Mariners News

  • Seager snaps Seattle's skid with walk-off HR

    With two swings of the bat Wednesday, third baseman Kyle Seager picked up Seattle's slumping offense and tossed aside an eight-game losing streak as the Mariners pulled out a 5-3 win over the Astros at Safeco Field with their first walk-off victory of the season.

  • Mariners option Franklin back to Tacoma

    Nick Franklin's return to the Mariners turned out to be brief as the young infielder was told after Wednesday's 5-3 victory over the Astros that he's been optioned back to Triple-A Tacoma.

  • Paxton, Walker get good news from doctor

    Injured Mariners starters James Paxton and Taijuan Walker met with team doctor Ed Khalfayan on Tuesday and both were cleared to start playing catch in the coming days.

  • Mariners slide Ackley back to No. 8 spot

    The idea of moving left fielder Dustin Ackley to the No. 2 spot in the batting order proved to be a short experiment for Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, who dropped Ackley back to the eight-hole for Wednesday's series finale with the Astros.

  • Mariners, Rangers set to renew acquaintances

    Coming off his first poor start of the season, Roenis Elias will look to regain his form when the Mariners open a weekend series against Robbie Ross Jr. and the Rangers on Friday night at Safeco Field.

  • Iwakuma could return to Mariners on road trip

    All-Star right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma threw 58 pitches in a four-inning simulated game against Mariners teammates on Tuesday afternoon, moving a step closer to rejoining Seattle's rotation.

  • Mariners' bats remain quiet as skid hits eight

    Erasmo Ramirez suffered his third straight loss and the Mariners offense continued its early funk as the Astros tagged Seattle with a 5-2 defeat Tuesday at Safeco Field.

  • McClendon preaching patience with scuffling bats

    Lloyd McClendon has watched his Mariners struggle offensively after getting off a hot start on their season-opening road trip. But the skipper says he's taking a longer-term view of his club's offensive abilities and believes it's far too early to think about shaking things up.

  • Mariners take pride in 'green' efforts

    Tuesday was Earth Day around the country, but the Mariners didn't line up any special events to promote the day for one simple reason. "Every day is Earth Day at Safeco Field," said public information director Rebecca Hale.

  • Miscues send King Felix to first loss of '14

    Felix Hernandez suffered his first defeat of the season Monday as the Mariners saw their losing streak reach seven with a 7-2 setback to the Astros at Safeco Field.

  • Replay confirms two calls against Mariners

    Two rulings were confirmed via Major League Baseball's instant-replay process Monday night in the Mariners' 7-2 series-opening loss to the Astros at Safeco Field.

  • Walker, Paxton hope to begin throwing soon

    Injured Mariners pitchers Taijuan Walker and James Paxton are both scheduled to meet with team doctor Ed Khalfayan on Wednesday, hoping for positive news that would allow them to begin throwing later this week.

  • Hot-hitting Ackley bumped up to second in lineup

    After hitting seventh or eighth in the Mariners' batting order for most of the first 18 games of the season, Dustin Ackley found himself batting second on Monday against the Astros, as manager Lloyd McClendon looked to shake things up following a 1-6 road trip.

  • M's Miller reunites with buddy Springer

    While most Major League players are just learning about rookie right fielder George Springer, Mariners shortstop Brad Miller has a pretty good feel for the Astros' prize prospect.

  • Prospect Taylor homers twice for Triple-A Tacoma

    Shortstop Chris Taylor hit his first two Triple-A home runs in a game shortened to seven innings by rain as Triple-A Tacoma defeated Sacramento, 8-5, on Monday.

  • Mariners' rally in ninth falls short in finale

    The Mariners allowed a one-run lead to disappear in the eighth inning of a 3-2 loss to the Marlins, as they dropped their sixth game in a row Sunday afternoon in front of 20,228 at Marlins Park.

  • Mariners on wrong end of overturned call

    Marlins manager Mike Redmond leapt out of the dugout before Christian Yelich had much of a chance to even complain about a close call at home plate in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Mariners. A few minutes later, Redmond and the Marlins were awarded a reversal in their favor for the second time this weekend.

  • Almonte steady at the top for Mariners

    Entering the series finale at Marlins Park, Abraham Almonte had started all 17 games for Seattle this season, reaching base in 14 of them, with hits in 13, including four multi-hit games.