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Edwin Diaz collapsed Wednesday against the Orioles, yielding two runs and three walks before being lifted with two outs in the ninth inning.

Just 16 of the right-hander’s 37 pitches went for strikes. Manager Scott Servais decided he’d seen enough after Diaz hit Mark Trumbo with the bases loaded to bring in another run. Mark Rzepczynski came in to record the final out, striking out Chris Davis to preserve the Mariners’ 7-6 victory while earning his first save of the season. Diaz lost his closer’s job for a stretch earlier this year and could be headed that way again, particularly with David Phelps nearing a return from the disabled list.
Aug 16 - 8:11 PM

Marco Gonzales was tagged for nine hits and four runs over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Orioles.

He struck out one and didn’t walk anyone. Things were going just fine for Gonzales until the fifth when the Orioles exploded for three runs on five hits including an RBI triple by Craig Gentry. He also let in a run on a wild pitch. We’ll see how Gonzales fares in his next outing Tuesday against Atlanta.
Aug 16 - 8:09 PM

Guillermo Heredia left Wednesday's game against the Orioles after taking a pitch off his right forearm.

Heredia was struck by a pitch from Ubaldo Jimenez in the fifth inning. He ran for himself but was replaced by Jarrod Dyson to begin the bottom half of the frame. His X-rays came back negative and the Mariners are calling him day-to-day. Heredia went 1-for-2 with a double and a strikeout before exiting.
Aug 16 - 6:36 PM

David Phelps (elbow) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

If that goes well, Phelps will advance to a simulated setting before hopefully joining the Mariners midway through their upcoming road trip. When healthy, Phelps will occupy a setup role ahead of closer Edwin Diaz.
Aug 16 - 4:37 PM

Andrew Albers will make another start for the Mariners on Monday in Atlanta.

Albers looked good Tuesday night against the Orioles, allowing just one earned run over five innings to earn his first major league win since 2013. The 31-year-old left-hander had a sharp 2.61 ERA and 115/19 K/BB ratio over 120 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level and carries some fantasy streaming appeal for his next matchup versus the out-of-contention Braves.
Aug 16 - 2:32 PM

Mariners sent RHP Christian Bergman outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

Bergman was designated for assignment by Seattle on Tuesday and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 29-year-old right-hander owns a 5.56 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 199 career major league innings.
Aug 16 - 2:15 PM

Kyle Seager (illness) is out of the Mariners' lineup again on Wednesday.

Seager has a stomach virus and will miss his second consecutive game. Danny Valencia is starting at third base and batting sixth Wednesday afternoon against the Orioles and right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez.
Aug 16 - 1:22 PM

James Paxton (pectoral) hopes to begin playing catch this weekend.

Paxton remains in shutdown mode with a strained left pectoral muscle, but he told reporters Tuesday that he's feeling much better and he has a check-up exam scheduled for this Friday in Seattle. We should have a clearer picture about his timetable by Saturday. Paxton hit the disabled list on August 11 with a stellar 12-3 record, 2.78 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 138/33 K/BB ratio in 119 2/3 innings this season. The 28-year-old southpaw also missed time in May with a forearm strain.
Aug 16 - 9:01 AM

Guillermo Heredia finished 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

It wasn't all great, as he was nabbed on the base paths by Wade Miley. The Cuban import has hit safely in each of his past four outings, and eight of the past nine. He is 13-for-35 (.371) with five doubles and two RBI in nine games in the month of August, raising his average from .273 to .285.
Aug 16 - 3:18 AM

Jean Segura collected a pair of singles with an RBI across four at-bats in Tuesday's victory against Baltimore.

Segura has collected two or more hits in four of his past six outings, and he has hit safely in seven of his past eight outings. He continues to set the table rather nicely at the top of manager Scott Servais' lineup, slashing an impressive .316/.370/.413.
Aug 16 - 3:15 AM

Edwin Diaz worked a perfect ninth inning for his 26th save of the season on Tuesday against the Orioles.

Diaz threw eight of his 10 pitches in the tidy effort, bouncing back nicely after coughing up three earned runs and three walks in a non-save situation last time out against the Halos. He has converted eight consecutive save chances since his last blown opportunity July 22 against the Yankees.
Aug 16 - 3:12 AM

Andrew Albers allowed one earned run, six hits and one walk with four strikeouts over five innings in a win against the Orioles on Tuesday.

Albers was picked up from the Braves earlier in the month and if he keeps pitching like this he should stick around a while with the big club. If he takes another turn in the Seattle rotation he'll get a chance to work in Atlanta next Monday to try and make his former organization pay for dealing him.
Aug 16 - 3:10 AM

Kyle Seager is out Tuesday against the Orioles due to a stomach virus.

Consider him day-to-day. Danny Espinosa is starting at third base and batting eighth Tuesday versus Orioles left-hander Wade Miley.
Aug 15 - 6:47 PM

Kyle Seager is not in the Mariners' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Orioles.

It's a planned breather for the left-handed-hitting third baseman. Danny Espinosa will handle the hot corner and bat eighth versus O's southpaw Wade Miley.
Aug 15 - 6:13 PM

Mariners purchased the contract of LHP Andrew Albers from Triple-A Tacoma.

Albers will make a spot start for Seattle on Tuesday night against the visiting Orioles. He was rocking a 2.61 ERA and 115/19 K/BB ratio through 120 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level, but the 31-year-old southpaw was pitching in independent ball a year ago and is not a recommended fantasy streamer versus Baltimore.
Aug 15 - 5:46 PM


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