Mariners Rumors & News

  • Lind haunts Cardinals, lifts Mariners to win

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- St. Louis closer Trevor Rosenthal doesn't know what the future might hold, and he's not even sure what's gone on in the recent past. Having blown his third save in his last 12 opportunities on Friday night, Rosenthal didn't have many answers. "Obviously, it's not fun that I gave..." June 25

  • Mariners bracing for a busy day of roster moves before playing Cardinals

    Tacoma News Tribune "It figures to be a busy few hours for the Mariners prior to Friday’s series opener against St. Louis as they seek to refresh a tired bullpen through a series of roster moves. "We’re in dire need of fresh arms," general manager Jerry Dipoto admitted, "if even just to allow the current ’pen guys..." June 24

  • MLB suspends Mariners prospect Boog Powell 80 games for PEDs

    USA Today "Seattle Mariners minor league outfielder Herschel “Boog” Powell was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday, becoming the latest player to test positive for a long-banned anabolic steroid. Powell, who is on the Mariners’ 40-man roster but has yet to play in the major leagues,..." June 24

  • Tigers score winning run on wild pitch

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- It was, in a word, wild. The Detroit Tigers defeated Seattle 5-4 on Thursday, pulling the game out on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning after trying to set the Mariners up with a wild pickoff throw in the top half of the inning. Steve Chisek's wild pitch to Ian..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Moya helps power Tigers over Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Rookie Steven Moya is off to a good start in the roughly 30 days he will have to show the Detroit Tigers he is capable of being a solid major league player. Moya hit a pair of home runs Wednesday night and veteran Miguel Cabrera added one to take over sole possession of 49th place..." June 22

  • Mariners Acquire Wade LeBlanc

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have acquired southpaw Wade LeBlanc from the Blue Jays, per an official announcement from Seattle. A player to be named later or cash will head back in return. LeBlanc isn’t going directly onto the 40-man, per Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times (via Twitter). But he is expected to be..." June 22

  • Mariners sign Tom Wilhelmsen, option Jonathan Aro

    Today's Knuckleball "The Seattle Mariners signed right-handed relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen on Wednesday. In a corresponding move, Seattle optioned right-handed relief pitcher Jonathan Aro to Triple-A Tacoma and moved left-handed relief pitcher Charlie Furbush to the 60-day disabled list. Furbish is suffering from..." June 22

  • Upton's blast enables Tigers to topple Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- It's been a long season for Justin Upton, one he hopes has begun to shorten up. Upton signed a six-year contract with the Detroit Tigers totaling $132.75 million, a deal containing an opt-out clause after the second season. Maybe feeling the pressure of having to live up..." June 21

  • Short hit goes long way in Tigers' victory

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- It was just a scruffy little single but it turned out big for the Detroit Tigers. Mike Aviles nubbed a one-out hit 40 feet down the first base line with the bases loaded in the eighth inning Tuesday night to score pinch-runner Andrew Romine with the tiebreaking run and lead..." June 21

  • The AL has a big problem to solve for its All-Star Game roster

    Fox Sports "Week 11 of the MLB season is complete and Pete Rose is still The Hit King. Let's go Whip ... Less is more for C-Mart Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is maturing and he is doing it at just 24 years old. In 2014, Martinez had the second-highest average fastball velocity among all..." June 20

  • Price on his game as Red Sox beat Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Run support has been in short supply for Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price. He didn't need many runs Sunday to snap his personal three-game losing streak. Price held the Seattle Mariners to one run in eight innings and Mookie Betts provided him with the decisive blast by..." June 19

  • Cano sets AL mark for most home runs by 2nd baseman

    The Score "Robinson Cano has put himself into the junior circuit's record books. The Seattle Mariners star clobbered his 19th home run of the season Friday in Boston. It's the 247th home run of his career as a second baseman, which is a new American League record for the position, passing Hall of Famer..." June 18

  • Red Sox overcome early deficit in 6-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Seattle Mariners put at least the first two runners on base in each of the first three innings against Boston right-hander Rick Porcello but could only scratch out two runs. That ineffectiveness came back to haunt them as the Red Sox waited out Mariners starter Adrian Sampson and..." June 18

  • Gutierrez, Mariners outslug Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Seattle outfielder Franklin Gutierrez made sure the Seattle Mariners won the battle of the two best offenses in the American League on Friday. Gutierrez went 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs to lead the Mariners to their second straight victory, 8-4 over the Boston Red Sox..." June 17

