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Mariners celebrate African American Heritage Day August 19

Pregame ceremony, ticket special and Mariners "42" cap are part of recognition

The Seattle Mariners are celebrating the contributions of African Americans to the Northwest community on Sunday, August 19, during a pregame ceremony before the Mariners take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (1:10pm start).

A special online-only ticket offer is available at Mariners.com/AfricanAmerican. Each ticket purchased through the offer comes with a special Mariners cap that features the number 42, in tribute to Jackie Robinson, who "broke baseball's color barrier" 71 years ago. A portion of each ticket sold through this special online-only offer will benefit New Beginnings Christian Fellowship.

The Seattle Mariners are celebrating the contributions of African Americans to the Northwest community on Sunday, August 19, during a pregame ceremony before the Mariners take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (1:10pm start).

A special online-only ticket offer is available at Mariners.com/AfricanAmerican. Each ticket purchased through the offer comes with a special Mariners cap that features the number 42, in tribute to Jackie Robinson, who "broke baseball's color barrier" 71 years ago. A portion of each ticket sold through this special online-only offer will benefit New Beginnings Christian Fellowship.

During a pregame ceremony, these notable African Americans will be honored:

Reverend Doctor Leslie D. Braxton, Senior Pastor New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, Kent. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Puget Sound, Master of Divinity from the Colgate Rochester Divinity School and Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary, Reverend Braxton served at First Shiloh Baptist Church of Buffalo, New York (1987-1999), before returning home to the Puget Sound area to Mount Zion Baptist Church in Seattle (1999-2005) . In 2005, he became pastor at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship (2005-present). Dr. Braxton is an avid promoter of social justice, educational excellence, physical and emotional health and well-being and community involvement.

Juanita Grant, Seattle Mariners and longtime loaned executive to United Way of King County. Juanita came to Seattle in 1962 with her husband Willie when he was hired to work at The Boeing Company. As she raised her family, Juanita became active in the community and was involved with numerous causes around social justice. She served on the Washington State Displaced Homemakers Advisory Committee; King County Civil Rights Commission; Washington State Civil Rights Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission; Western Regional Chair of Soroptimist International n, Human Rights and Status of Women; Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging and Disability Services; and South King County United Way. In 1999, Juanita joined her husband Willie, who had retired after a long career at Boeing, as members of the Mariners Safeco Field Game Day staff. Over the years, she has fulfilled many roles within the organization and served for over 10 years as a Mariners loaned executive to United Way of King County.

Racquel Russell, Vice President of Government Relations/Social Impact/Community Engagement, Zillow Group. Racquel graduated with honors from University of Miami (FL) and received a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School. Her professional career has included policy expertise to the National Governors Association, Legislative Counsel to U.S. Senator Tom Carper (Delaware), Deputy Assistant to President Barack Obama, and Senior Vice President at GMMB's Seattle office, where she provided strategic counsel to nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. As Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs for the Zillow Group, Russell was chief architect of the organization's first-ever social impact program, The Home Project, and leads all efforts around civic and community engagement, social impact programming and government relations.

Karen A. Wilkins-Mickey, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Alaska Airlines. Before joining the Alaska Air Group, Wilkins-Mickey worked in various industries including Finance and Technology. As Alaska Airlines first Director of Diversity & Inclusion, she takes pride in helping people find their passion and mentors them to reach their full potential. Wilkins-Mickey earned a B.A. in Communications from California State University, Chico. She lives in Bothell with her husband and two children.

Michael Morgan, Co-founder and Managing Partner WM Legacy Investments, former Seattle Seahawks linebacker. Morgan received a B.S. in Policy Planning and Development at the University of Southern California where he also played football. Morgan signed with the Seahawks in 2011. During a seven-year NFL career, he helped the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl championship (2013). After retiring from football, Morgan co-founded WM Legacy Investments, a real estate company that specializes in multi-family properties and development. Morgan is committed to helping youth attain their greatness and volunteers with eMODE, a math enrichment program, as well as Rainier Athletes, where he serves as a mentor.

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Mariners recall right-hander Christian Bergman from Triple-A Tacoma

Seattle places left-hander James Paxton on the 10-day disabled list

OAKLAND, Calif. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves;

·         Christian Bergman, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.

OAKLAND, Calif. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves;

·         Christian Bergman, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.

·         James Paxton, LHP, placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left forearm contusion.

Bergman (#56) will be in uniform and available for today's (12:35 pm PT) game vs. the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum.

Bergman, 30, is in his 2nd stint with the Mariners this season (also: 5/16-17 and 7/13). He has made 2 spot starts this season, going 0-1 with a 3.97 ERA (5 ER, 11.1 IP) with 5 strikeouts and 2 walks. On May 16 vs. Texas, he tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits while striking out 5. In 23 games (22 starts) with AAA Tacoma this season, he is 7-9 with a 5.44 ERA (75 ER, 124.0 IP) with 100 strikeouts and 33 walks.

Bergman has appeared in parts of five Major League seasons with Colorado (2014-16) and Seattle (2017-c), compiling a record of 11-15 with a 5.49 ERA (130 ER, 213.0 IP) with 128 strikeouts and 48 walks in 70 games (25 starts). The native of Glendale, CA, was originally selected by Colorado in the 24th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of UC Irvine. He made his Major League debut with the Rockies on June 9, 2014 vs. Atlanta.

Paxton, 29, was struck on the left forearm by a line drive (off the bat of Jed Lowrie) in the 1st inning of last night's game in Oakland. He underwent a precautionary x-ray, which was negative, and was diagnosed with a severe contusion. He was previously on the disabled list July 13-30 with lower back inflammation.

This season he has compiled a record of 10-5 with a 3.68 ERA (57 ER, 139.1 IP) with 176 strikeouts and 37 walks in 24 starts this season for Seattle. Among Major League leaders, he ranks 8th in strikeouts and 6th in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (11.37/176 K, 139.1 IP). The 6-4, 235-pound left-hander has struck out 10-or-more batters in 7 starts this season, T4th-most in the Majors. Paxton pitched the 6th no-hitter in Mariners history on May 8 at Toronto. He became the first American League pitcher to record a 16-strikeout game (5/2 vs. OAK) and a no-hitter in the same season since Nolan Ryan in 1991. 

The Ladner, British Columbia, Canada, native is 40-25 with a 3.38 ERA (211 ER, 561.1 IP) with 585 strikeouts and 163 walks in 98 career starts. Paxton was selected by Seattle in the 4th round of the 2010 MLB Draft and has spent 8 years in the Mariners organization, including parts of 6 Major League seasons.

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Seattle Mariners Homestand Highlights

August 17-22, 2018: Los Angeles Dodgers & Houston Astros

Ceremonial First Pitches
•   Friday, August 17 -- Angie Mentink, ROOT SPORTS anchor, cancer survivor.
•   Monday, August 20 -- Members of the band Alice In Chains 

Special Presentation
•   Monday, August 20 -- During a special pregame ceremony, the Mariners will pay tribute to four new members of the Washington State Sports Hall of Fame: heptathlete Kelly Blair LaBounty; Dan Dugdale, "The Father of Professional Baseball" in Washington; Albert Johnson, Kentucky Derby-winning jockey, trainer and track official; Louise Mazzuca, fastpitch softball pioneer.

