Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:02:16 -0800
Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns was acquired by the Kansas City Royals Friday, Jan. 6, in exchange for OF Jarrod Dyson.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:48:33 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns (back) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Nov. 3.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:27:23 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns (back) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Sept. 1.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:11:45 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 30, with a lower back strain.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:11:27 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 30, because of a lower back strain.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:45:17 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Joaquin Benoit could lose his job as the club's primary setup man, after allowing eight earned runs in 8 2/3 innings over his last nine appearances, giving him a 5.30 ERA for the season. "Sometimes, his shoulder doesn't bounce back," manager Scott Servais said. "But it's probably more of a mechanical, release-point, timing issue. To see him miss the strike zone as much as he's missed it by, that's very un-normal. That's not him." Servais added that Benoit claimed his arm felt fine during his outing against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, June 30, even though there have been several recent occasions where he was unavailable to pitch. RP Edwin Diaz is the most likely candidate to take over the role, although RPs Tom Wilhelmsen and Nathan Karns are also expected to be placed under consideration.
Fantasy Tip: Diaz has posted a 2.03 ERA in 12 appearances since joining the parent club last month, with 23 strikeouts over 13 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old rookie right-hander should be owned in AL-only fantasy leagues and in other formats which value the holds category. Wilhelmsen and Karns aren't worth rostering outside of deep AL-only leagues.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:20:30 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns will head to the bullpen for the time being with SP Taijuan Walker (foot) going Thursday, June 30, and SP Wade LeBlanc starting Friday, July 1.
Fantasy Tip: It's not a permanent move for Karns, but it'll kill most of his limited fantasy value in the meantime. Walker has been up and down most of the year and is a high-risk, high-reward start against the Orioles Thursday. LeBlanc probably won't be long for a rotation spot and should be avoided against the powerful Baltimore lineup.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:38:44 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns allowed four earned runs, five hits and two walks with three strikeouts over five innings in a win Saturday, June 25, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He threw just 58 of his 97 pitches for strikes.
Fantasy Tip: The win was the first for Karns since May 30, a span of five starts. He has a 7.32 ERA over five starts in 23 1/3 innings in June, and he should be avoided in all but the deepest of AL-only fantasy leagues despite an impressive 6-2 record.
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 05:44:37 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns allowed seven runs on eight hits and five walks through just four innings during the Mariners' 10-4 loss to the Texas Rangers Saturday, June 4.
Fantasy Tip: Through his seven starts prior to the outing Saturday, Karns had posted a 2.76 ERA with 39 strikeouts over 42 1/3 innings. View the rough outing against the Rangers as a sign Karns isn't a matchup proof hurler. He is worth a roster spot in the majority of seasonal leagues, and if you're selective with who you start him against, there is plenty of value.
Mon, 30 May 2016 22:51:42 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns allowed two earned runs, eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in a win Monday, May 30, against the San Diego Padres. He has won five straight decisions.
Fantasy Tip: Karns lowered his ERA to 3.43 with the quality start, his fifth in the past seven outings. He has emerged as a must-start fantasy option this season.