MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mariners' James Paxton is 6-8 weeks away from returning

Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton, who strained a lat muscle on April 8th, against the Angels, will be out 6 to 8 weeks while he tries to recover from the unfortunate injury. I reported the injury and Paxton was placed on the disabled list the day after.  Greg Johns of MLB.com says manager McClendon stated that Paxton is on a 6-8 week timetable, so he hasn’t starting throwing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Updates: Hisashi Iwakuma, Taijuan Walker

The Seattle Mariners have been reeling from pitching injuries this season but Easter has brought with it some good news for the state of Washington.  Both Hisashi Iwakuma & Taijuan Walker could be back with the team in the very near future.  Both pitchers have shown promising signs the past few days and both have very important dates occurring this week.Hisashi IwakumaIwakuma...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners System Report – Pitching Depth Continues To Surprise ☆

With teams trying to find their footing in the first month of the season, finding depth is crucial to long-term success.  The Seattle Mariners have watched a deep pitching staff get depleted by injury after injury, yet keep finding strong arms to step in. Despite being without last year’s breakout star Hiwashi Iwakuma, as well as top prospect Taijuan Walker and stalwart Blake...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees: Robbie Cano don’cha remember

Robinson Cano (Photo credit: Keith Allison) With the New York Yankees getting some well-deserved rest after splitting a long, and sometimes painful four game set against the Rays, it seemed like the perfect moment to check in on one of their ex-teammates who now plays in Seattle. Yes, I am talking about Robinson Cano, don’cha know? You remember the Yankees homegrown, All-Star,...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Iwakuma, Walker tracking for active duty in near future

Easter Sunday brought some much-needed good news for the Mariners’ beleaguered rotation: Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker could be ready to reclaim their roles by the time the club heads back on the road. Note the qualifier: “Could.” Iwakuma threw a bullpen workout prior to Sunday’s game at Marlins Park as the final test for the strained ligament in his middle finger...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Buck, Logan Morrison back at Marlins Park as Mariners

MIAMI -- When John Buck went to Safeco Field for his offseason physical after signing with the Seattle Mariners he took a selfie next to a familiar face gracing the venue’s wall. Buck and Logan Morrison, two former members of the rebranded Miami Marlins, returned to Marlins Park for this weekend's series. "I remember the excitement," Buck said of Opening Night...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ offense struggles again

The Seattle Mariners got off to a sizzling start, owning first place in the A.L. West after a win over Oakland last Friday.  But, what a difference a week makes.  Seattle fell to under .500 for the first time this season after dropping three out of four games to the Texas Rangers.  With all the questions about starting pitching and the murderous early season schedule, this is...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners News: Seattle recalls Nick Franklin

Infield prospect Nick Franklin has been recalled to the Seattle Mariners, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times.Nick Franklin was pulled from tonight’s game in Tacoma in the eighth inning. Most of you know this isn’t normal. And Franklin wasn’t hurt. The exit was to prevent him from being hurt before the Mariners likely add him to the 25-man roster tomorrow. Multiple...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners offense off to streaky start

Mariner Runs Come Feast or Famine The Seattle Mariners are off to a reasonably good start at 7-6.  I use the term “reasonably good” because while I’m sure you’d like to see them at 13-0 I think you have to consider this a team that has been above the .500 level since 2009 when they won 85 games. Major League Baseball is not like the NFL.  MLB teams can’t turn around a...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners recall Nick Franklin

Switch-Hitting Franklin back with M’s This morning Nick Franklin tweeted that he was flying to Texas, presumably to join the Mariners as they face off with the Rangers again. And it couldn’t come at a better time for the Mariners who have been streaky on offense. Where will Franklin fit in? Brad Miller, the man that won the shortstop job over Franklin by hitting .410 in spring...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners offered Morales multi-year deal in 2013, it was declined

Caterwauling about the Seattle Mariners’ offense reached its typical level Monday morning. The Mariners were shut out Sunday and shut down during three losses in the prior four games when they scored a run total. Seven runs in Texas on Monday night quelled some of the angst. Yet, a question was often repeated: What about Kendrys Morales? Morales is a free agent still available...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Injury Updates: Logan Morrison, Hisashi Iwakuma

The Seattle Mariners are in Texas for a four-game set & they took the first game last night 7-1.  We have an update on starter Hisashi Iwakuma as well as an update on why the Mariners had to pull Logan Morrison from the game before he even got to the plate last night.Logan MorrisonMorrison was scheduled to play right field & bat fifth last night.  He was replaced by...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Week in review

COOLING DOWN:  After winning their home opener, the Seattle Mariners have dropped three of their last four games.  Felix Hernandez’s third win of the season propped the Mariners back into first in the A.L. West for a day, but they now trail the A’s after dropping the final two games of that three game set.  Still, on the plus side, the Mariners have went 6-5 on a rough stretch...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Surprise roster choices worth monitoring

Ramirez, Elias and Romero Worth Watching With the MLB season underway and the Seattle Mariners off to a fast start, it’s worth highlighting a few youngsters that made the 25-man roster for the M’s in 2014. These guys could be players we wind up watching for a long time. Roenis Elias, Erasmo Ramirez and Stefen Romero are the latest Mariners to earn the opportunity to shine....
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bret Boone reportedly dating Tiger Woods' ex, Rachel Uchitel

I haven’t cared this little about a baseball player’s personal life since I found out Alex Rodriguez was dating former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson. Okay, I’m lying…I’m totally into this junk. I hope you’re sitting down, internet.  Former Major Leaguer (and third-generation star) Bret Boone is, reportedly, dating Tiger Woods’ ex-sidepiece Rachel Uchitel.  Gasp!  Oh, I...
Via Hall of Very Good
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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