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  • Matt Magill, Carl Edwards Jr., Nestor Cortes Jr. Elect Free Agency

    Yardbarker "The Seattle Mariners outrighted three relievers to Triple-A, the team announced. Matt Magill, Carl Edwards Jr. and Nestor Cortes Jr. each elected free agency. The Mariners have seven open spots on their 40-man roster. Magill underwent arthroscopic..." October 22

  • MLBPA Announces 2020 Players Choice Award Winners

    MLB Trade Rumors "The MLBPA announced their Players Choice Awards today, which were voted on by the players prior to the postseason. Freddie Freeman was the biggest winner, taking home both the NL Player of the Year honor, as well as the NL Outstanding Player Award, which correlates to the..." October 22

  • 2020 Gold Glove finalists unveiled "The finalists -- three at each position in each league -- for the 2020 Gold Glove Awards were revealed by Rawlings on Twitter. The winners will be named on Tuesday, Nov. 3, on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET. AMERICAN LEAGUE PITCHEROctober 22

  • Rangers claim Art Warren on waivers

    Lone Star Ball "The Texas Rangers have claimed pitcher Art Warren on waivers from the Seattle Mariners, it was announced today. Warren, 27, was a 23rd round draft pick of the Mariners out of Ashland University in Ohio in 2015. Warren was brought up to the majors in..." October 21

  • 'You have to start somewhere': Playoff plan provides a path for MLB to have fans in 2021

    USA Today "It’s been eight months since the United States began grappling with the novel coronavirus, mitigation ranging from casual to militant, lessons missed and learned along the way as the disease killed nearly a quarter-million Americans. For Major League Baseball, returning to..." October 21

  • Looking For A Match In A Francisco Lindor Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The 2020 season ended in more disappointment for the Indians, who reached the playoffs but were once again unable to break a World Series drought that has gone back to their most recent title in 1948. The Indians may again try to contend next season, but it’s entirely possible..." October 21

  • Hisashi Iwakuma To Retire

    Japan Times "Yomiuri Giants pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, who has a combined 170 wins over his career in Japan and the major leagues, plans to retire at the end of the season, his club announced Monday. Iwakuma returned to Nippon Professional Baseball in 2019 after six years with the Seattle Mariners..." October 20

  • MLBPA introduces annual Curt Flood Award to honor those who champion player advocacy

    CBS Sports "The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has announced a new award to honor baseball labor luminary Curt Flood. The award, which will be part of the annual Players' Choice awards, will be given, in the words of a statement released by the MLBPAA, "a former player,..." October 20

  • Mariners begin off-season roster shuffle, outright four players to Triple-A Tacoma

    Lookout Landing "Today the Mariners announced that C Joe Hudson, RHP Seth Frankoff, RHP Brady Lail, and C Joseph Odom were all outrighted off the 40-man roster and sent to Triple-A Tacoma. That puts the 40-man roster at 34 players, currently. Hudson and Lail..." October 20

  • Meat Loaf's 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' is the Best Baseball Song Ever

    The Big Lead "I was driving in my car recently when I hear Meat Loaf's Paradise By the Dashboard Light. It's a song I have heard many times in my life, but this time I was struck by the baseball portion of the song. Without basketball to distract me, I dove into a Meat Loaf wormhole. Not a..." October 16

  • MLB has zero positive COVID-19 tests for 47 consecutive days

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball and the MLBPA say there were no positive COVID-19 tests recorded among the remaining teams in the last week, bringing its streak of zero positive tests to 47 days. In the week beginning Oct. 9 and ending on Oct. 15, 5,026 samples were tested. " October 16

  • Future MLB general managers: Eight candidates who could eventually become your favorite team's next GM

    CBS Sports "The end of Major League Baseball's regular season means, among other things, the beginning of the hiring and firing season for the brain trust positions. Over the past handful of weeks, the Los Angeles Angels and Philadelphia Phillies have had their general manager roles..." October 16

