Mariners Rumors & News

  • 12h
    Shannon Drayer @shannondrayer

    Walker left game with cramp in right hip flexor.

  • Taijuan Walker strong in Mariners win over White Sox

    Seattle Times "Based on the inconsistent performances from early in the season, the idea of Taijuan Walker reaching double-figure victories in 2015 seemed like an impossibility. After a May 25 loss at Toronto, Walker was 1-5 in nine starts with a 7.33 earned-run average. Many Mariners fans were no longer..." August 29

  • Terry Francona says he won’t use out clause if Mariners call

    Seattle Times "Indians manager Terry Francona said he won’t use an out clause in his contract if Cleveland president Mark Shapiro takes a job elsewhere. Shapiro reportedly is a candidate to succeed Toronto Blue Jays president Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Shapiro has declined to comment..." August 29

  • 1d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Nothing confirmed but hearing #Mariners optioned C Mike Zunino to Tacoma. Recalled John Hicks.

  • Rodon continues late-season surge as White Sox down Mariners

    CSN Chicago "They weren't the 1976 South Side Hitmen (and after wearing their uniforms, they don't want to look like them again either: "They weren't that slimming") but the White Sox offense did just enough on Thursday to earn a 4-2 win over the Mariners in front of 15,076 fans at U.S. Cellular Field. Adam..." August 28

  • Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

    Seattle Times "With the Mariners headed for yet another losing season – the fifth during his tenure – general manager Jack Zduriencik was relieved of his duties on Friday morning." August 28

  • Cubs Acquire Fernando Rodney

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "Wrigley Field appears to be the rest home for older closers who are having trouble getting people out, as they have now acquired former Mariner Fernando Rodney. Here's the latest: Theo & Co. seem to be trying to complete a set of Joe Maddon closers, as Rafael Soriano closed for Maddon's Rays..." August 28

  • 2d
    Chicago Cubs @Cubs

    #Cubs today acquired RHP Fernando Rodney from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named or cash consideration.

  • Nelson Cruz, Felix Hernandez share spotlight with Ketel Marte as Mariners top A’s

    Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez and Nelson Cruz were outstanding throughout the Mariners’ 8-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field, just as they’ve been — with a few notable blips — all season. Hernandez shrugged off a leadoff home run by Billy Burns and a string of recent..." August 27

  • Mariners hoping innings don't catch up to Hernandez early "It's become somewhat common fuel for conversation this time of year to wonder when star pitcher Felix Hernandez might finally hit a wall. The 29-year-old starter has thrown more than 2,200 innings over 11 seasons and seems to fade down the stretch annually. The questions were out there again..." August 26

  • 3d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    McClendon says Tom WIlhelmsen remains his closer for now, "as we speak." Wilhelmsen has pitched well in first 2 save opps.

  • Washington waves A’s to 11-5 comeback win

    San Francisco Chronicle "Ron Washington said that he planned “to do all I can to get guys across the plate” after being installed back in his old JOB as Oakland’s third-base coach Monday. “I don’t expect to be a perfect third-base coach. But I know I’m a damn good third-base coach,” he said. And then Washington spent..." August 25

  • Austin Jackson Clears Waivers, Generating Interest

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson has cleared revocable TRADE waivers, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports on Twitter. The free-agent-to-be has been discussed recently in TRADE talks, per the report. Jackson, 28, has had something of an up-and-down season but has generally disappointed since..." August 25

  • 5d
    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    Joe Beimel is out playing catch. He said on Sunday that he would be ready to go after the 15 days on the DL were up.

  • Mariners avoid sweep with 8-6 victory over White Sox

    Seattle Times "They made it look so simple and drama free — something that hasn’t been typical this season. The Mariners’ bullpen was handed a lead in the seventh inning and didn’t turn it into an adventure or a loss. The first game in the post-Fernando Rodney era for the Mariners was an 8-6 win on Sunday at..." August 24

  • 6d
    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    Sounds initially like #Rays will look into Rodney availability after his DFA by #Mariners but is not a high priority

  • Sox tie game in ninth, win 6-3 in 10th against Seattle

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Chicago White Sox scored two runs in the ninth inning to tie the game and then took advantage of the Seattle bullpen’s wildness for a three-run 10th in a 6-3 victory over the Mariners on Saturday night. After tying the game against Carson Smith on Alexei Ramirez’s RBI single and..." August 23

  • Mariners designate Fernando Rodney for assignment

    CBS Sports "In 2014, Fernando Rodney was an All-Star closer for the Mariners, saving an MLB-best 48 saves. In 2015, Fernando Rodney has been thrown on the proverbial scrap heap. The Mariners designated Rodney for assignment after another crushing loss, a 6-3 decision to the White Sox that was a 3-1..." August 23

  • 7d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    #Mariners say LHP Charlie Furbush has slight tear in rotator cuff. Likely out for year.

