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Seattle Mariners Homestand Highlights: September 24-30, 2018

Ceremonial First Pitches
•   Monday, September 24 -- Eric Sauve, Grandview, WA, winner of the 2018 Mariners Team Store Dreamstakes
•   Tuesday, September 25 -- Bradley McDougald, Seattle Seahawks Safety
•   Wednesday, September 26 -- Hisashi Iwakuma
•   Friday, September 28 -- Dave Eskenazi, Northwest baseball historian, Mariners season ticketholder and 2018 Mariners Fan of the Year
•   Sunday, September 30 -- King County Sheriff's Deputy Bob Connor, who has worked security in Mariners dugouts for 38 years and is retiring after a 40-year public safety career.
National Anthem
•   Saturday, September 29 -- Pearl Jam's Mike McCready will perform the National Anthem as part of the annual Mariners Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Awareness Night.

Monday, September 24 vs. Oakland (7:10pm)
Ceremonial First Pitch --Eric Sauve, of Grandview, WA, winner of the 13th Annual Mariners Team Store Dreamstakes. Sauve's name was drawn at random from all entries. As grand prize winner, he receives four tickets neat the Mariners dugout, a full Mariners uniform, the chance to watch batting practice from the field, dinner at the Hit It Here Café, an overnight at the Stadium Silver Cloud Hotel, a $1,000 Team Store shopping spree and the chance to throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch.

Ceremonial First Pitches
•   Monday, September 24 -- Eric Sauve, Grandview, WA, winner of the 2018 Mariners Team Store Dreamstakes
•   Tuesday, September 25 -- Bradley McDougald, Seattle Seahawks Safety
•   Wednesday, September 26 -- Hisashi Iwakuma
•   Friday, September 28 -- Dave Eskenazi, Northwest baseball historian, Mariners season ticketholder and 2018 Mariners Fan of the Year
•   Sunday, September 30 -- King County Sheriff's Deputy Bob Connor, who has worked security in Mariners dugouts for 38 years and is retiring after a 40-year public safety career.
National Anthem
•   Saturday, September 29 -- Pearl Jam's Mike McCready will perform the National Anthem as part of the annual Mariners Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Awareness Night.

Monday, September 24 vs. Oakland (7:10pm)
Ceremonial First Pitch --Eric Sauve, of Grandview, WA, winner of the 13th Annual Mariners Team Store Dreamstakes. Sauve's name was drawn at random from all entries. As grand prize winner, he receives four tickets neat the Mariners dugout, a full Mariners uniform, the chance to watch batting practice from the field, dinner at the Hit It Here Café, an overnight at the Stadium Silver Cloud Hotel, a $1,000 Team Store shopping spree and the chance to throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch.

Girls Night Out - Gather your BFFs for a fun night out at Safeco Field. Ticket package includes Main or Club Level seats, a free drink voucher and a Mariners tank top, while supplies last. The offer is available only at Mariners.com/Girls. The price is $40. Deadline to purchase through this special offer is Monday, September 24 at noon.

Guys Night Out -- Make Safeco Field your man cave with this specially priced ticket offer. For $40, you get a Main or Club Level seat and a voucher for a free drink. Tickets are available only at Mariners.com/Guys and must be purchased by noon on Monday, September 24.

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 -- Foot Long Hot dog is $5 (a $10 value) at all High Cheese Pizza locations (Sections 109, 132, 141, 241, 312, 329) and Hempler's Carts (Section 131, 147, and Center Field Bleachers). Offer is good from the time the gates open until the end of the game. Limit of two items per person per transaction.

Tuesday, September 25 vs. Oakland (7:10pm)
Ceremonial First Pitch -- Bradley McDougald, Seattle Seahawks Safety

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.

Season Ticketholder Early Gate Opening -- Mariners Season Ticketholders get early access to the ballpark with an exclusive early gate opening at 4:10pm (Right Field Gate only).

Deal of the Day -- Big League Burger for $4 (an $8 value), at Big League Burger (Sections 106 and 340). Offer is good from the time the gates open until the end of the game. Limit of two items per person per transaction.

Wednesday, September 26 vs. Oakland (7:10pm)
Ceremonial First Pitch - Hisashi Iwakuma, who pitched seven seasons for the Mariners, has opted to return to Japan to continue his recovery from shoulder surgery, and attempt to extend his professional baseball career. While at the Mariners, Kuma compiled a record of 63-39 and threw the 5th no-hitter in Mariners history.

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.

Paint at the Park, Presented by Imagery Wine -- This special ticket offer includes a Main or View Level tickets, a complimentary drink voucher and access to a pregame paint class led by Wine & Canvas. The class is at the Outside Corner (above the Home Plate Gate) from 5:10-7:10pm. The cost is $54 for View Level and $69 for Main Level. Tickets are available online only at Mariners.com/Paint. Deadline to purchase through this online only offer is Tuesday, September 25 at 5:00pm.

TBTL Listeners Night -- The Tens are invited to share their love for the podcast Too Beautiful to Live at a special Safeco Field Listeners Night out. Tickets are available online only for $20 each. They come with a TBTL t-shirt (while supplies last). Deadline to purchase tickets through this special offer is Tuesday, September 25 at noon, only at Mariners.com/TBTL.

Deal of the Day -- Pizza by the slice for just $4 (an $8 value) at High Cheese Pizza locations (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.

Thursday, September 27 vs. Texas (7:10pm)
Safeco Field Soil Night -- The first 4,000 postgame will receive a bag of Cedar Grove potting soil. Cedar Grove, one of the Mariners sustainability partners, helped the Club to its first-ever Green Glove Award as 2017's top recycler in all of Major League Baseball with a 96% diversion rate.

Safeco Field Employee Appreciation Night -- The Mariners pay tribute to the dedicated Game Day staff who strive to provide the best guest experience possible to all fans, making Safeco Field one of the best places in baseball to watch a game.

Flannel Night -- Get your grunge on with Flannel Night at Safeco Field. Tickets are available online only for $45 for View Level and $57 for Main Level seats. Those who purchase through this special offer will receive a Mariners green and navy plaid flannel shirt, while supplies last. Tickets can be redeemed at Section 339 before the end of the third inning. Deadline to purchase through this special offer is Wednesday, September 26 at 5:00pm only at Mariners.com/Flannel.

Dawg Daze -- Join the University of Washington First Year Programs for Dawg Daze at Safeco Field. UW students and family members can get a discount ticket and a Dawg Daze t-shirt (while supplies last). This online only offer is available Mariners.com/DawgDaze. The cost is $17 for View Level and $35 for Main Level seats. Deadline to purchase through this special offer is 5:00pm, Wednesday, September 26.

Hutch Heroes -- The Mariners and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center spotlight a survivor who is fighting cancer with the same determination and spirit as baseball legend Fred Hutchinson, namesake of Seattle's world-renowned cancer research center.

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 Dog is just $3 (a $6 value) at Rolling Roof Refreshment stands (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.

Friday, September 28 vs. Texas (7:10pm)
Fan Appreciation Night, Presented by Emirates Airline and Holland America Line -- The Mariners thank our fans for being True to the Blue with random drawings for dozens of prizes throughout the game. All fans will receive a 2018 Mariners team poster. Stick around after the game for a special postgame fireworks show, presented by T-Mobile.

Awards - During the pregame ceremony, several awards will be presented including the Mariners Minor League Player of the Year, Baseball Writers' Association of America Seattle Chapter team awards, Major League Baseball Players Association Heart & Hustle Award and the ROOT SPORTS Ultimate Northwest Fans Award.

