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Healthy Haniger ends long hiatus with a hit

February 28, 2021

PEORIA, Ariz. -- A 633-day, injury-plagued, mentally taxing hiatus ended on Sunday when Mitch Haniger stepped into the batter’s box during the first inning of the Mariners’ 5-4 win over the Padres in their Cactus League opener. By that point for the Mariners’ methodical right fielder, it was just another

After lost ’20, Murphy ‘happy to be here’

Mariners’ top hitter in ’19 coming off season-ending broken bone in foot
February 20, 2021

As he meanders through the Mariners’ Spring Training facility, the smile is wide, the foot is healed and the anxiety of a lost 2020 season begins to secede from Tom Murphy. A recurring phrase from the Mariners’ starting catcher in the early days of camp: “I’m just happy to be

Moore's season likely over after concussion

September 22, 2020

SEATTLE -- Unless the Mariners manage to sneak into the playoffs, Dylan Moore’s breakout season has come to an end, as the versatile utility man was placed on the seven-day concussion injured list on Tuesday. Moore took a 92 mph fastball from Brandon Bielak off his helmet in the eighth

Moore appears to be OK after beaning

September 17, 2020

Mariners second baseman Dylan Moore was taken out of Wednesday night’s 9-3 loss to the Giants in San Francisco in the eighth inning after taking a 99 mph fastball off his helmet in the bottom of the seventh. Moore got back to his feet fairly quickly after being dropped by

Long's season ends with shin stress fracture

September 12, 2020

Among the young players looking to establish themselves this year with the Mariners, there have been a number of success stories. But things haven’t gone nearly as well for Shed Long Jr., and the 25-year-old second baseman’s frustrating season has now ended with a stress fracture in his right shin,

Newsome’s exit a concern for pitching staff

September 9, 2020

For more than two weeks, the Mariners’ starting pitching has been so good that Seattle suddenly finds itself in the surprising hunt for a postseason berth with its young, rebuilding club. But that formula got waylaid on Tuesday by a second-inning line drive that knocked starter Ljay Newsome out of

White expected to be OK after early exit

August 27, 2020

Mariners rookie first baseman Evan White was removed from the first game of Thursday's doubleheader at San Diego, a 10-7 loss, in the third inning due to discomfort in his right shoulder following his first at-bat, in the second inning. White, Seattle's No. 5 prospect per MLB Pipeline, popped out

Graveman not giving up hope of returning

August 20, 2020

SEATTLE -- Kendall Graveman hasn’t given up on pitching for the Mariners this season as he deals with a benign bone tumor in his spine, but the right-hander’s role may change if he is able to rejoin the club. The 29-year-old has been a starter throughout his Major League career,

White day to day after fouling ball off knee

August 20, 2020

SEATTLE -- Rookie first baseman Evan White was removed from the Mariners’ game against the Dodgers in the third inning Wednesday night after fouling a ball off his left knee in his second at-bat of the game. White, the Mariners’ No. 5 prospect and the No. 60 overall prospect, per

Dunn has sore ribs after comeback liner

August 18, 2020

Mariners right-hander Justin Dunn exited after two innings with sore ribs in Monday’s 11-9 loss to the Dodgers. The injury is not considered serious, and Dunn should be able to make his next start. The rib injury occurred in the first inning, when Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager hit a 99.5

Kikuchi scratched, then Cortes struggles

August 15, 2020

Momma said there’d be days like this, though she never mentioned innings like the first one the Mariners faced in Friday’s 11-1 loss to the Astros. With left-hander Yusei Kikuchi scratched just 60 minutes before the first pitch of the series opener due to neck spasms, Houston teed off on

Mariners put Edwards on IL (forearm strain)

August 10, 2020

SEATTLE -- A Mariners bullpen that has struggled in the early going of the 2020 season lost one of its solid performers on Monday, when right-hander Carl Edwards Jr. was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain. Veteran right-hander Bryan Shaw was recalled from the team’s

Graveman (neck) to IL; Grotz optioned

August 4, 2020

SEATTLE -- Mariners starter Kendall Graveman landed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with neck spasms, and the club also optioned right-handed reliever Zac Grotz to its alternate training site in Tacoma. Relievers Taylor Guilbeau and Joey Gerber were called up from the alternate training site to replace them on