  • Chris Sale strikes out 14 more as White Sox rout Mariners

    CSN Chicago "Chris Sale had quite the encore on Friday night. The White Sox left-hander effectively used all three pitches to follow up his 15-strikeout performance against the Cubs with 14 more against the Seattle Mariners in an 11-4 victory in front of 35,770 at Safeco Field. Sale outpitched Felix..." August 22

  • Rangers knock Mariners back, 7-2, with back-to-back-to-back homers

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: Though limited to 44.1 innings since the start of 2014 by injuries, LHP Derek Holland has compiled a 1.83 ERA in those innings. … He has not allowed more than three runs in any of his seven starts since 2014. … The Rangers bullpen trio of RHP Keone Kela, Jake Diekman and Sam Dyson did..." August 20

  • Iwakuma follows no-hitter with 3-2 win for Mariners

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "The Texas Rangers still haven't figured out Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma. The Mariners right-hander didn't make history Tuesday night with a second consecutive no-hitter, but he limited Texas to two runs and five hits over seven innings in a 3-2 victory. He is 6-0 in his last seven starts..." August 19

  • Texas walks off with eighth consecutive home win

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Adrian Beltre was 3 for 4 with two doubles and a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to give the Rangers a 4-3 walk-off win Monday night at Globe Life Park. It’s Texass’ sixth walk-off win and first since July 30 against the Yankees. Pitching: Left-hander Cole Hamels struggled with his..." August 18

  • Mariners go 12 innings to salvage final series game in Boston

    Seattle Times "Of course eight runs wouldn’t be enough. Heck, the Mariners scored 10 runs Saturday and still lost by a dozen. Still, scoring eight runs in nine innings Sunday against the Red Sox shouldn’t have left them grasping for victory and forcing them to play bonus frames. In the end — 12 innings to..." August 17

  • David Ortiz pushed the Red Sox to sign Nelson Cruz

    The Outside Corner "The Boston Red Sox season is all but lost as the club sits 13 games under .500 at 52-65, placing them dead last in the American League East. One of the teams biggest offseason moves was signing left fielder Hanley Ramirez to a monster four-year $88 million contract, a deal which has so far..." August 17

  • Ortiz continues to show Mariners what they missed

    CSN New England "A 16-year-old Dominican kid stepped up to the plate just around the corner from his home and took his swings in the batter's box. One ball left the field. Then another. And another. It didn't take long for the only scout in attendance to realize the kid he was watching had a chance to be..." August 16

  • Red Sox again pour it on Mariners, 22-10

    CSN New England "One day after the Red Sox smacked around the Mariners 15-1, they came back for much more with King Felix on the mound. The Sox actually surpassed their Friday slugfest en route to a 22-10 shellacking Saturday afternoon. Something has gotten into the Red Sox over the last few days. Maybe it..." August 16

  • When do you trade a former top prospect?

    SB Nation "If you bet on Jackie Bradley as the player who would post the highest number of total bases in a game this season, come on down! Nobody? Yeah, not really a surprise. Although Bradley, a former top-50 prospect in baseball, really flashed his full potential against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday..." August 16

  • 14d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    OF Ramon Flores, who'd hit ,423 for Tacoma since being acquired in Ackley trade, has compound fracture in ankle and done for year.

  • 14d
    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    Paxton threw a 45 pitch bullpen on Friday. He's scheduled to throw a simulated game on Tuesday in Texas

  • Sox offensive surge leads to 15-1 win against Mariners

    CSN New England "Rocked in the afternoon by the stunning news that their manager, John Farrell, had been diagnosed with cancer and wouldn't manage again for the remainder of the season, the Red Sox responded with one of their strongest games of the season, pounding out 21 hits and running roughshod over the..." August 15

  • Red Sox head list of Top 10 Minor League systems "The consensus pick to win the American League East, the Red Sox instead have posted the worst record in the circuit and are headed toward their third last-place finish in the past four years. Boston fans can take solace in the facts that the one exception, 2013, produced a World Series title and..." August 15

  • Mariners notebook: Consistency key to Cruz’s career year

    Tacoma News Tribune "Nelson Cruz, at 35, is enjoying the best year of his career — and he has news for everybody: He’s still getting better. “Yeah, no doubt,” he declared earlier this week in a soft matter-of-fact tone. “I’m more consistent. I’d always been more of a streak hitter. Even now, that’s still true. But..." August 13

  • 17d
    Baseball Tonight @BBTN

    NO-NO COMPLETE! Hisashi Iwakuma makes his 1st career CG special as he no-hits the Orioles. @Mariners win, 3-0.