Ceremonial First Pitches
•   Friday, August 17 -- Angie Mentink, ROOT SPORTS anchor, cancer survivor.
•   Monday, August 20 -- Members of the band Alice In Chains 

Special Presentation
•   Monday, August 20 -- During a special pregame ceremony, the Mariners will pay tribute to four new members of the Washington State Sports Hall of Fame: heptathlete Kelly Blair LaBounty; Dan Dugdale, "The Father of Professional Baseball" in Washington; Albert Johnson, Kentucky Derby-winning jockey, trainer and track official; Louise Mazzuca, fastpitch softball pioneer.

Friday, August 17 vs. Dodgers (7:10pm)

Fireworks Night -- Get the weekend started with a bang as T-Mobile presents the fourth of five postgame fireworks shows at Safeco Field. The pyrotechnics have been set to the soundtrack of songs that will have everyone singing along. 

Premera Steals for the Cure Night -- Join the Mariners and Premera Blue Cross to help find a cure for breast cancer. During the 2018 season, Premera is donating $500 for every base a Mariners player steals to Susan G. Komen of Puget Sound. Specially priced tickets for the game come with a pink Mariners cap. The cost is $32 for View Level and $50 for Main Level with a portion of the proceeds from each ticket benefitting Komen of Puget Sound. Deadline to purchase tickets through this special online only offer is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 16, only at Mariners.com/StealsForACure

Seattle University Night -- Seattle University alumni, faculty and staff are invited to a night at Safeco Field. Specially priced tickets come with a T-shirt, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold through the offer benefits Seattle University Alumni. Tickets are $34 for View Level and $57 for Main Level. Deadline to purchase tickets through the special online only offer is 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 17 at Mariners.com/SeattleU.

Salute to Those Who Serve -- The Mariners and Holland America Line pay tribute to the Lore family for their services to our nation through the U.S. Military. The presentation will be prior to the fireworks show.

Favorite Things Auctions -- Mariners Wives have assembled various items their husbands love and are auctioning them off to benefit Mariners Care, the team's nonprofit foundation. The items include a treasure trove of autographed items, some game used, as well as gift cards, music, movies, hobbies and favorite snacks and beverages. Items will be on display near Section 128 on the Main Level and available for bid through the sixth inning.

Deal of the Day -- 22oz sodas for $2 (regularly $5.75) at all concessions stands. Offer is good from the time the gates open until the end of the game. Limit of two items per person per transaction.

Saturday, August 18 vs. Dodgers (7:10pm)

Mariners T-Shirt Night -- The first 15,000 fans through the gates will receive a teal green Mariners T-shirt, courtesy of SATO.

Mariners Care Silent Auction -- Fans can bid on memorabilia from Mariners players and Pearl Jam during a special Mariners Care Silent Auction. Items will be on display at Section 128 of the Main Level. Bidding will close at the end of the 6th inning. All proceeds will benefit the band's Vitalogy Foundation's homelessness relief efforts.

Deal of the Day -- Bags of peanuts are $2 at all concessions stands (a $6 value). Offer is good from the time the gates open until the end of the game. Limit of two items per person per transaction.

Sunday, August 19 vs. Dodgers (1:10 pm)

African American Heritage Day -- The Mariners pay tribute to a group of notables who have made a significant contribution to our community. The honorees are Rev. Dr. Leslie Braxton, Juanita Grant, Racquel Russell, Karen Wilkins-Mickey and Michael Morgan. Specially priced tickets are available through an online only offer. Each ticket comes with a #42 cap in tribute to Jackie Robinson, and a portion of the proceeds of each ticket sold through the special offer will benefit New Beginnings Christian Fellowship. Tickets are $29 for View Level and $39 for Main Level and are available only at Mariners.com/AAHD. Deadline to purchase through the special online only offer is 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 17.

Amulet Day -- Join the Seattle Mariners and author/illustrator Kazu Kibuishi for a special day at the ballpark. Tickets are $25 for View Level seats and come with a limited edition Mariners Amulet T-shirt designed by Kazu Kibuishi and a pregame meet and greet with the author of the popular graphic novel series about the adventures of a young girl who discovers a magical amulet. Tickets are available online only at Mariners.com/Amulet. Deadline to purchase through this special offer is 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 17.

National Parks Day -- Join the National Park Service and the Seattle Mariners in kicking off the celebration for National Park Service Founder's Day, which is commemorated each year on August 25. Enjoy discounted seating to watch the Mariners take on the Dodgers. Tickets are available online only at Mariners.com/NationalParks. The price is $24 for View Level and $34 for Main Level. The deadline to purchase tickets for this online only offer is 5:00 p.m., Friday, Agust 17.

Salute to Those Who Serve -- The Mariners and Holland America Line pay tribute to the men and women who serve our nation in the U.S. Military. Midway through the 4th inning, Lt. Col. Kimberly Ford, U.S. Air Force Reserve, will be introduced.

Kids Run Around the Bases -- All kids, 14 and younger, are invited to stick around after the game to run around the bases, courtesy of KeyBank.

Deal of the Day -- Cracker Jack (regularly $6) is available at all concessions stands for $2. Offer is good from the time the gates open until the end of the game. Limit of two items per person per transaction.

Monday, August 20 vs. Astros (7:10pm)

Washington State Sports Hall of Fame -- The Mariners will pay tribute to four pioneers in sports, all inductees to the Washington State Sports Hall of Fame. The honorees are Dan Dugdale, who owned several professional baseball teams in the Northwest and built Dugdale Park in 1907, the West Coast's first double-decker ballpark; Kelly Blair LaBounty, a Prosser High graduate who was called "the best schoolgirl athlete ever in the state." A three-sport athlete, LaBounty was a national champion heptathlete and two-time track & field Olympian (1996, 2000); Albert Johnson was one of the nation's premier jockeys of the 1920s whose mounts twice won the Kentucky Derby and went on to a career as a trainer and track official; Louise Mazzuca, a pioneer in fastpitch softball in the pre-Title IX era, threw 35 career no-hitters and nine perfect games. 

Alice In Chains Night -- Seattle natives Alice In Chains, known for hits like "Man in a Box,' and "Them Bones," celebrate the release of their new record, Rainer Fog, with a special event at the ballpark. Specially priced tickets are available for $45 and come with an Alice In Chains Mariners T-shirt, a pregame listening party and a Rainier Fog CD. Tickets are available online only at Mariners.com/AliceInChains. Deadline to purchase through the online only offer is noon, Monday, August 20.

Game of Thrones -- Join fellow fans in celebrating Game of Thrones® Night. Receive a Game of Thrones® Night bobblehead and get the chance to sit on the Iron Throne when you purchase through this special online only offer. Tickets are $35 for View Level and $49 for Main Level. Deadline to purchase through this special offer is noon, Monday, August 20, only at Mariners.com/GameOfThrones.

Korean Heritage Night -- Join the Mariners for Korean Heritage Night. Tickets purchased through a special online only offer are $18 for View Level and $32 for Main Level. The deadline for this online only offer is5:00 p.m., Friday, August 17, at Mariners.com/Korea.

Mariners Value Game, Presented by BECU -- Fans can purchase select View Level and Bleacher seats for $15 or select Main and Club Level seats for $30. Log onto Mariners.com/Specials for more information.

Deal of the Day -- SODO Dogs are $3 (a $6 value) are available at Rolling Roof Refreshment stands at Sections 109, 118, 126, 141, 190, 222, 244, 319, 329 & 347.Offer is good from the time the gates open until the end of the game. Limit of two items per person per transaction.

Tuesday, August 21 vs. Astros (7:10pm)

Page Ahead Book Drive -- The Mariners are joining with PACAAR and Page Ahead to promote child literacy. Bring a new children's book to the ballpark, or donate cash to the effort. In 2017, thanks to fans, over 850 books were collected.

