Mariners Rumors & News

  • Mariners put an end to the disaster season in a 3-2 victory over the A's

    Lookout Landing "Our default is towards profundity. We begin with that familiar, syrupy midwestern accent pulling us in over stock footage of spring grass, with a brisk sun reflecting off an ocean of empty green lawn chairs bolted together as if were the only way we knew how to cram a rural pastime into a modern..." October 05

  • Valencia powers A's past Mariners

    CSN Bay Area "Ever since joining the A’s, Danny Valencia has played like a man making up for lost time. The third baseman has crammed an awful lot of production into his two months with Oakland. On Friday, his two-run homer in the eighth made the difference in a 4-2 victory over the Mariners at Safeco..." October 04

  • Valencia powers A's past Mariners

    CSN Bay Area "Ever since joining the A’s, Danny Valencia has played like a man making up for lost time. The third baseman has crammed an awful lot of production into his two months with Oakland. On Friday, his two-run homer in the eighth made the difference in a 4-2 victory over the Mariners at Safeco..." October 03

  • Mariners’ Robinson Cano has been playing hurt, will have surgery Oct. 13

    Seattle Times "The nagging pain in Robinson Cano’s lower abdomen, which he has dealt with the final two and half months of the season, hasn’t subsided for a reason. On Friday, the Mariners announced that Cano has been diagnosed with a sports hernia and will have offseason surgery on Oct. 13 in..." October 03

  • Chris Carter gets Astros back into playoff spot after homering again in win over Mariners

    Houston Chronicle "Welcome to October, when the Astros are playing meaningful games and the unpredictable will continue to reign. The American League landscape has already turned crazy in the race for the postseason, and this weekend, the last of the regular season, should bring edge-of-your-seat..." October 01

  • Baseball's culture clash: Vast majority of brawls involve differing ethnicities

    USA Today "A scene from the Texas Rangers’ clubhouse at Oakland's Coliseum last week neatly captured the blending of cultures that’s so prevalent in baseball. As Shin-Soo Choo highlights flashed on a TV screen, a group of seven Latin players sitting around a table – some born in the U.S., others abroad –..." October 01

  • Late rally lifts Mariners over Astros, 6-4

    Seattle Times "In one swing of the bat, Shawn O’Malley led his current team to a win and helped his former team move a step closer to the playoffs. O’Malley’s two-run single in the bottom of the eighth off Astros reliever Pat Neshek broke a 4-4 tie and made the difference in the Mariners’ 6-4 win over Houston..." September 30

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    Tim Booth @ByTimBooth

    Felix Hernandez is done for the year. Will not pitch the final weekend #Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon announced

  • Homers back Lance McCullers in Astros’ win over Mariners

    Houston Chronicle "Chris Carter’s always done well at the Mariners’ Safeco Field. For the first time in a long time, he’s doing well no matter the venue. Just don’t try to ask him about it. “Let’s talk about this after the game,” Carter told a reporter Monday afternoon. “I feel like you’re going to jinx it..." September 29

  • Angels sweep Mariners, keep playoff hopes alive

    Halos Heaven "The Angels completed an ever-important sweep of the Seattle Mariners today, with a 3-2 victory that was eked out with the help of some increasingly familiar clutch hitting from the Halos. It was a battle between Jered Weaver and the Angels bullpen, and the Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma, with the good..." September 28

  • MLB will allow iPads in dugouts with limitations

    Baseball Essential "In a world that is constantly seeing technology become more advanced with each passing day, it’s good to see sports leagues apply that technology during games and practices. The NFL was the first league to begin using tablets last season when they struck a $400 million deal with Microsoft to..." September 28

  • Mariners to offer general manager job to Jerry DiPoto

    ESPN "The Seattle Mariners will offer their vacant general manager position to Jerry DiPoto, a source told ESPN MLB Insider Jim Bowden on Monday. DiPoto was hired by the Boston Red Sox as a special consultant in early August after the 47-year-old executive resigned as general manager of the Anaheim..." September 28

  • Mariners search for general manager could be in final stages

    Tacoma News Tribune "Increasing signs point to the Mariners hiring a new general manager in the near future. One source close to the process said an announcement could come as soon as Monday. Others suggest it is more likely to come later in the week while warning that snags over contract details could cause a..." September 28

  • Mike Trout's spectacular catch helps Angels get key win against Mariners

    Orange County Register "When David Freese led off the ninth with a walk-off homer, it put a happy ending on a night otherwise marked by a troubling injury to Huston Street and the latest incredible catch by Mike Trout. The victory helped the Angels keep pace with the Houston Astros. They are still a half-game back in..." September 27

  • Angels within a half-game of wild-card spot after offensive outburst pounds Mariners

    Orange County Register "At no point this season have the Angels been entirely left for dead, but not for a while have they felt this alive. After drubbing the Seattle Mariners on Friday night at Angel Stadium, they are on the verge of moving into playoff position, just a half-game behind the Houston Astros for the..." September 26