  • Jackson’s walkoff single in 10th wins it for Mariners

    Seattle Times "Austin Jackson stood for a second after contact. He wasn’t quite sure that the ball he had just laced down the right-field line had any chance of staying fair. But the hard line drive landed squarely on the right-field foul line, giving the Mariners a 6-5 walkoff win in 10 innings over the..." August 12

  • Hisashi Iwakuma throws no-hitter against Orioles

    CBS Sports "Right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners no-hit the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday afternoon in a 3-0 victory, finishing off the fourth no-hitter of the 2015 major league season and the 291st in the league's history. Iwakuma threw 116 pitches, allowing three walks and striking out..." August 12

  • Home teams win all 15 games for first time in MLB history "The Mariners' walk-off victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night capped an unprecedented slate in Major League Baseball. For the first time in the league's history, all 15 home teams won on the same day. Prior to Tuesday, the closest the home teams have ever come was 12 wins more than a century..." August 12

  • Prospect Purgatory: How Seattle’s Inability to Develop Talent Doomed a Once-Promising Season

    Grantland "This was supposed to be their year. The Mariners won 87 games last season and missed the playoffs by just one game. Heading into 2015 with a rotation anchored by Felix Hernandez, a second year for imported star Robinson Cano, and the addition of veteran slugger Nelson Cruz, Seattle was the popular..." August 12

  • 17d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Mariners lineup vs Orioles RH Kevin Gausman, 12:40 pm. Nelson Cruz (sore neck) and his 21-game hit streak not in.

  • Cruz carries career-best 20-game hitting streak into Tuesday’s game

    Tacoma News Tribune "Right fielder Nelson Cruz carried a 20-game hitting streak into Tuesday’s game, which marked a career high and is the longest active streak in the majors. Cruz is batting .414 in his streak with 36 hits in 87 at-bats. He also has 12 homers and 16 RBIs. Just two other players have hitting..." August 11

  • Felix Hernandez tied for most wins in baseball after Mariners beat Texas, 4-2

    Seattle Times "With a bullpen situation that left manager Lloyd McClendon making a reference to excrement pregame, Felix Hernandez needed to do more than just give his team a chance — he also needed to give his overworked teammates a rest. Basically three-fourths of the Seattle relievers were reduced to..." August 10

  • 20d
    Shannon Drayer @shannondrayer

    James Paxton heading out with trainers and pitching coach to throw his first bullpen since finger injury.

  • Rangers ride big 11th inning to win over Seattle

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers began the final third of their season with an eight-run 11th inning to beat Seattle, move back above .500 and within five games of first place in the AL West. The Rangers pitched through a dicey 10th inning with closer Shawn Tolleson getting Jesus Montero for the final out. In the..." August 09

  • Diamondbacks retire No. 51 for Randy Johnson

    CBS Sports "Last month, Randy Johnson became the first player inducted into the Hall of Fame with a Diamondbacks cap on his plaque. On Saturday, Johnson became the third player to have his number retired by Arizona. The D-Backs retired No. 51 in honor of Johnson during a pregame ceremony Saturday evening...." August 09

  • Cruz, Cano help power Mariners to 4-3 win over Texas

    Seattle Times "Spare a thought for the poor souls who picked the bottom of the sixth inning of Friday’s series opener between the Mariners and Rangers to take a Safeco Field bathroom break — though, given the part of the Seattle order due up, they probably should have known better. Two big swings from Nelson..." August 08

  • Michael McKenry's first walk-off HR gives Rockies extra-inning win over Mariners

    Denver Post "His knee-high, ring-stripe socks make Taijuan Walker look like he's walking on stilts. The 22-year-old Seattle Mariners pitcher, standing 6-foot-4, appeared like a colossus — especially when he stomped all over the Rockies. But as ground down as the Rockies seemed — with just five wins since..." August 06

  • Mariners hang on after a wild ninth inning to post an 8-7 victory over the Rockies

    Seattle Times "It can never be simple, stress-free or without drama. The idea of the Mariners picking up a nondescript, tension-free victory seems like an impossibility. Perhaps it’s not in the DNA of this team, or in the destiny of this disappointing season. If you factor in the combination of the..." August 05

  • 25d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Nothing official from #Mariners, but hearing RHP Mayckol Guaipe will be recalled from Tacoma prior to Tuesday's game.

  • Mariners hang on after a wild ninth inning to post an 8-7 victory over the Rockies

    Seattle Times "It can never be simple, stress-free or without drama. The idea of the Mariners picking up a nondescript, tension-free victory seems like an impossibility. Perhaps it’s not in the DNA of this team, or in the destiny of this disappointing season. If you factor in the combination of the..." August 04

  • Mariners salvage series split with Minnesota with 4-1 victory in 11 innings

    Seattle Times "Logan Morrison felt no pain on the swing. It helped that it was his only one of the game. Morrison drove the first pitch he saw from Minnesota reliever Brian Duensing to the gap in deep right-center for a run-scoring double, breaking a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the 11th inning and leading..." August 03