Second Annual Women In Baseball -- The Mariners salute the contributions of women to the game of baseball. A pregame panel discussion features Angie Mentink, ROOT SPORTS anchor, Amanda Hopkins, Mariners scout, Leslie Manning, Mariners Coordinator of Special Development. Tickets are $27 for View Level and $41 for Main Level and are available only at Mariners.com/WomenInBaseball.

Salute to Native American Night -- The first 10,000 fans 21 and older will receive a Mariners cap courtesy of EQC. Specially priced tickets are $20 for View Level and $36 for Main Level. Deadline for this online only offer is 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 20, only at Mariners.com/NativeAmerican.

Peanut Controlled Seating Section -- A special seating section is designated where fans with peanut allergies can enjoy the game with a reduced risk of exposure to allergens. Tickets are $13 and are available online only at Mariners.com/NoPeanuts. Deadline to purchase through the special online only offer is 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 20.

Season Ticketholder Early Gate -- Gates open early, exclusively for Mariners season ticket holders. Right Field Gate at 4:10 p.m.

Deal of the Day -- Pizza by the slice, normally $8, is $4 at all High Cheese Pizza stands at Sections 109, 132, 141, 241, 312 & 329. Offer is good from the time the gates open until the end of the game. Limit of two items per person per transaction.

Wednesday, August 22 vs. Astros (1:10pm)

National Anthem -- Chad Kimball, Seattle native, Roosevelt High grad and 2010 Tony Award nominee for Memphis, currently performing on Broadway in the musical Come From Away.

Deal of the Day -- Red Rope licorice is $1 at all concessions stands (a $3 value). Offer is good from the time the gates open until the end of the game. Limit of two items per person per transaction.

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Looking Ahead -- The Mariners return to Safeco Field on Monday, September 3, for an eight-game homestand against the Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and San Diego Padres. Highlights include Bark at the Park, Flannel Night, Salute to Latin American Beisbol, and Salute to Kids Day. For more information about upcoming Mariners special events log onto Mariners.com/Tickets.

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Mariners reinstate infielder Robinson Canó from MLB restricted list

RHP Casey Lawrence optioned to Triple-A Tacoma; RHP Sam Tuivailala transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room on the Mariners 40-man roster.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves: 
 
•    Robinson Canó, INF, reinstated from MLB Restricted List.
•    Casey Lawrence, RHP, optioned to Triple-A Tacoma (post-game on Aug. 13).
•    Sam Tuivailala, RHP, transferred to the 60-day disabled list (strained right Achilles).
 
The Mariners 40-man roster is currently at 40 players following today's roster moves. 
 
Canó (#22) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (7:05 pm PT) game vs. the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum.  
 
Canó, 35, has been out of the lineup since being placed on the disabled list on May 14 after sustaining a fractured fifth metacarpal on his right hand after being hit by a pitch in the 3rd on May 13 at Detroit. He was suspended on May 15 by Major League Baseball for 80 games for violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Canó appeared in 5 games on a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Tacoma (2 games, 8/6-7) and Short-A Everett (3 games, 8/9-11), combining to bat .389 (7x18) with 4 runs scored 1 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 RBI and 2 walks. 
 
Prior to his injury, Canó appeared in 39 games with the Mariners this season, batting .287 (41x143) with 24 runs, 10 doubles, 4 home runs, 23 RBI, 21 walks, a .385 on-base percentage and a .441 slugging mark (.825 OPS). At the time of his injury, he was among American League leaders in walks (T13th) and on-base percentage (14th). Since making his Major League debut on May 3, 2005, he has appeared in 2,037 games, the 2nd-most of any player in that span. 
 
Since joining the Mariners for the 2014 season, he has hit .294 (768x2608) with 369 runs, 147 doubles, 5 triples, 101 home runs and 384 RBI in 662 games. He signed a 10-year contract through the 2023 season on Dec. 12, 2013 after playing nine seasons with New York-AL. In 14 Major League seasons, he is a career .304 (2417x7944) hitter with 1168 runs, 522 doubles, 33 triples, 305 home runs and 1,206 RBI in 2,036 career games.
 
Lawrence, 30, has appeared in four stints with the Mariners this season (also: 3/28-4/14, 5/1-12, 7/13-28, 8/9-13), going 0-0 with an 8.31 ERA (16 ER, 17.1 IP) in 8 relief appearances. He allowed 3 runs on 3 hits while walking 2 and striking out 1 over 3.0 innings last night at Oakland. Lawrence is 7-3 with 1 saves and a 2.75 ERA (24 ER, 78.2 IP) in 15 games, 12 starts with AAA Tacoma.
 
In parts of 2 Major League seasons with the Blue Jays (2017) and Mariners (2017-c), he is 2-3 with a 6.81 ERA (55 ER, 72.2 IP) with 63 strikeouts and 32 walks in 35 games (2 starts). He was claimed off waivers by the Mariners from Toronto on May 11, 2017. The native of McSherrytown, PA, made his Major League debut with the Blue Jays on April 8, 2017 at Tampa Bay. Lawrence was originally signed by Toronto as a non-drafted free agent on June 15, 2010. 
 
Tuivailala, 27, was originally placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right Achilles on August 9. He went 1-0, 1.69 (1 ER, 5.1 IP) in 5 appearances with Seattle this season. Tuivailala was acquired by Seattle from St. Louis in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Seth Elledge on July 27. Prior to joining the Mariners he went 3-3 with 4 holds and a 3.69 ERA (13 ER, 31.2 IP) in 31 games with the Cardinals. He had 21 scoreless outings in his 31 appearances, and allowed 1 run or fewer in 29 of his 31 games, limiting right-handed hitters to a .230 (17x74) average with just 2 extra-base hits (2B, HR). 
 
Tuivailala was the Cardinals 3rd round selection in the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft. He was converted from shortstop to pitcher in 2012 and made the jump from rookie ball to the Majors in just 87 appearances, debuting vs. the Reds on Sept. 9, 2014. 

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves: 
 
•    Robinson Canó, INF, reinstated from MLB Restricted List.
•    Casey Lawrence, RHP, optioned to Triple-A Tacoma (post-game on Aug. 13).
•    Sam Tuivailala, RHP, transferred to the 60-day disabled list (strained right Achilles).
 
The Mariners 40-man roster is currently at 40 players following today's roster moves. 
 
Canó (#22) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (7:05 pm PT) game vs. the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum.  
 
Canó, 35, has been out of the lineup since being placed on the disabled list on May 14 after sustaining a fractured fifth metacarpal on his right hand after being hit by a pitch in the 3rd on May 13 at Detroit. He was suspended on May 15 by Major League Baseball for 80 games for violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Canó appeared in 5 games on a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Tacoma (2 games, 8/6-7) and Short-A Everett (3 games, 8/9-11), combining to bat .389 (7x18) with 4 runs scored 1 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 RBI and 2 walks. 
 
Prior to his injury, Canó appeared in 39 games with the Mariners this season, batting .287 (41x143) with 24 runs, 10 doubles, 4 home runs, 23 RBI, 21 walks, a .385 on-base percentage and a .441 slugging mark (.825 OPS). At the time of his injury, he was among American League leaders in walks (T13th) and on-base percentage (14th). Since making his Major League debut on May 3, 2005, he has appeared in 2,037 games, the 2nd-most of any player in that span. 
 
