The Mariners’ longtime stance against domestic violence and their efforts to prevent it were rewarded again on Thursday.
The Mariners made a minor trade of players not on the 40-man roster. They sent Class AAA utility player Ty Kelly to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio.
The Mariners added three players to their 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. Infielder Ketel Marte, catcher John Hicks and right-handed pitcher Mayckol Guaipe had their minor league contracts selected.
The Mariners made a minor roster move today, claiming left-handed pitcher Edward Olmos off of waivers.
Giancarlo Stanton signed a record $325 million, 13-year contract and conceded he wasn’t certain he should have agreed to the deal.
The Tacoma Rainiers and the Mariners announced that Pat Listach will manage the Class AAA affiliate for the 2015 season. Listach replaces Roy Howell, who will remain in the organization in some capacity.
Listach brings experience as manager and major-league player to Class AAA Rainiers.
With Jason Heyward being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, it led many to assume that left fielder Justin Upton is bound for Seattle as the Braves dump salary and retool their team. And that's more than a fair assumption.
Slugger Giancarlo Stanton agreed to terms with the Miami Marlins on a $325 million, 13-year contract, team owner Jeffrey Loria said. It is the most lucrative deal for a U.S. athlete in terms of total value.
The Mariners announced via their blog that they have signed Cuban left-hander Misael Siverio to a minor league contract. The organization said Siverio would not get an invite to Major League spring training, but he is going to participate in the minor league mini-camp in early February.
The Mariners got a bit of a scare early Saturday morning when All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was struck by a pitch in the right foot and limped off the field.
The Mariners got a bit of a scare early Saturday morning when all-star second baseman Robinson Cano was struck by a pitch in the right foot and limped off the field.
Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, competing in his hometown, had a tough outing Friday as the Major League Baseball All-Stars lost to Samurai Japan 8-4 at the Tokyo Dome in Game 2 of the Japan All-Star Series. Starter Iwakuma gave up five runs on 10 hits in four innings and was the losing pitcher.
Not sure how many people stayed up till 1 a.m. to watch some live baseball and right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma make his only start for the MLB All-Stars in his home country.
Baseball writers who voted against Felix Hernandez explain why. “I thought Kluber was better in September,” wrote Sam Mellinger of The Kansas City Star. “I thought Kluber had to overcome more to reach comparable numbers,” explained Dan Hayes of Chicago.
Had Hernandez picked up two of Kluber’s first-place votes, he would have been just the sixth pitcher to win multiple AL Cy Young awards.
Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award since Bob Gibson in 1968.
So yesterday's American League Cy Young voting was a bit of a surprise. I really thought Felix Hernandez would win the award by a slim margin, perhaps similar to Corey Kluber's victory.