Mariners Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Mariners' Paxton stymies Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Texas Rangers couldn't muster a hit against James Paxton for 5 1/3 innings on Saturday at Safeco Field. Once they did, Paxton returned to his dominant ways in the Seattle Mariners' 5-0 win over the Rangers. Joey Gallo ripped a shift-beating double to break up Paxton's no-no,..." April 16

  • Mariners rally in ninth to beat Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Cole Hamels is cursed, or so it seems. For the third time this season, the Texas left-hander exited a start with a lead. And for the third time this season, the Rangers' bullpen could not hold the advantage. On Sunday, the culprits were Tony Barnette and Sam Dyson, as the..." April 16

  • Haniger, Hernandez lead Mariners past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- What appeared to be a three-run homer off the bat of Seattle's Mitch Haniger turned out to be a long single that provided the go-ahead run for the Mariners, and that was enough on a Friday night when veteran Felix Hernandez was back at the top of his game. Hernandez threw 7 1/3..." April 15

  • Mariners unveil new Ken Griffey Jr. statue outside of Safeco Field

    CBS Sports "This week in baseball has been all about statues. The Atlanta Braves revealed one of Bobby Cox, the Los Angeles Dodgers will uncover their tribute to Jackie Robinson on Saturday, and the Miami Marlins might soon do the same for Jose Fernandez. On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners took the tarp off..." April 14

  • Mariners imposing order limit on popular toasted grasshoppers

    ESPN "After surprisingly selling out of grasshoppers at a concession stand for the first three games of the season, the Seattle Mariners have called in an emergency order so that they last throughout this weekend. The team is also imposing a per-game order limit for the rest of the season. Mariners..." April 14

  • Five MLB managers on the hot seat early in 2017

    Sportsnaut "It’s barely the third week of regular season play of 2017 so take some of these discussions with a grain of salt. Disregarding the small sample size introduced to us so far, there are still some concerns surfacing for teams around the MLB world. From a team that should easily dominate its..." April 14

  • Altuve, Astros race past Mariners for comeback win

    The Sports Xchange "The Houston Astros' offense picked up where it left off a night earlier -- it just took a couple innings. Jose Altuve had three hits and scored three times, and Carlos Beltran drove in three runs as the Houston Astros shook off a shaky start to beat the Mariners 10-5 at Safeco Field in..." April 13

  • Gattis' 3-run double lifts Astros over Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "Runs have been a little hard to come by for the Houston Astros early this season. A big sixth inning on Tuesday might have gotten the offense going. "We did seem to swing the bat a lot better," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said after his team beat the Mariners 7-5 at Safeco Field in Seattle...." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Paxton, Cruz fuel Mariners in rout of Astros

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- James Paxton has faced the Houston Astros on two occasions this season, and twice the Seattle Mariners left-hander stymied one of the league's top offenses. Paxton improved on his previous outing, tossing seven shutout innings and striking out eight as the Seattle Mariners opened..." April 10

  • Trout's blast lifts Angels past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A night that began with family and teammates commemorating Mike Trout's past accomplishments ended with fans celebrating his latest feat for the Los Angeles Angels. Trout hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning to give the Angels a 5-4 victory over the Seattle..." April 09

  • Felix to have Make-A-Wish reunion in Seattle

    MLB.com "It's an Opening Day tradition at Safeco Field that touches hearts every year, the sight of a Make-A-Wish child running the bases before the first pitch and reaching home plate to the open arms of several Mariners players to help start a new season. But Monday afternoon, it'll be a particularly..." April 09

  • Angels rally past Mariners with seven-run ninth

    The Sports Xchange "The Seattle Mariners were cruising toward their much-needed second victory of the season on Sunday afternoon. But then their bullpen imploded. Albert Pujols led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run off Mariners reliever Casey Fien, and the Los Angeles Angels scored six more..." April 09

  • Angels handle Mariners in home opener

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It had been awhile since Jesse Chavez took the mound when the infield dirt was smooth and the batter's box was still intact. Nineteen months, in fact, since Chavez last started a major-league game, having been relegated to bullpen duty all of last season. But the..." April 08

  • Mariners beat Astros to avoid sweep

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- There was little reason to believe the Seattle Mariners would continue at the ineffective clip they established during the first three games of the season with runners in scoring position. Eventually, someone in the lineup would deliver. Left fielder Jarrod Dyson slapped an RBI..." April 07

  • Mariners will serve toasted grasshoppers at games this season

    Sportsnaut "We’ve seen some really crazy food being served at both minor league and major league games over the past several seasons. In fact, teams take some pride in providing their fans with the best possible concessions. Why not? Fans are paying a pretty penny to attend games. They should be privy to..." April 07

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know

    Covers.com "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07

  • Springer's 13th-inning blast gives Astros 3rd straight win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- George Springer blasted a 3-2 pitch into the front row of the Crawford Boxes in the 13th inning for a three-run, walk-off homer, and the Houston Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. "I knew I had hit it OK, I was just glad it went over..." April 06

  • McCullers pitches Astros to win over Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- While shaking another uneven performance in his final spring training outing last week, Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers exuded a confidence beyond his years, a belief that underscored his undeniable capability. Backed by two home runs, McCullers pitched the Houston..." April 05

  • Keuchel-led Astros shut out Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- There are many starts to go before left-hander Dallas Keuchel can erase the stain of his subpar 2016 season, a campaign that included a string of inconsistent performances before coming to an abrupt end via an injury. On Monday night, Keuchel took the first step on the path to..." April 04

