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  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • Johnny Bench says Ken Griffey Jr. was a legendary clubhouse thief as a kid

    USA Today "Cincinnati Reds legend Johnny Bench told a hilarious story about a young Ken Griffey Jr. on The Dan Patrick Show Tuesday, and recalled why he always had to make sure his locker was cleared out when Griffey was around. Ken Griffey Sr. played for the Reds from 1973 to 1981, and Griffey..." July 18

  • Mariners Sign Cameron Rupp

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have inked backstop Cameron Rupp to a minors deal, according to the Pacific Coast League transactions page. He’ll head to Triple-A Tacoma. Rupp has yet to earn a chance at the majors this season after spending the last three years as a frequently utilized member of..." July 16

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • Mariners place James Paxton on DL with back injury "Mariners left-hander James Paxton was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with inflammation in his lower back, as the club made a flurry of roster moves to bolster its pitching heading into a three-game series against the Rockies at Coors Field to close out the first..." July 13

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Mariners pitcher James Paxton exits with lower-back stiffness

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton exited his start Thursday against the Los Angeles Angels because of stiffness in his lower back. Paxton..." July 13

  • Jean Segura and Jesus Aguilar Win MLB All-Star Game Final Vote

    SI "Jean Segura and Jesus Aguilar are going to the Midsummer Classic. The Mariners shortstop and Brewers first baseman were selected for the last roster spots on the National League and American League All-Star teams in the Final Vote. Segura currently has 116 hits this season,..." July 12

  • Mariners' Hernandez lands on DL with stiff back

    The Score "The Seattle Mariners have shut down right-hander Felix Hernandez until after the All-Star Break, placing the 32-year-old on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday due to lower back stiffness. Hernandez, whose stint on the DL is retroactive to Friday, first tweaked his back while working out..." July 10

  • Segura, Aguilar lead All-Star Final Vote "The first update of the Final Vote balloting on Tuesday revealed that two players from up-and-coming contending teams are leading the way in their respective league. With one day of the balloting remaining, Mariners shortstop Jean Segura, who leads his club with a .330 batting average..." July 10

  • Mariners’ Jean Segura not happy with All-Star snub

    Larry Brown Sports "The American League and National League All-Star rosters simply aren’t big enough to include every deserving player every season, but some snubs seem more egregious than others. Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura clearly feels that it the case with him. Segura, who is..." July 09

  • Mike Marjama Retires

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mariners catcher Mike Marjama has retired, according to a team announcement (h/t Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times, on Twitter). That leaves the team with three openings on its 40-man roster. Marjama, who’ll turn 29 later this month, was originally a 23rd-round pick in the 2011..." July 07

  • Robinson Cano says he will play wherever he is needed after suspension

    Larry Brown Sports "Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano spoke to the media for the first time since he was suspended for PED use in May, and he was apologetic. Cano apologized to everyone who had been let down by his suspension, calling it one of the most difficult things he had ever dealt with..." July 07

  • Mariners, GM Jerry Dipoto agree to multi-year contract extension

    The News Tribune "Believe it or not, not every button Jerry Dipoto has pushed has turned out in the Seattle Mariners favor since they brought him in as their general manager in September of 2015. But it certainly seems that way. Some of the trades that have earned him the moniker of..." July 06

  • Ankle injury forces catcher Mike Zunino to the 10-day disabled list

    Seattle Times "Mike Zunino was out of the Mariners’ lineup for Thursday night’s series finale vs. the Angels. And he won’t be returning for at least 10 days. In what was supposed to be an off-day for him on Wednesday, Zunino came into the game as a pinch hitter and later injured..." July 05

  • Ichiro has not ruled out taking part in Home Run Derby

    Larry Brown Sports "Ichiro Suzuki has been serving in a very unique role with the Seattle Mariners this season, and fans, teammates and opposing players want to see him do something he has never done before in his illustrious baseball career — take part in the Home Run Derby. For a guy who only has..." July 05

  • Mariners Release Ariel Miranda To Pursue Opportunity In Japan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have released lefty Ariel Miranda, as reflected on the transactions page. The move was made to enable Miranda to pursue an opportunity with an organization in Japan, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports on Twitter. While the 29-year-old Miranda spent..." July 05

