Player News - Mariners

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Jean Segura went 0-for-2 and swiped his third base of the spring as the Mariners were no-hit at the hand of the Angels in Cactus League play on Friday.

Segura reached base on catcher's interference in the fourth inning and deftly swiped second base, which was really the highlight offensively for the M's in this one. Segura has had a nice spring, hitting .308 with a pair of homers and six RBI in 26 at-bats.
Mar 24 - 10:45 PM

Ariel Miranda struggled in Friday's Cactus League loss to the Angels, surrendering four runs (three earned) on five hits over his four frames.

Miranda walked two and struck out two on the evening. The Angels pushed a pair of runs across in the second and tacked on another two in the third. He sports a troublesome 6.14 ERA on the spring and is expected to open the season in a long relief role for the M's.
Mar 24 - 10:39 PM

Kyle Seager slugged a two-run homer off Danny Duffy in the Mariners’ 4-3 win over the Royals in Cactus League action on Friday.

It was his first homer of the spring. While his brother received most of the attention last season, Kyle established new career-bests across the board last season, including 30 homers and 99 RBI. His .859 OPS was 71 points higehr than his previous career-high. He’s a rock-solid option at third base in mixed leagues.
Mar 24 - 7:00 PM

Hisashi Iwakuma yielded one run over 5 2/3 innings against the Royals on Friday.

Iwakuma blanked the Royals until Paulo Orlando led off the fifth with a homer. He struck out four and walked none. His last two Cactus League outings were very shaky, so this should restore some confidence going into the season. Still, he’s not the fantasy option he once was. He turns 36 in April and his strikeout and walk percentages are headed in the wrong direction.
Mar 24 - 7:00 PM

Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano aren't playing Friday due to a cold.

James Paxton and others are also under the weather, as there's an illness going around the Mariners' clubhouse. They should all be back up to speed shortly.
Mar 24 - 2:04 PM

Jarrod Dyson remains out of game action due to soreness in his legs.

He's been dealing with fatigue in his legs for a week now, although the Mariners think he'll be ready to play by Sunday. It doesn't sound like a big deal but is obviously worth tracking given how much of Dyson's value is derived from his legs. For what it's worth, the speedster is 5-for-5 on stolen base attempts this spring.
Mar 24 - 2:02 PM

James Paxton (illness) has been scratched from Friday's Cactus League start against the Royals.

Paxton is battling a head cold. He'll be replaced by Hisashi Iwakuma, who was originally scheduled to pitch a minor league game on Friday. This shouldn't impact Paxton's availability for the start of the regular season.
Mar 23 - 7:30 PM

Steve Cishek (hip) threw a 22-pitch bullpen session on Thursday.

It was the first time he's thrown off a mound this spring. Cishek threw at 80 percent effort and is scheduled for another pen session on Sunday. Cishek isn't going to be ready for Opening Day but should join the team as a setup man sometime in April. The right-hander lost his closer's gig to Edwin Diaz about midway through last season.
Mar 23 - 5:33 PM

Shawn O'Malley will need at least 10-14 days to fully recover from his appendectomy.

That puts O'Malley in a race against the clock for Opening Day. If O'Malley is unavailable, Taylor Motter would likely fill a utility role during his absence. O'Malley was hitting .278 with four steals in 16 Cactus League appearances before his appendectomy.
Mar 23 - 4:56 PM

Robinson Cano was scratched from Thursday's Cactus League game against the Giants with a head cold.

Mike Freeman will draw the start at second with Cano under the weather. Cano has gone 2-for-6 in two games since coming back from the World Baseball Classic. He shouldn't miss more than a day or two.
Mar 23 - 4:47 PM

Mariners optioned 1B Daniel Vogelbach to Triple-A Tacoma.

This comes as a stunner. Vogelbach was expected to platoon with Danny Valencia at first base but will instead begin in the minors after hitting just .228 with 19 strikeouts over 57 Cactus League at-bats. The 24-year-old went 1-for-12 with six strikeouts in his first taste of the big leagues last September. Obviously he needs a little more seasoning.
Mar 23 - 4:26 PM

Cody Martin was blasted for six runs on seven hits over 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Mariners’ Cactus League loss to the Angels.

He walked three and struck out one. Martin got blown up for four runs in the second inning and couldn’t make it through the third after giving up another run. His first inning wasn’t exactly smooth sailing either. Half the runs he allowed came on a three-run shot by Ben Revere, who has homered just six times in 748 major league appearances. Martin’s spring had been going well before Wednesday’s debacle (no earned runs over 9 2/3 innings). The 27-year-old is likely ticketed for Triple-A to begin the year.
Mar 22 - 8:24 PM

Shea Simmons (forearm) played catch on Wednesday.

Simmons likewise played catch on Tuesday. He is working his way back from a right forearm strain diagnosed in mid-March. With the season just around the bend, the 26-year-old right-hander will likely be placed on the disabled list to start unless he makes a quantum leap in his recovery over the next week-and-a-half.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 22 - 6:49 PM

Tony Zych (biceps) will pitch in a minor league game on Thursday.

Zych underwent bicep tendon transfer surgery in October. Thursday's minor league game will be his first action on the mound since undergoing that surgery. Assuming that appearance goes well, the 26-year-old right-hander could make his Cactus League debut in a few days. Should he need a little additional work before he joins the Mariners' pen, a disabled list stint to open the season is not out of the question.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 22 - 6:44 PM

Shawn O'Malley is back in camp after undergoing a successful appendectomy.

O'Malley's surgery took place on Tuesday. He should recover in about two weeks, but Opening Day is looking like it might be a ship passing in the night. Said manager Scott Servais, "The surgery went fine. He should recover and it won't be an issue. But obviously anytime you have a little surgery, it's going to take a little time to get him back." Prior to this unfortunately-timed surgery, the 29-year-old infielder was competing with Taylor Motter to serve as a utility bench piece for the Mariners during the coming campaign.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 22 - 5:19 PM


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