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Whalen back in Mariners camp with new outlook

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:18:41 EDT

Mariners prospect Rob Whalen stepped back from a world he said was closing in on him last July while he was pitching for Triple-A Tacoma, got help and now is attacking life -- and his baseball career -- with a new frame of mind.

Mariners' goal is clear: End postseason drought

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:00:16 EDT

As Scott Servais opened his first full-squad workout on Tuesday, the third-year manager wasted no time acknowledging the biggest thing that has been missing for the Mariners. Seattle hasn't been in the playoffs since 2001, the longest dry spell in the Major Leagues. And yes, Servais said, it's time to change that.

'Way better' Felix off to encouraging start

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:07:41 EDT

It's a long way until Opening Day, but the Mariners like what they've seen from Felix Hernandez in his first two mound sessions of Spring Training. Hernandez was among the final group of eight pitchers to throw their second bullpen sessions of the spring on Tuesday, and the 31-year-old was encouraged by the results as well.

All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:46:29 EDT

All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14.

Lewis sidelined following minor knee surgery

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:43:37 EDT

Outfielder Kyle Lewis, the Mariners' top-ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline, is not among the 40-plus players who began a Minor League mini-camp at the club's Peoria Sports Complex on Monday, as general manager Jerry Dipoto said he's recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his balky right knee.

Opening Day starter for Mariners TBD

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:01:46 EDT

For the past nine years, choosing an Opening Day starter has generally been a foregone conclusion for the Mariners. Felix Hernandez has handled those duties every season since 2009, the longest active streak of any pitcher in the Major Leagues.

MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:41:47 EDT

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.

Mariners' Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:54:44 EDT

Who do the Mariners have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Seattle's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Bishop raising awareness 4MOM

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:50:27 EDT

Braden Bishop has pledged via Twitter to donate $10 to Alzheimer's awareness programs for every single he hits in Spring Training games, $20 for every double, $30 for triples and $40 if he manages to crack a home run.

Strained right lat muscle sidelines Erasmo

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:15:00 EDT

Erasmo Ramirez, expected to be Seattle's fourth starter this season, is dealing with a strained right lat muscle and will be shut down from throwing for a couple of weeks, manager Scott Servais said on Sunday.

Povse confident during second Majors camp

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:37:48 EDT

It's only been one session off the bullpen mound so far, but manager Scott Servais likes what he sees from Max Povse in his initial work and said the lanky right-hander appears more comfortable as he's returned to a starting role this spring.

Seeking more W's, M's catching up on Zzz's

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:38:52 EDT

Most people don't need encouragement to sleep in a little longer, but baseball players have been conditioned for years to arrive bright and early every morning for Spring Training workouts. So it is that Mariners manager Scott Servais has found himself actually needing to convince some of his players that, indeed, you don't need to troop into the clubhouse at 6 a.m. anymore and head immediately for the coffee maker.

Mariners map out plan for fun-loving Felix

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:50:10 EDT

Felix Hernandez is looking for one thing this spring. He wants to stay healthy. The Mariners are looking for something else as well. They want their longtime ace to get back to having a good time and being fun-loving Felix. Which, of course, would come a lot easier if he stays healthy and productive on the mound.

Clean-cut Leake eyes same results for Mariners

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:44:09 EDT

On a Mariners team with several players sporting flowing locks and bushy beards, Mike Leake decided to go the other direction this spring.

Diaz impressive early in camp with fuller frame

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:49:59 EDT

It was only the first bullpen sessions of the spring, but catchers' mitts were popping on Friday at Mariners camp as hard-throwing closer Edwin Diaz and burly new setup man Juan Nicasio fired sizzling fastballs side by side for a 10-minute session.

Healy out 4 to 6 weeks following hand surgery

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:57:35 EDT

It wasn't exactly the news the Mariners hoped to receive on the first day that players took the field at the start of Spring Training, but manager Scott Servais said Thursday the hope is for first baseman Ryon Healy to be back playing games before Opening Day after undergoing surgery on Valentine's Day to remove a bone spur in his right hand.

Mariners' nucleus ready to take next step

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:51:37 EDT

After a couple years of turnover, the Mariners have reached a point of familiarity that has manager Scott Servais believing "it's time."

Inbox: Will Felix be Opening Day starter?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:08:49 EDT

Does Felix Hernandez get the Opening Day start again this season? Beat reporter Greg Johns fields this question and more from Mariners fans in his latest Inbox.

