Mariners reach 1-year deal with Elias to avoid arbitration
SEATTLE (AP) — Roenis Elias and the Seattle Mariners have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract for $910,000.
The left-hander was 3-1 with a 2.65 ERA in four starts and 19 relief appearances last season, when he made $598,000. He allowed 15 earned runs in 51 innings. Elias ...
Cory Gearrin, Tim Beckham agree to deals with Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — Right-hander Cory Gearrin agreed to a $1.4 million, one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners and infielder Tim Beckham struck a $1.75 million, one-year deal.
The 32-year-old Gearrin was 2-1 with one save and a 3.77 ERA last year in 62 games for San Francisco, Texas and ...
AP Source: Ackley returning to Mariners on minor-league deal
SEATTLE (AP) — Former No. 2 overall pick Dustin Ackley is returning to the Seattle Mariners on a minor-league deal after spending the past two seasons in the minors with the Los Angeles Angels, according to a person familiar with the deal.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi smiled wide for the cameras, pointing to the back of his No. 18 jersey — a celebrated number for Japanese pitchers. In the city where one of his childhood idols, Ichiro Suzuki, became a major league star, Kikuchi is eager to prove he belongs in America, ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi has finalized four-year contract with the Seattle Mariners that guarantees $56 million and incudes club options that could make it worth $109 million over seven seasons.
Seattle announced the agreement Wednesday, just ahead of the deadline ...
Mariners’ letter explains reasons behind firing of Martin
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners say they fired high-performance director Lorena Martin this season in part because she created a hostile work environment and ignored recommended treatments for injured players issued by team doctors.
The Mariners’ claims were revealed in a filing in ...
Brewers OF Domingo Santana traded to Seattle for Ben Gamel
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Domingo Santana from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in exchange for outfielder Ben Gamel and minor-league pitcher Noah Zavalos.
The swap of young outfielders adds a right-handed power bat to the Mariners’ lineup and provides the ...
Suit accuses Mariners of discrimination, targeting Hernandez
SEATTLE (AP) — A wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by the Seattle Mariners’ former high-performance director alleges she went to team owners John Stanton and Buck Ferguson and CEO Kevin Mather as far back as March to complain about alleged discriminatory treatment.
The lawsuit also says ...
Lefty reliever Rosscup agrees to 1-year with Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — Left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup and the Seattle Mariners agreed to a one-year contract that pays $610,000 in the major leagues and $140,000 in the minors, adding depth to their overhauled bullpen.
Rosscup started this year with the Colorado Rockies, spent the entire first ...
Mariners sign 25-year naming rights deal with T-Mobile
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners will play at T-Mobile Park beginning next year under a new 25-year naming rights deal.
The team on Wednesday announced the agreement, which takes effect Jan. 1 and runs through December 2043.
The Mariners’ ballpark has been known as Safeco Field ...
Mariners launch $3 million effort to combat homelessness
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have pledged $3 million for a new effort to prevent low-income renters facing eviction from falling into homelessness.
The Seattle Times
Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team trade
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was in a hospital, making a trade from a bed.
Cleveland counterpart Chris Antonetti was boarding a plane headed back home, trying to finalize the deal before the flight pulled away from the gate.
They managed to complete ...
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto pulls off trade from hospital bed
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was released from a hospital Thursday, hours after completing a trade from his bed during the baseball winter meetings.
He had begun feeling ill earlier in the week.
The team said Dipoto was driven to an area hospital by ...
New lease for M’s approved; ballpark likely gets new name
SEATTLE (AP) — A 25-year lease for the Seattle Mariners to remain at their ballpark and related agreements have been approved by the Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District Board.
The team will be responsible for maintenance, operations and capital ...
Mariners finalize 25-year lease to remain in Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners and Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District Board have reached a final agreement on a new 25-year ballpark lease for the ballpark formerly known as Safeco Field.
The board on Monday unanimously approved the lease during ...
Mel Stottlemyre Jr. hired as Marlins pitching coach
MIAMI (AP) — Former Seattle Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. has been hired as pitching coach for the Miami Marlins.
Also joining manager Don Mattingly’s staff is former Kansas City Royals manager Trey Hillman, who will be first base and infield coach.
Like Mattingly and ...