  • Griffey says he tickled Ichiro before every game

    The Score "Interesting anecdotes continue to pour in as the baseball world celebrates Ichiro Suzuki's historic hit No. 4,257. There's the story of Ichiro's agent giving him an autographed bat from the late Tony Gwynn, whom shared the same representation." June 17

  • Morrison's walk helps Rays outlast Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rays first baseman Logan Morrison was tired enough after Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners in 13 innings that he didn't want to stand, but he could still appreciate the outcome. "It's awesome," said Morrison, who drew a bases-loaded walk to score Logan..." June 16

  • Mariners navigate their way past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Dae-Ho Lee's first career double proved to be crucial to keep the Seattle Mariners from getting swept. Lee went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead the Mariners to a 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday at Tropicana Field. Lee, a first baseman, had a two-run..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Felix Hernandez could be out till All-Star break

    Today's Knuckleball "The Seattle Mariners hope Felix Hernandez could be back in two weeks, but Mariners sources suggest he could be out until the All-Star break, or perhaps not return until even later than that. Hernandez has been amazingly injury free and has a well-deserved reputation for amazing toughness. But..." June 16

  • Taijuan Walker 'full go' for Sunday start vs. Red Sox "Taijuan Walker threw a flat-ground session prior to Thursday's series finale with the Rays at Tropicana Field and said he's full go for Sunday's start against the Red Sox after coming out early in his last outing due to tendinitis in the arch of his right foot. The hard-throwing 23-year-old..." June 16

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Bonds: Ichiro's hit count has to include Japan

    The Score "As far as Barry Bonds is concerned, Ichiro Suzuki's hits from his playing days in Japan should be counted along with his tally in MLB. Some baseball minds - including current all-time hits leader Pete Rose - feel Suzuki's 1,278 hits in the Nippon Professional Baseball League shouldn't factor..." June 15

  • As Ichiro closes in, Pete Rose chafes: 'They're trying to make me the Hit Queen'

    USA Today "It is one of the most sacred records in all of sports, with one of the greatest hitters in baseball history on the verge of eclipsing it. Strangely, we are ignoring it. Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki entered Monday night needing just four hits to tie Pete Rose’s all-time record of..." June 13

  • Odor's 11th-inning HR salvages win for Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister went from happy to frustrated in a matter of seconds late Saturday night. In the moments after a dramatic 2-1 comeback win over the Seattle Mariners, Banister was eager to talk about the game but kept getting asked about hobbled starter Yu..." June 12

  • Hamels pitches Rangers past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The two top teams in the American League West have already seen a lot of each other this season, and now they'll have to wait 11 weeks to play again. If the first nine games were any indication, the Texas Rangers are the clear favorite to win the division. The Rangers won..." June 12

  • Felix Hernandez Could Miss Four More Weeks

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, who is on the disabled list retroactive to May 28 with a strained right calf muscle, could miss another four weeks, reports Marly Rivera of When the Mariners placed Hernandez on the DL on June 1, their hope was that the 30-year-old would sit out only two..." June 12

  • Lee's two homers power Mariners past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The power-hitting Seattle Mariners didn't need any good-luck charms going into Friday night's series opener with the division-leading Texas Rangers, but rookie first baseman Dae-Ho Lee brought one anyway. The Korean slugger sported a new necklace, designed to improve blood..." June 11

  • Mariners draft Griffey's son, wide receiver Trey

    The Score "The Seattle Mariners love their kids, especially The Kid's kids. Twenty-nine years after they made Ken Griffey Jr. the first overall pick in the 1987 MLB amateur draft, the club used a 24th-round pick in the 2016 draft Saturday to select his son Trey Griffey, who doesn't actually play baseball." June 11

  • Hot-hitting Naquin leads Indians past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The smile Seattle Mariners star Robinson Cano flashed as he stepped in front of reporters in the postgame clubhouse late Thursday night looked more like a wince. Despite his two home runs, Cano was in no mood to celebrate. "It was good, but it could have been better," he said..." June 10

  • ‘What a steal’ as Mariners get highly-rated outfielder Kyle Lewis in baseball draft

    Seattle Times "The guy that Tom McNamara believed the Mariners had no chance of getting this spring became their first-round draft pick on Thursday night. Seattle selected outfielder Kyle Lewis out of Mercer University with the No. 11 overall pick of Thursday’s Major League Baseball amateur draft. It was..." June 10

