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Dustin Ackley | Outfielder

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Dustin Ackley walked and homered in four plate appearances in the Mariners' 10-inning loss to the Dodgers on Monday.
Ackley clubbed a solo home run off of Brandon McCarthy in the fifth inning, one of the four homers the right-hander allowed to the Mariners' offense. Ackley is up to three home runs on the season along with a .353 average in 17 at-bats. Despite the hot start, Ackley has limited fantasy appeal since he doesn't do much other than hit for modest power and he's sharing left field playing time with Rickie Weeks. Apr 14 - 1:28 AM

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Dustin Ackley homered off Jered Weaver in the Mariners' win Monday.

Ackley likes to tease, but this was a nice start after a strong spring in which he hit .347/.407/.531 with just six strikeouts in 49 at-bats. His fantasy upside is limited while hitting low in the Mariners, since he's not much of a basestealer and since he no longer qualifies at second base. Still, if he takes a modest step forward, it'd be a big help to Seattle's chances.
Apr 6 - 7:39 PM

Dustin Ackley swatted his first Cactus League home run as the Mariners fell to the Padres on Sunday.

Ackley victimized Chris Rearick for the two-run shot in the seventh inning, pulling the M's to within three runs at 6-3. He also added a double, finishing the day 2-for-3. Set to serve as the M's primary left fielder, Ackley has had a terrific spring, hitting .366 (15-for-41) with 10 RBI.
Mar 29 - 10:06 PM

Dustin Ackley singled, walked, scored twice, and knocked in a run Saturday as the Mariners earned an 11-7 win over the White Sox.

Ackley singled in Logan Morrison in the fourth inning for his RBI. He had walked and scored in the previous inning. His numbers have been steadily improving since becoming an everyday player in 2012. Now in a left field platoon with Rickie Weeks, his numbers should get better facing right-handed pitching exclusively, but his fantasy value will take a big hit from reduced playing time.
Mar 7 - 6:40 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon acknowledged to reporters Monday that Dustin Ackley will be in a left-field platoon this season with Rickie Weeks.

Ackley has batted just .236/.295/.342 in his career against left-handed pitching so the M's will pair him with the right-handed-hitting Weeks, who was signed to a one-year, $2 million free agent contract last month. It's a bad situation for fantasy purposes.
Mar 2 - 10:37 AM

Mariners and OF Dustin Ackley avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.6 million contract.

He can earn an additional $50,000 if he gets to 500 plate appearances. Ackley batted .245/.293/.398 with 14 homers and 65 RBI over 143 games last season and is slated for left field duty in 2015.
Jan 16 - 2:54 PM

Dustin Ackley will visit a specialist to have his left ankle examined.

Ackley dealt with bone spurs in the ankle down the stretch. Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik doesn't think the outfielder will need surgery, but obviously more will be known after the exam. Ackley finished the season batting .245/.293/.398 with 14 homers and 65 RBI over 143 games.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 06:32:00 PM

Dustin Ackley had big night at the plate Friday against the Astros, going 2-for-4 with two solo home runs, a walk, and three runs scored.

It was the second multi-homer game of his career. Ackley came into Friday's action 3-for-35 (.086) this month. The Mariners and fantasy owners will have to hope that the big game will get him going again.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 01:15:00 AM

Dustin Ackley went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI as the Mariners' stomped the Angels 13-2 on Tuesday.

Ackley has missed a lot of time recently with bone spurs in his ankle. The injury makes it difficult for him to plant and pivot off the foot. So long as Ackley can tolerate the pain, he'll be in the lineup. He's now slashing .251/.298/.397 through 133 games.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 01:34:00 AM

Dustin Ackley is back in the Mariners' lineup Monday.

Ackley sat out the last two contests after his left ankle issue flared up, but he doesn't expect it to keep him out of action any more this season. It's possible that he'll require surgery over the offseason.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 06:50:00 PM

Dustin Ackley (ankle) is not in the Mariners' starting lineup Saturday against the Athletics.

Ackley played Friday but was out for a week prior due to bone spurs in his left ankle. He felt soreness again after his return. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon noted that he will be evaluated day-by-day.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 05:47:00 PM

Dustin Ackley is back in the Mariners' lineup Friday.

Ackley missed the last week of action due to bone spurs in his left ankle. It's possible that he'll require surgery over the offseason, but for now he'll try to gut it out through the final few weeks. He's batting .251/.300/.399 with 11 homers and 60 RBI for the Mariners this season.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 05:26:00 PM

The Mariners are hopeful Dustin Ackley (ankle) could be available by Friday.

Ackley has been dealing with bone spurs in his left ankle that have kept him out of the lineup since Saturday. Even if he's unavailable Friday, it seems as though Ackley will be back contributing in some fashion shortly thereafter.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 06:43:00 PM

Dustin Ackley remains a few days away from a return after an MRI showed bone spurs in his left ankle.

Ackley had surgery back in October of 2012 to remove a bone spur from the same ankle. It's not clear at this point whether he might eventually require another operation, but expect him for now to play through the issue after a few more days of rest.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 06:30:00 PM

Dustin Ackley (ankle) will undergo an MRI Monday.

Ackley will miss his second straight games Monday with a left ankle injury, but he doesn't think he'll miss much, if any more, time. The outfielder is hitting .291/.328/.497 since the All-Star break.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 06:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Seth Smith
2Justin Ruggiano
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Taijuan Walker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Carson Smith
7Tyler Olson
8Dominic Leone
9Edgar Olmos
10David Rollins