College Night -- Kick off the new school year with a night out at the ballpark. Arrive early to take advantage of extended happy hour in The 'Pen, Edgar's Cantina, Edgar's Home Run Porch presented by Sol & View Level concession stands until first pitch. The price is $13 for View Level seats ($16 on day of the game) and can be purchased until noon on Friday, September 28 at Mariners Team Stores, the Safeco Field box office or online at Mariners.com/College. Valid College ID is required for in-person purchases, and is limited to one ticket per ID.

Back to School Night -- Students heading back to school can enjoy specially priced tickets for Fan Appreciation Night. The online only offer is available at Mariners.com/GroupEvents. Tickets are $13 for View Level and $31 for Main Level and are available through 5:00pm on Thursday, September 27.

Deal of the Day -- Fan Appreciation Night Fan Pack special: a soda and popcorn for one low price, $5, a $10 value, at Rolling Roof Refreshment stands (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.

Saturday, September 29 vs. Texas (6:10pm)
Ken Griffey Jr. Pop Collectable Night -- The first 20,000 fans through the gates will receive a Funko! Pop Ken Griffey Jr. collectable figure.

Oktoberfest -- The 10th Annual Oktoberfest at Safeco Field features specialty beers throughout the game, a voucher for one free drink, a Mariners stein (while supplies last). Tickets are $39 for View Level and $51 for Main Level and are available online only at Mariners.com/Oktoberfest. Deadline to purchase through this special offer is Friday, September 28 at 5:00pm.

Season Ticketholder Appreciation Night -- Special 2:40pm gate opening (Right Field Gate), with prizes and specials to thank our best customers for their support.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Night -- Support a great cause, get a cool knit hat and hear Pearl Jam's Mike McCready perform the National Anthem before the game. Tickets are available online only at Mariners.com/Crohns. The cost is $25 for View Level and $45 for Main Level and must be purchased by 5:00pm on Friday, September 28. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold through the online only offer will benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

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

Sunday, September 30 vs. Texas (12:10pm)
Note special 12:10pm start time. All MLB games will begin at the same time.
Ceremonial First Pitch -- King County Sheriff's Deputy Bob Connor, who has worked security in Mariners dugouts for 38 years and is retiring after a 40-year public safety career.

Kids Appreciation Day -- The Mariners and Ivar's/Kidd Valley salute our youngest fans. All kids, 14 and under, take home a Moose poster, plus are eligible to win random prizes throughout the game. 

Deal of the Day -- Kids Moose Bucket (hot dog, popcorn, juice) for $4 (an $8 value) at select Rolling Roof Refreshment stands (Section 126, 190, 319). 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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Mariners extend player development contract with Short-A Everett

Mariners and AquaSox agree to extension through 2022

Seattle Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay announced today the extension of the Player Development Contract with the Everett AquaSox, the Mariners Short-A affiliate in the Northwest League. The Player Development Contract, which would have run out at the end of the 2020 season, has been extended to cover the 2021-2022 seasons.

"Partnering with Everett for another four years fulfills multiple goals for us," Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay said. "Aside from the geographic convenience, the AquaSox, with leadership of both Danny (Tetzlaff) and Pat (Filippone), provide our players with a first-class environment. Their commitment to our players is evident with the upgrades that they have spearheaded to the ballpark. We will continue to reciprocate by providing the best on-field product that we can while continuing to impact the surrounding community through our community service initiatives."

Seattle Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay announced today the extension of the Player Development Contract with the Everett AquaSox, the Mariners Short-A affiliate in the Northwest League. The Player Development Contract, which would have run out at the end of the 2020 season, has been extended to cover the 2021-2022 seasons.

"Partnering with Everett for another four years fulfills multiple goals for us," Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay said. "Aside from the geographic convenience, the AquaSox, with leadership of both Danny (Tetzlaff) and Pat (Filippone), provide our players with a first-class environment. Their commitment to our players is evident with the upgrades that they have spearheaded to the ballpark. We will continue to reciprocate by providing the best on-field product that we can while continuing to impact the surrounding community through our community service initiatives."

Everett has been affiliated with the Seattle Mariners for 24 seasons, becoming the Mariners affiliate in the Northwest League on September 12, 1994. The AquaSox play their home games at Everett Memorial Stadium, located in Everett, Wash., less than 30 miles north of Seattle. In 24 seasons as the Mariners affiliate, the AquaSox have compiled a 908-914 (.498) record. Since joining the Seattle organization, Everett has qualified for the postseason 7 times, including 6 times over the last 9 seasons (2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2018). In 2010 the AquaSox led the Northwest League with a franchise record tying 49 wins (also: 1987 as San Francisco Giants) on their way to a Northwest League Championship. With the extension, the Mariners and AquaSox will continue to have the longest affiliation pairing of any clubs in the Northwest League. 

Everett has produced numerous Major Leaguers during their affiliation with the Mariners, including helping develop current Mariners RHP Matt Festa, RHP Félix Hernández, RHP Erasmo Ramírez and C Mike Zunino.

"The Mariners and AquaSox have had a stable relationship dating back to 1995 and we look forward to continuing working together for many years to come," said Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jerry Dipoto. "We are in a unique situation having our Northwest affiliate so close to Seattle. The city of Everett and the AquaSox fan-base have always been great supporters of our minor leaguers and the entire Mariners organization. 

The AquaSox wrapped up the 2018 season with a 38-38 overall record, which was T2nd-best overall record in the Northwest League North Division and trailed only the Hillsboro Hops (52-25) and the Vancouver Canadians (40-36) for the best in the league. The AquaSox qualified for a postseason berth after winning the North Division First Half title, but fell the Spokane Indians in the Northwest League North Division Finals.   

The AquaSox featured 21 players selected by Seattle in the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft, including C Jake Anchia (7th), RHP Grant Anderson (21st), RHP Joey Gerber (8th), INF Cash Gladfelter (27th), RHP Nolan Hoffman (5th), INF Bobby Honeyman (29th), INF Connor Kopach (25th), OF Charlie McConnell (13th), OF Keegan McGovern (9th), RHP Penn Murfee (33rd), INF Ryne Ogren (12th), LHP Benjamin Onyshko (24th), LHP Michael Plassmeyer (4th), C Cal Raleigh (3rd), OF Ryan Ramiz (23rd), INF Nick Rodriguez (22nd), RHP J.T. Salter (20th), INF Matt Sanders (10th), OF Josh Stowers (2nd) and RHP Noah Zavolas (18th). 

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Mariners extend player development contract with Triple-A Tacoma

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay announced today the extension of the Player Development Contract with the Tacoma Rainiers, the Mariners Triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League. The Player Development Contract, which would have run out at the end of this season, has been extended to cover the 2019-2022 seasons.

"The Mariners are excited to be able to extend our relationship with the Rainiers," Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay said. "The Rainiers have consistently demonstrated their commitment to providing the best possible environment for our prospects to develop as well as providing an opportunity for baseball fans in the Pacific Northwest to meet the next generation of Mariners."

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay announced today the extension of the Player Development Contract with the Tacoma Rainiers, the Mariners Triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League. The Player Development Contract, which would have run out at the end of this season, has been extended to cover the 2019-2022 seasons.

"The Mariners are excited to be able to extend our relationship with the Rainiers," Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay said. "The Rainiers have consistently demonstrated their commitment to providing the best possible environment for our prospects to develop as well as providing an opportunity for baseball fans in the Pacific Northwest to meet the next generation of Mariners."