  • Iannetta, Walker lead Mariners to rout of Indians

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The strut that Taijuan Walker carried through an impressive April had been replaced by looks of bewilderment and disgust over his past few outings, and the 23-year-old Seattle Mariners starting pitcher wasn't about to let his team down again. Walker finally found his form again..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Miley, Cruz lead Mariners past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners starter Wade Miley knew he needed to do something after a string of rough outings, so he met with pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre and made some adjustments. Then he shaved his trademark beard. The new-look starter was back in form Tuesday night, when he threw seven..." June 08

  • Indians defeat Mariners to extend winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- With his starting pitcher rolling and his team clinging to a 3-1 lead in the top of the eighth inning, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona heard a crack of the bat and looked up to see a long fly ball headed toward the center-field wall with a runner on base. "I almost..." June 07

  • Report: Mariners to Recall Edwin Diaz

    Baseball Essential "It was reported Saturday morning in Seattle that the Seattle Mariners were going to be recalling the power arm of Edwin Diaz from Double-A Jackson. Diaz will be replacing Cody Martin who threw four innings of relief the last two days for the Mariners. The lanky Diaz will jump right over Triple-A..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Mariners activate Marte, option Romero "Mariners shortstop Ketel Marte completed his injury rehab stint with Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday and officially rejoined Seattle's roster on Monday, which is welcome news for a club that has won just three of its past 10 games since outfielder Leonys Martin joined him on the 15-day disabled..." June 06

  • Streaking Rangers roll over Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers aren't unbeatable at home, but it sure seems that way recently. Texas walloped Seattle 10-4 on Saturday night to wrap up their ninth straight series at Globe Life Park. That matches a franchise record for consecutive series won for the Rangers...." June 05

  • Rangers complete three-game sweep of Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers didn't have many scoring chances Sunday against Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma so they had to make the most of them. Seattle helped the cause too, as two physical errors and a mental one keyed a three-run fifth inning for the Rangers as they completed a..." June 05

  • Beltre belts HR, double in Rangers' 7-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- There's no slowing down Adrian Beltre. The 37-year-old Texas third baseman homered, doubled and knocked in five as the Texas Rangers took the opener of their American League West showdown with Seattle 7-3 Friday night. Beltre blasted a three-run homer in the first..." June 04

  • Mariners rally from 10-run deficit to stun Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Great comeback or epic collapse ... or both? "That was one of those things that was borderline inexplicable," San Diego Padres manager Andy Green said Thursday night after his club blew a 10-run lead and lost 16-13 to the Seattle Mariners in the highest-scoring game in Petco..." June 03

  • Green: Padres' epic meltdown 'borderline inexplicable'

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres, so often on the wrong side of history, took a pleasant detour Thursday night. They might be unlikely to finish this season near the .500 mark executive chairman Ron Fowler has publicly targeted, but a few laughers would help the medicine go down. For five innings, that is exactly..." June 03

  • Ramirez homers twice as Padres blast Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- After absorbing haymakers from the Seattle Mariners for two days, the San Diego Padres were on the mat again. One-half inning into the Wednesday game, the Padres trailed, 3-0. "Then we responded," San Diego manager Andy Green said. Did they ever. The Padres..." June 02

  • Mariners Designate Joel Peralta

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have designated righty Joel Peralta for assignment, the team announced. Fellow right-hander Cody Martin will take over his spot in the Seattle pen. Peralta, 40, joined the M’s on a minor league deal over the winter. He is owed $1.25MM, but presumably hasn’t earned much (if any) of..." June 02

  • Felix Hernandez placed on the disabled list with calf strain, James Paxton recalled

    Seattle Times "The Mariners will be without Felix Hernandez for the next two weeks. On Wednesday afternoon, the pending roster move that would have lefty James Paxton join the Mariners was completed with the announcement that Hernandez was being placed on the disabled list with a strained right calf. The..." June 01

  • Mariners smack five homers in rout of Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- A brief power outage knocked out the lights in parts of Safeco Field following Tuesday afternoon's baseball game. An overworked scoreboard may have been the culprit. The Seattle Mariners pounded five of the game's eight home runs in a 16-4 rout of San Diego. Ex-Padre Seth Smith..." May 31

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