  • Hand 'fully healed,' Cano eyes Aug. 14 return "Suspended second baseman Robinson Cano's hand is fully healed and the eight-time All-Star has been taking batting practice daily at Safeco Field as he prepares for his Aug. 14 return, general manager Jerry Dipoto said Tuesday. Cano is 45 games into his 80-game suspension for..." July 04

  • Mariners sign Wade LeBlanc to a one-year contract extension

    Seattle Times "Another soft-tossing lefty vagabond has found a home in Seattle. Wade LeBlanc has roamed the baseball landscape, searching for success and stability. It’s a journey that has included stints with seven different organizations in Major League Baseball (including two tenures..." July 04

  • Felix not planning to retire after 2019: 'I've got more years to play'

    Fancred Sports "Felix Hernandez’s once-record $175-million, seven-year contract runs out after next year, but he told Fancred he’d like to play beyond that deal. Though he hasn’t broached the possibility of a..." July 01

  • Mariners and Royals celebrate 20-year anniversary of 'Turn Ahead the Clock' night

    CBS Sports "On Saturday night, the Seattle Mariners celebrated the 20-year anniversary of "Turn Ahead the Clock Night" -- a league-wide promotion that saw teams don different, often ridiculous uniforms. The enduring image of the M's "Turn Ahead the Clock" night uniforms is..." July 01

  • Nelson Cruz looking for multi-year deal in offseason

    Yardbarker "Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz not only plans to keep playing in 2019, but Fancred Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that Cruz has hopes of landing a multi-year contract as a free agent this winter. Cruz will be an interesting test case within a market that has been increasingly unkind..." June 30

  • Mariners’ Kyle Seager plans to play through a fractured big toe

    Seattle Times "Whatever discomfort Kyle Seager may (or may not) be feeling in his left big toe, he wouldn’t say Friday afternoon before the start of 10-day homestand at Safeco Field. “It’s not a big deal,” the Mariners third baseman said, adding a minute later:..." June 30

  • Report: Mariners and Rangers Discussing Potential Cole Hamels Trade

    12 Up "?Cole Hamels, the 34-year-old, 13-year vet who is still looking solid for the Texas Rangers, ?could find himself traded before the All-Star game. Reportedly, ?the Seattle Mariners are interested in Hamels and have begun talks with Texas about acquiring him. June 29

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • Jayson Werth To Retire

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran outfielder Jayson Werth tells Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports that he will retire. He had been with the Mariners organization on a minor-league deal. Though Werth declined to describe the situation in precisely those terms, he told Heyman: “I’m..." June 27

  • Mariners Starter Marco Gonzales Insinuates Red Sox Were Stealing Signs

    12 Up "It's a tale as old as time: pitcher holds his own through four solid innings in a road venue against ?a good team, then starts to fall apart the third time through the order. Nothing sinister about it. Unless you're Marco Gonzales and you've decided there's..." June 25

  • Mariners have lost five in a row and could find it difficult to land meaningful rotation help

    CBS Sports "The Seattle Mariners, one of the season's better feel-good stories in the first half, are experiencing turbulence. The Mariners entered Saturday having lost five consecutive games as part of a stretch that has seen them drop six of their past eight. All of those contests have..." June 23

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Ichiro sneaks into Mariners dugout wearing a fake mustache, Bobby Valentine style

    CBS Sports "This week has not gone well for the Seattle Mariners. They were swept by the Yankees in Yankee Stadium and they are now 2-4 six games into their gut check 10-game stretch against the Red Sox and Yankees (and Red Sox again). This was supposed to be a stretch where they..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • The candidate who would rock Home Run Derby: Ichiro

    New York Post "More players seem to be shying away from the Home Run Derby every year. Scott Servais believes he has the perfect wild-card entry. The Mariners manager is starting a campaign for Ichiro Suzuki to get a crack at the derby next month at Nationals Park. “He comes out..." June 20

