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Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma to start rehab assignment Tuesday

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:42:01 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) will start a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday, April 22, with Triple-A Tacoma. "I was pain-free with my finger. Everything looks good so far. I think I'm at around 70 percent right now. I still need to command my pitches and get that feel back," Iwakuma said. He threw 35 pitches during a simulated game Friday, April 18, including his splitter. Iwakuma will throw a bullpen session Sunday, April 20.

Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma will likely need at least several rehab starts to get up to around the 90-pitch threshold before returning. He'll immediately be slotted in the starting rotation in a week or two.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton


Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma pain-free in sim game

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:46:10 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) said he was 100 percent during his simulated game Friday, April 18, and he had no pain in his finger.

Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma is on his way to returning to the rotation in a few weeks minus any setbacks. He'll need a few rehab starts, though, before the Mariners activate him from the DL. Stay patient.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton


Mariners | Brandon Maurer to start Sunday

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.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton


Mariners | No problems in OF for Corey Hart

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:13:34 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Corey Hart had no problems in right field when he got the not there Thursday, April 17. He added a sliding catch on his surgically-repaired knees during the game. "I was a little apprehensive in spring when I was out there," he said, "because I didn't know what would happen if I slid. As time's gone on, the knees haven't been a problem. They've gotten stronger. However, manager Lloyd McClendon said Hart is unlikely to play the outfield this weekend in a National League park, but he could see time at first base.

Fantasy Tip: It's a good start for Hart, but that doesn't mean he'll see consistent time in right field immediately. Designated hitter is still the best avenue for him to accrue at-bats in Seattle.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton


Mariners | Ji-Man Choi to restricted list

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:12:54 -0700

The Seattle Mariners placed 1B Ji-Man Choi on the restricted list to free up a spot on the 40-man roster.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Ryan Divish


Mariners | Ji-Man Choi suspended

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:58:37 -0700

Seattle Mariners 1B Ji-Man Choi was suspended 50 games Thursday, April 17, for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

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Mariners | Stephen Pryor activated, optioned

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:34:59 -0700

The Seattle Mariners activated RP Stephen Pryor (lat) from the disabled list Thursday, April 17, and optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma.

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Mariners | Brandon Maurer likely to join rotation

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.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton


Mariners | Cole Gillespie hot in minors

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:35:11 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Cole Gillespie was 2-for-5 with a two-run home run for Triple-A Tacoma Wednesday, April 17, and he's hitting .405 with a .490 on-base percentage with three home runs and 11 RBIs in 11 games.

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Mariners | Corey Hart feeling good

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:30:39 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Corey Hart convinced manager Lloyd McClendon that he's healthy enough to play right field Thursday, April 17. "He told he's feeling good," McClendon said. "That his knees are fine. Hey, listen, I've got to go with my player. He says he's feeling pretty good. But we'll watch him. We'll keep an eye on him." McClendon said Hart may see time at first base in the team's upcoming interleague series in a National League park without the designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Don't expect this to become a regular thing for Hart. Michael Saunders, Stefen Romero and now Nick Franklin can also fill in in right field. Hart's unpredictable playing time make him hard to own in standard mixed leagues.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton


Mariners | Corey Hart in RF

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:31:31 -0700

Seattle Mariners DH/OF Corey Hart is making his first start in right field Thursday, April 17, since July 2012.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns


Mariners | Fernando Rodney blows save

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:37:13 -0700

Seattle Mariners CL Fernando Rodney blew the save Wednesday, April 16, but wasn't charged an earned run.

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Mariners | Blake Beavan has shoulder tendonitis

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:15:03 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Blake Beavan (shoulder) landed on the disabled list with right shoulder tendonitis after he was only able to go four innings against the Texas Rangers. He said he has "dead arm" from a knot in his shoulder. "I just had no life on my ball," he said. "It's just frustrating because I had a great opportunity to help these guys and fill the void of other guys being down. Now I'm in the same situation, but hopefully it's something where in the next 10 days we can get out of there and slide back into the action and help us win some ballgames."

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns


Mariners | New starter likely to come from within

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.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton


Mariners | Taijuan Walker shut down for two weeks

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:15:06 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a right shoulder impingement and will be shut down for two weeks, according to general manager Jack Zduriencik.

Fantasy Tip: Bad news here for those stashing Walker and hoping his season debut would come soon. It'll be at least another month now and probably a month and a half until Walker has a realistic shot at entering the Mariners' rotation. In shallow standard leagues, if you don't have the room for Walker in a DL spot, you should consider cutting bait.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton


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Seattle Mariners Player News