The Rainiers have been the Mariners Triple-A affiliate since 1995 with the upcoming 2019 season marking the 25th season the two clubs have been affiliated together. In 24 seasons as the Mariners affiliate, the Rainiers have a 1,741-1,690 (.507) record. Since joining the Seattle organization, Tacoma has collected five division titles (2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2016), three conference championships (2001, 2005, 2010), and two Pacific Coast League Championships (2001, 2010). Rainiers players and field staff have also accumulated numerous awards over the course of the affiliation, including 45 mid-season all-star selections, one PCL Pitcher of the Year, two PCL Rookies of the Year, three PCL Managers of the Year, five league ERA titles, and one league strikeout champion. The Rainiers have been in the PCL every year since 1960, for the longest current active streak of membership in the league.

"The relationship between the Mariners and the Rainiers has been a staple of baseball in the Pacific Northwest since 1995," said Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jerry Dipoto. "While we are two franchises, we remain one baseball family and couldn't be more thankful for our terrific partners in Tacoma. We fully believe this is simply the next chapter in what will soon be a quarter century of tradition."

The 2018 Rainiers polished off their 59th season of play with a record of 66-73 (.475) while finishing in 3rd place in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Northern Division, 16.0 games behind the division-leading Fresno Grizzlies. There were also 29 Mariners minor league players that appeared in a game with both Seattle and Tacoma during the 2018 season, including 17 of the players on the current 38-man roster.

"This has always been a great relationship," Tacoma Rainiers owner Mikal Thomsen said. "Our fans in Tacoma and I are all Mariners fans, so it is a natural thing to follow players on both teams from the fan standpoint. On the business side, the Mariners - to a person and as an organization - have been great to work with, and we look forward to maintaining this affiliation far into the future."

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Mariners reinstate Marco Gonzales; recall Matt Festa and Nick Rumbelow

Gonzales will start tonight's game vs. San Diego at Safeco Field

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

• Marco Gonzales, LHP, reinstated from the 10-day disabled list.
• Matt Festa, RHP, recalled from AA Arkansas.
• Nick Rumbelow, RHP, recalled from AA Arkansas.

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

• Marco Gonzales, LHP, reinstated from the 10-day disabled list.
• Matt Festa, RHP, recalled from AA Arkansas.
• Nick Rumbelow, RHP, recalled from AA Arkansas.

Gonzales (#32), Festa (#67) and Rumbelow (#52) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (7:10 pm PT) game vs. the San Diego Padres at Safeco Field.

Gonzales is scheduled to be the Mariners starting pitcher in tonight's (7:10 pm PT) game vs. the San Diego Padres at Safeco Field.

Gonzales, 26, was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Aug. 27 (retro to 8/24) with a cervical (neck) muscle strain. He is 12-9 with a 4.32 ERA (70 ER, 145.2 IP) with 128 strikeouts and 28 walks in 25 starts with the Mariners this season. He leads the club in wins, while ranking 2nd in strikeouts, 3rd in quality starts (12), 4th in starts and 4th in innings pitched. Through the end of July, the 6-foot-1, 199-pound left-hander ranked among American League leaders in wins (T4th, 12), ERA (10th, 3.37), BB/9.0 IP (5th, 1.79) and K/BB ratio (7th, 4.44). He tossed his 1st career complete game on June 29 vs. Kansas City, holding the Royals to 1 run on 6 hits while striking out 7. He was named to his 1st career Opening Day roster this season.

Gonzales split the 2017 season between Seattle and St. Louis, going 1-1 with a 6.08 ERA (27 ER, 40.0 IP) with 32 strikeouts and 11 walks in in 11 games (8 starts). He was acquired by the Mariners from St. Louis in exchange for minor league outfielder Tyler O'Neill on July 21, 2017. Over his last 5 appearances (2 starts) of 2017, he went 1-0 with a 2.81 ERA (5 ER, 16.0 IP) with 17 strikeouts and 4 walks with the Mariners.

In parts of 4 Major League seasons with the Cardinals (2014-15, '17) and Mariners (2017-c), he is 17-12 with a 4.72 ERA (117 ER, 223.0 IP) with 192 strikeouts and 61 walks in 47 games (39 starts). Gonzales, who resides in Seattle in the off-season, was drafted by St. Louis in the 1st round (19th overall) of the 2013 Draft out of Gonzaga University, becoming the highest draft pick in the history of the Bulldogs baseball program.

Festa, 25, is appearing in his 3rd stint with Seattle this season (also: 7/14-15 and 8/18-19). In 2 relief appearances with the Mariners this season, he has a 3.38 ERA (1 ER, 2.2 IP) with 1 walk. He made his Major League debut with Seattle on July 14 at Colorado, tossing 0.2 scoreless innings in relief. He led the Texas League in saves this season, successfully converting 20-of-22 (90.9%) opportunities. In 44 relief appearances with AA Arkansas, he went 5-2 with 20 saves and a 2.76 ERA (15 ER, 49.0 IP). The 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-hander struck out 67 while walking only 12 (5.58 K/BB ratio). He was named to the Texas League Postseason All-Star team.

The native of Brooklyn, NY, attended Dominican (NY) College in 2012 before transferring to East Stroudsburg University, where he became the highest draft pick in program history after the Mariners selected him in the 7th round of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Rumbelow, 27, is appearing in his 5th stint with the Seattle this season (also: 6/14-22, 7/4-12, 8/9-11 and 8/22-28). In 9 relief appearances with the Mariners this season, he has a 6.75 ERA (10 ER, 13.1 IP) with 9 strikeouts and 3 walks. The 6-foot, 190-pound right-hander went 1-0 with 2 saves and a 2.04 ERA (4 ER, 17.2 IP) with 25 strikeouts and 8 walks in 13 outings with AAA Tacoma this season. After being optioned to AA Arkansas on Aug. 28, Rumbelow has allowed only 2 hits in 2.0 scoreless innings over 2 appearances. He began the season on the Tacoma disabled list with a brachial plexus injury before being reinstated on June 5.

Rumbelow has appeared in the Majors with New York-AL (2015) and Seattle (2018-c) and is a combined 1-1 with a 5.28 ERA (17 ER, 29.0 IP) in 26 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 celebrate Japanese Heritage Night Sept. 7

Special guest "Iron Chef" Morimoto to throw out ceremonial first pitch

The Seattle Mariners are celebrating Japanese Heritage Night on Friday, September 7, when the New York Yankees come to Safeco Field for a three-game series.

Specially priced tickets are available for the game that include a Mariners Japanese Heritage Night T-shirt. Tickets are $25 for View Level and $40 for Main Level and are available online only at Mariners.com/Japan. The deadline to purchase tickets through this online only offer is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 6. 

The Seattle Mariners are celebrating Japanese Heritage Night on Friday, September 7, when the New York Yankees come to Safeco Field for a three-game series.

Specially priced tickets are available for the game that include a Mariners Japanese Heritage Night T-shirt. Tickets are $25 for View Level and $40 for Main Level and are available online only at Mariners.com/Japan. The deadline to purchase tickets through this online only offer is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 6. 

Masaharu Morimoto, who rose to international fame as one of the stars of the television program Iron Chef, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game. Chef Morimoto, who has received numerous accolades for his cuisine and aesthetic, has announced he is opening a Momosan Ramen & Sake restaurant in Seattle in 2019, the third of his popular restaurants featuring the chef's signature take on Japanese-inspired ramen and grilled yakitori dishes plus a diverse selection of sake, beer and Japanese whiskey.

The Mariners hospitality partner, Centerplate, has collaborated with Chef Morimoto on a special dish for the Hit It Here Café menu. A spicy tempura rock shrimp appetizer is available through Friday's game for $16. The tempura battered bites are served on a bed of lettuce with a spicy Asian-style mayo dipping sauce.
 

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Mariners outright RHP Rob Whalen to AAA Tacoma

Whalen appeared in 1 game with the Mariners this season

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

•    Rob Whalen, RHP, outrighted to AAA Tacoma. 

