Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:50:46 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez (back) has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday, Sept. 11, due to stiffness in his back. He'll be replaced by SP Brandon Maurer. Maurer was in the rotation earlier this year and is 4-7 with a 6.85 ERA. Hernandez felt more stiffness while throwing on flat ground over the weekend, but the injury isn't considered serious.
Fantasy Tip: Hernandez has plenty of innings on his arm over the last few seasons, so the M's will be extremely cautious here. Maurer was scheduled to enter the rotation anyway with the club going with a six-man rotation down the stretch. He's an option in deep AL-only leagues.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:12:22 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Friday, Sept. 6, that SP Taijuan Walker will make his last start of the season Monday, Sept. 9, and then he will be shut down for the season. SP Brandon Maurer will take Walker's place in the six-man rotation.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:58:07 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Aaron Harang surrendered seven runs in two innings of work Wednesday, Aug. 7, but the Mariners got him off the hook for the decision by rebounding for a 9-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. RP Brandon Maurer (3-7) pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief, allowing three hits and five walks, to pick up the win.
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:52:24 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have recalled SP Brandon Maurer from Triple-A Tacoma. In a corresponding move, SP Hector Noesi has been optioned to Tacoma.
Wed, 29 May 2013 12:58:15 -0700
The Seattle Mariners are recalling 3B Alex Liddi from Triple-A Tacoma Wednesday, May 29, and optioning SP Brandon Maurer in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Liddi is likely being recalled for roster depth since the club will be playing a short series this week in a National League park. As a result, his stay in the majors could be short. It's unclear if Maurer will be recalled when the M's need extra pitching.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 06:59:05 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Brandon Maurer was instructed to pitch like himself Sunday, April 14, and forget about scouting reports. He was more effective, allowing three runs in six innings in his first major league victory.
Sun, 14 Apr 2013 23:41:05 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Brandon Maurer allowed five hits and only two runs in his latest start Sunday, April 14, as he picked up his first career victory in a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers. He struck out five and walked just one in the victory.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:09:12 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Brandon Maurer is the long shot to win the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation, according to The Seattle Times' Geoff Baker. SP Jon Garland can control his own destiny based on how he fares in his next spring outing. Even if Garland doesn't win a spot, Baker thinks SPs Blake Beavan and Erasmo Ramirez will get the final two spots. Maurer has been good but hasn't stood out above the other competitors.
Fantasy Tip: Ramirez probably has the most upside of anyone in this competition if you're speculating on a winner in deep mixed leagues or AL-only formats. Garland is worth a dice roll in AL leagues since he has the leg up on one of the rotation spots.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:56:52 -0700
Seattle Mariners SPs Brandon Maurer, Blake Beavan or Erasmo Ramirez won't be pitching out of the bullpen if they don't make the starting rotation. Maurer, Beavan and Ramirez are competing with SPs Jon Garland and Jeremy Bonderman for the final two rotation spots this spring, and the young pitchers will be sent to Triple-A Tacoma if they don't make the roster. Bonderman or Garland might also be sent down, but it's doubtful both will. With the way Garland has pitched, he's likely to crack the rotation.
Maurer is going to have to be very good the rest of the spring because he's yet to pitch at Class AAA and has plenty of options left. Ramirez missed a big chunk of last year with an elbow injury and had only limited success last year. Beavan's arm is developed enough to handle a large workload, so he might be the most likely to win a rotation spot.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:46:47 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Brandon Maurer, who is still in the picture for the No. 5 starting spot, tossed four shutout innings Thursday, March 14, while walking two and striking out four. Maurer showed excellent command of all four of his pitches.