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  • Mariners trade Anthony Swarzak to Braves for relievers Jesse Biddle, Arodys Vizcaino

    ESPN 710 Seattle "The Mariners have traded struggling veteran reliever Anthony Swarzak to the Braves for lefty relief pitcher Jesse Biddle and former Atlanta closer Arodys Vizcaíno. Seattle is also sending cash considerations to Atlanta, conceivably to help cover what is left of the $8 million..." May 20

  • Tom Murphy looking like a two-way threat after perfect mound work for Mariners

    Sporting News "Tom Murphy was the only Mariners pitcher to hold the Twins scoreless Saturday night. Tom Murphy is also a catcher. If he isn't careful, he might turn into one of those fancy two-way players MLB teams are trying to develop. Murphy worked a perfect ninth inning in Seattle's 18-4..." May 20

  • Mariners Designate Mike Wright

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have designated right-handed pitcher Mike Wright for assignment, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times (Twitter link). In a corresponding move, right-handed reliever David McKay has been recalled from Triple-A. The move leaves the team with an open spot on the 40-man..." May 19

  • Mariners Select Ryan Garton, Designate Zac Rosscup

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners announced a group of moves that will change up their bullpen mix. Righty Ryan Garton’s contract was selected; he’ll be joined by fellow righty Matt Festa, who was recalled. To make 40-man space for Garton, the M’s have designated southpaw Zac Rosscup for..." May 17

  • Mariners Claim Andrew Moore, Designate Nick Rumbelow

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners announced that they’ve claimed right-hander Andrew Moore off waivers from the Giants and designated right-hander Nick Rumbelow for assignment in order to open space on the 40-man roster. Moore, 24, returns to the organization that selected him in the second round of..." May 17

  • Mallex Smith back with Mariners after 2-week stint in Triple-A

    The News Tribune "After spending two weeks with Triple-A Tacoma to regroup from a slow start to the season, Seattle Mariners center fielder Mallex Smith was recalled by the club Thursday. He was originally optioned to Tacoma on April 30 after posting a .165/.255/.247 slash line during the..." May 16

  • Felix Hernandez Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks Due To Lat Strain

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez is expected to miss four to six weeks after an MRI revealed a Grade 1 lat strain, per Corey Brock of The Athletic (Twitter link). The injury to Hernandez comes as the Mariners were on the verge of getting left-hander Wade..." May 15

  • Mariners select RHP Austin Adams from Tacoma, Dan Altavilla returned to Double-A Arkansas

    Lookout Landing "Another day, another roster move, and another new face as Jerry Dipoto continues to scramble to find relievers who can get outs in major league games. This time, it’s RHP Austin Adams’s turn. Note that this is not Austin Davis Adams, who plays for the Twins and..." May 13

  • Mariners Place Felix Hernandez On IL, Select Parker Markel

    Yardbarker "As part of a series of roster moves, the Mariners announced that they’ve placed right-hander Felix Hernandez on the 10-day injured list with a strained pitching shoulder and selected the contract of righty Parker Markel from Triple-A Tacoma. The team has also recalled righty Dan..." May 12

  • Félix Hernández records his 2,500th career strikeout

    Hardball Talk "Mariners right-hander Félix Hernández passed a notable career milestone during Saturday’s start against the Red Sox, becoming just the 36th pitcher in major-league history to record at least 2,500 strikeouts. The auspicious strikeout arrived in the bottom of the..." May 11

  • Yankees' J.A. Happ fires back after Dee Gordon ripped him over HBP

    SNY TV "J.A. Happ didn't take kindly to Dee Gordon's criticism. Gordon was irate Thursday after being hit in the wrist by a 90 mph Happ fastball in the third inning, saying he was "pissed off" after being forced to leave the game. He ripped Happ for..." May 11

  • Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion almost injures himself playing 2B for 1st time

    The Score "Edwin Encarnacion played second base for the first time in his 15-year major-league career Thursday against the New York Yankees. He was almost injured on his first-ever play at the position. The Seattle Mariners first baseman/DH rolled his wrist on the play but stayed in the..." May 10

