Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:26:04 -0700
Seattle Mariners P Brandon Maurer struck out four batters over two scoreless innings Wednesday, June 25. It was his first appearance for the team since being moved to the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Maurer is one of Seattle's top young arms, but he was sent to Triple-A Tacoma after posting a 7.52 ERA in seven starts early in the year. However, he worked exclusively out of the bullpen in the minors and looked comfortable in the new role. With his power stuff, he does have a chance to pile up some strikeouts if Seattle continues to use him multiple innings at a time. He could end up holding some value as a middle reliever in deeper leagues.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:13:29 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have recalled SP Brandon Maurer from Triple-A Tacoma. The team also optioned SP Erasmo Ramirez to Triple-A Tacoma. Maurer will be used out of the bullpen.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:49:07 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Brandon Maurer will be working as a relief pitcher with Triple-A Tacoma.
Sat, 31 May 2014 11:11:35 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have recalled OF Endy Chavez from Triple-A Tacoma. In a corresponding move, SP Brandon Maurer has been optioned to Tacoma.
Fri, 30 May 2014 15:51:17 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Brandon Maurer (back) will undergo an MRI exam for back pain.
Sun, 18 May 2014 11:16:50 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon has decided to skip SP Brandon Maurer's next turn in the rotation for the team's upcoming two-game series against the Texas Rangers. He is 1-2 with a 6.00 ERA this season.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:49:40 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon admits that the team is considering alternatives in the starting rotation to SP Erasmo Ramirez. SP Brandon Maurer will start in Ramirez's place Sunday, April 27.
Fantasy Tip: Ramirez is off to a rough start, and the long ball has killed him this year so far. If you own him in an AL-only league, it's time to start moving in another direction, at least for now.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:33:51 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Brandon Maurer will be recalled from the minors to start Sunday, April 20, against the Miami Marlins.
Fantasy Tip: Look to add Maurer in AL-only leagues if you have pitching needs. Maurer could be in the rotation for only a couple of weeks, however, with Hisashi Iwakuma's (finger) return looming.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:42:53 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Brandon Maurer is the likely candidate to join the team's starting rotation starting against the Miami Marlins Sunday, April 20. SP Anthony Fernandez threw 83 pitches in his outing for Triple-A Tacoma Wednesday, April 16. Maurer has allowed two earned runs and five hits in 8 1/3 innings with Tacoma with 17 strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Maurer showed some progress last fall after being rushed to the major earlier in the year. Target him in AL-only leagues if you're in need of pitching help. It looks like Maurer could have a decent run in the rotation if he performs well.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:46:05 -0700
Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said the team's starter Sunday, April 20, "will probably be one of our guys internally," which means the candidates could be SPs Brandon Maurer or Anthony Fernandez.