Mariners Rumors & News

  • Mariners snap out of offensive slump, but the pitching staff is still a problem

    CBS Sports "Thanks to a big offensive explosion, the Seattle Mariners snapped their five-game losing streak Thursday afternoon against the Washington Nationals. That offensive explosion? It was four runs (SEA 4, WAS 2). That qualifies as an explosion for these Mariners. Prior to Thursday's win, the..." May 26

  • Mariners activate Robinson Cano from disabled list

    Fanrag Sports "The Seattle Mariners announced on Tuesday that they have activated second baseman Robinson Cano, who was dealing with a right quad strain, from the 10-day disabled list. During Monday’s off day, the club optioned pitcher Chris Heston, catcher Tuffy Gosewisch and infielder Daniel Vogelbach to..." May 23

  • Mariners making progress in reassembling their rotation

    Tacoma News Tribune "These are mostly baby steps, but the Mariners appear to be making genuine progress toward restoring their projected rotation. Lefty James Paxton is in line to be the first to return. He threw a 25-pitch bullpen workout Thursday as the next step in his recovery from a strained forearm..." May 19

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Athletics rally in 9th to defeat Mariners, end skid

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Before the Tuesday night game, Oakland manager Bob Melvin was lamenting how his team wasn't manufacturing many runs. Indeed, the A's were the second-lowest scoring team in the American League, with more than half of those runs coming via homers. Melvin wasn't complaining..." May 17

  • Mariners place Robinson Cano on disabled list

    MLB.com "Another gray sky in Seattle, another Mariner on the disabled list. That was the reaction by Seattle manager Scott Servais on Tuesday after a magnetic-resonance imaging exam on second baseman Robinson Cano's right quadriceps muscle revealed a mild strain. Cano missed all four games in the recent..." May 17

  • Mechanical issues force Edwin Diaz out of the Mariners’ closing job

    Seattle Times "The mercurial rise from solid starting pitching prospect, to converted reliever, to flame-throwing big league set-up man to taking over as the Mariners’ closer occurred in just five quick months last season for Edwin Diaz. After his ascension in 2016 and a brilliant showing in the World..." May 17

  • Mariners end skid, hang on to defeat A's

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners made the most of their four hits Monday night. Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager each hit two-run homers, and the Mariners held on to defeat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 at Safeco Field. Seattle snapped a four-game losing streak and sent the A's to their fourth..." May 16

  • Mariners battle injuries, but Cano near return

    MLB.com "Robinson Cano was sidelined by a strained right quad for a fourth straight game Sunday as the Mariners continued dealing with an assortment of injuries that has now landed five starting pitchers on the disabled list. The good news is Cano is expected back soon, possibly for Monday's game..." May 14

  • Hisashi Iwakuma out 4-6 weeks with shoulder inflammation

    ESPN "Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma is expected to miss four to six weeks because of inflammation in his right shoulder, the team announced. Iwakuma was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday and underwent testing Friday in Seattle. The Mariners' medical director, E. Edward..." May 13

  • Blue Jays beat Mariners on Bautista's HR

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Jose Bautista is heating up and that can be only good news for the Toronto Blue Jays. Bautista and the Blue Jays have struggled through the early season. But as Bautista has started to hit, the Blue Jays have started to win. The right fielder was at it again on Saturday,..." May 13

  • Mariners’ James Paxton cleared to resume throwing

    Yardbarker "The Seattle Mariners are getting some good news about one of their top pitchers at a time when they’re just starting to get hot. The Mariners entered Thursday with a .500 record, thanks largely to a stretch where they’ve won six of seven games. The team also said that pitcher James Paxton has..." May 12

  • Biagini starts Jays on their way to shutout vs. Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Joe Biagini has had a change in his role in the past week, moving from reliever to starter for the Toronto Blue Jays. So in keeping with the theme of change, he used an effective changeup with his fastball in his second career major-league start, and it was enough to pitch..." May 12

  • Robinson Cano scratched from lineup for Mariners

    Fanrag Sports "The Seattle Mariners were dealt another tough blow for their Thursday night game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Second baseman Robinson Cano was a late scratch from the lineup, due to a sore quad muscle. With the Houston Astros holding the best record in baseball, coming into play on Thursday,..." May 11

  • Smoak, Pearce help Blue Jays rout Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Marco Estrada survived a shaky first inning, and then allowed his teammates to do their thing Thursday night. Estrada struck out eight over six innings, Justin Smoak had four RBIs, Steve Pearce hit a three-run homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Seattle Mariners 7-2...." May 11

  • Two Mariners arrive late in Toronto due to visa issues

    Larry Brown Sports "The Seattle Mariners will be a couple of players short to start their game in Toronto on Thursday. The team said on Thursday that left fielder Guillermo Heredia and starting pitcher Ariel Miranda were not set to arrive at the ballpark until midgame because they had visa issues. The two were not..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Mariners hang on to defeat Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais chuckled a bit when asked about managing in the type of game his team played in Tuesday night. In a game that took 3 hours, 48 minutes and saw a combined 19 runs, 27 hits and six pitchers used on each side, Servais' team came out on..." May 10