Since joining the Mariners for the 2014 season, he has hit .294 (768x2608) with 369 runs, 147 doubles, 5 triples, 101 home runs and 384 RBI in 662 games. He signed a 10-year contract through the 2023 season on Dec. 12, 2013 after playing nine seasons with New York-AL. In 14 Major League seasons, he is a career .304 (2417x7944) hitter with 1168 runs, 522 doubles, 33 triples, 305 home runs and 1,206 RBI in 2,036 career games.
 
Lawrence, 30, has appeared in four stints with the Mariners this season (also: 3/28-4/14, 5/1-12, 7/13-28, 8/9-13), going 0-0 with an 8.31 ERA (16 ER, 17.1 IP) in 8 relief appearances. He allowed 3 runs on 3 hits while walking 2 and striking out 1 over 3.0 innings last night at Oakland. Lawrence is 7-3 with 1 saves and a 2.75 ERA (24 ER, 78.2 IP) in 15 games, 12 starts with AAA Tacoma.
 
In parts of 2 Major League seasons with the Blue Jays (2017) and Mariners (2017-c), he is 2-3 with a 6.81 ERA (55 ER, 72.2 IP) with 63 strikeouts and 32 walks in 35 games (2 starts). He was claimed off waivers by the Mariners from Toronto on May 11, 2017. The native of McSherrytown, PA, made his Major League debut with the Blue Jays on April 8, 2017 at Tampa Bay. Lawrence was originally signed by Toronto as a non-drafted free agent on June 15, 2010. 
 
Tuivailala, 27, was originally placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right Achilles on August 9. He went 1-0, 1.69 (1 ER, 5.1 IP) in 5 appearances with Seattle this season. Tuivailala was acquired by Seattle from St. Louis in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Seth Elledge on July 27. Prior to joining the Mariners he went 3-3 with 4 holds and a 3.69 ERA (13 ER, 31.2 IP) in 31 games with the Cardinals. He had 21 scoreless outings in his 31 appearances, and allowed 1 run or fewer in 29 of his 31 games, limiting right-handed hitters to a .230 (17x74) average with just 2 extra-base hits (2B, HR). 
 
Tuivailala was the Cardinals 3rd round selection in the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft. He was converted from shortstop to pitcher in 2012 and made the jump from rookie ball to the Majors in just 87 appearances, debuting vs. the Reds on Sept. 9, 2014. 

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Seattle Mariners "Favorite Things" auction

Silent auction of players' "favorite things" to benefit Mariners Care

"Oscars in the Outfield," "Skating into Second," "Cold Drinks, Hot Corner" are some of the themes for the annual Favorite Things silent auction by the Mariners Wives Charities.

Mariners players collected some of their favorite things, everything from movies and music to wine, snacks and hobbies. They also included a trove of autographed items, many game-used. The collections will be offered for silent bidding on Friday, August 17, during the Mariners vs. Los Angeles Dodgers game (gates open at 5:10 p.m.). All items will be on display near Section 128 on the Main Level at Safeco Field. Bids will be accepted through the 6th inning. 

"Oscars in the Outfield," "Skating into Second," "Cold Drinks, Hot Corner" are some of the themes for the annual Favorite Things silent auction by the Mariners Wives Charities.

Mariners players collected some of their favorite things, everything from movies and music to wine, snacks and hobbies. They also included a trove of autographed items, many game-used. The collections will be offered for silent bidding on Friday, August 17, during the Mariners vs. Los Angeles Dodgers game (gates open at 5:10 p.m.). All items will be on display near Section 128 on the Main Level at Safeco Field. Bids will be accepted through the 6th inning. 

Here are some of the highlights:

Mitch Haniger: "An All-Star Aloha." Autographed, game-used batting gloves and cleats used by Haniger in the 2018 All-Star Game at National Park in Washington, D.C. Also an autographed bat, $40 Marination Station gift card, Sonoma County Zinfandel, Lokai bracelet, Chris Stapleton CD, Swell water bottle, dried mangos, Sour Patch Kids, Phat Fudge, and more.

Denard Span: "Oscars in the Outfield." Autographed baseball, gift card for one-year Netflix membership, $100 iTunes gift card, $50 Fandango gift card, popcorn popper with popcorn and seasoning, Sour Patch Kids, Oreo cookies, peanut M&Ms, and more.

Nelson Cruz: "Nelly Needs his Naps." Autographed Sunday alternate jersey, autographed baseball, travel neck pillow, sleep mask, Well Rested tea, Radius Eclipse 2016 California red wine, Fair Trade dark chocolate.

Andrew Romine: "Skating into Second." Autographed batting gloves and baseball, Ten Toes Board Emporium Zed bamboo longboard skateboard, Best of Bowie CD, special edition model 1965 Chevy Corvette, Kaleo CD, baseball history book and Baby Ruth candy bars.
2018 Mariners All-Stars: "Hey Now, You're an All-Star." Autographed baseballs from the Mariners 2018 All-Star representatives Nelson Cruz, Mitch Haniger, Jean Segura and Edwin Diaz. All-Star cap autographed by all four Mariners All-Stars, American League All-Star t-shirt, "Sent Segura" t-shirt, Stance All-Star socks, memorabilia from the 2018 All-Star Game, Starbursts and Star cookies.

Nick Vincent: "Beards, Beer and Breaking Bad." Nike AirMax cleats, authentic Mariners cap and baseball, all autographed, Michter's Straight Rye Bourbon, Orderville Modern Times IPA, beer chillers, Yeti tumbler, Yeti bottle opener, Isner Mile beard kit, 101 Dad Jokes book, California state emblem t-shirt.

Kyle Seager: "Cold Drinks, Hot Corner." Bat, Nike FlyWire cleats and baseball, all autographed, portable Coleman cooler, HydroFlask tumbler, North Carolina Tarheels cap, Nike Aerobill cap, Lord's Rocks whiskey stones, camo whiskey flask, Jason Aldean They Don't Know CD, Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life, by Eric Greitensk, It's a Girl jelly beans, Sunchips.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit Mariners Care, the team's nonprofit foundation that supports primarily youth-oriented charities and organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest. In partnership with the team's corporate partners, Mariners Care has helped raise over $25 million since 1991.

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Mariners reinstate RHP Erasmo Ramírez from disabled list

Seattle options RHP Nick Rumbelow to AAA Tacoma

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:

•    Erasmo Ramírez, RHP, reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and recalled from rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma.
•    Nick Rumbelow, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 8/11).

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:

•    Erasmo Ramírez, RHP, reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and recalled from rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma.
•    Nick Rumbelow, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 8/11).

Ramírez (#31) will be in uniform and is scheduled to be the starting pitcher in today's (11:10 am PT / 1:10 pm CT) game vs. the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. 

Ramírez, 28, was placed on the 10-day disabled list for the second time this season with a right Teres Major strain on May 1 after making 2 starts for the Mariners. He made 7 rehab starts with High-A Modesto (1), AA Arkansas (1) and AAA Tacoma (5), combining to go 0-2 record with a 2.45 ERA (7 ER, 25.2 IP) with 26 strikeouts and 4 walks. He has allowed just 1 home run in the minor leagues this season. Ramírez made 2 starts with the Mariners after being activated from the 10-day disabled list on April 22. In his 2 starts with Seattle this season, he was 0-2 with a 10.24 ERA (11 ER, 9.2 IP). The 5-foot-10, 215-pound right-hander was originally placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder-latissimus dorsi strain on March 28 (retroactive to March 26). 
 
