Walker left game with cramp in right hip flexor.
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
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
Nothing confirmed but hearing #Mariners optioned C Mike Zunino to Tacoma. Recalled John Hicks.
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
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
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
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
Covers.com "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
McClendon says Tom WIlhelmsen remains his closer for now, "as we speak." Wilhelmsen has pitched well in first 2 save opps.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
#Mariners say LHP Charlie Furbush has slight tear in rotator cuff. Likely out for year.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
OF Ramon Flores, who'd hit ,423 for Tacoma since being acquired in Ackley trade, has compound fracture in ankle and done for year.
Paxton threw a 45 pitch bullpen on Friday. He's scheduled to throw a simulated game on Tuesday in Texas
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
MLB.com "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
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
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
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
MLB.com "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
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
Mariners lineup vs Orioles RH Kevin Gausman, 12:40 pm. Nelson Cruz (sore neck) and his 21-game hit streak not in. pic.twitter.com/NjQUKewOha
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
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
James Paxton heading out with trainers and pitching coach to throw his first bullpen since finger injury.
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
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
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
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
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
Nothing official from #Mariners, but hearing RHP Mayckol Guaipe will be recalled from Tacoma prior to Tuesday's game.
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
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