Seattle Mariners news, rumors and injuries
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:09:38 -0800
Seattle Mariners OF Austin Jackson is look to bounce back in his first full season with the club after a disastrous two months following his acquisition last July 31. "Offensively," manager Lloyd McClendon said, "he's doing some things mechanically that we need to clean up. It's nothing major. We'll work on that in spring training." Jackson and McClendon spent time together with the Detroit Tigers, when McClendon was the hitting coach there.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:08:38 -0800
Seattle Mariners OFs Justin Ruggiano and Seth Smith are projected to be part of a right field platoon situation. Manager Lloyd McClendon is tentatively planning to use the two outfielders in the No. 2 slot of the batting order.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:07:59 -0800
Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen appears to be the first player from the organization headed for an arbitration hearing since 2003. Wilhelmsen is seeking $2.2 million, and the team has countered with $1.4 million.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:06:45 -0800
Free-agent OF Franklin Gutierrez (Mariners) and the Seattle Mariners are moving closer to a reunion. Gutierrez is seeking to make a comeback after missing the 2014 season due to severe gastrointestinal issues. He drew interest from several clubs after playing winter ball in Venezuela, but indicated a preference to return to Seattle.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:05:53 -0800
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:12:34 -0800
Seattle Mariners minor league 1B Ji-Man Choi, who spent last season with Triple-A Tacoma, surprised some club officials when he decided to experiment with switch-hitting while playing in the Venezuelan Winter League. Choi is a natural left-handed batter and has been working recently with minor league hitting instructor Lee May Jr., who said his right-handed swing "looked pretty good." Mariners officials appear willing to allow this experiment to proceed, although farm director Chris Gwynn said he will be asked to return to hitting exclusively left-handed if things aren't going well.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:07:55 -0800
The Seattle Mariners could be interested in re-signing free-agent OF Franklin Gutierrez to a minor league contract. "He wants to give it a shot," assistant general manager Jeff Kingston said. "Full disclosure, there are some veteran non-roster players we're still talking to, and we probably will add a few more here before the start of camp. He is somebody we've had some discussions with. So it is a possibility."
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:13:32 -0800
Seattle Mariners SS Brad Miller and INF Chris Taylor will compete for the starting shortstop job during spring training, and there is no favorite for the job at this point, according to general manager Jack Zduriencik.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:02:37 -0800
Seattle Mariners SS Willie Bloomquist (knee) is "progressing very nicely" from right knee surgery, and he started a running program in Arizona two weeks ago. He'll likely be limited early in spring training, but trainer Rick Griffin thinks he will be ready for when games start.
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