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

•    Rob Whalen, RHP, outrighted to AAA Tacoma. 

Whalen, 24, who was designated for assignment on September 1, appeared in 1 stint with the Mariners this season (6/14-17). He made 1 relief appearance with Seattle, working 4.0 scoreless innings in the Mariners 7-6 comeback win on June 15 vs. Boston, retiring 12 of the 14 batters he faced (1 H, 1 BB). He has made stops with 3 of the Mariners minor league affiliates this season. In 20 starts with AAA Tacoma, he was 7-7 with a 5.16 ERA (57 ER, 99.1 IP) with 92 strikeouts and 37 walks. He made 2 starts with AA Arkansas, where he was 0-2 with a 7.50 ERA (5 ER, 6.0 IP) with 8 strikeouts and 3 walks. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound right-hander also made 2 starts with short-A Everett, going 0-1 with a 9.64 ERA (5 ER, 4.2 IP) with 5 strikeouts. 

Whalen was acquired by the Mariners from Atlanta along with Max Povse (rhp) in exchange for Alex Jackson (of) and Tyler Pike (lhp) on Nov. 28, 2016. He made his Major League debut with the Braves in 2016. In parts of 3 Major League seasons with the Braves (2016) and Mariners (2017-18), he is 1-3 with a 5.75 ERA (23 ER, 36.0 IP) with 27 strikeouts and 15 walks in 8 games (6 starts). The native of Stroudsburg, PA, was originally selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Haines City High School (Haines City, FL). 

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Bee Ball: Mariners & Woodland Park Zoo partner with local author to call attention to the plight of pollinators

The Seattle Mariners have earned a reputation over the years for the team's environmental and sustainability programs. In fact, Safeco Field is one of the most sustainably operated facilities in all of professional sports. In 2017, the team won the Green Glove Award for recycling 96% of all waste generated at the ballpark. That's the highest recycling rate in all of Major League Baseball.

Now, the Mariners are joining with Woodland Park Zoo and local author Lynn Brunelle to draw attention to the plight of pollinators and the effects the dwindling beepopulation has on agriculture, our economy and the environment.

The Seattle Mariners have earned a reputation over the years for the team's environmental and sustainability programs. In fact, Safeco Field is one of the most sustainably operated facilities in all of professional sports. In 2017, the team won the Green Glove Award for recycling 96% of all waste generated at the ballpark. That's the highest recycling rate in all of Major League Baseball.

Now, the Mariners are joining with Woodland Park Zoo and local author Lynn Brunelle to draw attention to the plight of pollinators and the effects the dwindling beepopulation has on agriculture, our economy and the environment.

On Sunday, September 9, when the Mariners meet the New York Yankees, fans can get specially priced tickets for the game and learn how to help save bees. Tickets are $28 and include admission to a pregame educational event at the Outside Corner and a copy of Brunelle's bookTurn This Book Into A Beehive! (while supplies last). In addition, $5 from each ticket sold through the special online-only offer at Mariners.com/Bee,will benefit Woodland Park Zoo, which actively works to promote pollinator conservation programs.

Brunelle's book teaches kids all about the fascinating world of bees and engages kids in bee life and behavior through fun activities. Following a few simple steps, kids can actually turn the book into a habitat for backyard bees, and do something simple to help reverse the alarming trend of dwindling bee populations.

Brunelle, who makes her home on Bainbridge Island, specializes in books that bring science alive through fun, easy to do home-based experiments and activities. A four-time Emmy Award® winning writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy, Brunelle introduces kids to the mason bee, a non-aggressive, non-stinging super-pollinator that does the work of over 100 honeybees. Mason bees usually live in hollow reeds or holes in wood, but Brunelle's book shows how kids can make a home for them by rolling pages from the book into tubes and using the book's cover to create a hanging hive.

Turn This Book into a Beehive! is published by Workman, publisher of award-winning children's books as well as cookbooks, books on gardening, country living and parenting/pregnancy guides. Turn This Book Into A Beehive! is available at Workman.comAmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-A-Million andIndie Bound.

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Mariners recall Gordon Beckham, Casey Lawrence and Daniel Vogelbach

Mariners active roster is now at 35 players

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

• Gordon Beckham, INF, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
• Casey Lawrence, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
• Daniel Vogelbach, INF, recalled from AAA Tacoma.

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

• Gordon Beckham, INF, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
• Casey Lawrence, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
• Daniel Vogelbach, INF, recalled from AAA Tacoma.

Beckham (#1), Lawrence (#61) and Vogelbach (#20) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (7:10 pm PT) game vs. the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field.

Beckham, 31 (turns 32 on Sept. 16), is appearing in his 4th stint with Seattle this season (also: 5/14-31, 7/10-12 and 8/17-19). In 14 games with the Mariners this season, he is batting .222 (8x36) with 1 run, 1 double, 1 RBI, 3 walks and 1 stolen base. In 94 games with AAA Tacoma this season, he hit .302 (108x358) with 64 runs, 24 doubles, 1 triple, 10 home runs, 51 RBI, 57 walks, a .400 on-base percentage and a .458 slugging mark (.858 OPS). He hit safely in 66 of his 94 games with the Rainiers, including 32 multi-hit games.

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 (759x3172) hitter with 174 doubles, 5 triples, 74 home runs and 336 RBI in 978 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.

Lawrence, 30, is appearing in his 5th stint with Seattle this season (also: Opening Day-4/14, 5/1-12, 7/13-28 and 8/9-13). In 8 relief appearances with the Mariners this season, he has posted an 8.31 ERA (16 ER, 17.1 IP) with 11 strikeouts and 7 walks. He made 19 appearances, including 16 starts, with AAA Tacoma this season, where he went 7-5 with 1 save and a 3.31 ERA (36 ER, 98.0 IP) with 89 strikeouts and 13 walks. He allowed 2 earned runs or fewer in 11 of his 16 starts, including 8 of his last 11 starts.

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.

Vogelbach, 25, is appearing in his 5th stint with Seattle this season (also: Opening Day-4/25, 5/22-27, 6/8-14, 7/20-30). In 25 games with the Mariners this season, he is batting .212 (14x66) with 6 runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 7 RBI, 11 walks and a .342 on-base percentage. In 84 games with the Rainiers this season, he hit .290 (86x297) with 54 runs, 16 doubles, 20 home runs, 60 RBI, 77 walks, a .434 on-base percentage and a .545 slugging mark (.979 OPS). He led the Pacific Coast League in on-base percentage, while ranking 2nd in walks, 3rd in OPS, 6th in slugging and T14th in home runs. From July 3 through the end of the triple-A regular season, he hit .320 (41x128) with 19 runs, 6 doubles, 7 home runs, 29 RBI and 26 walks in 34 games with the Rainiers.

Vogelbach made his Major League debut with Seattle in 2016, appearing in 8 games in September. He was acquired from Chicago-NL on July 20, 2016 along with Paul Blackburn (rhp) for Mike Montgomery (lhp) & Jordan Pries (rhp). In parts of 3 seasons with Seattle, he is batting .198 (21x106) with 6 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 9 RBI, 2 HBP and 15 walks in 49 games. Vogelbach was originally selected by Chicago-NL in the 2nd round of 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Seattle Mariners

Nelson Cruz is Mariners nominee for the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award

Major League Baseball today announced that Nelson Cruz is the Seattle Mariners 2018 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB.

The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.

Major League Baseball today announced that Nelson Cruz is the Seattle Mariners 2018 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB.

The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.