  • Mariners Claim Evan Marshall; Drew Smyly To 60-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have claimed righty Evan Marshall off waivers from the Diamondbacks, per an announcement. Seattle has shifted lefty Drew Smyly to the 60-day DL to clear a roster spot. Marshall, 26, was designated recently by the Snakes. Though he showed plenty of promise in his 2014 MLB debut..." April 04

  • Mariners' Felix Hernandez leaves start with groin issue

    CBS Sports "Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was lifted from his Monday night start against the Astros after just five innings. The team later announced that Hernandez left the game because of groin tightness. Although Hernandez remained in the game and continued pitching, he may have hurt himself while..." April 04

  • Mariners' Drew Smyly to open season on DL, reportedly out six to eight weeks

    CBS Sports "Mariners lefty Drew Smyly saw a doctor earlier this week after a bullpen session left his arm feeling less than normal. Now, there’s a diagnosis and a timeline ... So that’s up to two months without the hurler who was supposed to stabilize the back of the Seattle rotation. That’s not good..." April 01

  • Mariners, Gordon Beckham agree to minor-league deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have agreed to a minor league contract with free-agent infielder Gordon Beckham, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). Beckham, who was released by the Giants last week, is represented by CAA Baseball. The 30-year-old Beckham has struggled considerably at the plate..." March 31

  • Mariners To Sign Mark Lowe

    MLB Trade Rumors "Shortly after being cut loose by the Tigers, veteran right-hander Mark Lowe is set to sign a deal to return to the Mariners, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (on Twitter). The 33-year-old Lowe is represented by Frye McCann Sports. Seattle is where Lowe revitalized his career back in 2015. After..." March 30

  • Mariners' Drew Smyly: Scratched from start with arm soreness

    CBS Sports "Smyly has been scratched from his scheduled start Friday with arm soreness, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Manager Scott Servais says he's not sure what the extent of the soreness is, but it seemed enough to warrant extra rest for the southpaw. All signs indicate the scratch is..." March 29

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27

  • Danny Valencia is the Mariners' regular first baseman, which is actually just fine

    CBS Sports "As rosters are cut down with the regular season right around the corner, we’ll be mildly surprised a few times in the next several days. Thursday marked one of those times, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, as the Mariners announced that slugging prospect Dan Vogelbach would start the season..." March 24

  • Mariners Option Dan Vogelbach To Triple-A

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a somewhat surprising move, the Mariners announced that first baseman Dan Vogelbach has been optioned to Triple-A. GM Jerry Dipoto told reporters (including Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times) that veteran Danny Valencia will be the Mariners’ everyday first baseman, with utilityman Taylor Motter..." March 23

  • Study: MLB broadcast booths lack diversity

    Hardball Talk "At SB Nation’s Phillies blog The Good Phight, David S. Cohen compiled the demographics of the broadcast booths across baseball and found that it does not reflect the population of baseball nor of the United States. Of 164 announcers in 30 teams’ booths, 148 (90.2 percent) are white men. Only..." March 22

  • King Felix: 'I worked out more this offseason than ever before'

    ESPN "One of the finest pitchers of his generation, Felix Hernandez will turn 31 years old in April, but he already began looking old last season. In probably his worst season in a decade, the 2010 Cy Young winner and six-time All-Star went 11-8 with a 3.82 ERA. His velocity dropped to around 90 mph,..." March 18

  • MVP, Cy Young odds: Oddsmakers release favorites for 2017 MLB season

    CBS Sports "The 2017 season approacheth! Mostly, that means our attention will be locked on the various playoff races from the very start. However, we’ll also make time to eyeball the individual awards derbies from time to time. So to get us in that mindset, let’s have a look at these preseason MVP and Cy..." March 16

  • Phillies, Mariners Swap Joey Curletta, Pat Venditte

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have traded outfielder Joey Curletta to the Mariners for ambidextrous reliever Pat Venditte, per an announcement from Philadelphia. This is the second trade since last August involving the 31-year-old Venditte, whom Seattle acquired from Toronto for minor league infielder Tim..." March 12

  • MLB commish Rob Manfred admits it's unlikely MLB players will play in Olympics

    CBS Sports "The 2017 World Baseball Classic is underway and we’ve already seen some dramatic games. The tournament continues over the next two weeks and will culminate with the Championship Game on March 22 at Dodger Stadium. Here is the full WBC schedule . In three years, baseball and softball will return..." March 08

  • MLB teams focusing on improved rest to help their players perform better

    CBS Sports "Long before Moneyball came along, the game of baseball embraced numbers and statistical analysis. Every single team in baseball has a stats department. The ways and means have certainly changed, but the goal remains the same: use numbers to find a competitive advantage. These days..." March 08

  • MLB approves device to measure biometrics of players

    ESPN "Major League Baseball has approved the use of a continuous biometric monitor that can be worn by players during games. The device, made by a company called WHOOP, is the first of its kind approved by any of the major American sports leagues to be worn during competition. Teams cannot force..." March 06

  • Jean Segura replaces Hanley Ramriez on Dominican Republic WBC roster

    Hardball Talk "Red Sox DH Hanley Ramirez has been battling a sore right shoulder and announced on Thursday that he is not participating in the World Baseball Classic. Mariners shortstop Jean Segura will replace him on the Dominican Republic roster, Jon Morosi reports. The shoulder soreness affects Ramirez’s..." March 03

  • MLB and MLBPA announce modifications of some rules for 2017 season

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players’ Association jointly announced modifications of some rules effective for the 2017 regular season. As was announced last month, managers will signal to the home plate umpire that he wants to intentionally walk the current..." March 02