Mariners Rumors & News

  • Mariners rally twice to defeat Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners overcame another big night from Yankees rookie phenom Gary Sanchez, using a pair of three-run homers to beat New York 7-5 on Monday night. Third baseman Kyle Seager and catcher Mike Zunino each hit go-ahead, three-run shots on a night when Sanchez and Yankees..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Hernandez pitches Mariners to win over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- In the weeks leading up to the trade deadline, Seattle manager Scott Servais liked to joke that his Mariners were about to make the most important acquisition of any team by adding Felix Hernandez to the rotation. It's starting to look like no joke. In his seventh start..." August 21

  • Brewers end 6-game skid with late rally at Seattle

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell was spending his 46th birthday much as he spent most of the 2016 baseball season -- that is, watching his Brewers stumble toward another disappointing finish. Trailing by five runs after five innings and by three going into the ninth, the Brewers..." August 21

  • Mariners hold off Brewers for 7-6 win

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners had been rolling through August, due in part to the success of their new closer, and the Milwaukee Brewers have already wrapped a bow on their season. So when Seattle opened a 7-4 lead into the ninth inning on Friday night, with rookie flame-thrower Edwin Diaz..." August 20

  • Shoemaker, Angels slow Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With only the opportunity to spoil other team's postseason chances at stake, the Los Angeles Angels combined solid starting pitching with timely hitting in an effort to put a bad two-week stretch behind them. Matt Shoemaker surrendered five hits in seven innings, and Yunel..." August 19

  • Mariners slip past Angels 4-3

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For the second time in as many games, the Seattle Mariners faced a late-inning surge from a pesky opponent. Unlike the previous game, however, the Mariners escaped with a victory. Third baseman Kyle Seager made a game-saving defensive play in the bottom of the ninth inning..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Angels edge Mariners to snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Two hours before game time Tuesday night, Cliff Pennington was not in the Los Angeles Angels' starting lineup. But more than three hours after the first pitch, Pennington played the pivotal role in ending the team's longest losing streak since 1999. The veteran infielder..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Hernandez, Mariners hand Angels 11th straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- On the fourth anniversary of his perfect game, the first in the Seattle Mariners' history, right-hander Felix Hernandez reached another personal milestone. Hernandez earned his 150th career victory Monday night in the Mariners' 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels in front..." August 16

  • Mariners trade utility infielder Luis Sardinas to the Padres

    Seattle Times "The Mariners made a small trade on Monday morning, sending utility infielder Luis Sardinas to the San Diego Padres in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Sardinas, 23, had been designated for assignment on August 10. The Mariners were able to pick something up..." August 15

  • Seager, Lind power Mariners past Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- After watching his team hold on for a high-stress, low-scoring win Saturday night against the Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais said he wanted to see more offense from his hitters in the series finale Sunday. The Mariners gave Servais what he wanted...." August 14

  • Davis' first-inning HR launches A's 6-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Hitting home runs at the cavernous Oakland Coliseum, especially on cool Bay Area nights, is supposed to be hard, but Khris Davis keeps making it look easy for the Oakland Athletics. Davis hit his career-high 28th home run Friday night, helping the A's snap the Seattle..." August 13

  • Mariners' James Paxton: Could start Tuesday or Wednesday

    CBS Sports "Paxton (elbow) said will throw a bullpen session Saturday and could start Tuesday or Wednesday in Anaheim, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports." August 13

  • Cruz blast helps Mariners top Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners went into the July 31 trade deadline with a seller's mentality, dealing two established relievers and a member of their starting rotation for younger, cheaper talent. A 10-game homestand later, the Mariners have somehow turned themselves into an unlikely..." August 11

  • Here are the spectacular Nike dress shoes Ken Griffey Jr. wore to the Hall of Fame

    Fox Sports "Late last month, the Baseball Hall of Fame enshrined one of the sport’s most gifted and dynamic players, when Ken Griffey Jr. (along with Mike Piazza) was inducted in the hall. It led to an awesome, emotional speech, which ended --- fittingly enough --- with Griffey throwing a baseball cap on..." August 11

  • The Seattle Mariners didn't panic at the deadline and it's paying off

    Fox Sports "Red Sox manager John Farrell left Seattle last week talking about how difficult it is to manage against the Mariners. Farrell said he spent the entire series trying to figure out the least damaging platoon splits, flummoxed by a team that at the time was carrying an extra position player. Well,..." August 11