  • Walker season `likely’ over; Nuno to start Friday

    Tacoma News Tribune "Taijuan Walker’s season appears over. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon didn’t completely rule out Walker from another start prior to Thursday’s series finale against the Royals but conceded, “Taijuan is most likely done for the year.” The issue is one of workload. Walker, 23, has pitched..." September 25

  • Royals clinch AL Central in 10-4 win over Mariners

    Royals Review "In a season that at once felt so improbable, the inevitable has finally come as the Kansas City Royals clinched the American League Central Thursday night against the Seattle Mariners. It is the Royals first division win since 1985, only the second time they have finished second or better in the..." September 25

  • Royals breathe life into late season by walking off 4-3 against Mariners

    Royals Review "Yordano Ventura was cruising for most of the game. His breaking ball was working well said the radio. Through 4.2 innings, I believe Ventura had given up zero runs with four strikeouts. That's pretty good! He also did it while being fairly pitch efficient. Then the last out of the fifth inning..." September 24

  • Felix Hernandez cleared to start Saturday in Anaheim

    Hardball Talk "Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was lifted from his last start Sunday against the Rangers with stiffness in his throwing elbow, but there will be no early shutdown. Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon told’s Greg Johns on Wednesday that Hernandez has been cleared to start this Saturday in..." September 24

  • Mariners hit early, hit often, beat the Royals badly

    Lookout Landing "Goodness gracious, Mariners. If you're going to make the playoffs, you gotta hit ‘em where they ain't. Your pitchers have to throw strikes. Your bullpen has to hold up. Your batters have to score runs with men in scoring position. You have to field well, and run the bases competently. You have to..." September 23

  • Seattle Mariners defeat Texas Rangers by doing the better baseball thing

    Lookout Landing "Well the Mariners won today. They won by scoring more runs than their opponent, the Texas Rangers, but they also won because they were, for a day, the better baseball team. That is a fun sentence to type after all of this, because when Lloyd put out his lineup card this morning he was probably..." September 21

  • Cole Hamels strikes out 12; Rangers top Mariners 10-1

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: LHP Cole Hamels' 12 strikeouts were the most by a Rangers pitcher since Yu Darvish had 12 against Toronto on July 18, 2014. ... Hamels was the first Ranger with 12 strikeouts and no walks since Darvish did it on August 1, 2013. It was the ninth time in Rangers history a pitcher has had..." September 20

  • Mariners pitchers, hitters do just enough to beat Rangers, 3-1

    Seattle Times "Few teams in baseball were playing at a higher level than the Texas Rangers coming into Friday. They had won five straight games, including a four-game sweep of the Houston Astros, to take the lead in the American League West. But the Mariners put an end to that streak in businesslike fashion,..." September 19

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Jered Weaver, responding to Seager saying he "quit on his team." - "I don't even know who that kid is."

  • Brian Cashman’s assistant GM interviews for Mariners top job

    New York Post "Yankees vice president and assistant general manager Billy Eppler interviewed with Mariners executives in Chicago Wednesday to discuss Seattle’s general manager opening. Originally, the Mariners were looking for a person with GM experience but have since expanded it to other candidates. The..." September 17

  • Montero’s homer carries Mariners to 3-1 victory over Angels

    Tacoma News Tribune "Even after three years, Jesus Montero continues to beat on Angels right-hander Jered Weaver like a dusty rug. Montero hit a three-run homer Wednesday night that carried the Mariners to a 3-1 victory at Safeco Field — his fifth homer in 12 career at-bats against Weaver. “It’s funny,” Montero..." September 17

  • David Murphy, Mike Trout get better of ace Hernandez as Angels beat Seattle, 4-3

    Los Angeles Times "Maybe the Angels were due for a good game against Felix Hernandez, the Seattle Mariners ace who went 6-0 with an 0.74 earned-run average, giving up five runs in 61 innings since the beginning of 2014. How else do you explain the Angels scoring almost as many runs — four — with two swings of the..." September 16

  • The minor leaguers’ minimum wage lawsuit was dismissed

    Hardball Talk "In early 2014 several minor leaguers filed a putative class action lawsuit against Major League Baseball alleging that minor leaguers are underpaid and exploited and that the Uniform Player Contract unfairly takes advantage of them. The upshot: excluding bonuses which only a few minor leaguers..." September 16

  • Taijuan Walker throws another strong seven innings as Mariners topple Angels 10-1

    Seattle Times "Taijuan Walker’s season has told the story many predicted in springtime optimism for the Mariners as a whole. Walker hasn’t been perfect. At 23, the right-hander still has to iron out some kinks in his game — and even the alternate-universe Mariners are too fundamentally flawed to win 100..." September 15

  • Kyle Kendrick back home on the mound, leads Rockies past Mariners

    Denver Post "Depending on the wind, the removable roof over Safeco Field takes 12 to 18 minutes to roll away. During "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday, with the morning rain having passed, the cover was lifted and the sun suddenly shone on Kyle Kendrick. The Rockies' veteran starter — a durable figure..." September 14

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    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    Brad Miller was scratched with neck spasms

  • Mariners make it look easy in 7-2 win over Rockies

    Seattle Times "The Mariners don’t have many of these games. You know— the drama-free, nondescript, easy wins where the game won’t be decided late on one pitch. On most nights this season, it’s been an inning-by-inning grind that leaves manager Lloyd McClendon wishing he didn’t shave his head so he would..." September 13

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    McClendon says Cruz still nursing strained right quad: "I would not anticipate him being in the outfield for this homestand."