Each team nominates one current player to be considered for the award in tribute to Clemente's achievements and character. Wednesday, September 5, marks the 17th Annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente's legacy and to officially acknowledge the 30 team nominees. As part of the league-wide celebration, the Roberto Clemente Day logo will appear on the bases and official dugout lineup cards and a special tribute video will be played in ballparks.

Nelson Cruz is a six-time All-Star, two-time Silver Slugger, 2017 Edgar Martinez Award Winner, and Major League Baseball's active Home Run Leader since 2009. Since joining the Mariners in 2015, his impact off the field and in community has been equally impressive.

In September 2016, Nelson launched his Boomstick23 Foundation with the goal of creating social impact by empowering at-risk children and young people to develop leadership skills and abilities through education and sports.

The Boomstick23 Foundation partnered with Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle in honor Nelson's parents, who were both teachers, and their commitment to ensure that all students graduate from high school. At the Foundation's 2016 kickoff event in Seattle, Nelson presented a $10,000 check to the school's principal along with equipment for the school's baseball team. In 2018, Nelson provided 10 scholarships for Chief Sealth students.

During Spring Training this year, Nelson and the Boomstick23 Foundation teamed up with Billy Hamilton, of the Cincinnati Reds, and Amyloidosis Support Groups to help raise funds and awareness at the 8th Annual Celebrity Bartender Night in Scottsdale, AZ. The event raised $22,000 for to support those living with amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by a buildup of protein that can affect the heart, liver, spleen, nervous system and digestive tract. Severe cases can lead to life-threatening organ failure.

Nelson is also committed to the health and safety of the people of his native Dominican Republic. In 2012, he donated a fire truck to the Las Matas de Santa Cruz Fire Department, which provides services to tens of thousands of people. In 2015, his first season in Seattle, Nelson partnered with the Seattle Fire Department to collect surplus equipment, including boots, pants, jackets, gloves, and helmets to donate to firefighters in his hometown. 

Nelson also serves as a spokesman for AID FOR AIDS International and the "Un Batazo Contra El VIH," (A Hit Against HIV) initiative. AID FOR AIDS is a non-profit organization committed to empowering communities at risk of HIV, and the population at large, through prevention, access to treatment, advocacy and education. Nelson also served as an awards presenter at the AID FOR AIDS annual "My Hero" Gala in New York.

Nelson has participated in numerous PLAY BALL events, a collaborative initiative between MLB, USA Baseball, and USA Softball that aims to give kids an opportunity to play baseball and softball. He also takes part each year in various Mariners Care activities including DREAM Team assemblies, Mariners Education Day and Home Runs for Education.

The league-wide winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, who will be announced during the 2018 World Series, will be selected among the group of nominees via a blue ribbon panel that includes individuals connected to the game. The blue ribbon panel includes Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., representatives from MLB-affiliated networks (MLB Network, FOX Sports, ESPN and TBS) and MLB.com, as well as Vera Clemente (the late Roberto's wife & MLB Goodwill Ambassador). Beginning tomorrow, fans can vote for nominees at mlb.com/clemente21. The site will feature bios of each of the nominees. Voting will close on September 18. The winner of the fan vote will count as one vote among those cast by the blue ribbon panel.

Mariners players have received the Clemente Award three times: Harold Reynolds in 1991; Jamie Moyer in 2003; Edgar Martinez in 2004.

Seattle Mariners

Mariners add 7 players as rosters expand

Mariners reinstate LHP James Paxton from DL; Recall RHP Chasen Bradford, RHP Ryan Cook, C David Freitas and LHP James Pazos; Select RHP Justin Grimm and INF/OF Kristopher Negrón; Outright RHP Christian Bergman; DFA RHP Rob Whalen

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

•    James Paxton, LHP, reinstated from the 10-day disabled list.
•    Chasen Bradford, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
•    Ryan Cook, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
•    David Freitas, C, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
•    James Pazos, LHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
•    Justin Grimm, RHP, selected from AAA Tacoma.
•    Kristopher Negrón, INF/OF, selected from AAA Tacoma. 
•    Christian Bergman, RHP, outrighted to AAA Tacoma.
•    Rob Whalen, RHP, designated for assignment. 

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

•    James Paxton, LHP, reinstated from the 10-day disabled list.
•    Chasen Bradford, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
•    Ryan Cook, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
•    David Freitas, C, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
•    James Pazos, LHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
•    Justin Grimm, RHP, selected from AAA Tacoma.
•    Kristopher Negrón, INF/OF, selected from AAA Tacoma. 
•    Christian Bergman, RHP, outrighted to AAA Tacoma.
•    Rob Whalen, RHP, designated for assignment. 

Paxton (#65), Bradford (#60), Cook (#46), Freitas (#36), Pazos (#47), Grimm (#57) and Negrón (#45) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (6:05 pm PT) game vs. the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum. 

Paxton is scheduled to be the Mariners starting pitcher in tonight's game. 

The Mariners now have 7 days to trade, release or outright to the minors the contract of Whalen. 

Paxton, 29, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left forearm contusion on Aug. 15 after being struck on the left forearm by a line drive off the bat of Jed Lowrie in the 1st inning on Aug. 14 at Oakland. In 24 starts with the Mariners this season, he is 10-5 with a 3.68 ERA (57 ER, 139.1 IP) with 176 strikeouts and 37 walks. Among American League leaders, he ranks 8th in strikeouts and 5th 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 AL. 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. 

Bradford, 29, is appearing in his 4th stint with Seattle this season (also: 4/9-7/31, 8/3-9 & 8/19-8/21). In 38 relief appearances with the Mariners this season, he is 5-0 with a 3.23 ERA (17 ER, 47.1 IP) with 38 strikeouts and 11 walks. His 47.1 innings pitched are 2nd-most among Mariners relievers (Edwin Díaz, 64.0 IP). Since being optioned to AAA Tacoma on Aug. 21, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound right-hander is 1-for-1 in save opportunities and has struck out 3 in 2.2 scoreless innings across 3 relief appearances. Overall, he has 1 save in 7 games with the Rainiers this season, striking out 4 in 6.2 scoreless innings. 

Bradford was claimed off waivers by Seattle from the Mets on Jan. 19, 2018. In parts of 2 big league seasons with the Mets (2017) and Mariners (2018-c), he is 7-0 with a 3.44 ERA (31 ER, 81.0 IP) with 60 strikeouts and 24 walks. The native of Las Vegas, NV, was originally selected by the Mets in the 35th round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of the University of Central Florida.

Cook, 30, is appearing in his 2nd stint with Seattle this season (also: 5/17-6/22). In 11 games with the Mariners this season, he is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA (7 ER, 9.1 IP) with 14 strikeouts and 6 walks. Since being optioned to AAA Tacoma on June 22, he is 0-1 with 1 save and a 2.25 ERA (5 ER, 20.0 IP) with 20 strikeouts and 14 walks in 21 appearances. Overall, he is 0-2 with 3 saves and a 2.16 ERA (8 ER, 33.1 IP) with 37 strikeouts and 17 walks in 34 outings with the Rainiers this season. 

Cook has appeared in parts of 6 Major League seasons with Arizona (2011), Oakland (2012-15), Boston (2015) and Seattle (2018-c), compiling a record of 14-13 with 17 saves and a 3.58 ERA (86 ER, 216.1 IP) while striking out 224 and walking 95. The native of Clovis, CA, signed a 2-year minor league contract with the Mariners on Nov. 14, 2016. He missed the entire 2017 season after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery on Oct. 20, 2016. He was originally selected by the Diamondbacks in the 27th round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of the University of Southern California. 