Ramírez split the 2017 season between Tampa Bay and Seattle, combining for a record of 5-6 with a 4.39 ERA (64 ER, 131.1 IP) with 109 strikeouts and 31 walks in 37 games (19 starts). He was acquired by the Mariners from the Rays in exchange for RHP Steve Cishek on July 28, 2017. In 7 Major League seasons with Seattle (2012-14, '17-c) and Tampa Bay (2015-17), he is 30-37 with 3 saves and a 4.29 ERA (287 ER, 601.2 IP) with 469 strikeouts and 170 walks in 184 games (84 starts). Ramírez was traded by Seattle to Tampa Bay on March 31, 2015 in exchange for LHP Mike Montgomery. The native of Rivas, Nicaragua, was signed by Seattle in 2007 and made his Major League debut with the Mariners in 2012.

Rumbelow, 26, did not make an appearance with the Mariners after being recalled from AAA Tacoma on Aug. 9 for his third stint with Seattle this season (also: 6/14-22, 7/4-12). Rumeblow has no record in 8 games with the Mariners in 2018, striking out 8 in 10.1 IP while allowing 9 earned runs (8.16 ERA). The 6-foot, 190-pound right-hander has made 10 relief appearances for Tacoma this season, recording 1 save while posting a 2.25 ERA (3 ER, 12.0 IP). He split the 2017 season between AA Trenton and AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees system, where he was a combined 5-1 with 6 saves and a 1.12 ERA (5 ER, 40.1 IP) in 25 relief appearances.

Rumbelow has appeared in the Majors with New York-AL (2015) and Seattle (2018) and is a combined 1-1, 5.54 (16 ER, 26.0 IP) in 25 relief appearances. He was drafted by New York-AL in the 7th round of the 2013 amateur draft out of Louisiana State University. Rumbelow was acquired by the Mariners from the Yankees in exchange for minor leaguers JP Sears (lhp) and Juan Then (rhp) on Nov. 18, 2017. 

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Mariners extend player development contract with Arkansas

Mariners and Travelers agree to a 2-year extension through 2020

Seattle Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay announced the extension of the Player Development Contract with the Arkansas Travelers, the Mariners Double-A affiliate in the Texas League. The Player Development Contract, which would have run out at the end of this season, has been extended to cover the 2019-2020 seasons.

"The Mariners are excited to be able to extend our relationship with the Travelers," Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay said. "The Mariners have a commitment to a strong minor league system, and value the best possible environment for our prospects to develop. We have that environment with the Arkansas Travelers and look forward to making it even better."

Seattle Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay announced the extension of the Player Development Contract with the Arkansas Travelers, the Mariners Double-A affiliate in the Texas League. The Player Development Contract, which would have run out at the end of this season, has been extended to cover the 2019-2020 seasons.

"The Mariners are excited to be able to extend our relationship with the Travelers," Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay said. "The Mariners have a commitment to a strong minor league system, and value the best possible environment for our prospects to develop. We have that environment with the Arkansas Travelers and look forward to making it even better."

The Travelers won the Texas League North First Half Division title and join the Everett AquaSox on being the first two Mariners affiliates to claim a postseason berth in 2018. As the first half North Division champions, the Travs will host the opening two games of the division series at Dickey-Stephens Park on Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6. The opponent will be the second half champion or the team in the division with the next best overall record.

"The Mariners are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Arkansas Travelers," said Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jerry Dipoto. "Our development programs are built around people, process and community, all of which are plentiful with both the Travs and the loyal fans in Little Rock. We are thankful to have the Travelers as a member of our family and will remain committed to producing good baseball and an entertaining ballpark experience."

The Travelers have been affiliated with the Seattle Mariners for the past 2 seasons, becoming the Mariners affiliate in the Texas League on September 20, 2016. In two seasons as a Mariners affiliate, the Travs are 123-133, ranking 5th overall in the Texas League. 

"We are extremely pleased to extend our Player Development Contract with the Seattle Mariners for two seasons through 2020," said Travelers President Russ Meeks. "The Mariners are a first class organization with wonderful leadership. Jerry Dipoto and Andy McKay have ensured we have a quality product on the field and outstanding people off the field and in the community."

The 2018 season marked the Travelers 53rd consecutive season in the Texas League, the longest continuously running club in the league.

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Robinson Canó to begin rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma tonight

Canó is eligible to return to Seattle on August 14th.

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today infielder Robinson Canó will begin his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Tacoma tonight at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.

Canó, 35, has been out of the lineup since being placed on the disabled list on May 14 after sustaining a fractured fifth metacarpal on his right hand after being hit by a pitch in the 3rd on May 13 at Detroit. He was suspended on May 15 by Major League Baseball for 80 games for violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today infielder Robinson Canó will begin his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Tacoma tonight at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.

Canó, 35, has been out of the lineup since being placed on the disabled list on May 14 after sustaining a fractured fifth metacarpal on his right hand after being hit by a pitch in the 3rd on May 13 at Detroit. He was suspended on May 15 by Major League Baseball for 80 games for violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Prior to his injury, Canó appeared in 39 games with the Mariners this season, batting .287 (41x143) with 24 runs, 10 doubles, 4 home runs, 23 RBI, 21 walks, a .385 on-base percentage and a .441 slugging mark (.825 OPS). At the time of his injury, he was among American League leaders in walks (T13th) and on-base percentage (14th). Since making his Major League debut on May 3, 2005, he has appeared in 2,037 games, the 2nd-most of any player in that span.

Since joining the Mariners for the 2014 season, he has hit .294 (768x2608) with 369 runs, 147 doubles, 5 triples, 101 home runs and 384 RBI in 662 games. He signed a 10-year contract through the 2023 season on Dec. 12, 2013 after playing nine seasons with New York-AL. In 14 Major League seasons, he is a career .304 (2417x7944) hitter with 1168 runs, 522 doubles, 33 triples, 305 home runs and 1,206 RBI in 2,036 career games.

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Mariners recall RHP Chasen Bradford; place RHP Juan Nicasio on 10-day DL

Nicasio has right knee inflammation

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced the following roster moves Friday:

·         Chasen Bradford, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced the following roster moves Friday:

·         Chasen Bradford, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.

·         Juan Nicasio, RHP, placed on 10-day DL with right knee inflammation.

Bradford will be in uniform (#60) and available for Friday's game versus Toronto.

Bradford, 28 (turns 29 on Aug. 5), was optioned to AAA Tacoma postgame on July 31, but has not pitched for the Rainiers since. He's made 34 relief appearances with the Mariners this season, going 5-0 with a 2.70 ERA (12 ER, 40.0 IP) with 31 strikeouts and 8 walks. His 40.0 innings pitched are 3rd-most among Mariners relievers (Edwin Díaz, 53.0, and Juan Nicasio, 42.0). Among American League relievers, Bradford's 2.70 ERA ranks 17th. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound right-hander has issued only 1.80 walks-per-9.0-innings (8 BB, 40.0 IP), tied for 11th-fewest among AL relievers. In 9 outings of at least 1.1 innings pitched, he is 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA (4 ER, 18.2 IP) with 11 strikeouts and 4 walks. He began the season with AAA Tacoma, where he made 1 relief appearance, before being recalled by the Mariners on April 9.

