Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:51:44 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) was scratched from his rehab start Tuesday, April 15, due to stiffness in his throwing shoulder.
Fantasy Tip: Walker was close to possibly joining the Mariners' rotation. This setback could be significant, and it'll likely push back his timetable by at least a week. Blake Beavan is now filling out the M's rotation, and he has value in AL-only leagues, especially with Walker set back.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:57:18 -0700
The Seattle Mariners recalled SP Blake Beavan from the minors Tuesday, April 15, and optioned RP Lucas Luetge in a corresponding move.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:29:46 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Blake Beavan will be the starting pitcher Tuesday, April 15. SP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) will receive another rehab start with Triple-A Tacoma.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:40:56 -0700
Seattle Mariners SPs Taijuan Walker and Blake Beavan are candidates to enter the rotation to start Tuesday, April 15, and manager Lloyd McClendon said a decision will be made in the next 24 hours.
Fantasy Tip: Walker has more upside, but the M's may want to play it cautious and let him get some more minor league starts under his belt. Walker should be owned in all leagues if he's in the starting rotation, while Beavan would be more of a short-term fix in AL leagues.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:50:50 -0700
The Seattle Mariners optioned SS Nick Franklin to Triple-A Tacoma Friday, March 28. Franklin will play shortstop there. The Mariners also optioned Ps Lucas Luetge and Blake Beavan.
Fantasy Tip: If you drafted Franklin late in a mixed league in hopes that he'd be traded and come into more playing time, you can now safely cut him.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:34:44 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Erasmo Ramirez will open the season as the team's No. 2 starter behind SP Felix Hernandez. Manager Lloyd McClendon wouldn't elaborate on the rest of the pitchers that would fill out the starting rotation to begin the year, however. SPs Blake Beavan and Hector Noesi were believed to be battling for the final couple of spots. SPs James Paxton and Roenis Elias are expected to fill out the third and fourth spots. Beavan has minor league options remaining, while Noesi does not.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:27:11 -0800
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon is expecting SP Taijuan Walker to be in the starting rotation when the season kicks off this year. Walker made three starts for the Mariners at the end of last season. He'd be competing against the likes of SPs Erasmo Ramirez, James Paxton, Brandon Maurer, Blake Beavan and Hector Noesi.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:37:59 -0700
The Seattle Mariners hope to keep SPs Erasmo Ramirez and Blake Beavan in rotation during the All-Star break. Ramirez was recently optioned to Class A Everett, while Beavan was sent to Triple-A Tacoma.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:12:34 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have recalled Ps Bobby Lafromboise and Hector Noesi from Triple-A Tacoma. The team also optioned RP Blake Beavan to Triple-A Tacoma and SP Erasmo Ramirez to Single-A Everett.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:37:16 -0700
The Seattle Mariners are dealing with an open spot in their starting rotation, one that is likely to be filled by SP Erasmo Ramirez. However, SP Blake Beavan has been solid in a long-relief role out of the bullpen lately and has starting experience. Ramirez is sporting a 5.06 ERA at Triple-A Tacoma after allowing three runs and seven hits while walking six in 5 1/3 innings in his last outing. A remote possibility would be SP Taijuan Walker, who is 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA with 16 strikeouts and five walks at Tacoma. SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder) is nursing an arm injury and hasn't pitched in July, so he's not an option.
Fantasy Tip: Grab Ramirez in all AL-only leagues if he isn't owned already. If he's the one to take the rotation spot, he's worthy of consideration in deep mixed leagues, as well, even if it's a short-term stay in the rotation.