Mariners Rumors & News

  • Top five Cy Young contenders in each league

    Larry Brown Sports "Both the American and National League have clear contenders for their respective Cy Young Awards this season, but the outcome of each race is still murky as we head into the final weeks of the season. There’s a lot to consider in the races for both leagues. Here’s a look at the top five..." September 20

  • MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton‘s smacks, Aaron Judge‘s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday – and..." September 18

  • AL MVP: Jose Altuve is clear favorite, but race for second is star-studded

    Sporting News "Jose Altuve is putting the finishes on yet another incredible season for Houston. Remember when we were all amazed that a guy listed at 5-6 could be an impact player in the majors? Those days feel like a long, long time ago. At this point, Altuve has established himself as one of the best..." September 18

  • 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we can start to take a look at some of the stats and have a good idea where things will end up. On that front, let's glance at the MLB leaderboard for pitcher wins. As noted by Twitter friend Matt Harvey (@halladayfan32), the..." September 18

  • Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventually sign contracts to play professionally. But this gathering of baseball talent is unusual — though it reflects the new..." September 18

  • Mariners activate James Paxton from 10-day DL

    Fanrag Sports "The Seattle Mariners have officially activated left-handed starting pitcher James Paxton from the team’s 10-day disabled list, the club has formally announced. Paxton, who was placed on the Mariners’ 10-day disabled list back on August 10 due to a strained pectoral muscle, will start against the..." September 15

  • Major League Baseball: still flailing at front office diversity

    Hardball Talk "We’ve written many times about how Major League Baseball has a diversity problem in its front office and executive ranks. General managers are almost all youngish white dudes from Ivy League institutions and they have hired people in their own image for years. That, combined with astoundingly low..." September 15

  • 2018 will feature the earliest Opening Day in baseball history

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball announced its master schedule for the 2018 season. Opening Day will be Thursday, March 29. It’s the earliest Opening Day in baseball history, with the exception of special international openers like the ones in Japan and Australia. Until now, the earliest opening date for a..." September 12

  • Shohei Otani is coveted by MLB teams and this filthy slider might explain why

    CBS Sports "We take you to Japan, where Shohei Otani of the Nippon Ham Fighters is about to uncork one of the nastiest slide-pieces you've ever beheld ... And the people say: Larduhmercy. If Allen Iverson's crossover were somehow made into a breaking ball, it would look like that, probably. Otani in..." September 12

  • Jarrod Dyson’s season with the Mariners ends early due to surgery

    Seattle Times "Jarrod Dyson’s 2017 season with the Mariners is over. Before Monday’s game with the Rangers at Globe Life Park, manager Scott Servais confirmed that Dyson did not make the trip and has instead elected to have surgery to repair some muscular damage in his pelvic region. Servais said the injury..." September 11

  • Mariners' Servais: Hernandez, Paxton should rejoin rotation next week

    Seattle Times "Scott Servais paused for a moment and thought about the question. The Mariners manager was asked to give his thoughts on the two-inning simulated games that James Paxton and Felix Hernandez had just completed on Friday afternoon. Instead of giving a static answer about how the ball looked..." September 10

  • Yovani Gallardo might have pitched himself out of a starting role

    Hardball Talk "Mariners’ right-hander Yovani Gallardo could get booted from the rotation this week, according to comments made by club manager Scott Servais on Sunday. Gallardo labored through his start against the Athletics on Saturday, expending 80 pitches in three innings and allowing two runs on five hits..." September 04

  • Mariners To Claim Jacob Hannemann

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have claimed outfield prospect Jacob Hannemann off waivers from the Cubs, reports Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune (on Twitter). MLBTR had just reported that Hannemann would lose his 40-man roster spot, though it seems that his removal and subsequent placement on waivers was..." September 04

  • Cubs acquire Leonys Martin from Mariners

    CBSChicago.com "In a last-minute trade ahead of the postseason roster eligibility deadline, the Cubs acquired outfielder Leonys Martin from the Mariners late Thursday night, according to the Athletic and multiple reports. In return, Chicago will send Seattle cash or a player to be named later." September 01

  • Mariners acquire pitcher Mike Leake from the Cardinals

    CBS Sports "The Mariners have traded for Cardinals right-hander Mike Leake, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. USA Today's Bob Nightengale was the first to report that Leake was likely on the move. We'll have more to come on this breaking news as the story develops. " August 30

  • Cano leaves game with hamstring injury after hitting double

    Seattle Times "It was a comeback victory and a series win that came with a cost. Like an impulsive credit card shopping spree, the overall extent of the damage might not be felt for a few days. The Mariners used a five-run eighth inning to rally for a 9-6 triumph over the Braves on Wednesday night in a game..." August 24

