Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:56:52 -0800
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday, Feb. 19, that there are "three or four guys" he is considering for the leadoff spot. OF Dustin Ackley, OF Abraham Almonte, OF Endy Chavez and OF Michael Saunders all led off at various times last season, and each will be competing for outfield jobs this spring.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:02:42 -0800
The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with free-agent OF Endy Chavez (Mariners) on a minor-league deal Wednesday, Jan. 22, according to a source. The deal includes an invitation to big league camp.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:17:14 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Mike Morse (quadriceps) was scheduled to play in his fourth rehab game in right field for Triple-A Tacoma late last week, and he could rejoin the team soon. Morse hit .222 (2-for-9) with a home run and a double in his first three games with Tacoma. "I talked to him briefly today and he's champing at the bit," acting manager Robby Thompson said. "He says he feels real good." Morse can come off the disabled list whenever he's ready. Morse is closer to a return than OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring), who is also rehabbing at Tacoma.
Fantasy Tip: Endy Chavez and Jason Bay are in danger of losing serious playing time or being cut altogether when Morse returns.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:43:29 -0700
Seattle Mariners SS Brad Miller is batting leadoff Friday, July 5, although he's hitting only .200 (4-for-20) with a .300 on-base percentage. The Mariners have yet to settle for a single leadoff guy, trying OFs Jason Bay, Endy Chavez, Michael Saunders and Franklin Gutierrez there. Bay and Chavez aren't in the lineup Friday. Miller has experience with hitting leadoff in the minors and feels comfortable at the top spot.
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.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:30:02 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Endy Chavez will see the bulk of playing time in center field, and OF Jason Bay will be the emergency center fielder with OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Chavez should now be a consideration for ownership in deep enough mixed leagues for his speed contributions and the fact that he'll be playing pretty much every day with Gutierrez out of the picture.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:48:29 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) left the game early with tightness in his right hamstring Monday, April 22, and manager Eric Wedge said Gutierrez may go on the disabled list. The team hopes to learn more about his injury Tuesday, April 23.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Gutierrez to land on the DL when Michael Saunders (shoulder) is activated later this week. Endy Chavez should continue playing center field in the meantime. He should be owned in AL-only leagues.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:02:52 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (pelvis) said his current injury problems have originated in his pelvic area, and it has impacted other parts of his legs. "I have some issues with my pelvis, so I'm trying to fix it," he said. "Some days it's my groin. Some days it's my hamstring. It's different, but I'm working on it." Gutierrez has been having the problems since spring training.
Fantasy Tip: Gutierrez just can't seem to stay healthy for the life of him. Because he isn't playing on a consistent basis, he's a risky option in mixed formats, and there's a possibility the team places him on the DL when Michael Saunders (shoulder) returns this week. Endy Chavez should retain value as long as Gutierrez is injured.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:30:07 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (legs) is out of the lineup for the second straight day with stiffness in his legs Friday, April 19. "We're still trying to help him with his lower half," manager Eric Wedge said. "I think it's tough with his hips, where it gets a little bit out of line and that's where it affects his legs." Gutierrez could be used as a pinch hitter later in the game, though. The team may choose to part ways with OFs Raul Ibanez or Jason Bay when OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) returns from the disabled list next week instead of risking OF Endy Chavez to waivers.
Fantasy Tip: The Mariners would probably prefer to keep Chavez around just because Gutierrez has had trouble staying on the field. Saunders can play center field, too, if Chavez is placed on waivers. The bottom line is that Bay and Ibanez will lose out on playing time when Saunders returns.