  • Yankees will handle substance on Yusei Kikuchi's hat 'behind the scenes'

    The Score "The New York Yankees won't be sharing their thoughts and opinions about what was under the bill of Yusei Kikuchi's cap on Wednesday. During a 10-1 blowout loss to the Seattle Mariners, in which Kikuchi carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, video..." May 10

  • Mariners To Promote J.P. Crawford, Shed Long

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners are promoting young infielders J.P. Crawford and Shed Long in advance of this weekend’s series against the Red Sox, per Corey Brock of The Athletic (Twitter link). Both players are on their way to Boston to join the club. The pair of promotions comes..." May 10

  • Mariners' Dee Gordon voices displeasure with J.A. Happ after being hit by an errant pitch

    CBS Sports "Seattle Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon is in the midst of a bounceback season following a disappointing first year in the pacific northwest. He entered Thursday's game against the New York Yankees hitting .304/.327/.406 (103 OPS+) with 10 stolen bases on 11..." May 10

  • Mariners 2B Dee Gordon leaves game after taking fastball to wrist

    ESPN 710 Seattle "With the exception of the hand injury to Kyle Seager, Mariners position players have managed to escape major injury this season. It looks like that streak has come to an end. In the third inning of the Mariners’ series-ending game against the Yankees, second baseman Dee Gordon..." May 09

  • Yankees react to Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi busted by TV cameras with substance on cap

    Newark Star-Ledger "The loud-mouthed Yankees fan sitting in the second deck behind home plate Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium repeatedly screamed at plate umpire Angel Hernandez during the eighth inning. All the man wanted was for Seattle Mariners rookie left-hander Yusei Kikuchi’s cap..." May 09

  • Injured Mariners closer Hunter Strickland has been cleared to start throwing

    Seattle Times "The process for Hunter Strickland to get back to closing games for the Mariners will be long, but at least it can start now. Strickland joined the Mariners in New York for the series with Yankees, but his real purpose for being in the city was to have another checkup with Dr. Anthony..." May 09

  • Mariners Acquire Austin Adams From Nationals

    MLB Trade Rumors "Per a team release, the Mariners have acquired righty Austin Adams from the Nationals for lefty Nick Wells and cash considerations. " May 04

  • Boston Red Sox claim Joey Curletta off waivers from Mariners, add to 40-man roster

    Mass Live "The Boston Red Sox have claimed first baseman Joey Curletta off waivers from the Seattle Mariners and assigned him to Double-A Portland. He has been added to the 40-man roster. The 25-year-old Curletta batted .245 with a .303 on-base percentage, .400 slugging percentage, .703 OPS,..." May 04

  • Mariners make unfortunate history over four-game stretch

    Sportsnaut "The Seattle Mariners did something this week that no team has done in 129 years. And in this case, that’s not a good thing. The Mariners have dropped four straight games. All but one of those losses was a double-digit defeat. As Stats By STATS noted, that hasn’t happened..." May 02

  • Mariners Option Mallex Smith To Triple-A

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners announced Tuesday that they’ve optioned center fielder Mallex Smith to Triple-A Tacoma and recalled outfielder Braden Bishop in his place. Certainly, that’s not the outcome Seattle hoped for when reacquiring Smith from the Rays as part of the offseason’s..." April 30

  • Ichiro Suzuki To Serve As Instructor For Mariners

    MLB Trade Rumors "Ichiro Suzuki’s role with the Mariners has expanded, as the team announced Tuesday that the future Hall of Famer will work as an instructor with the Major League and Triple-A clubs — beginning tonight. Ichiro will have a particular focus on outfield work and baserunning,..." April 30

  • Attendance drops for 12 MLB teams, as loss of gate takes on more permanent look

    USA Today "Major League Baseball’s attendance problem is not going away, as a significant dip in 2018 has endured into the new season – even with better weather and a boost from some big-name stars on the move. As the game’s worst part of the calendar comes to a close, 12 of 30..." April 30

