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M’s notebook: Hultzen clear waivers, sent to Triple-A

Left-hander Danny Hultzen, as it turns out, isn't going anywhere.The Mariners retained Hultzen, an oft-injured former first-round pick, when he cleared waivers Wednesday after being designated for assignment last Friday to clear space for other players on the 40-man...

Date: 11/25/2015 | Sports

Iannetta's deal with Mariners contains performance bonuses

SEATTLE — More details surfaced Tuesday on free-agent catcher Chris Iannetta's contract with the Seattle Mariners, which provides the opportunity for him to earn far more than his one-year guarantee for $4.25 million.The deal includes $1.75 million in performance...

Date: 11/24/2015 | Sports

GM Dipoto isn’t done overhauling Mariners' roster

SEATTLE — Say this for new Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto: He promised a busy off-season, and he wasn't kidding.The calendar hasn't yet hit Thanksgiving and, already, the Mariners have added 11 players to their 40-man roster through trades, signings...

Date: 11/24/2015 | Sports

Mariners sign veteran catcher Iannetta to one-year deal

SEATTLE — In signing free-agent catcher Chris Iannetta to a one-year deal Monday, the Seattle Mariners didn't make the move in order to acquire a caddy for one-time franchise cornerstone Mike Zunino.

Date: 11/23/2015 | Sports

Mariners add Candaele and Hampton to coaching staff

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have added Casey Candaele as first-base coach and Mike Hampton as bullpen coach on the staff of first-time manager Scott Servais. Seattle announced the coaching additions Monday.

Date: 11/23/2015 | Sports

M's acquire infielder Sardinas, DFA Hultzen

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners traded for an infielder on Friday, and made a few housekeeping moves with the 40-man roster.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Sports

M's acquire Martin from Rangers

Mariners get outfielder, reliever Bass for Wilhelmsen and Jones

Date: 11/16/2015 | Sports

M's acquire CF Leonys Martin for RP Tom Wilhelmsen

The Mariners made a trade Monday, acquiring center fielder Leonys Martin from the Texas Rangers in exchange for relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen. Seattle also acquired minor-league...

Date: 11/16/2015 | Seattle Sidelines

Former World Series MVP Brosius hired as Rainiers’ hitting coach

Former third baseman Scott Brosius, a member of three World Series champions with the New York Yankees, is returning to Triple-A Tacoma as the Rainiers' new hitting coach.The Mariners confirmed Thursday that Brosius, 49, will replace Cory Snyder, whose contract was not...

Date: 11/12/2015 | Sports

M’s notebook: Veteran reliever Benoit acquired in trade

SEATTLE — The moves keep coming for the Seattle Mariners.The latest acquisition is veteran reliever Joaquin Benoit, whom they obtained Thursday in a trade from the San Diego Padres for two minor-league players."Joaquin is a proven late-game...

Date: 11/12/2015 | Sports

Mariners in middle of trade rumors

The annual general managers' meetings are when baseball's off-season rumor mill typically revs up — and this year's gathering, currently under way in Boca Raton, Fla., is no exception.It's also no surprise that the Seattle Mariners are in the middle of things...

Date: 11/11/2015 | Sports

Mariners re-sign outfielder Gutierrez to one-year deal

Guti is sticking around for at least one more year.The Seattle Mariners reached agreement Wednesday with veteran outfielder Franklin Gutierrez on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.Gutierrez, 32, resurrected his career last season by batting a...

Date: 11/11/2015 | Sports

Mariners expected to hire Acta as third-base coach

The Seattle Mariners appear close to hiring Manny Acta to be their third-base coach, which would add a veteran manager under first-time skipper Scott Servais.An announcement regarding Acta could come as soon as Tuesday. If hired, the Mariners would still have openings for a...

Date: 11/09/2015 | Sports

Future Hall of Famer?

Griffey among 15 newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

Date: 11/09/2015 | Sports

Mariners great Ken Griffey Jr. hits the HOF ballot

The Seattle Mariners have been in existence since 1977, yet there are no plaques in the Baseball Hall of Fame depicting a player wearing a  Mariners cap. On Monday the first step toward changing that was taken.The Hall of Fame announced its list of candidates for...