  • Mallex Smith, Bryan Shaw, Jimmy Yacabonis Elect Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith and right-handers Bryan Shaw and Jimmy Yacabonis have elected free agency, Greg Johns of tweets. The Mariners outrighted all three players in September. Seattle had high hopes for Smith when..." October 15

  • Projected Arbitration Salaries For 2021

    MLB Trade Rumors "Matt Swartz has created a model to project salaries for arbitration eligible players, which we’ve been publishing at MLB Trade Rumors for ten years.  This winter, due to the pandemic and 60-game MLB season, there’s more uncertainty than ever with arbitration, as I..." October 15

  • Hyeon-Jong Yang Expected To Pursue MLB Opportunities This Winter "Kia Tigers lefty Hyeon-jong Yang is expected to explore offers from MLB teams this winter, Jeeho Yoo of South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency tweets. The former KBO MVP is wrapping up a two-year deal with the same Tigers club with which he’s spent the past 14..." October 14

  • The Looming Arbitration Battle

    MLB Trade Rumors "The pandemic has had a massive effect on MLB team revenues, which most expect to translate to a frigid free agent market.  More quietly, a related battle looms: salary arbitration. The first marker will be Wednesday, December 2nd.  That’s when teams must decide whether..." October 14

  • Predicting 1 Trade for Every MLB Team During the 2020 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "With the 2020 Major League Baseball season creeping closer to its end, it's not too soon to look ahead to the offseason. Because every team in the league took a financial hit amid the coronavirus pandemic-shortened season, clubs may prefer to find impact talent on the trade market..." October 13

  • MLB posting period for KBO players pushed back due to pandemic

    Yonhap News Agency "The posting period for South Korean baseball players hoping to reach the majors has been pushed back by nine days this year, a fallout from the coronavirus-interrupted season here. The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced Tuesday that clubs now have between Nov. 10 and Dec. 14..." October 13

  • 2021 MLB Draft order to be set by 2020 standings, per report; Pirates get No. 1 pick

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball has decided that the final draft order for 2021will be determined by reverse order of the 2020 final standings, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports. That's the typical way of ordering draft selections, and for some time it's been believed..." October 13

  • MLB, MLBPA announce COVID-19 test results "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today the latest COVID-19 testing results under MLB’s COVID-19 Health Monitoring & Testing Plan, through the end of Thursday, October 8th: MONITORING TESTING • Covered..." October 09

  • Forget the asterisk – MLB's 2020 champion will be totally legitimate

    USA Today "With Major League Baseball’s expanded playoff nearly whittled down to a final four, it’s time to make one thing clear. There’s no need for any asterisk. That symbol has dogged the game for more than a century, tied in an almost mythical sense to scandal or,..." October 09

  • Qualifying Offer Value Set At $18.9 Million

    Lone Star Ball "The qualifying offer to MLB free agents this offseason is increasing from the $17.8 million amount that was used for players becoming free agents after the 2019 season to $18.9 million for players after 2020, according to Evan Drellich on Twitter. This most likely doesn’t..." October 08

  • KBO’s Kiwoom Heroes To Post Ha-Seong Kim This Offseason

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Kiwoom Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization will post star shortstop Ha-Seong Kim for Major League clubs this winter, MLBTR has learned. He’d previously voiced a desire to be posted, and the team plans to honor those wishes this winter. All 30 Major League clubs will..." October 08

  • Mariners, Bullpen Coach Brian DeLunas To Part Ways "Mariners bullpen coach Brian DeLunas will not return next season, reports Corey Brock of the Athletic. As Brock notes, DeLunas originally joined the organization in a front-office capacity entering the 2018 season. He became the club’s bullpen coach last..." October 08

  • MLB Free Agency 2020 Big Board: Ranking the Top 25 Players Available

    Bleacher Report "The upcoming MLB free-agent class saw its most intriguing domino fall when Mookie Betts signed a 12-year, $365 million extension with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but there is still plenty of impact talent set to hit the open market. Catcher J.T. Realmuto, second baseman DJ..." October 07

