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Felix to be activated for start vs. Blue Jays

LeBlanc moves to long relief as Seattle employs 5-man rotation
@gregjohnsmlb
6:07 PM PDT

SEATTLE -- With Félix Hernández moving back into the rotation on Saturday, the Mariners are shifting veteran southpaw Wade LeBlanc into a long relief role in the bullpen and will stick with a five-man rotation for now, manager Scott Servais said Friday. Hernandez will be making his first start for

Bullpen overhaul complete as Gearrin claimed

Yankees acquire veteran right-hander, who was Seattle's last remaining arm from the Opening Day relief corps
@gregjohnsmlb
1:13 PM PDT

SEATTLE -- Mariners veteran reliever Cory Gearrin, the last remaining member of the bullpen that opened the season with Seattle, was claimed off waivers by the Yankees on Friday. The move opens a roster spot for Seattle to promote rookie left-hander Justus Sheffield, who will make his first Major League

Seattle can't close out Rays after 9th-inning rally

Magill blows save, but Mariners still finish road trip a solid 6-3
@Sportsgal25
August 21, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- They were down, they were up, and then the dust settled and they were left scratching their heads. And that was all just in the ninth inning during the Mariners’ 7-6 loss to the Rays in Wednesday’s series finale at Tropicana Field. • Box score The Mariners

5 AL West players with something to prove

A strong finish could turn around an underperforming campaign
@JesseSanchezMLB
August 22, 2019

For many players, their performance during the final six weeks of the regular season can set the tone for the season that follows. A strong finish down the stretch can inspire confidence and wipe out the memory of a poor start. It can make the offseason more enjoyable, especially for

Fraley makes MLB debut for Mariners in CF

Seattle's No. 8 prospect had huge year between Double-A and Triple-A
@Sportsgal25
August 21, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- Wednesday morning was a little surreal for Mariners outfielder Jake Fraley. As he sat in the visitors' dugout at Tropicana Field, he took a moment to lean out and point toward a wall of windows beyond the concourse in left field at the Rays’ home park. “I

Here are Mariners Players' Weekend nicknames

@gregjohnsmlb
10:38 AM PDT

SEATTLE -- Some are silly childhood names. Some are serious hat tips to departed friends and relatives. Some are obvious takeoffs on names or, in the case of Kyle Seager, simply “Seager.” • Every team’s Players’ Weekend nicknames But with the third annual Players' Weekend rolling out this weekend as

Kelenic homers twice for Arkansas

3:01 PM PDT

Here’s a look at the top performances of the past week by Mariners prospects in the Minor Leagues:

Each club's best Players' Weekend nickname

@williamfleitch
9:00 PM PDT

It’s Players' Weekend! And for many, the true fun of this annual event is in the names on the back of the uniforms. Baseball player culture has often discouraged (arguably to the game’s detriment) players from showing their true personalities, so this weekend gives them that opportunity. It lets you

Murphy continues hot hitting with two homers

Mariners catcher has five blasts during a seven-game hitting streak
@Sportsgal25
August 19, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- It didn’t take Tom Murphy long to make a good impression on the Mariners’ organization. It took him a fraction of that time to give the Rays a headache with another two-homer outburst on Monday night. Murphy is slashing .480/.519/1.200 with a double, a triple, five homers

Seager, Murphy lead Seattle to verge of sweep

Red-hot duo both hit a homer as Mariners win fourth straight game
@Sportsgal25
August 20, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- There were no dugout cartwheels on Tuesday night, no double back-to-back home run feats and no balls helped over the wall by the defense. But that doesn’t mean Tom Murphy and Kyle Seager didn’t still have a good time. “Those guys are really locked in right now,”

Every team's 2020 Spring Training schedule

August 19, 2019

Major League Baseball unveiled the full schedule for 2020 Spring Training presented by Camping World on Monday. The spring slate is set to begin with three games on Feb. 21, and 28 of the 30 Major League clubs in action for Grapefruit and Cactus League games the following day. The

Players' Weekend 2019: What you need to know

@castrovince
August 22, 2019

Players’ Weekend -- a time when charisma, color and creativity are celebrated with looser uniform rules -- returns this weekend across MLB. Here’s everything you need to know about the festivities in a handy FAQ format.