  • Mariners designate Martin for assignment

    Tacoma News Tribune "The Mariners bolstered their bullpen by rolling the dice on outfielder Leonys Martin prior to their series finale against the Braves in Atlanta. Right-handed reliever David Phelps returned to the active roster Wednesday after missing 16 days because of an impingement in his elbow. The..." August 23

  • Mariners Place Danny Espinosa On Release Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have placed infielder Danny Espinosa on release waivers, according to a team announcement. Espinosa lasted less than a month with the Mariners, who signed him July 23. They recalled utilityman Taylor Motter from Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move. This is the second time this..." August 20

  • Rob Manfred not in favor of electronic strike zone, says technology isn’t good enough yet

    New York Daily News "Despite increasing calls to use technology to determine balls and strikes, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t in favor of such a change, according to MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince. “The fact of the matter is they (umpires) get them right well over 90 percent of the time,” Manfred said, adding..." August 20

  • Mariners have tried to trade for Ervin Santana multiple times

    Larry Brown Sports "The non-waiver trade deadline may have already passed, but the Seattle Mariners are still pursuing upgrades on the waiver trade market. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reported over the weekend that the M’s have tried to trade for Minnesota Twins righty Ervin Santana “multiple times.” Divish..." August 15

  • Mariners retire No. 11 jersey in honor of Edgar Martinez

    CBS Sports "Saturday night at Safeco Field, the Seattle Mariners retired No. 11 in honor of the great Edgar Martinez. It is only the third retired number in franchise history, joining Ken Griffey Jr.'s No. 24 and Jackie Robinson's universally retired No. 42. Throughout his career Martinez was a devastating..." August 13

  • Mariners lose yet another starter as James Paxton will miss at least three weeks

    CBS Sports "The Seattle Mariners, who have been surging up the AL wild card standings the last few weeks, will be without their best starting pitcher for at least three weeks. Friday afternoon the club announced left-hander James Paxton has been placed on the 10-day DL with a strained pectoral. He left..." August 12

  • Mariners acquire Andrew Albers from Braves

    Hardball Talk "On the heels of James Paxton‘s latest disabled list assignment, the Mariners added some left-handed depth to their farm system with 31-year-old lefty Andrew Albers, whom they reportedly acquired from the Braves for cash considerations on Friday (via David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal..." August 12

  • Mariners' Paxton leaves in 7th with pectoral injury

    Seattle Times "On his 107th pitch, Mariners starter James Paxton let go of the ball and grimaced. That caught the attention of catcher Mike Zunino, who called for the trainers, who looked at Paxton, who pointed to his chest before leaving the game. That, without any question, is the most important story to..." August 11

  • Felix Hernandez aims for early end to DL stint, M's shot at 'promised land'

    Sporting News "Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez, shut down since July 31 with a sore shoulder, is eager to return for the stretch run and help Seattle "go to the promised land." Hernandez, speaking to reporters for the first time since landing on the 10-day DL, says he's frustrated having to watch his..." August 11

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • Rangers sell Ernesto Frieri to Mariners for $1

    Bleacher Report "The Seattle Mariners didn't exactly break the bank Tuesday when they acquired right-handed pitcher Ernesto Frieri. According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), the Texas Rangers sold him to their American League West rivals for $1. Texas previously signed him as a minor league free agent..." August 09

  • Felix Hernandez out 3-4 weeks; David Phelps to miss 2-3 weeks

    ESPN "Seattle Mariners left-hander Felix Hernandez has been diagnosed with bursitis in his right shoulder, while right-handed reliever David Phelps has an impingement in his elbow, the team announced Tuesday. Hernandez is expected to miss 3-4 weeks while Phelps is expected to be out 2-3..." August 08

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Phelps leaves game vs. Royals with elbow discomfort

    Seattle Times "From the moment the ball left his right hand, David Phelps knew something was wrong. In the bottom of the seventh inning on his seventh pitch of his appearance, Phelps threw a 93 mph fastball to Drew Butera on a 3-2 count. Butera hit a soft fly ball for the first out of the inning. But right..." August 07

  • A's trade Yonder Alonso to Mariners

    CSN Bay Area "The Oakland A’s traded first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Boog Powell, the club announced Sunday. Alonso is batting .266 with a career-high 22 home runs in 100 games after hitting 39 home runs in 664 games over his first seven seasons. He ranks 10th in the..." August 06

  • Mariners' Felix Hernandez: Lands on disabled list

    CBS Sports "Hernandez (biceps) was placed on the 10-day DL on Saturday, retroactive to Aug. 2. The injury is being labeled as right biceps tendinitis. Recent trade acquisition Marco Gonzales was recalled in a corresponding move and will start in place of Hernandez on Saturday against the Royals. " August 05

