MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

West notes: Rockies' quiet run-up to camp, Kyle Lewis surgery

After making several bullpen moves and addressing their catching situation, the Rockies have had a quiet run-up to camp. It has long been wondered, though, whether the organization might yet add another player, particularly given the ongoing lack of clarity at first base. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports on the state of affairs as camp opens. Ian Desmond says he has been...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
52 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/20/18: Injury Updates, J.D. Martinez, and Jarrod Dyson

Happy Tuesday! Good morning everyone and Happy day-after-President’s Day. Spring training games are just around the corner and big name free agents are finally signing deals. Let’s get to what you may have missed. In Mariners news... If you haven’t heard about Mariners prospect Braden Bishop’s initiative to raise money for Alzheimer’s in honor of his mom, get learnt and...
Via Lookout Landing
1 hour ago

Archie Bradley welcomes Jarrod Dyson with perfect tweet

Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley welcomed his newest teammate with a perfectly worded tweet.On Monday, Arizona lost out on free agent slugger J.D. Martinez when it was reported he had agreed to terms on a five-year deal with the Red Sox. However, the Diamondbacks made quick work filling the void in their outfield by signing speedster Jarrod Dyson.After hearing the news of both...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phelps hoping for healthy season in Mariners' bullpen

When Seattle traded for reliever David Phelps last July, Mariners manager Scott Servais believed his team was adding a player that could help the team reach the postseason.
Via ESPN
15 hours ago

Mariners notebook: Dipoto gives injury updates on Healy, Ramirez and Lewis

PEORIA, Ariz.–I am sure the last thing Jerry Dipoto wanted to be talking about in his first meeting of the spring with reporters was injuries but with two Mariners down and the recent surprise surgery news on a young player, injury updates were the prime topic of discussion. In the case of Ryon Healy who last week underwent surgery to remove a bone spur in his hand, Dipoto is optimistic...
Via MyNorthwest.com
15 hours ago

Lewis sidelined following minor knee surgery

Outfielder Kyle Lewis, the Mariners' top-ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline, is not among the 40-plus players who began a Minor League mini-camp at the club's Peoria Sports Complex on Monday, as general manager Jerry Dipoto said he's recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his balky right knee.
Via Mariners.com
15 hours ago

Source: D-backs, OF Dyson agree to 2-year deal

Free-agent outfielder Jarrod Dyson and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed on a two-year deal, a source told ESPN.
Via ESPN
17 hours ago

MLB spring training 2018: Three things on the Mariners' to-do list

The Mariners thought they were going to be a playoff team last season and they once again feel they are on the cusp heading into this year.
Via Sporting News
21 hours ago

Mariners reliever Dan Altavilla on his journey to the big leagues

The Mariners’ opening night game against the Cleveland Indians is just over a month away, but 710 ESPN Seattle’s Danny, Dave and Moore are already gaining some insight into this year’s clubhouse. This time, reliever Dan Altavilla joined the trio to catch up from Spring Training in Peoria. “We have a lot of depth,” Altavilla said of this year’s bullpen. “A lot of guys that can go...
Via MyNorthwest.com
22 hours ago

Drayer: Mariners switch things up to promote rest and recovery

Greetings from Peoria on a surprisingly cool and drizzly Arizona Monday morning. For those of you headed this direction, pack sleeves and perhaps a jacket. Temperatures are expected to hover around 60 degrees this week, topping out at 68 on Sunday. Somehow we will survive. The Mariners’ position players are due to report Monday for physicals, and Tuesday the full squad takes the...
Via MyNorthwest.com
22 hours ago

Opening Day starter for Mariners TBD

For the past nine years, choosing an Opening Day starter has generally been a foregone conclusion for the Mariners. Felix Hernandez has handled those duties every season since 2009, the longest active streak of any pitcher in the Major Leagues.
Via Mariners.com
22 hours ago

40 in 40: Nick Vincent

Traded to the Mariners for cash considerations, Nick Vincent has become one of the most valuable setup men in baseball. I’m part of a group message called “Ners Enthusiasts,” in which a few friends and I share our enthusiasm for the Ners. During games in which Nick Vincent made an appearance, which darn near felt like every other game, the mood of the chat would always shift towards...
Via Lookout Landing
22 hours ago

Meet the 2018 Mariners NRIs: Catchers

An old hand, a new hand, and a Rule 5 pick not named Mike Ford Each year as spring training approaches, most big league clubs will have a crop of non-roster invitees that join the guys on the 40-man roster at big league camp. Typically, that group is made up of some combination of top organizational prospects who have had a year or two of minor league experience, and major league...
Via Lookout Landing
23 hours ago

It Appears Seattle Will Get An NHL Team, But What Should It Be Named?