  • Mariners ink pair of int'l teen pitching prospects "The Mariners added a pair of southpaws to their system Tuesday as they announced the signing of international pitching prospects Jing-Yu Chang and Blake Townsend. Chang, 18, is a left-hander from Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, who is coming off a national high school championship with Kao..." June 19

  • Report: Yankees, Mariners interested in Blue Jays’ Happ

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ is expected to be one of the top starters available on the trade market this summer, and suitors are already lining up. The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners are both showing interest in acquiring..." June 18

  • Report: Nelson Cruz could get David Ortiz-like deal from Mariners for final years

    Larry Brown Sports "The Seattle Mariners seem to have an idea of how to approach the future with their aging but still productive slugger Nelson Cruz. According to a report by Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times on Sunday, the Mariners have approached Cruz about the possibility of a contract setup..." June 18

  • Mariners Outright Mike Morin

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mariners right-hander Mike Morin has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma, the club’s PR department has announced. Morin had been designated for assignment by Seattle on Thursday. " June 16

  • Mariners Sign First-Rounder Logan Gilbert

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have signed their first-rounder, Stetson right-hander Logan Gilbert, for $3,883,800, which comes in at the exact slot value for the number 14 overall pick. The news comes courtesy of’s Jim Callis. " June 16

  • The Seattle Mariners have become experts in winning one-run games

    The Sports Daily "We just talked about how dominant the Houston Astros have been during their current winning streak, which has now reached nine games. It doesn’t matter what they do right now, though, because they can’t seem to shake the Seattle Mariners. Houston improved to 46-25 after..." June 16

  • Red Sox Return Eric Filia To Mariners

    MLB Trade Rumors "JUNE 15: The teams have announced that Filia will be returned to Seattle after failing his physical. Instead, Boston will receive cash considerations to complete the swap. JUNE 12: The Red Sox announced that they’ve acquired minor league outfielder Eric Filia from the..." June 15

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Red Sox Acquire Eric Filia From Mariners

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox announced that they’ve acquired minor league outfielder Eric Filia from the Mariners as the player to be named later in April’s Roenis Elias trade. FanRag’s Robert Murray was the first to reports that Filia was going to the Red Sox (Twitter..." June 12

  • Cano will have to share time at 2B upon return

    ESPN "As the Seattle Mariners keep winning games, their 41-24 record and view from the top of the American League West has forced them to contemplate their plans for Robinson Cano once the eight-time All-Star returns from the suspended list in August. The only apparent certainty: When Cano..." June 11

  • Mariners Release Marc Rzepczynski

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners announced today that they have released lefty Marc Rzepczynski. He had recently been designated for assignment. It’s no surprise to see the 32-year-old clear waivers following the DFA. After all, he hasn’t performed up to the $5.5MM salary he’s..." June 06

  • First-place Mariners have stayed in the race after losing Cano thanks to otherworldly pitching performances

    CBS Sports "Back in mid-May, the Seattle Mariners looked like they were finished. Second baseman Robinson Cano fractured his hand on May 13, and later in the week was suspended for failing a performance-enhancing drug test. The Mariners entered May 14 -- the official beginning of the post-Cano period --..." June 06

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • Joe Torre goes to Albany to help MLB get a cut of New York gambling revenue

    Hardball Talk "We’ve been following baseball’s efforts to get a cut of what is soon to be legalized sports gambling proceeds in most states around the country. Major League Baseball has been characterizing that cut as an “integrity fee,” which it says it needs in order to keep the..." June 04

  • Ichiro now throwing batting practice as part of duties for Mariners

    Larry Brown Sports "Ichiro Suzuki continues to wear many hats for the Seattle Mariners in his semi-retirement. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reported on Sunday that the Mariners great, who left the active roster in the middle of the season to join the front office, will now be throwing early batting..." June 03

  • Mariners use ‘Smash Mouth’ song to troll fans into making their All-Star votes

    Sportsnaut "It’s that special time of year again in baseball when teams are doing everything they can to promote their players for the All-Star Game. Some methods are repeated, but every now and then a team comes up with a creative idea to get fans out to vote. In the case of the Seattle..." June 02

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