Seattle Mariners

Seattle Mariners

Player News - Mariners

Date: Team: Pos:

Kyle Seager is not in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

Seager has struggled mightily in the early going, hitting just .161/.288/.232 with no homers. He's getting a breather while Willie Bloomquist fills in at third base. The M's are also resting Mike Zunino, as John Buck is handling the catching duties.
Apr 20 - 9:43 AM

Marines optioned OF James Jones to Triple-A Tacoma.

Jones was only up with the big club for a few days but managed to record his first major league hit in his lone plate appearance. He should be back later this summer.
Apr 20 - 9:31 AM

Mariners recalled RHP Brandon Maurer from Triple-A Tacoma.

Maurer will get the start on Sunday versus the Marlins, replacing Blake Beavan (shoulder) in the rotation. The right-hander was pitching mostly as a reliever at Tacoma and will be on a limited pitch count. He can go unowned in fantasy leagues.
Apr 20 - 9:29 AM

Roenis Elias was shelled for six runs -- four earned -- in 5 2/3 innings Saturday as the Mariners fell to the Marlins.

Elias didn't have much working and wound up yielding eight hits and issuing five walks in his five-plus frames. The 25-year-old left-hander watched his ERA jump from 2.16 to 3.22, and he'll carry a 1-2 record into his next scheduled outing at home against the Rangers. It's one to avoid for fantasy purposes.
Apr 19 - 9:38 PM

Brad Miller's struggles continued in Friday's loss to the Marlins, going 0-for-5 with an RBI.

The 24-year-old shortstop is now hitting just .203/.247/.377 through his first 16 games and has posted a 19/2 K/BB ratio. With Nick Franklin recalled from Triple-A, Miller will need to show something with the bat soon or he could start to lose a hold on his starting shortstop gig.
Apr 18 - 10:29 PM

Abraham Almonte doubled, tripled and scored a pair of runs in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

He finished the night 2-for-5. He's now riding a five game hitting streak (7-for-22) that has seen his average climb from .217 to .246. With another pair of strikeouts on Friday though, he has now whiffed 25 times in his first 69 at-bats.
Apr 18 - 10:27 PM

Chris Young was hit hard in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday, allowing four runs on seven hits in just three innings.

Young also issued three free passes and didn’t strike out a batter. While his 3.27 ERA looks alright, he has struggled with his command, posting a 1.55 WHIP and 4/6 K/BB ratio through his first 11 innings. He’s probably best left on the waiver wire, even with a juicy matchup at home against the Astros on tap for Wednesday.
Apr 18 - 10:24 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Friday that Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) will "probably" begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday at Triple-A Tacoma.

Iwakuma had a successful simulated game Friday and will throw one more bullpen session Sunday before beginning a rehab assignment. It's not clear at this point how many rehab starts the right-hander will need, but his early May timetable still appears to be a realistic goal.
Apr 18 - 3:59 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed Friday that Brandon Maurer will be recalled to start on Sunday in Miami.

Maurer began the season in Triple-A Tacoma's bullpen but was moved into the rotation last week and boasts a 2.16 ERA with a whopping 17 strikeouts over his first 8 1/3 innings. He only went two innings in his lone start for Tacoma, so his pitch count will obviously be limited Sunday.
Apr 18 - 3:50 PM

Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) is on pace to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Tacoma on April 23.

Iwakuma had a successful simulated game Friday and is scheduled for one more bullpen session Sunday before being cleared for game action. It's not clear at this point how many rehab starts the right-hander will need, but he remains on pact for an early May return.
Apr 18 - 3:05 PM

Franklin Gutierrez on Friday reiterated his desire to return to playing next season.

Gutierrez decided in February to take all of the 2014 season off as he focuses on his health. The outfielder averaged just 58 games played per season from 2011-13 due to a variety of health issues and over the winter was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. He'll turn 32 next February and will surely have to settle for a minor league deal next offseason.
Apr 18 - 2:27 PM

Brandon Maurer is the most likely candidate to start for the Mariners on Sunday in Miami.

Taijuan Walker (shoulder) had a setback and Blake Beavan (shoulder) joined him on the disabled list, so the M's are looking for another starter. Maurer began the season in Triple-A Tacoma's bullpen but was moved into the rotation last week and boasts a 2.16 ERA with a whopping 17 strikeouts over his first 8 1/3 innings. He only went two innings in his lone start for Tacoma, so his pitch count would obviously be limited Sunday.
Apr 18 - 11:51 AM

Erasmo Ramirez was touched up for five runs over just two innings of work in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

Ramirez gave up six hits -- including a home run -- while walking two. He was relieved after allowing a leadoff double to Kevin Kouzmanoff in the third. The young right-hander had an excellent outing in his season debut but has since put up three clunkers and is sitting with a 7.50 ERA. We're still fans of Ramirez, but after last year's disappointment we can't blame fantasy owners for being impatient. He'll try to bounce back next week against the Astros.
Apr 17 - 7:00 PM

Robinson Cano belted his first homer as a Mariner Thursday -- a three-run shot -- in a loss to the Rangers.

It was Cano's only hit in five trips to the plate, but it was a big one as it began a six-run rally in the third inning to give the M's a short-lived lead. Cano has driven in eight runs in his first 15 games with Seattle but has just three extra-base hits and is sporting a rather pedestrian .271/.333/.356 batting line.
Apr 17 - 6:53 PM

Ji-Man Choi has been suspended 50 games by MLB for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

The positive test was for Methandienone. Choi was added to the 40-man roster in November after hitting .295/.394/.535 with 18 home runs and 85 RBIs in 122 games last season between three levels in the minors. Baseball America ranked him as the team's No. 25 prospect over the winter. He'll now be sidelined until the summer.
Apr 17 - 5:06 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    NFL Draft: Bortles at No. 1?

    NFL Draft: Bortles at No. 1?
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Panthers

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Panthers
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Saints

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Saints
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Falcons

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Falcons
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Bucs

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Bucs
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Colts

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Colts
  •  
    Draft: Overrated/Underrated

    Draft: Overrated/Underrated
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Titans

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Titans