Mariners Rumors & News

  • Nelson Cruz drives in five, including winning run

    Seattle Times "Sunday’s series finale between the Mariners and Rangers at Safeco Field clocked in at three hours and 45 minutes. The teams combined for 21 runs on 30 hits, and churned through a total of nine pitching changes. There was ample opportunity, in other words, for Seattle slugger Nelson Cruz to..." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

  • Felix Hernandez to the rescue as Mariners end losing streak with 3-1 victory over Texas

    Seattle Times "Of all the responsibilities associated with being a team’s ace pitcher, the duty of putting an end to a losing streak is one that Felix Hernandez holds in the highest regard. When everything else is going wrong, the ace is supposed to be the one to make it right when it’s his turn in the..." April 19

  • Gallardo gives lift to Rangers struggling bats in win over Mariners

    Dallas Morning News "Their offense struggling badly against left-handed starters this season, the Rangers finally found an answer on Friday. It was provided by their pitcher. While the offense continued to sputter, Yovani Gallardo, in his first-ever start in Seattle, pitched six scoreless innings to allow the..." April 18

  • Dodgers sweep Seattle Mariners on Jackie Robinson Day

    L.A. Daily News "Sandy Koufax and Rachel Robinson stood on the pitcher’s mound prior to the game between the Dodgers and Mariners on Wednesday. It was the first time Dodger Stadium hosted the annual “Civil Rights Game” on the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier in 1947. Who knows..." April 16

  • Dodgers beat Seattle Mariners again in their final at-bat

    L.A. Daily News "One walk-off win deserves another. Howie Kendrick’s single to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday drove in two runs, lifting the Dodgers to a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners. The Dodgers have won both games to begin the series in their final at-bat. Mariners closer..." April 15

  • Alex Guerrero enjoys his first walk-off hit after Dodgers beat Mariners

    L.A. Daily News "Two blue sports-drink buckets, filled with ice and some colored liquid, awaited Alex Guerrero on the field at Dodger Stadium on Monday night. Yasiel Puig held the first bucket and Guerrero didn’t see it coming. He made a feeble attempt to duck, but in an instant his face and jersey were..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • 7d
    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    Wilhelmsen injured the elbow while loosening up and swinging his arms. Back of arm slammed into Danny Farquhar who was running by

  • After blowing lead, Mariners rally for 8-7 victory in 10 innings

    Seattle Times "Nothing has been simple for the Mariners in the early days of the 2015 season. Take for example Sunday afternoon’s 8-7 extra-innings win over the Oakland A’s. Sure manager Lloyd McClendon summed up the victory by saying, “It’s a great day for the Mariners.” But the fatigue in his smile..." April 13

  • 8d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Felix Hernandez had tightness in right quad and was taken out for precautionary reasons.

  • Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin, David Hernandez move on to breaking pitches

    Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks right-handers David Hernandez and Patrick Corbin both rely heavily on a slider to work off their fastball. It's also the pitch that's the hardest on their surgically repaired elbows. On Friday, the pair crossed that breaking ball hurdle, each throwing 30 sliders off a mound as they..." April 12

  • Mariners end skid with 5-4 win in 11 innings at Oakland

    Seattle Times "The idea of a must-win situation in the fifth game of the season is laughable, considering so much can and will happen in the remaining 157 games. But having lost three straight and being pasted and shut out on Friday night, 12-0, and letting Saturday’s game slip away would have been a kick to..." April 12

  • 9d
    Mike Curto @CurtoWorld

    SS Chris Taylor is in the Tacoma Rainiers lineup and will play the first five innings today as he comes back from fractured wrist.

  • A's crush Mariners to continue up-and-down start

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Rule 5 guy rules. “He’s the best hitter ever, isn’t he?” Drew Pomeranz said of Mark Canha, who had three more hits Friday night, including his first big-league home run, to help the A’s demolish the Mariners 12-0. Canha’s response to Pomeranz’s boast: “Nice guy. ... It’s three games...." April 11

  • 9d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Manager Lloyd McClendon says OF Seth Smith (groin) feeling better and could start Saturday for #Mariners.

  • Former MLB player Milton Bradley once texted his wife’s father video of the couple having sex

    Larry Brown Sports "Former MLB outfielder Milton Bradley is a twisted individual. We have seen him blow up on fans, umpires and managers and heard disturbing stories about his history of domestic abuse with the late Monique Bradley, but apparently most people don’t know the half of it. A lengthy Sports Illustrated..." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Angels take opening series in Seattle with 5-3 win

    Halos Heaven "The Halo's finished their opening series taking 2 of three from Seattle with a 5-3 win. Runner-up Rookie of the Year, Matt Shoemaker got the win, while Albert Pujols showed why you don't pitch him up and in. Matt Shoemaker (1-0, 4.50 ERA) scattered 6 hits over six innings in his 2015 debut...." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • 12d
    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    Seth Smith has groin tightness and is being held out of the lineup. He was unavailable last night.