  • Hisashi Iwakuma placed on DL with shoulder inflammation

    ESPN "The Seattle Mariners placed right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma on the 10-day disabled list because of shoulder inflammation, the team announced Wednesday. Iwakuma becomes the fourth Mariners starting pitcher to be placed on the disabled list. Yovani Gallardo is the only starting pitcher from the..." May 10

  • Ruiz hits 3-run double to lead Mariners over Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- It was unclear just exactly what the Citizens Bank Park crowd was trying to say. The "oooo" sound permeating through the ballpark in the top of the seventh inning seemed to have a dual meaning. It was certainly some parts booing, as the Philadelphia Phillies' faithful was..." May 10

  • Robinson Cano leaves Seattle Mariners' game with quadriceps injury

    ESPN "Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano left the Mariners' 10-9 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night in the fourth inning after suffering a quadriceps strain. He is considered day-to-day. Cano hit a two-run homer in the third inning for the Mariners before leaving the game." May 10

  • Seven-run seventh propels Mariners past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Seattle bats finally came alive in Saturday night's seventh inning, when the Mariners broke through for the elusive clutch hit and just kept delivering them. The Mariners used a seven-run seventh inning to turn a tie into a blowout pulling away for an 8-2 win over the Texas..." May 07

  • Seager blast lifts Mariners over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "In 2016, Kyle Seager hit 30 home runs. He didn't hit his first one in 2017 until April 29. On Sunday, Seager hit his second to complete the Seattle Mariners' 4-3, come-from-behind win over the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field in Seattle. "I've been feeling good the last couple days and..." May 07

  • Odor homer leads Rangers over M's in 5-plus hour marathon

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Texas Rangers were hoping to follow their longest nine-inning game of the season and a long flight from Houston with a relatively stress-free opener in Seattle on Friday night. By the early minutes of Saturday morning, the Rangers were finally able to get some needed rest...." May 06

  • Jean Machi, Evan Marshall add to Mariners' pitching woes

    ESPN "The Seattle Mariners lost two pitchers to injury in the span of two batters in the 11th inning of Friday night's 3-1 loss to the Texas Rangers. Jean Machi left with two outs after walking Carlos Gomez. Evan Marshall, just called up from Triple-A on Friday, was given time to get ready, but on..." May 06

  • Miranda, Valencia help Mariners rout Angels

    The Sports Xchange "If you can't join 'em, beat 'em. Ariel Miranda was in the Baltimore Orioles' organization last summer when the Los Angeles Angels reportedly had a chance to acquire him in a trade for pitcher Hector Santiago. The Angels decided against the deal, instead trading Santiago to the..." May 05

  • Mariners’ James Paxton lands on 10-day disabled list with left forearm strain

    Seattle Times "The Mariners’ best starting pitcher has now joined two of his fellow rotation-mates on the disabled list. On Friday afternoon, the Mariners placed left-hander James Paxton on the 10-day disabled list with a left forearm strain, dealing another crushing blow to a starting rotation that has been..." May 05

  • Segura's 4 RBIs lead Mariners over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Jean Segura got the Seattle Mariners off to a good start but, more important, helped them to a strong finish. Segura hit a two-run homer and capped a four-run eighth inning with a two-run single as the Mariners rallied for a wild 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on..." May 04

  • Pujols' bat, legs lift Angels in 11th inning

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Albert Pujols delivering with his bat was no surprise. The stolen base was another matter. Pujols doubled home Mike Trout with the go-ahead run in the 11th inning and set up the insurance score by stealing third, propelling the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-4 victory over the Seattle..." May 03

  • Indians rout Mariners as Lindor, Brantley homer

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Eight-run innings are a manager's best friend, and Terry Francona enjoyed the Cleveland Indians' third inning on Sunday at Progressive Field. Francisco Lindor had two hits, including a home run and three RBIs, and Michael Brantley capped an eight-run third inning with a home run..." April 30

  • Indians' four first-inning runs hold up in 4-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- What started out looking like a slugfest turned into nothing of the sort. Fast. In a game in which everything happened in the first inning, the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Saturday at Progressive Field. Cleveland starter Danny Salazar (2-2) gave up..." April 29

  • Felix Hernandez, Mitch Haniger expected to miss 3-4 weeks for Mariners

    Larry Brown Sports "If the Seattle Mariners are going to turn things around in the early going this season, they’ll have to do it without two of their top players. The Mariners announced on Friday that pitcher Felix Hernandez and outfielder Mitch Haniger are expected to miss 3-4 weeks with injuries. Haniger was..." April 29