  • Seager, M's pull out 15-inning win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Kyle Seager was kicking himself after a sixth-inning strikeout left the bases loaded and squandered one of several opportunities for the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Little did Seager know, he would get plenty of additional chances. In the longest game played by either..." August 10

  • Iwakuma, Mariners shut out Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Thirty-five-year-old starter Hisashi Iwakuma looked as if he had thrown his last pitch for the Seattle Mariners when he signed a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers in early December. When he failed a physical with the Dodgers, there seemed to be a possibility that he had..." August 09

  • Yankees Claim Blake Parker From Mariners

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have announced that they’ve claimed righty Blake Parker from the Mariners. In addition, to clear space for new lefty reliever Tommy Layne, they’ve optioned lefty Richard Bleier to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Another move will be required to make space on the team’s active roster..." August 09

  • The Kid who saved Seattle baseball, Ken Griffey Jr.

    Yardbarker "Ken Griffey Jr. The Kid. Junior. The Natural. Regardless of the title, it is well known that when those names are uttered, the person being spoken about is one of the best baseball players of all time. Those nicknames are said with a certain reverence in baseball circles, almost as if..." August 08

  • O'Malley's blast gives Mariners comeback victory

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Shawn O'Malley got the phone call that no professional baseball player wants to get. In December 2014, after a brief September call-up by the Los Angeles Angels, he'd been released. O'Malley bounced back quickly by getting an opportunity to play for the Seattle Mariners, who play..." August 07

  • Paxton leaves just shy of complete game as M's top Angels

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- What was shaping up to be one of the best days of Seattle Mariners starter James Paxton's major-league career ended with a painful final act Sunday afternoon. The left-handed Paxton came within two outs of pitching the first complete game of his career before taking a line drive..." August 07

  • Ken Griffey Jr. Is Getting a Statue Outside of Safeco Field in 2017

    Complex "Retired Major League Baseball player Ken Griffey Jr. was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year, and soon his career will also be immortalized in a statue outside of Safeco Field, where he played as an outfielder on the Mariners for 10 years. The construction of the statue was..." August 07

  • Mariners rough up Lincecum, Angels

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- If the sun is setting on Tim Lincecum's baseball career, and all indications are that the glow is darkening, the Los Angeles Angels' 32-year-old pitcher isn't quite ready to turn out the lights. Whether his Angels give him another chance to continue his comeback is another..." August 06

  • Blue Jays trade switch-pitcher Pat Venditte to Mariners

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have traded switch-pitcher Pat Venditte to the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later. Venditte appeared in eight games with the Blue Jays this season posting a 5.19 ERA in 8.2 innings, striking out seven and walking four." August 06

  • Mariners acquire Caminero for bullpen depth

    Seattle Times "The Mariners added a power arm to their bullpen depth on Saturday morning, acquiring hard-throwing right-handed reliever Arquimedes Caminero from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later and a conditional player to be named later based on Caminero’s performance. To make..." August 06

  • Holt's 11th-inning hit pushes Red Sox over M's

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Still clinging to their place in the American League East race, the Boston Red Sox have been a big hit away from making a move in the standings. Brock Holt finally delivered with a one-out, RBI single in the 11th inning, lifting the Red Sox to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners..." August 05

  • Mariners place Cishek on DL with hip labrum tear

    The Score "The Seattle Mariners announced Thursday they've placed right-hander Steve Cishek, who was removed from the closer's role earlier this week, on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip labrum tear. Cishek struggled mightily in July, blowing two saves while allowing at least one baserunner in..." August 05

  • Mariners' Nick Vincent: Will start rehab assignment Friday

    CBS Sports "Vincent (back) will commence his rehab assignment Friday, during a one-inning outing with Low-A Everett, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports." August 04

  • Closer Edwin Diaz is already making history

    Tacoma News Tribune "Simply put, new Mariners closer Edwin Diaz is already historically good. By striking out the side Tuesday in preserving a 5-4 victory over Boston, and gaining his first career save, Diaz boosted his K count to 52 through 26 innings over his 25 appearances. Strikeout No. 50 came in 25 1/3..." August 04

  • Mariners gift retiring Ortiz with 34 pounds of fish

    NESN "The Seattle Mariners were just the latest team to honor David Ortiz, who of course is retiring after this season. Things got a little fishy during the pregame ceremony, though. It all started with Edgar Martinez, the first great designated hitter and longtime Mariner, presenting Ortiz with..." August 04

  • Cano's homer completes M's rally against Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Over the first 16 1/2 innings of the series at Safeco Field, the Boston Red Sox seemed to have finally found the consistency that eluded them for most of the past three weeks. Then came the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday, when things started to unravel and continued to do so..." August 03