Mets get Cano, Diaz and cash from Mariners in 7-player trade
NEW YORK (AP) — Aiming for an instant upgrade after two failing seasons, the New York Mets and their rookie general manager turned to a most familiar face.
The Mets made a splash — that much was certain — when they acquired eight-time All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano and major league ...
Phils get star SS Segura from Seattle for Santana, Crawford
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies acquired two-time All-Star shortstop Jean Segura from the Seattle Mariners for veteran slugger Carlos Santana and infielder J.P. Crawford on Monday.
The Phillies also get left-hander James Pazos and righty Juan Nicasio in the ...
White Sox acquire Colome from payroll-shedding Mariners
CHICAGO (AP) — Reliever Alex Colome was acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the payroll-shedding Seattle Mariners on Friday for catcher Omar Narvaez.
The White Sox also declined to offer contracts to outfielder Avisail Garcia and Matt Davidson, allowing the pair to become free agents. ...
Mariners hire Perry Hill as new 1st base and infield coach
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have hired veteran coach Perry Hill as their new first base and infield coach after Scott Brosius decided not to return to the coaching staff in 2019.
Hill has spent the past six seasons with Miami and worked extensively with Seattle’s Dee Gordon during ...
Orioles-Nats TV dispute back before baseball committee
NEW YORK (AP) — The dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees returned to a committee of baseball executives Thursday after a lengthy court fight.
The sides began arguing their cases before the Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee, which ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating claims made against the Seattle Mariners by the team’s recently fired training and conditioning director, who said team management had disparaged Latino players.
The Mariners denied the allegations in a statement on Monday following the ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Infielder Dylan Moore has agreed to a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners after splitting last season at Double-A and Triple-A in the Milwaukee Brewers’ organization.
The 26-year-old gets a $10,000 signing bonus, the $555,000 minimum while in the major leagues and ...
AP Source: Gonzales, Mariners reach agreement on 2-year deal
SEATTLE (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Seattle Mariners and Marco Gonzales have agreed to a $1.9 million, two-year contract.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the agreement.
Edgar Martinez moves into hitting adviser role with Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — Edgar Martinez is stepping down as the hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners and moving into a new role as a hitting adviser for the entire organization, the club announced Tuesday.
Martinez said the move is largely based around his desire to spend more time with family, ...
Lawsuit: Safeco Field discriminates against wheelchair users
SEATTLE (AP) — Wheelchair users attending Seattle Mariners baseball games at Safeco Field get a “second-class” experience, a nonprofit disability-rights law firm says, and has filed a discrimination lawsuit.
The Seattle Times reports that Washington ...
Fade complete, Mariners see playoff drought extended
SEATTLE (AP) — In most years, 89 wins would have landed the Seattle Mariners in the postseason and ended the longest playoff drought of any team in the four major professional sports.
The Mariners picked the wrong year to collapse, going from being in control of a playoff berth at ...
Yankees set HR record, beat Red Sox 8-5 for 100th win
BOSTON (AP) — The Bronx Bombers lived up to their nickname by hitting another big number. A couple of them, in fact.
Gleyber Torres and Giancarlo Stanton connected as the playoff-bound Yankees set the major league record for most home runs in a season, beating the Boston Red Sox 8-5 ...
Torres hits Yankees’ 265th homer, breaking record vs Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) — Gleyber Torres homered in the fourth inning for the New York Yankees, claiming a Major League Baseball record with their 265th home run of the season.
Torres’ drive to right off Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez moved New York past the 1997 Seattle Mariners for the most in a single ...
Rangers break through in seventh, beat Mariners 2-0
SEATTLE (AP) — Interim manager Don Wakamatsu is getting a long September look at some of the future pitching pieces of the Texas Rangers.
Rookie right-hander Ariel Jurado is stating his case to be included in the Rangers’ 2019 rotation. And hard-throwing Jose Leclerc just keeps putting up ...
Olson’s slam helps A’s top Mariners 9-3, close in on Yankees
SEATTLE (AP) — Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said he wasn’t paying much attention to the out-of-town scoreboard at Safeco Field during his team’s 9-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.
No matter, Melvin and his team got the result they wanted.
Matt Olson hit ...