For once, it looks like the sports gods are shining down on the city of Seattle. The ownership group of David Bonderman and film producer Jerry Bruckheimer officially applied for Seattle to receive an expansion team, and paid the $10 million expansion fee that came with it. While nothing is totally set in stone, it sure looks like Seattle will one day be home to the NHL’s 32nd team...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago

Povse confident during second Majors camp

It's only been one session off the bullpen mound so far, but manager Scott Servais likes what he sees from Max Povse in his initial work and said the lanky right-hander appears more comfortable as he's returned to a starting role this spring.
Via Mariners.com
1 day ago

Mariners 1B Healy has surgery, out 4-6 weeks

The Mariners announced Thursday that first baseman Ryon Haley underwent surgery to remove a bone spur in his right hand and will be out approximately four to six weeks.
Via ESPN
4 days ago

Ryon Healy out four to six weeks following hand surgery

The Mariners announced today that first baseman Ryon Healy underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his right hand and will be sidelined for four to six weeks. Depending on which end of that timeline Healy’s recovery ultimately falls, the procedure could put his opening day status in jeopardy. Healy underwent the procedure yesterday and is beginning rehab immediately, per the...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs sign RHP Shae Simmons

The Cubs have signed righty Shae Simmons to a split contract, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports (Twitter links).  The deal will pay Simmons $750K if he cracks Chicago’s Major League roster, and $120K if he remains in the minors.  The contract will be official once Simmons passes a physical, according to MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat. The Cubs have signed righty Shae Simmons to a split...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Three Free Agents to target

With Spring Training right around the corner, the focus in the baseball world has been the large amount of free agents who remain unsigned.  For the Seattle Mariners, this is a perfect time to strike and add a couple of players to their roster.  The Astros won the World Series last season, and the Angels, who finished above Seattle in the A.L. West standings last season, has gotten...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners need James Paxton to step up as staff ace

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has built quite a reputation with regard to being aggressive on the trade market. And to a degree, it’s been more of the same story this winter.While this offseason has been historically slow, Dipoto was quick to acquire Ryon Healy and Dee Gordon to fortify the team’s offense. If he had his way, they also would’ve landed Japanese sensation...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Edgar Martinez on Hall of Fame: ‘It’s looking good for next year’

Edgar Martinez has an optimistic outlook regarding his Hall of Fame future.The former Seattle Mariners DH did not make the Hall of Fame this year, but he was very close by receiving 70.4 percent of the needed 75 percent. He told Seattle Times Mariners reporter Ryan Divish that he thinks “it’s looking good for next year.” Just like Martinez says, it’s trending up for him. Consider...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Edgar Martinez Takes Part in Women’s March

As if you couldn’t love Edgar Martinez any more…dude spent his Saturday marching alongside his wife and daughters. That’s right, the Seattle Mariners legend (and should be Hall of Famer) joined millions cross the country and hit the street in support of women’s rights. It’s always nice to see one of baseball’s good guys choosing to be on the right side of history.
Via The Sports Daily
January 21, 2018  |  Discuss

Cooperstown 2018: Kevin Millwood

KEVIN MILLWOODFirst Year on BallotPLAYING CAREER: Atlanta Braves (1997–2002), Philadelphia Phillies (2003–2004), Cleveland Indians (2005), Texas Rangers (2006–2009), Baltimore Orioles (2010), Colorado Rockies (2011) and Seattle Mariners (2012)ACHIEVEMENTS: Compiled a 169-152 record with 2083 strikeouts and a 4.11 ERA in 16 Major League seasons. Threw a no-hitter in 2003. Pitched...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 09, 2018  |  Discuss

Cooperstown 2018: Edgar Martinez

EDGAR MARTINEZ Ninth Year on Ballot (58.6% last year) PLAYING CAREER:  Seattle Mariners (1987–2004) ACHIEVEMENTS:  Career batting average of .312 and 2247 hits.  309 home runs and 1261 RBI.  Seven-time All-Star selection (1992, 1995-1997, 2000-2001 and 2003).  In 2004, Major League Baseball renamed the Outstanding Designated Hitter Award in Martinez’s honor. A five-time winner...
Via The Sports Daily
January 06, 2018  |  Discuss

Mariners now own longest playoff drought

With the Buffalo Bills clinching a postseason berth for the first time in 17 years, the Seattle Mariners now hold a distinct honor. Of course, it’s not one any team wishes to hold. But the Mariners now own the longest major-league playoff drought of any North American sports franchise.After a historic 116-win season in 2001, Seattle would fall to the Yankees in the ALCS, 4-1. And...
Via The Sports Post
January 01, 2018  |  Discuss
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