Freitas, 29, is appearing in his 4th stint with Seattle this season (also: 3/30-5/27, 5/30-6/18 and 7/5-22). The 6-foot-2, 240-pound catcher is batting .192 (15x78) with 8 runs, 4 doubles, 1 home run, 4 RBI and 8 walks in 29 games with the Mariners this season. He belted his first career Major League home run on July 11 at Los Angeles-AL. Since being optioned to AAA Tacoma on July 22, he is batting .330 (34x103) with 12 runs, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, 18 RBI and 12 walks in 27 games. Overall, in 39 games with the Rainiers, he is batting .349 (51x146) with 15 runs, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, 23 RBI and 17 walks. 

Freitas was claimed off waivers by Seattle from Atlanta on October 27, 2017. In parts of 2 Major League seasons with the Braves (2017) and Mariners (2018-c), he is batting .200 (19x95) with 10 runs, 6 doubles, 1 home run and 6 RBI in 35 games. He was originally selected by Washington in the 15th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of the University of Hawaii - Manoa. 

Pazos, 27, is appearing in his 2nd stint (also: Opening Day-8/18) with the Mariners this season after spending the first 4-and-a-half months of the season with the club. He is 3-1 with 17 holds and a 2.68 ERA (12 ER, 40.1 IP) with 35 strikeouts and 10 walks in 49 relief appearances with the Mariners this season. His 17 holds are tied for 12th-most in the American League. Earlier this season, the southpaw equaled the club record for consecutive relief appearances without a walk, set by Charlie Furbush in 2014. Pazos did not issue a walk in 26 straight outings, April 7 - June 12, a span of 22.1 innings pitched. Since being optioned to AAA Tacoma on Aug. 18, he has made 3 relief appearances, striking out 2 and walking 1 in 3.1 scoreless innings.  

Pazos was acquired by the Mariners from New York-AL in exchange for Zack Littell (rhp) on Nov. 18, 2016. The native of Gilbert, AZ, made his Major League debut with the Yankees in 2015. In parts of 4 Major League seasons with the Yankees (2015-16) and Mariners (2017-c), he is 8-6 with 27 holds and a 3.52 ERA (40 ER, 102.1 IP) with 106 strikeouts and 38 walks in 126 career relief appearances. Pazos was originally selected by Tampa Bay in the 40th round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft but did not sign. He was selected and signed by the Yankees out of the 13th round of the 2012 Draft. 

Grimm, 30, has made 10 relief appearances with AAA Tacoma this season, posting a record of 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA (2 ER, 11.0 IP) with 17 strikeouts and 2 walks. He has not allowed a run in 7 of his last 8 outings (10.0 IP), holding opponents to a .200 (7x35) average against while recording 16 strikeouts and 2 walks. Prior to joining the Rainiers, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound right-hander appeared in 2 games with short-A Everett, allowing 1 run in 2.0 innings (4.50 ERA) while striking out 3 and walking 2. He began the season on the Kansas City Royals Opening Day roster and went 1-3 with a 13.50 ERA (19 ER, 12.2 IP) with 8 strikeouts and 14 walks in 16 relief appearances. In 9 games with AAA Omaha (Kansas City), he was 1-1 with an 8.68 ERA (9 ER, 9.1 IP) with 13 strikeouts and 6 walks.  

Grimm signed with the Mariners as a minor league free agent on July 19. He was originally drafted by Boston in the 13th round of the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign. He was selected and signed by Texas in the 5th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of the University of Georgia. He made his Major League debut with the Rangers in 2012. In parts of 7 Major League seasons with Texas (2012-13), Chicago-NL (2013-17) and Kansas City (2018), he is 20-23 with a 5.02 ERA (196 ER, 351.1 IP) with 358 strikeouts and 154 walks in 301 games, including 19 starts. 

Negrón, 32, was acquired by the Mariners from Arizona in exchange for cash considerations Thursday (8/30). He appeared in 2 games this season with the Arizona Diamondbacks and was 1-for-3 with an RBI. He spent most of the year with AAA Reno, appearing in 118 games and batting .283 (105x371) with 17 doubles, 5 triples, 15 home runs and 45 RBI. 

Negrón has appeared in parts of 5 Major League seasons with Cincinnati (2012, 2014-15) and Arizona (2017-18), combining to appear in 112 games with a .216 (58x269) average with 13 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs and 21 RBI.

He has appeared in the Majors at every position except pitcher and catcher, making starts at the other 7 positions on the field. In his career he's appeared at: first base (4 games, 3 starts); second base (24 games, 17 starts); third base (27 games, 23 starts); shortstop (17 games, 11 starts); left field (16 games, 4 starts); center field (6 games, 3 starts) and right field (3 games, 2 starts).

Bergman, 30, appeared in 3 stints with the Mariners this season (5/16-17, 7/13 and 8/15-18), going 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA (9 ER, 14.0 IP) with 7 strikeouts and 3 walks in 3 games (2 starts). In 25 games (24 starts) with AAA Tacoma this season, he is 8-10 with a 5.00 ERA (76 ER, 136.2 IP) with 111 strikeouts and 38 walks. 

Bergman has appeared in parts of 5 Major League seasons with Colorado (2014-16) and Seattle (2017-c), compiling a record of 11-15 with a 5.59 ERA (134 ER, 215.2 IP) with 130 strikeouts and 49 walks in 71 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. 

Whalen, 24, appeared in 1 stint with the Mariners this season (6/14-17). He made 1 relief appearance with Seattle, working 4.0 scoreless innings in the Mariners 7-6 comeback win on June 15 vs. Boston, retiring 12 of the 14 batters he faced (1 H, 1 BB). He has made stops with 3 of the Mariners minor league affiliates this season. In 20 starts with AAA Tacoma, he was 7-7 with a 5.16 ERA (57 ER, 99.1 IP) with 92 strikeouts and 37 walks. He made 2 starts with AA Arkansas, where he was 0-2 with a 7.50 ERA (5 ER, 6.0 IP) with 8 strikeouts and 3 walks. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound right-hander also made 2 start with short-A Everett, going 0-1 with a 9.64 ERA (5 ER, 4.2 IP) with 5 strikeouts. 

Whalen was acquired by the Mariners from Atlanta along with Max Povse (rhp) in exchange for Alex Jackson (of) and Tyler Pike (lhp) on Nov. 28, 2016. He made his Major League debut with the Braves in 2016. In parts of 3 Major League seasons with the Braves (2016) and Mariners (2017-18), he is 1-3 with a 5.75 ERA (23 ER, 36.0 IP) with 27 strikeouts and 15 walks in 8 games (6 starts). The native of Stroudsburg, PA, was originally selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Haines City High School (Haines City, FL.). 

Seattle Mariners

Seattle Mariners Homestand Highlights: September 3-12

Ceremonial First Pitches

  • Tuesday, September 4 -- Ed Dickson, Seattle Seahawks tight end
  • Wednesday, September 5 - Little League State Champions - Kirkland Softball and West Seattle Little League
  • Friday, September 7 - Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto
  • Saturday, September 8 - Franklin Gutierrez, former Mariners outfielder
  • Sunday, September 9 - Bob Rondeau, longtime radio voice of UW athletics
  • Tuesday, September 11 - Officer Mike Hargraves, 50-year veteran of Seattle Police Department
  • Wednesday, September 12 - Dave Ross, marking his 40th year with 97.3 KIRO FM

 

Ceremonial First Pitches

  • Tuesday, September 4 -- Ed Dickson, Seattle Seahawks tight end
  • Wednesday, September 5 - Little League State Champions - Kirkland Softball and West Seattle Little League
  • Friday, September 7 - Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto
  • Saturday, September 8 - Franklin Gutierrez, former Mariners outfielder
  • Sunday, September 9 - Bob Rondeau, longtime radio voice of UW athletics
  • Tuesday, September 11 - Officer Mike Hargraves, 50-year veteran of Seattle Police Department
  • Wednesday, September 12 - Dave Ross, marking his 40th year with 97.3 KIRO FM

 

Monday, September 3 vs. Orioles (6:10pm)

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 - Foot long hot dogs for just $5 (a $10 value). Available at all High Cheese Pizza stands (Sections 109, 132, 141, 241, 312) and Hempler's portables (Sections 131, 147, and center field bleachers). Offer is good from the time the gates open until the end of the game. Limit of two items per person per transaction.

