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Hisashi Iwakuma, making his first start since April 20, yielded five runs in five innings in Monday's 12-5 loss to the Tigers.

The first four runs each came as a result of a solo home run, hit by Nick Castellanos, Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez, and Yoenis Cespedes. Iwakuma allowed a single after the Cespedes home run in the sixth inning before departing. All told, he gave up eight hits, walked none, and struck out three. He now has a 7.17 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and a 14/3 K/BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings across four starts. Iwakuma will try to stabilize in his final start before the All-Star break, at home against the Angels.
Jul 7 - 1:42 AM

Logan Morrison went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run as the Mariners dropped Monday's contest against the Tigers.

Morrison's three-run blast off of Alfredo Simon in the fifth inning gave the Mariners a 5-3 lead, but it didn't last long. The first baseman has been subpar at the dish this year considering his position, as he is hitting .236/.308/.392 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI.
Jul 7 - 1:33 AM

Mariners released INF/OF Willie Bloomquist.

Bloomquist cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and the M's have officially cut him loose. It's possible the 37-year-old will call it quits after 14 major league seasons.
Jul 6 - 8:35 PM

Mariners optioned OF James Jones to Triple-A Tacoma.

Jones is hitless in 12 at-bats during a couple stints with the big club this season. He returns to a .260/.339/.358 line at Tacoma.
Jul 6 - 4:56 PM

Mariners activated RHP Hisashi Iwakuma from the 15-day disabled list.

The right-hander has been sidelined since late April due to a strained lat muscle. He also had a blister issue in his last rehab start, but manager Lloyd McClendon said that Iwakuma will not be under a strict pitch count Monday when he takes on the Tigers. Fantasy owners can probably feel free to go ahead and ride with him.
Jul 6 - 4:54 PM

According to Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, there will be "no restrictions" on Hisashi Iwakuma (lat) when he returns to start against the Tigers on Monday.

Iwakuma last started on April 20. While McClendon and the team are not placing any restrictions on Iwakuma, it's reasonable to assume that he'll be at least be relatively limited in the number of pitches he throws in his first few starts back. He sported a 6.61 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 11/3 K/BB ratio over 16 1/3 innings and three starts prior to the DL stint.
Jul 6 - 11:04 AM

Robinson Cano expects to be in the Mariners lineup on Monday after getting hit by a pitch on his ankle in Sunday's game.

There's still a chance that his ankle could swell on the trip back to Seattle, or the Mariners could give him a day to rest as a precaution, but expect to see him in the M's lineup for Monday's series opener against the Tigers.
Jul 5 - 8:28 PM

Fernando Rodney earned his 16th save of the season in Sunday's win over the A's, despite allowing a hit and a walk in the scoreless ninth.

If nothing else, Rodney certainly knows how to offer an entertaining ninth inning. Holding a 2-1 lead over the A's on Sunday, he recorded the first two outs in routine fashion. Then, the Fernando Rodney Save Experience swung into full effect, as he allowed an infield single to Josh Reddick and a walk to Ike Davis. He managed to retire Mark Canha on a grounder to end the game, but still. This is why the Mariners can't have nice things. Rodney is working to regain his role as closer, but it's clear to anybody watching that Fernando Rodney is who he is and will continue to pitch like Fernando Rodney. Loops of logic aside, he currently holds a 5.18 ERA and a 27/17 K/BB ratio over 33 innings while going 16-for-19 in save chances.
Jul 5 - 7:12 PM

Mike Montgomery continued to pitch well in Sunday's win over the A's, surrendering one run on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Montgomery had posted back-to-back complete game shutouts entering Sunday. While he didn't pitch to that level against the A's, he held his own, striking out two, walking one and allowing just a solo home run to Sam Fuld in the third inning. He has been fantastic over his first seven starts, pitching to a 1.62 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 31/13 K/BB ratio in 50 innings. Next up on the schedule, a home start against the Angels.
Jul 5 - 6:59 PM

Mariners sent OF Julio Morban outright to Double-A Jackson.

The move was made to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Morban is hitting just .179/.304/.299 in 21 minor league games this season, and is currently away from the team tending to a personal issue. He'll continue to function as organizational depth in the outfield.
Jul 4 - 3:09 PM

Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the backstop, being a day game after a night game. Jesus Sucre will draw the start behind the dish and bat ninth against Kendall Graveman and the Athletics.
Jul 4 - 2:10 PM

Mariners reinstated LHP David Rollins from the restricted list.

Rollins had to serve an 80-game suspension for use of performance-enhancing drugs. The Rule 5 pick appeared in seven games on his minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Tacoma, hurling 9 1/3 shutout innings. He'll work in middle relief for the M's.
Jul 4 - 12:52 PM

Mariners recalled RHP Mayckol Guaipe from Triple-A Tacoma.

The 24-year-old hurler has appeared in just one game for the Mariners this season, striking out a pair in 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. He'll function in middle or long relief during his time with the M's.
Jul 4 - 12:50 PM

Mariners recalled OF James Jones from Triple-A Tacoma.

The 26-year-old has appeared in seven games for the M's this season, going hitless in eight at-bats. He's likely only with the club as an extra bat for a few days until Hisashi Iwakuma returns from the disabled list on Monday.
Jul 4 - 12:48 PM

Hisashi Iwakuma (lat) will rejoin the Mariners rotation on Monday against the Tigers.

The right-hander has been sidelined since April 21 due to a strained lat muscle. In three starts with the M's before hitting the disabled list, he registered a 6.61 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 11/3 K/BB ratio across 16 1/3 innings.
Jul 4 - 9:23 AM


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