Seattle calls up No. 8 prospect Fraley

Prospect jumped to Triple-A in June, knocked 19 homers in the Minors
@DKramer_
August 20, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- Jake Fraley has earned his first Major League callup, one of the most prominent promotions in the Mariners’ self-professed “step-back season.” Fraley, the Mariners’ No. 8 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, will join the big league club in St. Petersburg, where its outfield-depleted roster is in the

MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week

August 19, 2019

MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible. No prospect has made more noise in 2019 than White Sox phenom Luis Robert, and that continued

Mallex's family gets to attend his return to lineup

@Sportsgal25
August 19, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- The last leg of the Mariners’ road trip began on Monday, and outfielder Mallex Smith was looking forward to the series opener against the Rays for a couple of reasons. First, the homecoming. Smith played 222 games for Tampa Bay between 2017-18 before the Rays traded him

Which jersey number will each team retire next?

@williamfleitch
August 18, 2019

There is something special, something immortal, about having your number retired. No matter what happens with your team, or the rest of your life really, no one will ever wear the number on their back that you did. It’s an almost indescribable honor. So, today, we take a look at

Kikuchi K's 8 en route to 2-hit shutout of Jays

Seager launches one of four Mariners homers, extending hit streak to 12 games
@gregjohnsmlb
August 18, 2019

TORONTO -- This was the Yusei Kikuchi the Mariners had been waiting to see over the past three months, the power left-hander who had looked so promising in the early going of his first season in the Majors. The 28-year-old rookie from Japan fired a two-hit shutout in Sunday’s 7-0

Longest home runs for every MLB team

Statcast measures farthest blast since 2015 for all 30 clubs
August 10, 2019

Ever since Babe Ruth launched Major League Baseball into the live-ball era with his awe-inspiring home runs, wowed fans have been asking: "How far did that ball go?" Teams had their own methods for estimating home run distance for nearly a century. But now, the launch of Statcast™ has given

Seager extends streak with game-winning HR

@gregjohnsmlb
August 17, 2019

TORONTO -- It took Kyle Seager awhile to get heated up this season, but the Mariners third baseman has carried Seattle’s offense of late and hit the go-ahead home run in Saturday’s 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Seager extended his hitting streak to 11 games with

Smith benched after baserunning blunders

Haniger experiencing sore lower back; Santana out of lineup for third straight game
@gregjohnsmlb
August 17, 2019

TORONTO -- The Mariners want Mallex Smith to be aggressive on the base paths, but there’s a time and place and after another poor decision on the timing in Friday’s 7-3 loss to the Blue Jays, the young outfielder found his place was on the bench for Saturday’s game at

Mariners see potential in loss to Blue Jays

Club hopes Lopes, others can replicate Toronto’s pipeline success
@gregjohnsmlb
August 16, 2019

TORONTO -- The Mariners looked into the future on Friday -- at least what they hope their future might look like -- as a youthful Blue Jays club loaded with rising young stars powered its way to a 7-3 victory over Seattle on the opening night of a three-game series

Mariners crack 14 hits en route to series win

Three takeaways from Seattle's victory over Detroit
@gregjohnsmlb
August 15, 2019

DETROIT -- The Mariners won’t win any prizes for beating a Tigers team with the worst record in the Majors, but they were plenty happy to head out of the Motor City with a 7-2 victory on Thursday afternoon. After dropping a 3-2 decision on Wednesday, Seattle returned to its

Guilbeau becomes 40th Mariners pitcher in '19

Brennan returns to IL with right shoulder inflammation
@gregjohnsmlb
August 15, 2019

DETROIT -- It was another day, another newcomer on Thursday for the Mariners as left-handed reliever Taylor Guilbeau was called up from Triple-A Tacoma for the afternoon series finale against the Tigers, with Seattle continuing its record-setting pace for players used in a season. Guilbeau replaced right-hander Brandon Brennan, who