  • Mariners Likely To Be Active On August Trade Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners didn’t make a trade on Monday in the hours leading up to the non-waiver deadline, but GM Jerry Dipoto doesn’t expect that to preclude them from further tweaking the roster, as Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune writes. “We’re going to have something on the market in August,” Dipoto..." August 03

  • Betts, Kimbrel send Red Sox past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Another go-ahead home run in the ninth inning was old hat for the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. Getting closer Craig Kimbrel out there to secure the victory was something new. Mookie Betts hit a solo shot as the Red Sox used another ninth-inning home run to beat the Seattle..." August 02

  • Lester's 12th-inning bunt caps Cubs' rally vs. M's

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Joe Maddon arrived to the postgame press conference drenched from the victory celebration Sunday night. Liquid dripped from his hat, and the Chicago Cubs manager used a towel to dry his glasses. The come-from-behind, extra-inning win was another memorable one for the Cubs, who own..." August 01

  • Mariners, Reds Discussing Zack Cozart Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners and Reds are closing in on a trade involving Zack Cozart, reports Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune (on Twitter). While the trade isn’t done yet, both sides are confident that a deal can be worked out, according to Dutton, who notes that talks are still fluid at this time." August 01

  • Mariners deal lefty Wade Miley to O's for LHP prospect Ariel Miranda

    ESPN "The Baltimore Orioles have acquired left-handed pitcher Wade Miley from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Cuban pitching prospect Ariel Miranda, the team announced Saturday. Miley, who was acquired by the Mariners in an offseason trade with the Boston Red Sox, has struggled this year with a..." July 31

  • Mariners beat Cubs as Chapman suffers blown save

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Seattle Mariners center fielder Leonys Martin stepped to home plate and looked toward Chicago Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman with the game on the line. Martin swung and missed at Chapman's first pitch, a 100 mph fastball. He watched the next pitch from the fellow Cuban -- another 100..." July 30

  • Orioles talking to Mariners about Wade Miley

    Today's Knuckleball "The Baltimore Orioles are taking a hard look at Seattle Mariners lefty Wade Miley, sources said. Baltimore has been seeking a starter, especially a left-handed one, for weeks, as it tries to hold on in the tough AL is afternoon with a loss at Toronto. The Mariners are talking to a few teams..." July 30

  • Mariners GM says Taijuan Walker will not be traded

    Larry Brown Sports "Unfortunately, it looks as though Walker, Texas Ranger will remain just a TV series for the foreseeable future. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said on Friday that the team will not be moving young right-hander Taijuan Walker at the trade deadline, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX..." July 30

  • Mariners’ Taijuan Walker drawing ‘strong interest’

    MLB Daily Dish "Seattle Mariners’ right-hander Taijuan Walker is drawing “strong interest” on the trade market, per USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The 23-year-old is slated to throw a bullpen session in front of scouts on Friday at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers are among the clubs that have..." July 29

  • Mariners have interest in Reds’ Jay Bruce

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners are among the teams that have contacted the Reds about outfielder Jay Bruce. The Mariners enter play Wednesday 51-48, six games out of first place in the AL West and 4.5 games out of the second AL Wild Card slot. Adding an impact bat like Bruce could..." July 28

  • Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Exits Tuesday's game

    CBS Sports "Cruz (undisclosed) left Tuesday's game against the Pirates in the seventh inning after appearing to sustain an injury while running around the bases, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports." July 27

  • Cole pitches shutout; Pirates rock Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Wins had been elusive for Gerrit Cole. A complete game? That would be a luxury. The Pittsburgh right-hander came up with both Wednesday night. He pitched a three-hitter and singled and scored as the Pirates beat the Seattle Mariners 10-1 at PNC Park to gain a split of a..." July 27

  • Mariners acquire reliever Drew Storen and cash from the Blue Jays in exchange for Joaquin Benoit

    Seattle Times "The Mariners and Blue Jays swapped struggling veteran relievers in the hopes that a new team and new location might find the success that has escaped each of them season. Following the Mariners’ 7-4 win in Pittsburgh, reliever Joaquin Benoit packed his things in the visitors clubhouse at PNC..." July 27

  • After slow start, Hernandez guides M's past Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Seattle ace Felix Hernandez felt it from the start. His pitches were up. The Pittsburgh hitters were taking advantage. "I didn't have good mechanics. I was missing a lot of pitches in the middle of the plate," Hernandez said Tuesday after he spotted the Pirates four early runs..." July 26

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