Tuesday, September 4 vs. Orioles (7:10pm)

Ceremonial First Pitch - Ed Dickson, Seattle Seahawks tight end

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.

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

Deal of the Day - Big League Burgers for $4, and $8 value. Available at Big League Burger at Sections 106 and 340. Offer is good from the time the gates open until the end of the game. Limit of two items per person per transaction.

Wednesday, September 5 vs. Orioles (7:10pm)

Ceremonial First Pitch -- Little League State Champions - Kirkland Softball and West Seattle Little League. The Kirkland girls team won the state title in Vancouver and went 5-0 at the West Regionals in San Bernardino, CA. They finished 5th at the Little League Softball World Series. West Seattle Little League won its first state title, the first District 7 team to win state in over 40 years. They advanced to the Northwest Regionals in San Bernardino and went 1-2.

Roberto Clemente Award - During a pregame presentation, the Mariners will recognize the Mariners nominee for the Clemente Award, Major League Baseball's highest honor for community service.

Bark at the Park -Bring your best friend and get set for a fun night at Safeco Field at Bark at the Park. Tickets are $50 (one human, one dog), which includes a Mariners dog bowl and a postgame walk around the bases, courtesy of Avoderm & Nylabone. Additional human tickets are $25 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Mariners.com/Bark.

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 - Pizza by the slice is just $4 (an $8 value) at all High Cheese Pizza stands (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.

Friday, September 7 vs. Yankees (7:10pm)

Ceremonial First Pitch- Masaharu Morimoto, who gained international fame on the hit TV show Iron Chef.

RBI Club Moose Clausen Award - Mariners Trainer Emeritus Rick Griffin will receive the RBI Club's highest honor for community service, the Moose Clausen Award, during a special pregame presentation.

Japanese Heritage Night-The Mariners celebrate Japanese heritage on Friday, September 7 with specially priced tickets that include a Mariners Japanese Heritage Night T-shirts. Tickets are $25 for View Level and $40 for Main Level and are available online only at Mariners.com/Japan. The deadline to purchase tickets through this online only offer is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 6.

National Preparedness Month -- Puget Sound Energy and the Mariners mark National Preparedness Month with specially priced tickets for PSE customers ($20 for View Level and $35 for Main Level) and 500 free preparedness kits to be given away at random to fans at the game. The online only ticket offer is available at Mariners.com/PSE. Deadline for the special offer is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 6.

Salute to Those Who Serve - The Mariners and Holland America Line pay tribute to the men and women who serve our nation in the military. The tribute will be midway through the 4th inning.

Deal of the Day - 22oz sodas are available for $2, a $5.75 value, 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, September 8 vs. Yankees (6:10pm)

Ceremonial First Pitch - Franklin Gutiérrez, former Mariners outfielder

Latin American Beisbol Night - The Mariners highlight the contributions Latin Americans have made to the game of baseball. Players will wear Marineros jerseys, which will be auctioned off, along with memorabilia from Edgar Martinez and Mariners All-Star closer Edwin Diaz to benefit on-going recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

Silver Bullet Saturday - Coors Light, the Mariners and MOViN 92.5 are bringing the party to The 'Pen with Silver Bullet Saturdays. Starting two hours before the game until first pitch, fans can get 20 ounce Coors Light Drafts at the Rail Bar for $8. A limited number of Silver Bullet Saturday T-shirts will be given away to fans who download the XP Rewards App, or are drinking Coors Light. MOViN 92.5 will give away tickets to upcoming Mariners games, concerts and other prizes.

Season Ticketholder Early Gate - Gates open early, exclusively for Mariners season ticket holders. Right Field Gate opens at 3:10 p.m.

Mariners Care Saturday Silent Auction -Find autographed and game-used memorabilia, including Marineros jerseys from the game, at the Saturday Mariners Care silent auction near Section 128 on the Main Level. Items are available for bidding through the 6th inning. All proceeds benefit Mariners Care, the team's nonprofit foundation as well as on-going relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Deal of the Day - Cracker Jack is just $2 (regularly $6) 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.

Sunday, September 9 vs. Yankees (1:10pm)

Ceremonial First Pitch - Bob Rondeau, the Voice of University of Washington Athletics, who retired after 37-years of play-by-play for UW football and basketball.

Salute to Kids Day - All kids 14 and under get a James Paxton growth chart, courtesy of The Boeing Company. MVP members of the Mariners Kids Club will be chosen for a variety of experiences pregame and in-game including guest photographer, announcer, bat boy, ball girl and team manager.

Kids Run Around the Bases - All kids 14 and younger are invited to take a lap around the Safeco Field bases after the game thanks to KeyBank.

Bee Ball Day - The Mariners are joining with Woodland Park Zoo and local author Lynn Brunelle to highlight the plight of pollinators. Specially priced tickets are $28. Guests will get admission to a special pregame educational event at the Outside Corner and will receive a copy of Brunelle's Turn This Book Into A Beehive! (while supplies last). Tickets are only available online at Mariners.com/Bee. Deadline to purchase through this special offer is 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 7.

Salute to Those Who Serve - The Mariners and Holland America Line pay tribute to the men and women who serve our nation in the military. Midway through the 4th inning, the Mariners and Holland America Line will honor Jack Rogo, 97-year old WWII veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor.

Deal of the Day-Roasted peanuts are just $2 (regularly $6) 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.

 

Tuesday, September 11 vs. San Diego (7:10pm)

Ceremonial First Pitch - Seattle police officer Mike Hargraves, retiring in October after 50 years with the department.

Salute to Those Who Serve - The Mariners and Holland America Line pay tribute to the men and women who serve our nation in the military. The tribute will be midway through the 4th inning.

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 just $3 (a $6 value) at all Rolling Roof Refreshment stands (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.

Wednesday, September 12 vs. San Diego (3:40pm)

Ceremonial First Pitch - Dave Ross, who is marking his 40th year at 97.3 KIRO FM

Deal of the Day - Soft pretzels are just $3 (a $7 value) at all Rolling Roof Refreshment stands (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.

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Looking Ahead - The Mariners return to Safeco Field on Monday, September 24 for the final homestand of the season, hosting the Oakland A's and Texas Rangers. Special events include Fan Appreciation Night and postgame fireworks, Oktoberfest, Ken Griffey Jr. Pop! Collectable Night, and Kids Appreciation Day. For more information about upcoming Mariners special events log onto Mariners.com/Tickets.

Seattle Mariners

Mariners acquire Minor League utility player Kristopher Negrón from Arizona

Negrón assigned to AAA Tacoma

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the Mariners have acquired minor league infielder/outfielder Kristopher Negrón from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations. 

Negrón has been assigned to AAA Tacoma. 

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the Mariners have acquired minor league infielder/outfielder Kristopher Negrón from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations. 

Negrón has been assigned to AAA Tacoma. 

Negrón, 32, appeared in 2 games this season with the Arizona Diamondbacks and was 1-for-3 with an RBI. He spent most of the year with AAA Reno, appearing in 118 games and batting .283 (105x371) with 17 doubles, 5 triples, 15 home runs and 45 RBI. 