  • Angels Win on C.J. Wilson Shutout in Seattle

    Halos Heaven "Well maybe "C.J." stands for Comeback Johnny as C.J. Wilson got an early lead in the ballotting for comeback player of the year by pitching eight innings of two-hit shutout ball. The result was a Mariners loss and the first Angels victory of the season. David Freese was all the offense the club..." April 08

  • Led by dominant Felix Hernandez, Mariners top Angels in season opener

    Seattle Times "It doesn’t guarantee them a spot in the postseason — a place seemingly everyone expects them to go. It’s one of 162 games, meaning there still are 161 to play and much can happen over that six-month marathon. But on a tolerable spring afternoon at Safeco Field, the announced sellout crowd of..." April 07

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07

  • 14d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    There it is. As expected ... RT @Mariners: Your Opening Day lineup:

  • End of Cuban embargo may bring flood of MLB talent

    Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06

  • 16d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    McClendon confirms Carson Smith will be recalled to take Leone's place in bullpen. Says Leone needs to get command back.

  • Joe Biemel returns to Mariners

    Hardball Talk "Joe Beimel was released by the Rangers last week, but it hasn’t taken him long to find a new opportunity. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports that the veteran reliever has returned to the Mariners on a minor league deal, pending a physical. Beimel actually made the announcement via his..." April 03

  • 18d
    Nick Eaton @njeaton

    #Mariners confirm signing LHP Joe Beimel to minor-league contract. Also option LHP Mike Montgomery to AAA Tacoma. More info coming.

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Rays acquire pitcher Erasmo Ramirez from Mariners for Mike Montgomery

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rays appear to have found the starting pitcher they were looking for to fill out their injury-depleted rotation, acquiring right-hander Erasmo Ramirez from Seattle late Tuesday in exchange for lefty Mike Montgomery. Ramirez, 24, has pitched parts of three seasons for the Mariners, going..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

  • Endy Chavez opts out of contract, released by Mariners

    Hardball Talk "Endy Chavez has opted out of his minor-league contract with the Mariners, who released the veteran outfielder at his request. Chavez appeared in 80 games for the Mariners last season, hitting .276 with two homers and a .688 OPS. " March 31

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

  • Mariners scratch Smith due to sore ankle "Right fielder Seth Smith was scratched from the Mariners' lineup Sunday against the Padres with a sore ankle, though manager Lloyd McClendon said the injury was minor. "He rolled his ankle a little bit yesterday," McClendon said. "It's a little swollen. It's just precautionary. We're not going..." March 29

  • 22d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Mariners cut Elias, Lowe, Pries, COreia, Saunders, Omalley, Rivera, Baker, Chavez.

  • Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez dies from boat accident injuries

    Hardball Talk "Jose Grasso of is reporting that Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez has died at the age of 20. Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune says that the Mariners have not confirmed the report yet. Sanchez was hit by a boat off of a beach in Carupano, Venezuela in February and was..." March 29

  • Don’t be surprised if Mariners use modified six-man rotation

    Tacoma News Tribune "So left-hander Roenis Elias looks like the odd-man out in the Mariners’ spring game of rotation roulette. After a promising rookie season in 2014, Elias figures to open this season at Triple-A Tacoma. Right-hander Taijuan Walker certainly earned his spot in the five-man unit by pitching 18..." March 29

  • Mariners reliever David Rollins suspended 80 games for steroid use

    The News Tribune "Mariners lefty reliever David Rollins, a Rule 5 pick from Houston, received an 80-game suspension Friday from Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. “This was when I got back from winter ball,” said Rollins, who had been making a strong push to win a..." March 28

  • Complete Seattle Mariners 2015 Season Preview

    Bleacher Report "A season full of optimism and expectations for the Seattle Mariners is less than two weeks from getting underway. The Mariners far outperformed projections last season with an 87-75 record, falling just one game short of breaking a franchise playoff drought that now stands at 13 years. With..." March 26

  • Taijuan Walker has thrown 18 scoreless innings this spring

    Hardball Talk "After an injury wrecked 2014 season the Mariners chose not to hand a rotation spot to Taijuan Walker, making the 22-year-old former top prospect compete for a gig. Presumably he’s done enough to get the job, throwing 18 scoreless innings with a 19/4 K/BB ratio, including six shutout innings..." March 26

  • 36d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Correction: Looks like #Mariners moving 11 guys to minor-league camp. Looks like three optioned: Hultzen, Kickham and Morban.

  • Chris Taylor's broken wrist decides shortstop battle for Mariners "Coming into spring training, the Mariners had two perfectly viable shortstop candidates in Chris Taylor and Brad Miller. The two were going to compete in camp to determine the starter for Opening Day. Instead, an injury has decided the battle for them. Specifically, Taylor's triquetrum bone is..." March 15

  • 37d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Kevin Correia slated to make his first appearance Tuesday in relief of Iwakuma. Will pitch an inning or two, according to McClendon.

  • 37d
    Scott Merkin @scottmerkin

    Sale moving decidedly better. Threw off a mound but very lightly

  • 37d
    Marcos Grunfeld M. @bvenezolano

    Update on #Mariners RHP prospect Víctor Sanchez

  • 37d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Chris Taylor is "a litlte sore today" after getting hit in wrist yesterday. Won't play today and McClendon says unlikely tomorrow.

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • Mariners, Kevin Correia Agree To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners and right-hander Kevin Correia have agreed to a minor league deal with an invite to big league Spring Training, tweets Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times. Correia, a client of All Bases Covered Sports Management, is in Mariners’ camp today, he adds. Seattle has since announced the..." March 09