Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:52:59 -0700
Seattle Mariners acting manager Robby Thompson said Tuesday, Aug. 13, that 2B Dustin Ackley will continue to receive an extended look in the outfield in the coming weeks. "We have to see what we have out there with Ackley in center field," Thompson said. "We kind of know what we have with (OF Michael Saunders) in center and the corners. There's a chance we'll have (OF Franklin Gutierrez) coming back - and where he's going to fit in. So we're just trying to get Ack in there."
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:37:27 -0700
The Seattle Mariners will rotate OFs Michael Saunders, Dustin Ackley, Raul Ibanez and Mike Morse in the final two months of the season, and Ackley may be sent back to the minors if he isn't playing enough.
Fantasy Tip: Ackley will probably see the least playing time out of this rotation, so it'll be hard to find a spot for him on your deep mixed roster, unless an injury opens up playing time.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:02:46 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Dustin Ackley (thumb) is back starting in center field Tuesday, July 2, after suffering a sprained thumb over the weekend. Ackley injured his thumb while diving for a ball in the outfield, and he said his experience moving to the outfield will help him learn quickly. OF Michael Saunders (finger) is wearing a protective sleeve over his injured finger. He said the swelling must go down before he can return to the lineup.
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 18:50:37 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Dustin Ackley (thumb) left the team's game early Saturday, June 29, because of a sprained left thumb. Ackley will undergo X-rays to determine if anything is broken.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:37:23 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF/2B Dustin Ackley should get his chances to play after his call-up on Tuesday, June 25. OF Michael Saunders is struggling, OF Jason Bay (hamstring) just recovered from a mild hamstring issue, and OFs Raul Ibanez and Endy Chavez are 41 and 35 years old, respectively. "He's going to play," manager Eric Wedge said. "We're going to get him in there. We'll keep working him in the outfield, but you might see him in the infield if we need him there." The manager also said that Ackley has earned his return to the majors based on his performance with the bat at Triple-A Tacoma since his demotion.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like the M's are still going to have a hard time fitting him in there, so Ackley may have to make the most of his opportunities. Of course, if something clicked while he was on the farm, he may just do so. Seattle is looking for a reason to commit to him, so Ackley is worth stashing in 15-team mixed leagues and those deeper, just in case.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:03:58 -0700
The Seattle Mariners placed OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 25, and recalled 2B Dustin Ackley from the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Baker notes that Ackley has been brought up to play the outfield. Remember, Mike Morse (quadriceps) is also on the DL. However, it remains to be seen how much Ackley will play in the outfield, with Endy Chavez, Michael Saunders and Raul Ibanez also in play in the outfield from the left side. For now, Ackley should be owned in AL-only leagues in case he winds up playing often.
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:12:38 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge indicated the team has not called up 2B Dustin Ackley yet because they want him to get more reps in the outfield with Triple-A Tacoma. Ackley likely will see time in centerfield when he does get recalled.
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 12:52:49 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge said 1B Justin Smoak (oblique), OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) and minor league 2B Dustin Ackley are likely to be re-evaluated after the game Sunday, June 16, in order to determine their next steps.
Fantasy Tip: Ackley is not injured but has hit safely in his last 16 games for Triple-A Tacoma entering play Sunday, June 16. Don't be surprised if the Mariners decide to recall him.
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 05:27:55 -0700
Seattle Mariners 2B Dustin Ackley started in left field at Triple-A Tacoma Wednesday, June 12. General manager Jack Zduriencik said Ackley will see more time in the outfield to provide more options.
Fantasy Tip: This makes Nick Franklin look safe at second base for a while. Ackley has loads of offensive talent, but he hasn't put it together. The team is showing patience with him, though.
Mon, 27 May 2013 12:00:31 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have recalled SP Hector Noesi from Triple-A Tacoma. The team also optioned 2B Dustin Ackley and P Lucas Luetge to Triple-A Tacoma.