Date: 11/09/2015 | Seattle Sidelines

M’s notebook: Iwakuma tendered qualifying offer

SEATTLE — Free-agent pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma won't be leaving the Seattle Mariners without a fight.The club, as expected, tendered a qualifying offer to Iwakuma prior to Friday's deadline. The move ensures the Mariners will receive a compensatory draft pick if he signs...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Sports

Overhaul begins

Seattle trades Miller, acquires Karns in six-player deal with Rays

Date: 11/05/2015 | Sports

M’s notebook: Furbush reinstated to roster

The Seattle Mariners, in what amounts to a paper transaction, reinstated left-handed reliever Charlie Furbush on Thursday from the 60-day disabled list.Furbush, 29, didn't pitch after July 7 because of what was initially diagnosed as biceps tendinitis. A subsequent...

Date: 11/05/2015 | Sports

Iwakuma becomes a free agent

Re-signing starting right-hand pitcher a ‘priority’ for Mariners

Date: 11/02/2015 | Sports

Patterson: Mariners as number crunchers is good news

SEATTLE — OK, it's confession time.I'm something of a baseball nerd.The past couple decades, Major League Baseball has undergone something I would call the slide-rule revolution, if anyone actually knew what a slide rule was. Advanced statistics and...

Date: 11/01/2015 | Sports

Bohringer hired as M’s special assistant to GM

Joe Bohringer is returning to the Mariners’ front office as a special assistant to the general manager after spending the last four seasons with the Chicago Cubs as their director of professional scouting.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Sports

Mariners announce front-office promotions

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners’ news general manager, Jerry Dipoto, announced promotions Thursday for Jeff Kingston, Tom Allison and Lee MacPhail in Seattle’s front office.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Sports

Mariners shut out in Gold Glove awards

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager came off the gold standard Thursday in terms of defensive excellence.Seager failed to make the cut when Rawlings Sports announced the three finalists at each position for its annual Gold Glove awards. The winners will be announced Nov. 10.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Sports

Well played, Mr. Dipoto

M's manager has wealth of experience in player development

Date: 10/26/2015 | Sports

Not an issue

M's GM not concerned about manager Servais’ lack of experience

Date: 10/26/2015 | Sports

Impressions from new M's manager Scott Servais' press con.

The Seattle Mariners introduced their new manager, Scott Servais, at a press conference Monday morning at Safeco Field. This was the first Mariners event I attended since becoming the Herald's Seattle sportswriter two months ago, so this not only was my first chance to get a feel for...

Date: 10/26/2015 | Seattle Sidelines

Where are they now?

Sixteen former Mariners are on teams that played in postseason

Date: 10/24/2015 | Sports

M's tab new manager

GM Dipoto selects longtime associate Servais to lead Seattle

Date: 10/23/2015 | Sports

Secret Servais

Art Thiel: It's OK that new M's skipper lacks experience

Date: 10/23/2015 | Sports

Reports: Servais joining Mariners, likely as next manager

Former big-league catcher Scott Servais has emerged as the leading candidate to become the Mariners’ next manager, according to multiple reports.

Date: 10/22/2015 | Sports

Mariners hire Rockies' McKay as team's farm director

The tumblers on the Seattle Mariners’ new front office continue to fall into place with Tom Allison getting a promotion to oversee all of the organization’s scouting operations.

Date: 10/21/2015 | Sports

Report: Mariners interview ex-Red Sox catcher Varitek for manager job

Former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek is the latest name linked to the Seattle Mariners’ managerial opening.

Date: 10/20/2015 | Sports

Sources: Mariners to hire Rockies' mental coach to be farm director

What shapes up as possibly the first major hire by new Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto gets, if nothing else, high marks in terms of thinking outside the box.

Date: 10/20/2015 | Sports

Report: Mariners interview Rays coach for managerial opening

Tampa Bay coach Charlie Montoyo interviewed Monday with the Seattle Mariners for their vacant managerial opening, according to a twitter post by Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.

Date: 10/19/2015 | Sports

Dipoto opts to keep several M’s front office personnel

SEATTLE — Not everyone is leaving the Mariners’ front office under new general manager Jerry Dipoto. Quite a few are staying, in fact.

Date: 10/14/2015 | Sports

Mariners' Cano undergoes surgery

SEATTLE — Initial signs point to Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano being at 100 percent for spring training after he underwent surgery Tuesday in Philadelphia to repair a sports hernia.

Date: 10/13/2015 | Sports

Dipoto retains Martinez, Woodward on next season's M's coaching staff

SEATTLE — His status as a Seattle Mariners legend likely didn’t hurt, but Edgar Martinez survived Friday’s on-field staff purge because new general manager Jerry Dipoto views him as a good fit as a hitting coach.