Mariners' thin catching situation gets thinner

July 29, 2020

The Mariners’ catching situation took another blow on Tuesday as Austin Nola was scratched from the lineup about 90 minutes before the series opener against the Angels due to a sore knee. Rookie Joseph Odom was activated off the three-man traveling taxi squad and made his first Major League start

Murphy goes on IL; Sheffield K's 8 in tuneup

Adams likely to open season on injured list
July 23, 2020

SEATTLE -- An already inexperienced Mariners catching situation got even thinner heading into Friday’s Opening Day in Houston as starter Tom Murphy has a broken bone in his left foot and will be placed on the 10-day injured list, the club announced Wednesday. Murphy took a foul ball off the

Prospect Julio Rodriguez fractures left wrist

July 16, 2020

SEATTLE -- Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez, the No. 18 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline, has a hairline fracture in his left wrist after diving for a ball during a postgame drill at T-Mobile Park on Wednesday. The 19-year-old is part of Seattle’s 60-player pool and while he wasn’t expected

Notes: Bautista likely won't need surgery

Hard-throwing righty suffered strained flexor mass Saturday
July 13, 2020

SEATTLE -- Moments after lighting up the T-Mobile Park radar gun with a 101-mph fastball on Saturday, Mariners reliever Gerson Bautista felt a twinge in his right elbow. Tests on Sunday revealed a strained flexor mass, which means the 25-year-old right-hander won’t be available when Seattle opens play in Houston

Graveman escapes trouble; Julio's growing pains

March 1, 2020

MESA, Ariz. – After spending last season rehabbing with the Cubs as he recovered from Tommy John surgery, Kendall Graveman found himself facing his previous club on Sunday in the latest test of his repaired right elbow. And though he needed to wiggle out of a bases-loaded jam in the

Adams to miss 6-8 months with torn ACL

September 22, 2019

BALTIMORE -- When the Mariners look at which relievers they unearthed this season who could help headline the bullpen going forward, Austin Adams’ name leaps to mind. But the promising 28-year-old right-hander’s future was put on hold Sunday after learning he’ll need surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus

Fraley exits with right thumb injury, will get MRI

September 7, 2019

HOUSTON -- Mariners rookie center fielder Jake Fraley was removed from Saturday’s 2-1 loss to the Astros in the third inning after hurting his right thumb, and he will undergo an MRI on Monday when the team returns to Seattle to determine the extent of the injury. Fraley and right

Mariners hope J.P., Santana can return soon

September 5, 2019

HOUSTON – Time is running out on several injured Mariners to return before the end of the season, with just 3 1/2 weeks now remaining on the schedule. But manager Scott Servais said shortstop J.P. Crawford and outfielder Domingo Santana are still pushing to get back, while things are less

King Felix, Sheffield set to join rotation

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August 20, 2019

TACOMA, Wash. -- The Mariners gave their fans two more reasons to tune in down the stretch on Tuesday, as manager Scott Servais announced that Félix Hernández and Justus Sheffield will join the rotation for the upcoming weekend series against the Blue Jays. Seattle’s reunion with its veteran star and

Brennan OK after early exit against Tigers

Rule 5 Draft rookie recently came off IL with right shoulder issue
August 14, 2019

DETROIT -- Mariners right-handed reliever Brandon Brennan, making his third appearance since coming off a seven-week stint on the injured list with a right shoulder issue, was taken out of Tuesday’s 11-6 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park after throwing just two pitches. Brennan, the Mariners’ Rule 5 Draft

Bishop (spleen) to begin rehab assignment

August 11, 2019

SEATTLE -- If Braden Bishop hadn’t gotten plunked in the ribs by a 96-mph fastball, had he not had to deal with internal bleeding from a lacerated spleen and being taken out of his third Major League start not knowing exactly what was happening inside his body, these past 10

Gonzales K's 9 as bright spot in Mariners' loss

Southpaw pulled as precaution after being struck in leg by comebacker
August 10, 2019

SEATTLE -- Marco Gonzales has been one of the bright spots in this rough season for the Mariners, but the club’s No. 1 pitcher was knocked out of Friday night’s 5-3 loss to the Rays at T-Mobile Park after taking a hard grounder up the middle off the back of