Negrón has appeared in parts of 5 Major League seasons with Cincinnati (2012, 2014-15) and Arizona (2017-18), combining to appear in 112 games with a .216 (58x269) average with 13 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs and 21 RBI.

He has appeared in the Majors at every position except pitcher and catcher, making starts at the other 7 positions on the field. In his career he's appeared at: first base (4 games, 3 starts); second base (24 games, 17 starts); third base (27 games, 23 starts); shortstop (17 games, 11 starts); left field (16 games, 4 starts); center field (6 games, 3 starts) and right field (3 games, 2 starts).

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Seattle Mariners salute Latin American Beisbol

Saturday, September 8, as Mariners meet the New York Yankees; Game-used Marineros jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit on-going Puerto Rico relief efforts

The Seattle Mariners pay tribute to the contributions Latin Americans have made to the game of baseball on Saturday, September 8, when the Mariners take on the New York Yankees. Game time is 6:10 pm. Former Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The Mariners will wear jerseys with "Marineros" across the front. The letters are screen-printed with the names of the home countries of Mariners Latin American players. Select Marineros jerseys from the game will be auctioned off through Mariners Care at Section 128 on the Main Level. Additional items will be provided by Edgar Martinez and Mariners All-Star closer Edwin Diaz. The auction will benefit on-going relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Silent bidding will be available through the 6th inning.

The Seattle Mariners pay tribute to the contributions Latin Americans have made to the game of baseball on Saturday, September 8, when the Mariners take on the New York Yankees. Game time is 6:10 pm. Former Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The Mariners will wear jerseys with "Marineros" across the front. The letters are screen-printed with the names of the home countries of Mariners Latin American players. Select Marineros jerseys from the game will be auctioned off through Mariners Care at Section 128 on the Main Level. Additional items will be provided by Edgar Martinez and Mariners All-Star closer Edwin Diaz. The auction will benefit on-going relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Silent bidding will be available through the 6th inning.

During batting practice on Saturday, all Mariners players will wear special Hispanic Heritage Month T-shirts, part of Major League Baseball's #PonleAcento" ("Put an Accent on It") campaign, launched in 2016 to highlight the distinctive mark that Hispanic and Latino players and fans leave on the game.

Franklin Gutierrez played for the Mariners from 2009-2013 and again from 2015-2016. Gutierrez won a Gold Glove® in 2010 with a Major League record of 415 errorless chances in the outfield. He was the first Mariners player to finish a season with a 1.000 fielding percentage, and at the time was only the 5th Major Leaguer to record a perfect fielding percentage. He twice received Fielding Bible Awards (2008, 2009), which use statistical analysis to recognize the best defensive players at each position. Guti's speed and athleticism led Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus to nickname him "Death to Flying Things," which the Mariners celebrated in 2011 with a Franklin Gutierrez fly swatter giveaway. 

The evening's festivities also include performances by the dance troupe Bailadores de Bronce and the singing of the National Anthem by Tess Altiveros, a talented soprano from Seattle who has performed extensively with Puget Sound opera companies and symphonies. The starting lineups and batters will be announced in both English and in Spanish.

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Foo Fighters "Concrete & Gold" Safeco Field concert information

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018

Gates Open: 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018

Gates Open: 5:00 p.m.

Show Time: 

6:15 p.m. Giants In The Trees

7:00 p.m. Joy Formidable

8:15 p.m. Foo Fighters

Guests are encouraged to arrive early to pass through Security checkpoints.

Bags: NO BACKPACKS, LARGE BAGS OR COOLERS ALLOWED. Bags limited to 16" x 16" x 8" or smaller. All bags will be searched at entry.

Walkthrough Metal Detectors: All guests must pass through walkthrough metal detectors. For quicker entry, guests are encouraged to remove cellphones, keys, change, etc. from pockets before reaching the gate. Coats and shoes stay on. Two CLEAR expedited entry lanes will be available at Home Plate and Left Field Gates.

Prohibited

In addition to all the items that are currently prohibited at Safeco Field (the full list is under "P" for prohibited items at this link), the band has designated the following additional items:

 

  • Professional audio or video recording devices (including cameras, video or audio recorders and iPads)
  • Unflattering photos of Ryan Seacrest
  • Weapons (including pocket knives)
  • Coolers
  • Glass
  • Mixtapes not in CD format
  • Selfie sticks
  • Cans
  • Pirated VHS tapes of Land of the Lost, the series
  • Unsealed plastic bottles
  • Creem magazines that do not mention Ted Nugent
  • Fireworks
  • Any mention of Friendster OR Webster (starring Emmanuel Lewis)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Beige or mustard colored macramé wall hangings
  • Large chairs or spiked bracelets
  • Leg warmers
  • Wallet chains
  • Free radicals (including antioxidants or Hong Kong Phooey, as voiced by Scatman Crothers
  • Backpacks
  • Derogatory press clippings of Shania Twain
  • Waist packs
  • Any pencil that isn't a No. 2 pencil
  • Food
  • Homemade nut milks
  • Scythes
  • Laser pens

 

Smoking - Safeco Field is a tobacco-free venue. The ban also applies to e-cigarettes. The designated smoking areas will be outside the Center Field Gate (northeast corner of the ballpark) and outside the Right Field Gate (southeast corner of the ballpark).

Re-entry is not permitted.

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Mariners reinstate from the 60-day DL and option RHP Dan Altavilla to AAA Tacoma

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

·         Dan Altavilla, RHP, recalled from rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma, reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned to AAA Tacoma.

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

·         Dan Altavilla, RHP, recalled from rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma, reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned to AAA Tacoma.

·         Juan Nicasio, RHP, transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Seattle's Major League, 40-man, remains at 40 players.

Altavilla, 25, was originally placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow UCL sprain on June 8 (retro to 6/7) before being transferred to the 60-day DL on July 31. Since beginning a rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma on Aug. 15, he is 0-2 with a 17.18 ERA (7 ER, 3.2 IP) with 3 strikeouts and 3 walks in 5 appearances, including 1 start. In addition, he was optioned to AAA Tacoma May 23-27. Overall, he is 0-2 with a 13.50 ERA (7 ER, 4.2 IP) with 5 strikeouts and 3 walks in 7 games (1 start) with the Rainiers this season. In 22 relief appearances with the Mariners this season, he is 3-2 with 5 holds and a 2.61 ERA (6 ER, 20.2 IP). He has struck out 23 and walked 15 while limiting opponents to a .162 (11x68) average against. He has made 2 trips to the disabled list this season: May 1-12 with right AC joint inflammation and June 7 - Aug. 29 with a right elbow UCL sprain.

Over parts of 3 Major League seasons with the Mariners (2016-current), Altavilla is 4-3 with a 3.28 ERA (29 ER, 79.2 IP) with 85 strikeouts and 36 walks in 78 relief appearances. He was originally selected by Seattle in the 5th round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Mercyhurst (PA) College.

Nicasio, 32, was originally placed on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation on Aug. 3. He has appeared in 46 games with the Mariners this season, posting a record of 1-6 with 19 holds, 1 save and a 6.00 ERA (28 ER, 42.0 IP) with 53 strikeouts and 5 walks. He has 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 has made 2 trips to the DL this season: June 7-18 with right knee effusion and Aug. 3 - current with right knee inflammation.

In 2017, Nicasio was 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-c) after originally signing with Colorado as a non-drafted free agent on Aug. 21, 2006. He has a career mark of 38-43 with 8 saves and a 4.64 ERA (346 ER, 671.2 IP) with 622 strikeouts and 237 walks in 315 career games (82 starts).

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