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MVP Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays reportedly are close to agreement on 2-year deal

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:37

Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays are nearing agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. He was last season’s American League most valuable player.
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MVP Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays reportedly are close to agreement on 2-year deal

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:37

Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays are nearing agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. He was last season’s American League most valuable player.
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Seattle Mariners sign reliever Joel Peralta to minor-league deal

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 03:30

The 39-year-old Peralta was 3-1 with a 4.34 ERA and three saves in 33 appearances in 2015 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Top Cuban player slips away with brother to join U.S. majors

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:00

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball. The departure of Yulieski and his brother Loudes was confirmed by Granma, the Communist Party newspaper in Cuba […]
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Mexico beats Venezuela in Caribbean Series title game

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:08

Jorge Vazquez hit a home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting Mexico’s Mazatlan Venados to a 5-4 comeback victory over Venezuela’s Aragua Tigres for the Caribbean Series championship.
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Steve Cishek welcomes chance to stabilize Mariners’ closer role

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 03:06

People in the Mariners organization have said this season could hinge on Cishek, who lost the closer’s job last season with Miami, returning to form.
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Mariners Hall of Famer Lou Piniella hired by Reds as senior advisor to baseball operations

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:55

The 72-year-old Piniella will serve as a consultant with the Reds and spend time with the team in spring training. He managed the Reds from 1990-92 and led them to the World Series title in 1990.
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Mariners broadcaster Dave Sims eager to promote awareness after surgery for prostate cancer

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:40

Sims, 63, should be ready for spring training and wants to share his experience. “I know some guys are embarrassed to talk about this stuff,” he said. “Not me.”
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Seattle Mariners sign Korean first baseman Dae-Ho Lee to a minor-league contract

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:24

The Mariners announced the signing of slugging Korean first baseman Dae-Ho Lee to a minor-league deal. He hit 31 homers last season for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in the Japan Pacific League on Nippon Professional Baseball.
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Mariners’ scout Wayne Norton elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:33

Wayne Norton, a longtime Mariners' scout and baseball pioneer in Canada, has been elected to the 2016 class for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
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Kyle Seager is ready to do whatever he can to help the Mariners reach the postseason

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:03

A few more notes from Mariners' FanFest: After watching his younger brother participate in the postseason, Kyle Seager is ready for the Mariners to do the same.
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Mariners’ manager Scott Servais: ‘I think if you want to get a different result, you’ve got to do something different.’

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 03:21

Here's the full transcript of Scott Servais from the Mariners' pre-spring training media luncheon. He discussed changes to changing the cultures, differences in spring training, the competition for the back-up first base position, Nelson Cruz's playing time in right field, lineups and meeting Andy McKay.
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Being a Mariners fan is difficult — but exciting

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 12:29

It takes a special type of wiring to tag the Mariners as your top team in this city. In the words of exhausted-yet-enthusiastic fan Felicia Balschweid — who predicts the M’s will lose their final contest to fall one game shy of the playoffs — “It’s a 24/7 thing with them.”
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A slimmer and healthy James Paxton shows up to Mariners’ FanFest ready to pitch a full season

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 10:28

A healthy James Paxton arrived at Mariners' FanFest with a slimmer frame and a motivation to move past the last two injury-filled seasons and fulfill lofty expectations for success.
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Travis Snider, a Jackson High School graduate, will go to spring training with Kansas City Royals

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 10:18

The Kansas City Royals have signed outfielder Travis Snider, a graduate of Jackson High School in Mill Creek, to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. He turns 28 on Tuesday.
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Cam Newton’s play, Seahawks fans’ petitions and Jerry Dipoto’s methods: Times readers sound off

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 08:04

Backtalk: Letters to the The Seattle Times sports editor for this week.
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Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto: ‘I’m very excited about seeing how this group comes together’

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 08:56

Here's the full transcript and a few videos of general manager Jerry Dipoto's press conference at the Mariners' pre-spring training luncheon on Thursday at Safeco Field.
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