82 batters in..." February 07