  • Cano, Gamel power Mariners past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Sometimes a loss can be a wakeup call. The Seattle Mariners had one on Tuesday and they've been wide awake ever since. On Friday night at Progressive Field, Robinson Cano and Ben Gamel each homered and Ariel Miranda gave up one run and two hits in 5 1/3 innings as the Mariners..." April 28

  • Gamel's RBI pushes Mariners past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Ben Gamel happens to be filling in for one of the hottest hitters in baseball. In his second game since being called up from the minors, Gamel delivered just like Mitch Haniger had been doing the first few weeks of the season. Gamel smacked a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the..." April 27

  • Kinsler sparks 24-hit attack in Tigers rout of Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers may be depleted but they're not lacking pop. With four regulars out of the lineup with injuries, they scored in double digits for the second straight game. Detroit racked up 24 hits, including four home runs, and enjoyed their biggest inning in nine..." April 26

  • Mitch Haniger suffers strained oblique

    Larry Brown Sports "Mariners breakout star Mitch Haniger encountered some bad luck on Tuesday. The Seattle outfielder suffered a strained oblique during his team’s game against the Detroit Tigers. He appeared to hurt himself on a swing that produced a single in the third, as he was lifted for a pinch..." April 26

  • Mariners cool off Tigers behind Paxton

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- James Paxton has picked up a new nickname -- Big Maple. The Seattle Mariners left-hander could have earned another one on Wednesday night -- The Big Stopper. The 6-foot-4 Canadian cooled down the Detroit Tigers' offense with seven shutout innings and the Mariners rolled to an 8-0..." April 26

  • Mariners place Felix Hernandez on DL with shoulder problem

    Sporting News "The Mariners placed ace Felix Hernandez on the disabled list Wednesday, according to multiple reports, the day after he left his start in Detroit after two-plus innings with what manager Scott Servais described as "a dead arm." Hernandez was diagnosed with "shoulder inflammation," MLB.com..." April 26

  • Reasons for Hope for the Seattle Mariners Offense

    iSportsweb "The Seattle Mariners currently hold an 8-12 record, and currently sit in last in the American League West. They have fallen well short of the expectations set for them in preseason, namely that they could compete for a division title and, at the very least, make an appearance in the playoffs for..." April 26

  • Felix Hernandez dealing with “dead arm”

    Hardball Talk "Mariners starter Felix Hernandez is dealing with “dead arm” and will head back to Seattle to have his shoulder examined, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. Hernandez was reportedly visibly upset and left the clubhouse quickly, declining to speak to the media, Divish adds. Hernandez..." April 26

  • Steve Delabar among three suspended after testing positive

    Hardball Talk "Three players were suspended on Monday after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. They are: Indians pitcher Steve Delabar, Mariners pitcher Jonathan Aro, and free agent pitcher Jeffry Hernandez. Aro got a 50-game suspension while the other two were handed 80-game..." April 24

  • Mariners cut Leonys Martin: Breaking down landing spots, MLB teams with OF holes

    CBS Sports "The Mariners announced two roster moves on Sunday prior to their series finale against the A's. They recalled 1B/DH Dan Vogelbach and pitcher Chris Heston from Triple-A. Reliever Chase De Jong was sent to Triple-A and outfielder Leonys Martin was designated for assignment. Let's dig in on the..." April 23

  • Manaea pitches A's past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics weren't known for their power last season when they hit 169 homes, fewer than all but three other American League teams. The A's, apparently, have rediscovered the long ball this year. They hit two more home runs Friday night, solo shots by Trevor..." April 22

  • Athletics use long ball to sink Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- It didn't take long for Adam Rosales to ignite an Oakland Athletics comeback against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday afternoon. To be precise, it took three pitches and 15.90 seconds. Rosales led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run, and Ryon Healy..." April 22

  • Plouffe, Healy power A's past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- On paper, the Oakland Athletics looked like a long shot at best to beat the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night at the Oakland Coliseum. Seattle started left-hander James Paxton, who hadn't given up a run in 21 innings to start the season, a franchise record. The A's..." April 21

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Marlins pitchers nearly no-hit Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen snaked through seven innings of no-hit ball Tuesday before being pulled when he hit the century mark on the pitch counter. Suffice to say, that was enough for the left-hander to earn his second win of the season, a 5-0 decision over the Seattle..." April 19

  • Haniger, Seager drive Mariners past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- In a battle of Opening Day starters between the Miami Marlins and Seattle Mariners, it was the offenses who took top billing, in a 10-5 Seattle victory on Wednesday at Safeco Field. Mitch Haniger had three hits, including a double, and added a walk, in addition to driving in four..." April 19

  • Miranda guides Mariners past Marlins for 4th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The 13th start of Ariel Miranda's major league career was his best. The 28-year-old Cuban threw seven shutout innings, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz hit first-inning homers, and the Seattle Mariners cruised to a 6-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday. Seattle earned its..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18