Herrmann homer lifts Mariners past A’s, gives Astros AL West
SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Chris Herrmann’s two-run homer in the 11th inning gave the Seattle Mariners a 10-8 win over Oakland on Tuesday night, clinching the AL West for Houston and leaving the Athletics with a wild-card matchup against the New York Yankees.
Seattle overcame an 8-5 ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Champagne flowed in the clubhouse as players bopped around and screamed in a wild celebration after the Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years.
“It’s a lot of fun,” a soaked Khris Davis said. “We’re just trying to enjoy the moment. It’s a blast. ...
Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez becomes US citizen
SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners teammates stood and applauded and “God Bless America” played on speakers when Felix Hernandez entered Seattle’s clubhouse after becoming a U.S. citizen.
A native of Venezuela, the 32-year-old pitcher passed his citizenship interview Monday and was among 74 people ...
Beltre cheered in possible Texas finale, 6-1 win vs Mariners
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre was given a standing ovation when he was removed from what could be his last home game for Texas, just before the Rangers rallied for four runs in the sixth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 on Sunday.
The 39-year-old, playing his 21st major ...
Beltre shines as Rangers top M’s 8-3 in rain-shortened game
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre’s excitement over a three-run homer, season-high five RBIs and Texas’ 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners in a rain-shortened game Friday night was muted hours after the Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister.
“Weird day. Lot of stuff going on. Lot of ...
HOUSTON (AP) — If rookie Josh James keeps throwing this way, he might just pitch himself onto Houston’s postseason roster.
James struck out seven and scattered four hits over 5 1/3 innings to help the Astros to a 7-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night for his first major ...
$135M in funding OK’d for Seattle Mariners ballpark
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s King County Council has approved $135 million in public funding for improvements at Safeco Field where the Seattle Mariners play.
The funding package narrowly passed in a 5-4 vote on Monday.
The Mariners initially asked for $180 million in funding to ...
Calhoun, Upton homers lead Angels past Mariners 4-3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun and Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia were surprised to find out just how long the right fielder’s hitless streak really was, considering how good a second half of the season he’s had.
On Sunday, Calhoun broke out of his 0-for-25 slump in a big ...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dee Gordon did a happy dance while sitting on the warning track, and the display that was at least nine months in the making inspired an ear-to-ear grin long after it happened.
Gordon not only robbed Mike Trout of extra bases in center field during the fourth inning ...
Mariners’ Cruz continues power surge vs Angels in 8-2 win
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz has enjoyed plenty of success over the years against the Los Angeles Angels.
This season has been the best yet.
The veteran slugger hit a three-run homer, Mike Leake pitched seven strong innings and the Seattle Mariners started a 10-game road trip ...
Mariners’ Iwakuma intends to continue career back in Japan
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners right-handed pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma intends to try and continue his professional career next year pitching in Japan.
The 37-year-old Iwakuma has missed the entire 2018 season as he’s tried to recover from major shoulder surgery in September 2017. Iwakuma ...
McCutchen homers again, Yankees hold off Mariners 4-2
SEATTLE (AP) — Andrew McCutchen got the Yankees started and Dellin Betances made sure they hung on at the end.
McCutchen hit his second home run in two days, Betances pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning and New York held off the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Saturday ...
Tanaka shines, Torres and McCutchen homer as Yanks blank M’s
SEATTLE (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka may be pitching himself into a start at the AL wild-card game.
The Japanese right-hander struck out 10 over eight innings, Gleyber Torres and Andrew McCutchen each hit two-run homers and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Friday ...
Back-to-back homers by Cruz, Span lead M’s past O’s 5-2
SEATTLE (AP) — Dee Gordon says it’s too early for the Seattle Mariners to be worried about the wild-card math. He thinks they should just concentrate on winning games.
Nelson Cruz and Denard Span hit back-to-back home runs, and Seattle overcame sloppy infield defense to beat the Baltimore ...
Mariners get into clubhouse brawl, then lose to Orioles 5-3
SEATTLE (AP) — A rough day for the Seattle Mariners that began with a clubhouse brawl ended in rugged fashion, too.
Long after Mariners shortstop Jean Segura and second baseman Dee Gordon apparently tangled, Baltimore rookie Renato Nunez and the Orioles rallied late for a 5-3 win Tuesday ...
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