  • Supreme Court clears way for class-action lawsuit from minor league players being paid below minimum wage

    CBS Sports "The United States Supreme Court is allowing a class-action lawsuit to proceed from minor-league baseball players who allege they are being paid less than the minimum wage. Attorney and former minor-league baseball pitcher Garrett Broshuis broke the news on Twitter on Monday morning...." October 05

  • 8 pitches that could dominate Division Series "A crazy Wild Card Series week is in the books, and amid all the nail biting, channel flipping and dinger celebrations, pitchers made their presence felt. Hitters combined to bat just .221, and with the scarcity of hits going around, they had to swing for the fences to score. Teams that..." October 04

  • Latest On Potential Playoff Expansion

    MLB Trade Rumors "To help compensate for the sport’s massive pandemic-driven revenue losses, MLB and the MLB Players Association agreed on a 16-team playoff field with a first-round, three-game wild card series for the 2020 season. That agreement covered this year only, but Commissioner Rob Manfred made..." October 03

  • Jerry Dipoto: Mariners Hope To Add “Three Or Four” Relievers In Offseason

    Seattle Times "Given the difficulties of trying to finish the shortened 2020 regular season and all the restrictions required, then factoring in the lack of a coronavirus vaccine and the inability to institute universal rapid testing, it’s illogical to assume the 2021 baseball season will return to..." October 01

  • Jerry Dipoto: Mariners playoff contention realistic in '21 "After seeing most of his team’s young nucleus take a solid step forward this season, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto believes the club is on schedule to make a strong push for the playoffs in 2021. Speaking on a postseason video call with the media on Monday, Dipoto said..." September 29

  • Likely 2021 MLB draft order gives Pittsburgh Pirates the No. 1 overall pick

    CBS Sports "While MLB has yet to announce the order of selections for the 2021 draft, at one point it was viewed as highly likely that it would be determined by the final 2020 standings.  According to the March agreement between MLB and the players association, commissioner Rob..." September 29

  • Shed Long Undergoes Surgery On Right Tibia

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners announced Monday that second baseman Shed Long underwent a “closed reduction intermedullary fixation of his right tibia on Sept. 22 to repair a stress fracture in his right shin.” He’s expected to be able to participate in Spring Training games next..." September 28

  • FINAL DAY! Clinches, tiebreakers in play "The final day of the 2020 regular season promises to be a wild one, with every game on the schedule beginning at 3 p.m. ET.. On Saturday, the Cubs clinched their first National League Central title since 2017 thanks to a Cardinals loss, and the Twins clinched home field in the American League..." September 27

  • Here are the many NL tiebreaker scenarios "The 2020 regular season is down to its final two days, and the Giants, Brewers, Phillies and Mets are all still fighting for a playoff spot in the National League. What if there's a tie for the last Wild Card spot? What if there's a three-way tie? What if there's..." September 26

  • Mariners Claim Ian Hamilton

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have claimed right-hander Ian Hamilton off waivers from the White Sox, per an announcement from Seattle. The White Sox designated Hamilton for assignment Sept. 18. Thanks in part to shoulder problems, the 25-year-old Hamilton – who attended high school and..." September 25

  • Mookie Betts, Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper Lead MLB's Best-Selling Jerseys for 2020

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts led all MLB players in jersey sales during the 2020 season in his first year with the team after a trade from the Boston Red Sox.  Betts was followed by the New York Yankees' Aaron Judge and Philadelphia..." September 25

  • Mariners' playoff drought extends to 19 seasons

    The News Tribune "The Mariners were eliminated from postseason contention Thursday, meaning the longest active playoff drought in professional sports will continue at least another season. Seattle (25-31) didn’t play, using a scheduled off day to travel to the Bay Area for its final four-game..." September 25

  • MLB made it to the end of its pandemic-ravaged season. Was it worth the toll?