  • Haniger likely needs plastic surgery to treat facial lacerations after HBP

    Seattle Times "Mitch Haniger didn’t have enough time to react let alone get out of the way. In a scary moment at Safeco Field on Saturday in Seattle’s 3-2 win, the Mariners’ rookie outfielder was struck in the face by a wayward fastball from Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom. With one out and Nelson Cruz on third..." July 30

  • Mariners OF Mitch Haniger hit in face by pitch, leaves game bloodied

    ESPN "Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger left Saturday's game against the New York Mets with a mouth contusion after getting hit in the face by a pitch. The Mariners announced that Haniger is fully alert and will undergo further testing." July 29

  • Current, former MLB players discuss the sport’s cocaine problem

    New York Daily News "It's been 10 months since Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died late at night while accidentally driving a boat into a jetty off the coast of Miami. He had alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time, according to the toxicology report. Two other passengers were killed, too. While baseball has been..." July 28

  • Rays Trade for Mariners Reliever Steve Cishek

    SI "The Rays have continued their busy week on the trade market, acquiring Mariners reliever Steve Cishek in exchange for swingman Erasmo Ramirez, according to multiple reports. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi first reported a deal was close. This is the third trade Tampa has made since Thursday morning...." July 28

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Mariners set to enter trade mix for Sonny Gray?

    MLB.com "The Sonny Gray sweepstakes could have a new entrant: the Seattle Mariners. A source with knowledge of the team's thinking suggested that Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto might be preparing to make a run for the A's right-hander, who stands as one of the controllable jewels of this year's..." July 24

  • Mariners To Sign Danny Espinosa

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have agreed to a Major League deal with infielder Danny Espinosa, Yahoo Sports’ Tim Brown reports (Twitter links)." July 23

  • White Sox acquire Mark Lowe and Jean Machi from Mariners

    Hardball Talk "Tacoma Rainiers’ broadcaster Mike Curto reports that the White Sox have acquired veteran right-handed relievers Mark Lowe and Jean Machi from the Mariners in exchange for cash considerations. Neither team has officially confirmed the deal yet. Lowe, 34, signed a minor league deal with the..." July 22

  • Mariners, Cardinals team up for rare prospect-for-prospect trade

    CBS Sports "Friday afternoon the Seattle Mariners and St. Louis Cardinals got together for the rarest trade of them all: a prospect-for-prospect swap. The Mariners have sent Triple-A outfielder Tyler O'Neill to the Cardinals for Triple-A left-hander Marco Gonzales, both teams have announced. It's a..." July 21

  • Mariners, Marlins 'fairly close' to David Phelps trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "Yahoo’s Jeff Passan tweets that the trade is at the finish line, and a deal is “imminent.” MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins are seeking a pair of quality prospects in exchange for Phelps (Twitter links). Fellow right-hander AJ Ramos is not a part of this trade and is being discussed..." July 20

  • Mariners acquire David Phelps from Marlins for prospects

    Fanrag Sports "The Seattle Mariners have since agreed to acquire right-hander David Phelps from the Miami Marlins, FanRag Sports has learned. In exchange for Phelps, the Marlins will be getting three pitching prospects plus a center fielder. The 48-48 Seattle Mariners and general manager Jerry Dipoto are..." July 20

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • GM Dipoto disappointed with Mariners: 'We have underperformed, truly'

    Seattle Times "It was a euphoric night at Safeco Field. A crowd of more than 31,000 fans jammed into the stadium on a warm Friday evening to watch the surging Mariners take on the Houston Astros, who were leading the American League West and had the best record in baseball. Felix Hernandez was making his..." July 13

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • Robinson Cano named All-Star MVP after hitting winning HR in 10th

    ESPN "Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was named the MVP of the 2017 All-Star Game. Cano played hero on Tuesday, hitting a 10th-inning solo home run off of Chicago Cubs reliever Wade Davis to give the American League squad a 2-1 victory. "I know I was facing one of the best closer in..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Servais reiterates confidence in Diaz

    MLB.com "Although second-year closer Edwin Diaz hasn't been as dominant as he was his rookie season, Mariners manager Scott Servais expressed confidence Sunday in the 23-year-old again after Diaz took the loss in Saturday's 4-3 setback to the A's. Diaz is 2-4 with a 3.53 ERA with 13 saves in 16 chances..." July 10

  • Mike Hampton resigns as Mariners' bullpen coach

    Seattle Times "With the Mariners heading into the All-Star break, there was a shakeup to their coaching staff. Following Seattle’s 4-0 win over the A’s on Sunday, the team announced that bullpen coach Mike Hampton had tendered his resignation immediately. The move comes as a surprise. Hampton was in the..." July 10

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