Bradford was claimed off waivers by Seattle from New York-NL on Jan. 19, 2018. He made his Major League debut with the Mets last season, going 2-0 with a 3.74 ERA (14 ER, 33.2 IP) with 27 strikeouts in 28 relief appearances. With AAA Las Vegas, he was 1-1 with 11 saves and a 4.04 ERA (16 ER, 35.2 IP) with 28 strikeouts in 33 relief appearances. In parts of 2 Major League seasons with the Mets (2017) and Mariners (2018-c), he is 7-0 with a 3.18 ERA (26 ER, 73.2 IP) with 58 strikeouts and 21 walks. The native of Las Vegas, NV, was originally selected by the Mets in the 35th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Central Florida.

Nicasio, 31 (turns 32 on Aug. 31), has appeared in 46 games with the Mariners this season. He has 19 holds (4th-most in the AL) and ranks 1st among AL relievers with a 10.60 strikeout to walk ratio (53 K / 4 BB). Overall, he is 1-6 with a 6.00 ERA (28 ER, 42.0 IP). He allowed half (14) of his earned runs in just 4 appearances this season (1.1 IP); in his other 42 games he's posted a 3.10 ERA (14 ER, 40.2 IP). He was previously on the DL this season June 8 (retroactive to June 7)-June 18 with right knee effusion. He pitched 0.2 innings last night, allowing 2 hits (including a home run) and 2 runs versus Toronto.

In 2017, Nicasio tied for the NL lead with a career-high 76 appearances and was T9th in NL in holds (21), 12th among relievers in WHIP (1.08) and 14th in ERA (2.61). He has appeared in parts of 8 Major League seasons with Colorado (2011-14), Los Angeles-NL (2015), Pittsburgh (2016-17), Philadelphia (2017), St. Louis (2017) and Seattle (2018) after originally signing with Colorado as a non-drafted free agent on Aug. 21, 2006. Juan has a career mark of 38-43 with 8 saves and a 4.64 ERA (346 ER, 671.2 IP) in 315 career games (82 starts).

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Edwin Díaz named American League Reliever of the Month for July

Díaz has earned back-to-back AL Reliever of the Month awards; marks his 3rd such honor of 2018.

Mariners right-handed pitched Edwin Díaz has been named the Hartford Presents American League Reliever of the Month for July. It is Díaz's third such award this season and the fourth of his career (also: July 2017, April 2018 and June 2018).

Major League Baseball made the announcement Thursday afternoon.

Mariners right-handed pitched Edwin Díaz has been named the Hartford Presents American League Reliever of the Month for July. It is Díaz's third such award this season and the fourth of his career (also: July 2017, April 2018 and June 2018).

Major League Baseball made the announcement Thursday afternoon.

Diaz converted 9-of-9 save opportunities while posting a spotless 0.00 ERA (0 ER, 10.0 IP) in 10 relief appearances in the month of July. He struck out 19 and walked only 2 while limiting opponents to a .063 (2x32) average against and while recording a 0.40 WHIP (2 BB, 2 H, 10.0 IP). The 6-foot-3, 165-pound right-hander averaged 17.10 strikeouts-per-9.0-innings (19 K, 10.0 IP) in the month. His 9 saves were tied with Boston's Craig Kimbrel for the American League lead.

On July 30 vs. Houston, Díaz recorded his 40th save of the season in the Mariners 106th game of the season. He became the 2nd-fastest pitcher by games played in Major League history to reach the 40-save plateau, trailing only Francisco Rodriguez, who reached the milestone in the Angels 98th team game in 2008 on his way to a single-season Major League record 62 saves. With his 40th save, Díaz joined Fernando Rodney (48, 2014), Kazuhiro Sasaki (45, 2001) and J.J. Putz (40, 2007) as the only Mariners in club history with at least 40 saves in a season.

Overall this season, Díaz has converted 40-of-43 (93.0%) save opportunities with a 2.04 ERA (12 ER, 53.0 IP) with 87 strikeouts and 15 walks in 53 relief appearances. Díaz is averaging 14.77 strikeouts-per-9.0-innings (87 K, 53.0 IP) while limiting opposing batters to a .149 (27x181) average against. He has also posted a 0.79 WHIP (15 BB, 27 H, 53.0 IP). Díaz leads the Major Leagues in saves and ranks 2nd among all relievers in strikeouts. Among American League relievers, Díaz is 2nd in WHIP, 3rd in K/9.0 IP and 3rd in opponents average against. The Mariners are 48-0 when Díaz enters with a lead this season, including 23-0 when he enters with a 1-run lead. Of his 40 saves, 21 have come in 1-run games, most in the Majors this season (Craig Kimbrel-BOS, 12). Díaz is 21-for-23 in 1-run save opportunities (91.3%) with a 0.77 ERA (2 ER, 23.1 IP) with 43 strikeouts and 5 walks. He has struck out his 1st batter faced in 24 of his 53 appearances (45.3%), tied with Adam Ottavino-COL for most in the Majors. In 24 of his 40 saves, Díaz has faced the minimum 3 batters in an outing of exactly 1.0 inning, the most such saves in the Majors (Craig Kimbrel-BOS, 17).

In three seasons with Seattle (2016-c), Díaz is 92-for-103 (89.3%) in save opportunities with a 2.74 ERA (52 ER, 170.2 IP) with 264 strikeouts and 62 walks in 168 relief appearances. He ranks 4th all-time in club history with 92 career saves, behind Kazuhiro Sasaki (129), J.J. Putz (101) and Mike Schooler (98). He recorded his first career Major League save two years ago today, Aug. 2, 2016 vs. Boston at Safeco Field. Over that span (8/2/16-c), Díaz leads the Major Leagues with 92 saves, ranking ahead of Kenley Jansen (87) and Craig Kimbrel (81). His 13.92 strikeouts-per-9.0-innings (264 K, 170.2 IP) mark is the best in club history (min. 100.0 IP) ahead of Randy Johnson (10.58).

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Mariners outright INF Gordon Beckham to Triple-A Tacoma

Beckham was designated for assignment on July 30.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced the following roster move Thursday:

·         Gordon Beckham, INF, outrighted to AAA Tacoma.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced the following roster move Thursday:

·         Gordon Beckham, INF, outrighted to AAA Tacoma.

Beckham, 31, has hit .200 (7x35) with 1 run, 1 double, 1 RBI, 3 walks and 1 stolen base in 13 games over two stints (5/14-31 and 7/10-12) with the Mariners this season. In 70 games with AAA Tacoma this season, he has hit .305 (80x262) with 17 doubles, 1 triple, 8 home runs and 38 RBI with a .406 on-base percentage and a .469 slugging percentage (.876 OPS).

In parts of 10 Major League seasons with Chicago-AL (2009-14, 2015), Los Angeles-AL (2014), Atlanta (2016), San Francisco (2016) and Seattle (2017-c), he is a career .239 (758x3171) hitter with 174 doubles, 5 triples, 74 home runs and 336 RBI in 977 career games. The native of Atlanta, GA, was a 1st round selection (8th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Georgia.

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Mariners reinstate INF Kyle Seager from paternity list

Seattle options INF Zach Vincej to AAA Tacoma

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced the following roster moves Thursday:

·         Kyle Seager, INF, reinstated from the paternity list.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced the following roster moves Thursday:

·         Kyle Seager, INF, reinstated from the paternity list.

·         Zach Vincej, INF, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 8/1).

Seager (#15) will be in uniform and available for Thursday's (7:10 pm PT) game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays at Safeco Field.

Seager, 30, was placed on the Paternity List on July 30. He is batting .228 (91x400) with 45 runs, 24 doubles, 16 home runs, 57 RBI, 4 HBP and 25 walks in 104 games with the Mariners this season. He leads the club in extra-base hits (40), while ranking 2nd in doubles and 3rd in RBI. On April 7 at Minnesota, he recorded his 1,000th career hit, becoming 1 of 9 players to collect at least 1,000 hits with the Mariners.