    USA Today "So, that was something. Can we never do it again, please? Major League Baseball’s 60-game season has stumbled into its final weekend dazed but intact, like a wayward outfielder spun around by a fly ball, only to right himself at the last and haul in the ball at the..." September 24

  • How empty ballparks would have changed MLB history -- and could alter games this October

    ESPN "Humans are heat factories. If the average human being produces heat at a rate of 80ish watts, then 19 humans hunched together would radiate as much heat as my 1,500-watt space heater. Humans' surplus heat warms a housing project in Paris, a 13-story office building in..." September 24

  • Kyle Lewis or Luis Robert for AL Rookie of the Year?

    CBS Sports "For much of the 2020 season, the frontrunner for the AL Rookie of the Year has been the incredibly impressive center fielder Luis Robert. When we turned the calendar to September and the wunderkind was hitting .298/.348/.612 with excellent defense and baserunning -- not to mention playing..." September 23

  • What Were the Most Memorable Moments of the 2020 Season?

    Bleacher Report "It's MLB mailbag time once again, and this time around, we asked Bleacher Report app users to choose the most memorable moment of the 2020 MLB season. The results were a mix of individual achievements, impressive team performances, COVID-19 issues, a bold challenge to..." September 23

  • MLB's strange 2020 season gives players to freedom to shine – and connect with fans like never before

    USA Today "Go ahead, be honest. You didn’t really miss us in the media this year – the reporters and camera crews, banned from the clubhouse during the pandemic, who always manage to turn 32 flavorful quotes into a big scoop of vanilla. Instead,..." September 23

  • MLB Designates Independent Atlantic League As “Partner League”

    Ballpark Digest "The Atlantic League has been designated the first MLB Partner League, extending the independent circuit’s relationship in terms of rules testing into areas like joint marketing and promotional opportunities. Prior to the 2019 season, MLB and the Atlantic..." September 23

  • Breakout season for Mariners’ Dylan Moore cut short due to concussion

    ESPN 710 Seattle "Utility player Dylan Moore has been one of the brightest spots of a surprising Mariners season, but it will end a few days early. Moore has been placed on the seven-day concussion injured list after he was hit in the head by a fastball for the second time in less than a week in..." September 23

  • MLB's 2021 draft order expected to be based on 2020 standings

    The Score "As the shortened regular season nears its conclusion, it appears the worst teams in baseball have something to look forward to. MLB's 2021 draft order is highly likely to be determined by the results of the 2020 campaign, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan. " September 22

  • 2020-21 MLB Free Agents

    MLB Trade Rumors "The following players are projected to reach free agency after the 2020 MLB season.  Numbers in parentheses represent the age at which the player will play the 2021 season. Catchers Alex Avila (34) Drew Butera (37) Welington Castillo (34) Jason..." September 22

  • Higher-seeded team will receive World Series 'home-field advantage'

    Yardbarker "The Associated Press (h/t ESPN) confirmed on Monday that the highest seed playing in the World Series will serve as the "home team" and receive the final at-bats in Games 1 and 2 and, if necessary, Games 6 and 7.  Per an agreement between the league and..." September 22

  • Arizona Fall League Cancels Season

    Baseball America "In a normal world, the Arizona Fall League would have begun on Thursday. Instead, citing an abundance of caution in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the league has been officially canceled for 2020. Specifically, MLB did not believe the AFL's traditional facilities—Salt..." September 22

  • MLB, MLBPA commit $10 million to Players Alliance to promote increased Black participation in baseball

    CBS Sports "MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) on Monday announced a $10 million joint commitment to promote and enable increased Black participation in the sport of baseball at all levels. The commitment is being made through the Players Alliance, which comprises more than 100..." September 21

  • Crunch time: 7 things to watch in final week "There are playoff spots on the line, injuries to keep an eye on and home-field advantages up in the air. The Marlins are on the verge of pulling off what would amount to a little bit of a baseball miracle. The Cardinals would be in that conversation as well. The Mariners are still..." September 20