Mariners' 4th outfield spot could see competition

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:20:55 EDT

Among the questions facing the Mariners as they prepare to open Spring Training this week will be the health of outfielder Guillermo Heredia. And, in turn, should Heredia not be ready to start the season as he recovers from shoulder surgery, who steps up to fill the role of fourth outfielder on a team that is largely set in the position battles?

Mariners hope young arms step forward in camp

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:06:29 EDT

After a long and relatively quiet offseason, Spring Training arrives for the Mariners this week with a couple of questions still looming. The biggest, at least in the minds of most fans, is whether Seattle has enough quality starting pitchers among the group scheduled to report on Wednesday in Arizona at the club's Peoria Sports Complex.

Late-game success to revolve around Wolfpack

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:31:57 EDT

With Spring Training rapidly approaching, we're taking an in-depth look at the Mariners' roster. This is the ninth and final part of an Around the Horn series looking at each position on the team. Today: the bullpen.

Mariners' rotation success hinges on health

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:20:24 EDT

With Spring Training rapidly approaching, we're taking an in-depth look at the Mariners' roster. This is the eighth part of an Around the Horn series looking at each position on the team. Today: the rotation.

Mariners enter spring with core intact

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:54:03 EDT

More than 60 players will converge on the Mariners' Spring Training complex in Peoria, Ariz., in the coming days with hopes and dreams of landing a spot on Seattle's Major League roster.

'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:43:58 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Mariners depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

Gordon's first stop after trade? Glove-shopping

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 20:53:33 EDT

Gordon's first stop after trade? Glove-shopping

Cruz's consistent bat anchors Mariners' lineup

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 13:56:16 EDT

Cruz has shown no signs of slowing, unless you consider his 39 home runs a significant drop. He hit 40, 44 and 43, respectively, the previous three seasons, and fell one shy of becoming just the 14th player in MLB history to hit 40-plus for four straight years.

Gordon poised to make a splash this spring

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 18:46:38 EDT

As the countdown to Spring Training draws closer -- with the Mariners now just a week from pitchers and catchers reporting to Peoria, Ariz. -- it's worth wondering who figures to create the biggest buzz over the next two months in various camps.

Mariners hoping OF youth will keep trending up

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 17:48:15 EDT

With Spring Training rapidly approaching, we're taking an in-depth look at the Mariners' roster. This is the sixth part of an Around the Horn series looking at each position on the team. Today: the outfield.

Stars sans fanfare: 2018 All-Underrated Team

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:05:09 EDT

"Underrated" is one of those words we toss out in our sports dialogue with no real idea what it means. Our interpretation of what or who is or is not underrated is all relative to the specifics of our circumstances -- what we read, what we watch, what we experience.

Acta's wealth of knowledge big help to Mariners

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 20:16:15 EDT

Mariners bench coach Manny Acta has worn many hats during his lengthy baseball career and has amassed a wealth of knowledge.

All packed up, Mariners head south for spring

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 18:12:17 EDT

It's an annual rite of passage, the first sign that Spring Training indeed is drawing near. The Mariners equipment truck, packed with everything from baseball gear to office equipment, headed out of Safeco Field on Tuesday and began the long haul to Peoria, Ariz.

New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:11:51 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

Dipoto makes Mariners younger around core

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 16:22:57 EDT

When general manager Jerry Dipoto took over the Mariners two years ago, his immediate goal was to help the club get younger and more athletic while building up the foundation of players around the "core four" of Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz, Kyle Seager and Felix Hernandez.

Cano anchors offense, 2nd base for Mariners

Sat, 3 Feb 2018 15:40:11 EDT

With Spring Training rapidly approaching, we're taking an in-depth look at the Mariners' roster. This is the fourth part of an Around the Horn series looking at each position. Today: second base.

Welders repair Griffey statue at Safeco Field

Sat, 3 Feb 2018 19:00:34 EDT

The bat on Ken Griffey Jr.'s statue outside Safeco Field heated up Saturday as welders reattached the bronze piece that had been broken off by a vandal in October.

Mariners to rely on Segura at SS, in No. 2 hole

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 17:13:41 EDT

Jean Segura made a solid first impression in Seattle last year, batting .300 and stealing 22 bases while filling the leadoff role after being acquired from the D-backs.