Seager, the Mariners 3rd round selection in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft, made his debut with the club in 2011. In 8 seasons in a Mariners uniform, he has amassed 237 doubles, 169 home runs, 582 RBI and 385 walks while batting .260 (1086x4179) with a .327 on-base percentage and a .443 slugging mark (.770 OPS) in 1,104 career games. He ranks among the top-10 all-time club leaders in games played (9th), runs scored (9th), hits (6th), doubles (4th), home runs (5th), RBI (8th), walks (8th), on-base percentage (9th), slugging percentage (8th), OPS (9th) and extra-base hits (5th, 417).

Vincej ("VINCE-ee"), 27, appeared in 1 game with the Mariners after being selected from AAA Tacoma on July 30. He went 2-for-4 with 1 RBI yesterday vs. Houston. Prior to his selection, he hit .236 (70x296) with 34 runs, 9 doubles, 2 triples, 6 home runs and 44 RBI in 84 games with AAA Tacoma. He was claimed off waivers by Seattle from Cincinnati on Nov. 3, 2017 and outrighted to Tacoma on Nov. 11.

Vincej made his Major League debut with the Reds in 2017, appearing in 9 games. In parts of 7 minor league seasons with the Mariners (2018-c) and Reds (2012-17), he is a career .267 (616x2307) hitter with 304 runs, 115 doubles, 15 triples, 22 home runs, 239 RBI and 52 stolen bases in 662 career games. The native of San Diego, Calif., was selected by Cincinnati in the 37th round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of Pepperdine University. He was the recipient of the Brooks Wallace Award, honoring the nation's top collegiate shortstop, as a junior in 2012.

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Mariners add LHP Zach Duke to the active roster

SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves: 

•    Zach Duke, LHP, reports to club.
•    Roenis Elías, placed on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to July 29) with a left triceps strain. 

SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves: 

•    Zach Duke, LHP, reports to club.
•    Roenis Elías, placed on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to July 29) with a left triceps strain. 

Duke, 35, was acquired by the Mariners in exchange for Chase De Jong (rhp) and minor leaguer Ryan Costello (inf) yesterday. Duke has gone 3-4 with 12 holds and a 3.62 ERA (15 ER, 37.1 IP) in 45 games with the Twins this season. He has limited left-handed hitters to a .237 average (14x59) with 16 strikeouts and just 2 extra-base hits (2B, 3B) in 2018. Duke has not allowed a home run this season, one of just three AL pitchers to appear in at least 30 games without allowing a homer.  

Duke ranks 10th among active left-handed pitchers in career games (513); his 298 appearances since the start of the 2014 season are fourth-most among lefties. Duke is one of three active pitchers (Oliver Perez & Joe Blanton) with at least 150 relief appearances and 150 starts in his Major League career. He began his career as a starter before moving to the bullpen at the end of 2012. Seattle is the 9th organization he's pitched for in his career, joining Pittsburgh (2002-10), Arizona (2011), Washington (2012-13), Cincinnati (2013), Milwaukee (2014), Chicago-AL (2015-16), St. Louis (2016-17) and Minnesota (2018). In his career in relief, he is 17-14, 3.20 (109 ER, 306.1 IP) in 344 games. Overall, Duke is 64-89 with a 4.28 ERA (629 ER, 1322.0 IP) in 513 games, including 169 starts. 

Elías, 29, has gone 2-0 with a 2.88 ERA (8 ER, 25.0 IP) with 18 strikeouts and 8 walks in 13 games, including 1 start, with the Mariners since being recalled from AAA Tacoma on June 1. The 5-foot-11, 197-pound left-hander made a spot start against San Francisco on July 24, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5 in 3.2 innings pitched. He has worked at least 2.0 innings in 6 of his 12 relief appearances and has held opponents scoreless in 7 of 12 games out of the bullpen. Elías earned the win in his 2018 Mariners debut, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings in the Mariners 4-3, 13-inning win on June 1 vs. Tampa Bay.

Elías was acquired by the Mariners from Boston in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations on April 23. After reporting to AAA Tacoma, he went 2-4 with a 4.94 ERA (17 ER, 31.0 IP) with 27 strikeouts and 12 walks in 7 games (6 starts). Prior to being acquired by Seattle, he was 1-0 with 1 save and a 1.23 ERA (1 ER, 7.1 IP) with 9 strikeouts and 2 walks in 4 games with AAA Pawtucket (Boston). 

The lefty was originally signed by Seattle as a minor league free agent on May 3, 2011 and made his Major League debut with the Mariners on April 3, 2014 at Oakland. Elías was acquired by the Red Sox from the Mariners on Dec. 7, 2015 along with RHP Carson Smith in exchange for LHP Wade Miley and RHP Jonathan Aro. In parts of 4 Major League seasons with the Mariners (2014-15, 2018-c) and Red Sox (2016-17), he is 17-21 with a 4.10 ERA (142 ER, 312.0 IP) with 262 strikeouts and 122 walks in 68 career games (51 starts). 

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Mariners add OF Cameron Maybin and RHP Adam Warren to the active roster

Seattle options RHP Chasen Bradford and OF Ben Gamel to AAA Tacoma

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves: 

•    Cameron Maybin, OF, reports to club. 
•    Adam Warren, RHP, reports to club.
•    Chasen Bradford, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 7/31).
•    Ben Gamel, OF, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 7/31).

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves: 

•    Cameron Maybin, OF, reports to club. 
•    Adam Warren, RHP, reports to club.
•    Chasen Bradford, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 7/31).
•    Ben Gamel, OF, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 7/31).

Maybin (#10) and Warren (#43) will be in uniform and available for today's (1:10 pm PT) game vs. Houston at Safeco Field.

Maybin, 31, was acquired by the Mariners from Miami in exchange for minor leaguer Bryson Brigman (inf) and International Slot Money yesterday. Maybin hit safely in 47 of 99 games with Miami this season, including 13 multi-hit games and 3 games with 3 hits. He is batting .251 (63x251) with 20 runs scored, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 20 RBI, 32 walks and a team-leading 8 stolen bases. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound outfielder has batted .309 (21x68) in the month of July and has hit safely in 12 of his last 17 games started (7/1-c). The Marlins signed Maybin as a free agent on Feb. 22, 2018. 

Maybin is a 12-year Major League veteran with the Detroit Tigers (2007 & 2016), San Diego Padres (2011-14), Atlanta Braves (2015), Los Angeles Angels (2017), Houston Astros (2017) and Miami Marlins (2008-10 & 2018). He was originally selected by the Tigers in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 2005 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of T.C. Roberson High School (Asheville, NC), where he was named North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005.

Over his 12 Major League seasons, Maybin has hit .255/.323/.369 (859x3373) with 486 runs, 146 doubles, 32 triples, 59 home runs, 307 RBI, 322 walks and 172 stolen bases. In 2017, he tied a career-high with 10 home runs and recorded 33 stolen bases, the 2nd-most of his career, in a season split between the Angels (93 games) and the Astros (21 games). Maybin played in 6 postseason games with the Astros, batting .286 (2x7) with a walk, 2 runs scored and a stolen base. After entering Game 2 of the World Series as a defensive replacement, he singled, stole 2nd base and scored on George Springer's go-ahead home run in the 11th inning. 