  • MLB seeing continued surge in home runs

    Hardball Talk "With a home run on Monday or Tuesday night, Cody Bellinger will enter May with 15 home runs, which would be a record. Currently, Bellinger and Christian Yelich this season have joined Albert Pujols (2006) and Álex Rodríguez (2007) as the only players..." April 30

  • YouTube Scores MLB 13-Game Package With Exclusive Rights in U.S., Canada

    Variety "YouTube, in its biggest swing yet at the sports-media biz, landed a deal with Major League Baseball to live-stream 13 games during the 2019 season worldwide — free for viewers to watch and available exclusively through YouTube in the U.S., Canada and Puerto..." April 30

  • Orioles Claim Shawn Armstrong

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have claimed right-handed pitcher Shawn Armstrong off waivers from the Mariners, per Greg Johns of Armstrong had been designated for assignment after the Mariners promoted Justus Sheffield. " April 28

  • Mariners, Tyler Cloyd Agree To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners and righty Tyler Cloyd have struck up a minor league deal, as first reported by Mike Curto, who calls games for the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate in Tacoma (Twitter link). He’ll start tomorrow’s game for the Rainiers. Cloyd, 32 next month, spent Spring..." April 25

  • Mariners to call up Sheffield to face Rangers "Top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield will be added to the 25-man roster on Friday and make his Mariners debut in relief of Yusei Kikuchi as the club begins its plan to limit Kikuchi’s workload in his first season in the Majors. The 22-year-old Sheffield, acquired from the..." April 25

  • Mariners sign ex-Met Jon Niese

    Newsday "Jon Niese’s Long Island Ducks career ended before it began. The Seattle Mariners purchased the 32-year-old lefty’s contract on Wednesday and assigned him to their Triple-A affiliate. " April 25

  • Yankees trade for outfielder Cameron Maybin

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees made a trade Thursday morning out of desperation. GM Brian Cashman dealing for Cleveland Indians’ Triple-A outfielder Cameron Maybin was a necessity. After all, the veteran of more than 1,000 big-league games is healthy. For..." April 25

  • Mariners acquire pitcher Wright from Orioles "Right-hander Mike Wright is out of Minor League options. He has been inconsistent, at best. He had run out of chances with his original organization. No wonder Wright caught the eye of the Mariners. “We are the team of opportunities,” manager Scott Servais said..." April 24

  • MLB is not the authority on a black player’s ownership of the N-word

    SB Nation "On April 19, Major League Baseball suspended Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson for one game, following his emphatic bat flip against Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller two days earlier. Keller had retaliated by hitting Anderson with a pitch in..." April 23

  • Mariners To Sign Christian Bergman

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have agreed to a minors deal with righty Christian Bergman, according to the Mariners Minors Twitter account (link). He’ll head to Triple-A Tacoma, per broadcaster Mike Curto (via Twitter). Bergman, who’s closing in on his 31st birthday, has seen MLB time..." April 17

  • Can the Seattle Mariners really win while they rebuild?

    Clutch Points "The 2019 MLB season has already provided fans with an abundance of surprises. From the worrisome starts of the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs to the struggles of aces like Chris Sale and Aaron Nola to the continued red-hot play of Christian Yelich, there have been a number..." April 17

  • Stunning study shows MLB umps got 32K calls wrong in 2018

    Sportsnaut "If you’re a proponent of robot umps taking over at the MLB level, then a new study put together by graduate students at Boston University will strengthen your stance. The information garnered by this study, which evaluated nearly four million pitches over the span of..." April 16

  • Brewers Acquire David Freitas From Mariners

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers and Mariners have made a trade, per a Mariners team announcement. The Brewers will acquire catcher David Freitas from Seattle in exchange for minor league pitcher Sal Biasi. Freitas will report to Triple-A with his new team. " April 14

  • Haniger's HR extends Mariners' MLB record "The Mariners got their now-traditional home run. And they got a solid, welcome start from Felix Hernandez. But in the end, neither of those were enough Saturday night against Justin Verlander as the Astros continued their own hot streak with a 3-1 win at T-Mobile Park. Just when it..." April 14

  • Mariners Reportedly Agree To Deal With Neftali Feliz

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have struck a minor-league accord with right-hander Neftali Feliz, according to multiple reports. Dominican journalist Hector Gomez appears to have had the news first, via Twitter. If indeed the deal is completed, the Seattle organization will add another..." April 11

  • Mariners homer in record 15th straight to start season

    ESPN "Second baseman Dee Gordon, with a sixth-inning blast on Thursday, pushed the Seattle Mariners into the record books for the longest season-opening home run streak in MLB history. Gordon's solo shot to right field extended the Mariners' streak to 15 games with a..." April 11

  • The IRS gives baseball teams a break

    Hardball Talk "April 15 is quickly approaching so here’s one for all the tax nerds out there: the IRS issued new guidance today that will give professional sports teams some relief from a new twist presented by the tax law enacted in 2017. The relevant provision related to how businesses are..." April 11

  • Jay Bruce dealing with left Achilles tendon issue "Mariners outfielder Jay Bruce, who had homered in three straight games, was taken out of Wednesday night’s 6-5 win over the Royals in the fourth inning after feeling tightness in his left Achilles tendon. Bruce doubled and scored in the first, and he walked in the..." April 11

  • Forbes: Yankees remain baseball's most valuable team at $4.6B, $1.3B more than Dodgers

    Yahoo! Sports "The New York Yankees are the most valuable team in Major League Baseball, according to Forbes’ list of team values released Wednesday. If there’s déjà vu you’re feeling, it’s because the Yankees have sat atop the rankings every year Forbes..." April 10

  • The three-batter minimum is coming to MLB in 2020, and some relievers are opposed to the rule change

    CBS Sports "One of baseball's recent true norths -- to invent a plural form -- is that commissioner Rob Manfred will tinker at the margins in order to improve pace of play, at least notionally, and re-calibrate a game that, according to sturdy consensus, has become too infested with..." April 09

  • Trump's scuttling of MLB-Cuba deal means defections, human trafficking will continue

    USA Today "So much for Cuban players not having to defect to play in the majors. When the Trump administration abruptly cancelled Major League Baseball’s landmark agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation, it guaranteed the dangerous practice will continue. Players..." April 09

  • Scott Boras calls young players’ contract extensions “snuff contracts”

    Hardball Talk "Mid-February marked the beginning of contract extension season in baseball. Since February 13, 25 contract extensions have been signed, notably by many young players including Ronald Acuña Jr., Blake Snell, and Eloy Jiménez. Acuña Jr. and Snell were last year’s..." April 08

  • Who Can the Mariners Extend?

    Lookout Landing "The recent spree of extensions in MLB has left Mariners fans out in the cold so far, wondering if and when they can see someone locked up long-term. Extensions aren’t an amazing fix—see Mike Trout, who, while signing one of the richest deals ever, was pretty clearly..." April 03

  • has inexplicably made it more difficult to find, watch, and share highlights

    Awful Announcing "I was taken aback this week when I attempted to watch highlights on For some reason, they got rid of the damn search bar. It’s absurd. Previously, if you clicked on the videos tab, you would see a page of the most popular recent videos, with an easy to..." April 03

  • What we mean when we say $100 million is a ‘bargain’

    Hardball Talk "The first response I usually get to a post like our post about the Ronald Acuña Jr. extension — a post which notes that the Braves are getting an extraordinary bargain for a supremely talented player — is “So what? It’s their choice? No one forced them..." April 02

  • Mariners acquire reliever Connor Sadzeck in trade with Texas Rangers

    Seattle Times "With their bullpen and relief pitching depth riddled with injuries and inconsistency, the Mariners picked up another pitcher to add some organizational depth. On Monday, the team announced it had acquired right-handed pitcher Connor Sadzeck from the Texas Rangers in exchange for..." April 02