Ackley Dustin OF
Allen Nick P
Almonte Abraham OF
Arias Jonathan P
Austin Jamal OF
Avery Xavier OF
Baldwin Andrew P
Barb Andrew P
Baron Steven C
Bastida-Martinez Evel 2B
Batista Yidio INF
Bautista Denny RP
Bawcom Logan P
Beavan Blake SP
Beimel Joe RP
Bello Cibney P
Beltran Saydel P
Bilke Austin P
Bingjia Yu OF
Bloomquist Willie 2B
Bonilla Leury 3B
Boyce Tim P
Bubela Jaime OF
Buck John C
Buglovsky Chris P
Bumstead Michael P
Burgoon Tyler P
Calderon Yordyn 3B
Cano Robinson 2B
Carmichael Christian C
Carraway Andrew SP
Carroll Daniel OF
Carter Eric P
Castillo Phillips OF
Chavez Endy OF
Choi Ji-Man 1B
Christensen Daniel P
Cohoes Cavan OF
Colina Edilio INF
Copping Cameron P
Cortez Renee P
Crosby Bubba OF
De La Cruz Jose P
DeCarlo Joe 3B
Dirkx Austin P
Dominguez Jeffrey SS
Dominique Andrew C
Done Juan P
Dorman Rich P
Downs Brodie P
Dunigan Joe 1B
DuRocher Johnny P
Eastley Tyler INF
Elias Roenis SP
Ellison Derek P
Engles Terrance P
Espy Nate 1B
Farquhar Danny RP
Fernandez Anthony SP
Fernandez Eddy P
Flaig Jeffrey INF
Flannery Michael P
Franklin Nick SS
Furbush Charlie RP
Garbe B.J. OF
Garcia Anderson P
Garcia L. Alejandro OF
Garcia L. Eduardo OF
Garcia Rigoberto P
Garth Ron INF
Gillespie Cole OF
Gillheeney James P
Gillheeny James P
Giobbi Andrew C
Gomez Erick P
Gonzalez Luis E. P
Guerrero Gabriel OF
Gutierrez Franklin OF
Guttormson Ricky RP
Guzman Elpidio OF
Hall Josh SP
Hargrove Andy 1B
Harris Gary OF
Hart Corey DH
Hernandez Felix SP
Hernandez Moises P
Hicks John C
Hill Nick P
Hogan Billy SS
Huang Chai-An P
Hultzen Danny SP
Iwakuma Hisashi SP
Jaile Chris P
Jaramillo Jason C
Jimenez Luis A. 1B
Jones James OF
Kantakevich Joseph P
Kelly Ty INF
Kensing Logan RP
Kiger Mark INF
Kinkade Mike INF
Kittredge Andrew P
Kohlscheen Stephen P
Krist Joshua P
Lampe Rayon INF
Landry Leon OF
Leal Jose OF
Lebron Rey OF
Leone Dominic RP
Littleton Wes P
Lo Kuo-Hui OF
Looper Aaron P
Lopez Chuck OF
Luetge Lucas RP
Marcoe Billy C
Markovitz Jason P
Marlette Tyler C
Martinez Hersin OF
Mateo Natanael P
Maurer Brandon SP
Medina Yoervis RP
Mendoza Jose P
Meneses Alex INF
Miller Brad SS
Miner Zach RP
Montero Jesus DH
Morban Julio OF
Morla Ramon INF
Morrison Logan 1B
Morton Colt C
Munoz Luis SP
Myers Adrian OF
Nelson Joe RP
Nesbit Greg P
Noriega Gabriel INF
Nunez Jhonny RP
Nunez Luis INF
Okuda Pedro SS
Oliveras Luis C
Palazzolo Steve P
Palmer Matt RP
Paquette Ethan OF
Parker Kyle T. P
Paxton James SP
Peguero Esteilon SS
Periard Alexandre P
Petagine Roberto 1B
Peterson DJ 3B
Pimentel Guillermo OF
Pimentel Manelik P
Pina Luis P
Pina Manny C
Posluszny Stan OF
Proscia Steven 3B
Pryor Stephen RP
Quintanilla Kevin P
Quintero Humberto C
Raben Dennis OF
Ramirez Erasmo SP
Ramirez Ramon RP
Rapada Clay RP
Reynolds Burt INF
Rijo Cristian OF
Rios Jose P
Rodney Fernando RP
Rogers Mark RP
Rohrbaugh Robert P
Romero Stefen OF
Ruffin Chance RP
Saito Derrick P
Sanchez Victor P
Saunders Michael OF
Seager Kyle 3B
Sears Todd 1B
Sena Jandy P
Smith Carson RP
Smith Chris RP
Smoak Justin 1B
Snow Forrest P
Spiehs R.D. RP
Sucre Jesus C
Suda Kenta P
Sweeney Brian P
Taylor Chris INF
Taylor Luke P
Thorne Aaron P
Thorpe Tracy P
Torres Jose P
Trejo Edgar 3B
Valdivia Francisco P
Van Heydoorn Rudy INF
Vancil Preston P
Vega Marwin P
Velasquez Roberto INF
Wagner Michael P
Walker Taijuan SP
Wang Wei C
Ward Bryan P
Wilhelmsen Tom RP
Witherspoon Travis OF
Woerman Joe P
Young Chris R. SP
Zablan Keli'i P
Zunino Mike C

Brown Daren TO
Datz Jeff TO
Donnelly Rich TO
Gwynn Chris TO
Hansen Roger TO
Jewett Trent TO
Johnson Howard TO
McClendon Lloyd MAN
Navarro Jaime TO
Rojas Mike TO
Simmons Ted TO
Thompson Robby TO
Valle Dave TO
Van Slyke Andy TO
Waits Rick PC
Wetteland John TO
Woodward Chris TO
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