Warren, 30 (turns 31 on Aug. 25), was acquired by the Mariners from New York-AL in exchange for International Slot Money on Monday. Warren is 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA (9 ER, 30.0 IP) with 37 strikeouts and 12 walks in 24 relief appearances with the Yankees this season. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound right-hander is averaging 11.10 strikeouts-per-9.0-innings (37 K, 30.0 IP) while allowing only 3 home runs this season. Among American League relievers, he ranks 20th in K/9.0 IP. On April 21, he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained back. Following rehab assignments with AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre and AA Trenton, he was activated from the DL on June 4. From Opening Day - June 30, he compiled a 1.35 ERA (3 ER, 20.0 IP), striking out 24 and walking 9 in 17 outings.

In parts of 7 Major League seasons with the Yankees (2012-18) and Cubs (2016), Warren is 23-22 with 6 saves and a 3.40 ERA (167 ER, 442.0 IP) with 388 strikeouts and 151 walks in 275 career games, including 21 starts. Since 2014, he has made 65 relief appearances of at least 1.1 scoreless innings pitched, 3rd-most in the Majors over that span behind Yusmerio Petit (74) and Dan Otero (70). During that same span (2014-c), he has recorded a 2.72 ERA (70 ER, 231.2 IP) in 194 relief appearances, 11th-lowest among relievers. 

Warren was traded from the Yankees to the Cubs along with a Player to Be Named Later (inf Brendan Ryan) in exchange for Starlin Castro (inf) on Dec. 8, 2015. He ended up splitting the 2016 season between Chicago-NL and New York-AL after being acquired by the Yankees along with Gleyber Torres (inf), Billy McKinney (of) and Rashad Crawford (of) in exchange for Aroldis Chapman (lhp) on July 25, 2016. The native of Birmingham, AL, was originally selected by New York-AL in the 4th round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of North Carolina, where he tied with Scott Bankhead for the highest winning percentage in program history (.889/32-4). 

Bradford, 28 (turns 29 on Aug. 5), has made 34 relief appearances with the Mariners this season, going 5-0 with a 2.70 ERA (12 ER, 40.0 IP) with 31 strikeouts and 8 walks. His 40.0 innings pitched are 3rd-most among Mariners relievers (Edwin Díaz, 53.0, and Juan Nicasio, 40.1). Among American League relievers, Bradford's 2.70 ERA ranks 17th. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound right-hander has issued only 1.80 walks-per-9.0-innings (8 BB, 40.0 IP), tied for 11th-fewest among AL relievers. In 9 outings of at least 1.1 innings pitched, he is 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA (4 ER, 18.2 IP) with 11 strikeouts and 4 walks. He began the season with AAA Tacoma, where he made 1 relief appearance, before being recalled by the Mariners on April 9. 

Bradford was claimed off waivers by Seattle from New York-NL on Jan. 19, 2018. He made his Major League debut with the Mets last season, going 2-0 with a 3.74 ERA (14 ER, 33.2 IP) with 27 strikeouts in 28 relief appearances. With AAA Las Vegas, he was 1-1 with 11 saves and a 4.04 ERA (16 ER, 35.2 IP) with 28 strikeouts in 33 relief appearances. In parts of 2 Major League seasons with the Mets (2017) and Mariners (2018-c), he is 7-0 with a 3.18 ERA (26 ER, 73.2 IP) with 58 strikeouts and 21 walks. The native of Las Vegas, NV, was originally selected by the Mets in the 35th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Central Florida.

Gamel, 26, has appeared in 72 games with the Mariners this season, batting .290 (58x200) with 26 runs, 10 doubles, 4 triples, 1 home run and 12 RBI. Since May 16, he is batting .338 (48x142) over his last 49 games after beginning the season with a .172 (10x58) average in his first 23 games. He is batting .307 (50x163) against right-handed pitchers, compared to a .216 (8x37) mark vs. lefties. The left-handed-hitting outfielder was placed on the 10-day disabled list on March 28 (retro to 3/26) with a strained left oblique. He appeared in 10 games on a rehab assignment between High-A Modesto (5 G) and AAA Tacoma (5 G) before being activated from the DL on April 18. 

In parts of 3 Major League seasons with New York-AL (2016) and Seattle (2016-c), Gamel is a career .273 (207x757) hitter with 39 doubles, 9 triples, 13 home runs and 76 RBI in 239 career games. The native of Neptune Beach, Fla., was acquired by the Mariners from the Yankees on Aug. 31, 2016 in exchange for RHP Jio Orozco and RHP Juan De Paula. He made his Major League debut with the Yankees on May 6 vs. Boston. Gamel was selected by New York-AL in the 10th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Bishop Kenney (FL) High School. 

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Mariners acquire outfielder Cameron Maybin from Miami

Seattle sends minor league infielder Bryson Brigman & International Slot Money to the Marlins

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the Mariners have acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league infielder Bryson Brigman and International Slot Money.

 

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the Mariners have acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league infielder Bryson Brigman and International Slot Money.

 

To make room on Seattle's Major League, 40-man, roster, the Mariners have transferred RHP Dan Altavilla to the 60-day disabled list. Altavilla was originally placed on the 10-day DL on June 8 (retro to 6/7) with a right elbow UCL sprain.

 

Maybin, 31, hit safely in 47 of 99 games with Miami this season, including 13 multi-hit games and 3 games with 3 hits. He is batting .251 (63x251) with 20 runs scored, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 20 RBI, 32 walks and a team-leading 8 stolen bases. The 6-3, 215-pound outfielder has batted .309 (21x68) in the month of July and has hit safely in 12 of his last 17 games started (7/1-c). The Marlins signed Maybin as a free agent on Feb. 22, 2018.

 

Maybin is a 12-year Major League veteran with the Detroit Tigers (2007 & 2016), San Diego Padres (2011-14), Atlanta Braves (2015), Los Angeles Angels (2017), Houston Astros (2017) and Miami Marlins (2008-10 & 2018). He was originally selected by the Tigers in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 2005 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of T.C. Roberson High School (Asheville, NC), where he was named North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005 and set a North Carolina high school record with a .662 batting average in his senior season.

 

Over his 12 Major League seasons, Maybin has hit .255/.323/.369 (859x3373) with 486 runs, 146 doubles, 32 triples, 59 home runs, 307 RBI, 322 walks and 172 stolen bases. In 2017, he tied a career-high with 10 home runs and recorded 33 stolen bases, the 2nd-most of his career, in a season split between the Angels (93 games) and the Astros (21 games). Maybin played in 6 postseason games with the Astros, batting .286 (2x7) with a walk, 2 runs scored and a stolen base. After entering Game 2 of the World Series as a defensive replacement, he singled, stole 2nd base and scored on George Springer's go-ahead home run in the 11th inning.

 

Brigman, 23, hit .304 (116x381) with 47 runs scored, 13 doubles, 7 triples, 2 home runs, 38 RBI, 37 walks and 15 stolen bases in 98 games with High-A Modesto. He is currently tied for the California League lead in hits (116), while also ranking T3rd in triples (7), 4th in games played (98), 5th in average (.304), 6th in on-base percentage (.373) and T12th in stolen bases (15).

 

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound infielder has played 286 career minor league games between Short-A Everett, Low-A Clinton and High-A Modesto, combining to hit.265 (294x1109) with 153 runs scored, 33 doubles, 12 triples, 4 home runs, 93 RBI, 122 walks and 48 stolen bases. Brigman was selected by Seattle in the 3rd round of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of San Diego. He was originally selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 40th round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Valley Christian (CA) High School, but did not sign.

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