  • 24d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    #Mariners LHP James Paxton reports no day-after issues (finger) from bullpen workout. Will start Sunday.

  • Dustin Garneau's big home run lifts Rockies over Mariners

    Denver Post "A marine layer off the Puget Sound, they say, sits over left field here like a barnacle, gnawing away at hard-hit balls and sinking them into easy outs. Safeco Field is like Coors Field's no-fun flipside. This season, Nelson Cruz became just the second Mariners hitter since Alex Rodriguez in..." September 12

  • Felix Hernandez earns 17th win, Nelson Cruz hits 40th HR as Mariners top Rangers 5-0

    Seattle Times "They didn’t get the sweep that would have propelled them back into the postseason discussion. But after dropping the first two games of a once-hopeful four-game series against Texas, the Mariners did salvage a split. For the second consecutive game, Mariners pitchers held the Rangers scoreless..." September 11

  • Mariner Vidal Nuno has career night, allowing one hit and striking out 10 in 7 innings

    Seattle Times "Mariners left-hander Vidal Nuno entered Wednesday’s game against the Texas Rangers as the co-holder of the ignominious longest streak for winless starts among all pitchers in Major League Baseball. Nuno hadn’t won a game since June of last year, back when he was still wearing New York Yankees..." September 10

  • Rangers dust off big bats, slug four dingers to beat M's

    Lone Star Ball "The Rangers are a season high nine games above .500. The Minnesota Twins were defeated and are now 2.5 games behind the Rangers for the second wild card spot in the American League. The Anaheim Angels were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers and are now 4.5 games behind the Rangers for the second..." September 09

  • MLB announces tentative 2016 schedule "Major League Baseball on Tuesday released its tentative 2016 regular-season schedule, starting with the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game on April 3 with a matchup to be announced, and then featuring 13 games on the first convergence of Opening Day and Square Root Day: April 4, 2016. The 13 games..." September 09

  • Rangers don't let offensive woes get them down in win over M's

    Lone Star Ball "The Rangers still aren't firing on all cylinders with the bats on this road trip but that's OK when you shut out the other team. Texas was able to muster up a couple of runs on a bases loaded two-RBI single by Adrian Beltre and added a run when Rougned Odor hustled home from third base on a wild..." September 08

  • Mariners make it 5 in a row with 3-2 win over Oakland A’s

    Seattle Times "It’s probably too late in a season filled with missed opportunities to make much of a difference. And the failure to do something like this in the first few months put them in this position. But on Sunday at Coliseum, the Mariners accomplished something they had yet to do in 2015 — win..." September 07

  • Mariners match longest win streak of season with 8-3 win over Oakland

    Seattle Times "You know it was a long time ago because James Paxton was the starting pitcher in the game. Back on May 12, in their 32nd game of the 2015 season, the Mariners rolled to an easy 11-4 win over the San Diego Padres at Safeco Field. It was their fourth consecutive win in a season still filled..." September 06

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Tonight’s lineups.

  • James Paxton out “at least three or four days” with torn fingernail

    Hardball Talk "Mariners starter James Paxton left a rehab outing with Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday due to a finger injury. He went on the disabled list in late May with a strained tendon in the middle finger of his left hand, and the initial fear was that he reaggravated that injury. Not so — just a torn..." September 05

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    Ryan Divish @RyanDivish

    Cruz said the quad is doing better. Should be ready in "a few days"

  • Mariners battle back to beat Oakland A’s, 11-8

    Seattle Times "Down 4-0 without recording an out in the first inning isn’t exactly an ideal start for picking up a win on the road. It inspires a collective yawn from the few fans watching two teams with losing records vie to stay out of the American League West cellar. But there would be no folding it up..." September 05

  • Tony Zych just made his MLB debut and he's already broken a 105-year-old record "During Friday night's Mariners-A's game, Seattle prospect Tony Zych shattered a 105-year-old MLB record and all he had to do was show up. After he threw his first pitch, the righty reliever (who was part of the Mariners' first round of September callups) became the last MLB player listed..." September 05

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Former #Angels GM Jerry Dipoto a candidate for #Mariners’ GM opening. Team plans to interview him.

  • Shawn O’Malley leads Mariners to series win over division-leading Houston

    Lookout Landing "It was dollar dog night at Minute Maid tonight. This is only relevant because it gives me an opportunity to remind Mariners fans everywhere that 1) hot dogs are great 2) his night was all about cool cats and 3) you cannot eat three of them in one night past the age of 28 and expect to feel..." September 03

  • Logan Morrison’s 2-run homer seals victory for Mariners in Houston, 7-5

    Seattle Times "In the last month, Logan Morrison’s playing time dwindled from every day to every so often. With the addition of Jesus Montero to the roster, he’s seen his innings and at-bats decline. On Tuesday, Morrison was out of the starting lineup despite the fact the Astros were starting right-hander..." September 02

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