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Wed, 7 Dec 2016 22:46:58 EDTRight-hander Chris Heston, who threw a no-hitter in a strong 2015 rookie season before spending most of last year in Triple-A and on the disabled list, has been traded from the Giants to the Mariners for a player to be named, sources said Wednesday.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:55:57 EDTScott Servais no longer is a rookie skipper. His team now knows him well, and vice versa. But the primary challenge remains the same. The Mariners must take the next step and push their way into the postseason for the first time since 2001 in order to begin achieving what the club's new regime has set out to do since last year's front-office makeover.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:12:57 EDTManager Scott Servais discusses the Mariners on Wednesday during the Winter Meetings.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:18:52 EDTIs it possible that Mark Trumbo could return to the Mariners after leading the Major Leagues in home runs last year for the Orioles? According to a source, Seattle has had discussions with the free-agent first baseman's representatives during the Winter Meetings this week at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, though no deal appears imminent.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:31:15 EDTThe Mariners have yet to make a move at the Winter Meetings, but if you listen to general manager Jerry Dipoto, one of the deals Seattle pulled off before arriving outside the nation's capital could carry big ramifications for the team's success this year and beyond.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 22:14:07 EDTEven though the Mariners could open the season with a lineup that could include rookies Mitch Haniger in right field, Dan Vogelbach at first base and Ben Gamel in left, GM Jerry Dipoto is looking to end the club's 15-year postseason drought.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:47:04 EDTKyle Lewis was looking good, decked out in a black tux as he prepared to receive Baseball America's 2016 College Player of the Year award at the publication's annual gala at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:20:20 EDTWho do the Mariners have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Seattle's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:49:50 EDTTyler O'Neill, the Mariners' No. 2 prospect, per MLBPipeline.com, will get an invitation to Major League camp this spring and be given a chance to compete for a 25-man roster spot, though general manager Jerry Dipoto acknowledged Tuesday that Seattle's outfield depth likely keeps the young Canadian at Triple-A Tacoma to start the year.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:21:37 EDTMariners stars Robinson Cano, Felix Hernandez and Nelson Cruz were among 30 Major League players who confirmed their participation in the upcoming 16-team World Baseball Classic on Monday, while Team Canada coach Ernie Whitt said Seattle lefty James Paxton would be his team's No. 1 starter in the March tournament.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:11:10 EDTMajor League Baseball has turned its desire to fight cancer into an annual "Play Ball" auction at the Winter Meetings, and this year's event carries a more personal mission. Funds from this year's auction will support the renovation of a youth baseball and softball field that will be named after former Mets senior director of media relations Shannon Forde, who died of breast cancer earlier this year at the age of 44.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:47:14 EDTJerry Dipoto dipped into the free-agent ranks for the first time this offseason on Saturday, as the Mariners finalized contracts with two veteran relievers -- lefty Marc Rzepczynski and right-hander Casey Fien.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:46:10 EDTThough it's wise to never say never with Jerry Dipoto when it comes to making further moves, the Mariners' GM insists he's set with newcomer Mitch Haniger and 2016 additions Ben Gamel and Guillermo Heredia competing for playing time in the corner outfield spots, flanking returner Leonys Martin in center.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:00:09 EDTThe Arizona Fall League announced it's official Top Prospects Team on Monday. Selected by Fall League managers and coaches, the team recognizes 24 players who distinguished themselves throughout the league's six-week schedule against other top prospects from every organization in Major League Baseball.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:04:18 EDTThe Mariners tendered contracts for 2017 to 32 players on their Major League roster on Friday, including seven arbitration-eligible players who would have otherwise become free agents.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:58:19 EDTRight-handed pitcher Ryan Weber was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma by the Mariners on Friday after clearing waivers.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:32:57 EDTThe Mariners outrighted the contract of Pat Venditte to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday as the switch-pitcher will remain in the organization after clearing waivers.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDTMajor League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:01:12 EDTBizarre 1994 Mariners commercial stars Big Unit
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDTThe Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:00:05 EDTA lot can happen in the course of a baseball season. Just ask Mike Montgomery, who came to Spring Training with the Mariners in 2016 out of Minor League options and a long shot to land a spot on the 25-man roster ... yet he found himself on the mound recording the final out and picking up his first career save in the Cubs' dramatic 8-7 victory over the Indians in Game 7 of the World Series.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:03:46 EDTThe Today's Game Era ballot for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame will be voted upon this Sunday at the Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Md. Five former Major League players, three executives and two managers will be considered, and the results of the voting will be announced live on MLB Network's "MLB Tonight" at 6 p.m. ET.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:35:10 EDTMariners general manager Jerry Dipoto engineered his sixth trade of the offseason on Monday, dealing 2014 first-round Draft pick Alex Jackson to the Braves for young right-handed pitchers Rob Whalen and Max Povse.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:31:19 EDTThe Mariners reeled in leadoff man Jean Segura from the D-backs on Wednesday evening, acquiring the shortstop in a five-player trade that also netted them outfielder Mitch Haniger and left-hander Zac Curtis. The trade was costly, with Seattle giving up right-hander Taijuan Walker and infielder Ketel Marte in return.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:53:02 EDTThe primary mission of Cano's RC22 Foundation has been building a school for impoverished kids in his hometown of San Pedro de Macoris, a city of about 200,000 on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:39:49 EDTJim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:28:39 EDTThe Mariners have released veteran right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, who was designated for assignment on Friday.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:00:00 EDTFor Edgar Martinez and his Hall of Fame supporters, the clock is ticking. But his peers are also talking, and that could be a good thing for his candidacy for enshrinement in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:15:44 EDTThe big names on the Hall of Fame ballot can obscure some of the others who are eligible for the first time. While it's likely that none of them will wind up in Cooperstown they still have accomplishments that are worth celebrating.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:35:26 EDTThe Arizona Fall League's six-week season concluded with Saturday's championship game. And while it can be difficult to evaluate players in such a limited amount of time, especially with frequent roster fluctuations, some performances in the Fall League simply stand out more than others.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:58:44 EDTThe Mariners acquired Richie Shaffer and Taylor Motter, two versatile players with some Major League experience, from the Rays on Friday in a trade for three Minor League prospects, and they also added hard-throwing southpaw reliever James Pazos from the Yankees in another deal.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:51:03 EDTFormer first-round Draft pick D.J. Peterson, lefty reliever Paul Fry and flame-throwing Brazilian right-hander Thyago Vieira were added to the Mariners' 40-man roster on Friday as the club moved to protect several of its top prospects from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 16:19:59 EDTCano raises the 12th Man flag at Seahawks game
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:12:43 EDTWith the World Baseball Classic coming up in March, the Mariners will open Spring Training a week earlier than normal next year in preparation for their 2017 season.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:33:32 EDTWhen Felix Hernandez wrapped up a disappointing 2016 season in early October, he vowed to work hard this winter to return to "King" status for the Mariners. And his pledge to pitch in some games in the Venezuelan Winter League as well as on Venezuela's World Baseball Classic squad in March remain part of that plan, according to Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto.