Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:35:33 -0700
Seattle Mariners C Mike Zunino is physically fine, but manager Lloyd McClendon wants to give him a little break. C John Buck is starting Friday, June 6.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:04:37 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said he has no plans to move C Mike Zunino or OF Dustin Ackley up in the batting order.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 06:28:20 -0800
The Seattle Mariners are pleased with the adjustments C Mike Zunino has made at the plate with his hands, which he has moved back at the start of his swing. He has four hits in his first seven at-bats this spring. "It's just having your hands and body in a completely loaded position," Zunino said. "I wasn't quite getting all the way back there when I first got in camp and even last year. So I think just being able to get my hands all the way back is allowing me to free up my swing a little bit and it gives me more time to recognize pitches."
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:26:51 -0800
The Seattle Mariners signed 3B Kyle Seager, SS Nick Franklin, C Mike Zunino, OFs Julio Morban and Stefen Romero and Ps James Paxton, Anthony Fernandez and Logan Bawcom to undisclosed one-year deals Thursday, Feb. 20.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:00:27 -0800
The Seattle Mariners have had teams ask about C Mike Zunino, but they are not interested in moving him.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:31:33 -0700
Seattle Mariners C Mike Zunino (wrist) will be recalled from his injury rehab assignment Monday, Sept. 2. He is expected to start behind the plate against the Kansas City Royals, with SP Felix Hernandez pitching.
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:27:30 -0700
Seattle Mariners C Mike Zunino (wrist) took batting practice Saturday, Aug. 24, and could be sent on a minor league rehab assignment this week.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:36:05 -0700
Major League Baseball announced that Seattle Mariners C Jesus Montero will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
Fantasy Tip: Montero might have been a September call-up this year, but he wasn't likely to be worth much for the rest of the season anyway. He'll likely have to prove himself in spring training or in the minors next year before making an impact with Seattle. He'll have to do so at first base or DH, too, with Mike Zunino the catcher of the future for the M's.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:36:47 -0700
The Seattle Mariners placed C Mike Zunino (hand) on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand Friday, July 26. Zunino will have surgery on his hand and miss six weeks.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear what the corresponding move is for Zunino. Right now, Henry Blanco appears to be the beneficiary of playing time thanks to Zunino's injury. Blanco should only be considered for the desperate in AL-only formats. Zunino probably won't be back this season.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:01:12 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have designated C Kelly Shoppach for assignment and signed C Henry Blanco.
Fantasy Tip: Shoppach should catch on elsewhere. Neither he nor Blanco would be worth anything more than a boring second backstop in a single-universe format. This makes it seem that Mike Zunino has a long leash for the near future.