Mariners News

  • Walker wild as Mariners struggle vs. Colon

    On a day when young met old at Safeco Field, chalk one up for Father Time as the Mets' Bartolo Colon topped Taijuan Walker and the Mariners, 3-2, in the final game of their Interleague series.

  • Mariners option Walker after loss

    Rookie right-hander Taijuan Walker was optioned back to Triple-A Tacoma after Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Mets as the Mariners continued juggling their roster and rotation.

  • Mariners lose challenge early; Mets win one

    Seattle lost a challenge in the first inning, and the Mets won one in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 Mets win over the Mariners at Safeco Field.

  • Well-rested Iwakuma to open set vs. Orioles

    On five days' rest, Hisashi Iwakuma leads the Mariners into the series opener against Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles Thursday.

  • Paxton feels good, eyes third rehab start

    James Paxton said he felt great on Wednesday after throwing three innings in his second rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday night, which is no small step for the rookie left-hander.

  • Competitive Balance Lottery pays out picks

    The order of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft began to take shape Wednesday when the Competitive Balance Lottery was held at the Commissioner's Office in New York.This year, the Marlins won the lottery and will receive the first pick of Competitive Balance Round A, which is held immediately after the Draft's first round. The Marlins will be followed by the Rockies, Cardinals, Brewers, Padres and Indians.

  • Mariners' Ramirez optioned after solid start

    Erasmo Ramirez was optioned back to Triple-A Tacoma to make room on the 25-man roster for Wednesday's starter Taijuan Walker, but the young right-hander left a positive impression with Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon.

  • Zunino providing value with little experience

    Though Mike Zunino is hitting only .204 this season, the young catcher is the least of Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon's concerns as the club heads toward the final two months of the season. He came to the big leagues after just 364 at-bats in the Minor Leagues.

  • Mariners can't back Erasmo's excellent return

    Erasmo Ramirez is headed back to Triple-A Tacoma after a strong seven-inning showing on Tuesday night, but the young Mariners right-hander will carry a little more confidence after pitching extremely well in a 3-1 loss to the Mets at Safeco Field.

  • Paxton navigates rough start to rehab outing

    Mariners No. 3 prospect James Paxton, on the disabled list since early April, allowed two home runs in the first inning of his rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday night, but the left-hander settled in from there and felt good about the outing.

  • Top prospect Walker returning to Mariners

    Taijuan Walker, one of the premier pitching prospects in baseball, will be recalled by the Mariners on Wednesday and start the afternoon's 12:40 PT series finale against the Mets at Safeco Field.

  • Mariners' Ackley is heating up at the plate

    While Dustin Ackley was drawing raves for his outstanding catch that robbed the Mets' Travis d'Arnaud of a home run in Seattle's 5-2 win on Monday, the Mariners left fielder has been coming through more regularly at the plate as well in recent days.

  • Mariners tab Seager for Heart and Hustle Award

    All-Star third baseman Kyle Seager was selected Tuesday as the Mariners' nominee for the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award from the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.

  • Ackley's heist a product of determination

    Dustin Ackley has only been playing the outfield since midseason last year, but the former second baseman looked like a natural on Monday night as he went over the left-field wall at Safeco Field to rob the Mets' Travis d'Arnaud of a home run in the sixth inning.

  • Elias gets untracked as Mariners top Mets

    Rookie southpaw Roenis Elias picked up his first victory in nearly a month as the Mariners topped the Mets, 4-1, in Monday night's opener of a three-game Interleague series at Safeco Field.

  • Ramirez rejoining Mariners; Smoak to Minors

    The Mariners optioned first baseman Justin Smoak to Triple-A Tacoma after Monday night's 5-2 victory over the Mets to open a roster spot for right-hander Erasmo Ramirez, who will be recalled and start Tuesday night's game against New York at Safeco Field.

  • McClendon shoots down arrow controversy

    Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said All-Star closer Fernando Rodney won't pitch in Monday's series opener against the Mets, but that decision had nothing to do with the finish of Sunday's 6-5 setback in Anaheim when Rodney took the loss in the ninth inning after shooting an imaginary arrow toward the Angels' dugout after getting out of a tough jam in the eighth.

  • Mariners eligible for Wednesday's Competitive Balance lottery

    Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.