Date: 10/09/2015 | Sports

Look in the mirror, Lloyd

Thiel: McClendon failed to give his team best chance to win

Date: 10/09/2015 | Sports

‘This isn’t an indictment’

New G.M. fires Mariners manager McClendon

Date: 10/09/2015 | Sports

Mariners fire manager Lloyd McClendon

The inevitable happened Friday as the Mariners fired manager Lloyd McClendon. McClendon spent two seasons at the helm for the Mariners, compiling a 163-161 record. McClendon...

Date: 10/09/2015 | Seattle Sidelines

Mariners end season with 3-2 victory over A's

SEATTLE — And so it ends with a bang.

Date: 10/04/2015 | Sports

ICYMI: Open letter to new M's GM Jerry Dipoto

I covered the Everett AquaSox, the Seattle Mariners' short-season single-A affiliate, for 12 seasons, and my observations of that team under two previous general managers led me to lend one piece of...

Date: 10/04/2015 | Seattle Sidelines

Dear Jerry

Nick Patterson: An open letter to new M's GM Jerry Dipoto

Date: 10/04/2015 | Sports

A's beat Mariners 7-5 in 13 innings

SEATTLE — One more day, Mariners fans. Just one more day, and then it all ends. Then you have months to recover from the sting of a disappointing season that included, well, too many losses like Saturday night.

Date: 10/03/2015 | Sports

Farquhar falters again in M’s 4-2 loss

SEATTLE — Mariners reliever Danny Farquhar is having a week — a season, really — to forget. Four losses in a seven-game span.Brother…

Date: 10/02/2015 | Sports

M’s notebook: Cano to have sports hernia surgery after season

SEATTLE — That strained abdominal muscle that slowed Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano for the the last two months? It turns out it’s a little more severe than previously believed.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Sports

Dipoto faces busy first winter with M’s

SEATTLE — New general manager Jerry Dipoto comes to the Mariners with a wheeler-dealer reputation from his recent three-plus years in charge of the Los Angeles Angels.Good thing.

Date: 10/01/2015 | Sports

M’s notebook: Iwakuma says Friday is ‘another start’

SEATTLE — The goal Friday for right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is to approach his start against Oakland as he would for any other game. And not to think about it possibly being his last appearance in a Mariners uniform."No difference," he said. "I...

Date: 10/01/2015 | Sports

Bullpen blows lead as Astros rally to beat Mariners 7-6

SEATTLE — On a night when the Mariners, out of necessity, trolled through much of their bullpen, the game turned on a slip-and-slide tumble by right fielder Brad Miller with the game tied in the seventh inning.

Date: 09/30/2015 | Sports

M's shut down Felix

Mariners' Hernandez won't make final start of the season

Date: 09/30/2015 | Sports

M's rally for win

O'Malley's 2-run single in the 8th lifts M's over Astros 6-4

Date: 09/29/2015 | Sports

The right man for the job

Art Thiel: M's finally get something right with Dipoto hire

Date: 09/29/2015 | Sports

Mariners CEO Lincoln says he'll take financial hit for losing season

SEATTLE — After Howard Lincoln watched yet another Seattle Mariners news conference to introduce a new employee, the CEO of the organization said he would take another personal financial hit because of the club's losing season.

Date: 09/29/2015 | Sports

M's introduce new GM

Dipoto says the team does not need a major overhaul

Date: 09/29/2015 | Sports

Mariners lose 6th straight

M's begins final week of regular season with 3-2 loss to Astros

Date: 09/28/2015 | Sports

Mariners hire a GM

Ex-Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto replaces Jack Zduriencik

Date: 09/28/2015 | Sports

M's hire ex-Angels GM Jerry Dipoto to replace Zduriencik

The Seattle Mariners have a new general manager, and it's former Los Angeles Angeles GM Jerry Dipoto:

Date: 09/28/2015 | Seattle Sidelines

Angels sweep Mariners

M's guaranteed to have losing record after 3-2 loss to Angels

Date: 09/27/2015 | Sports

Mariners' Cruz limping to finish of season

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Whatever he ends up accomplishing, Seattle Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz isn't charging to the finish in what, statistically, is the best overall season of his 11-year career.Cruz can barely move and, no matter the steady beat of his production,...

Date: 09/26/2015 | Sports

Angels walk off with victory

Freese's 9th-inning home run lifts Angels to 3-2 win over Mariners

Date: 09/26/2015 | Sports

Royal pounding

M's lose 10-4 as Kansas City clinches division title

Date: 09/24/2015 | Sports

M’s notebook: Walker ‘most likely’ done for season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Taijuan Walker’s season appears over.Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon didn’t completely rule out Walker from another start prior to Thursday’s series finale against the Royals but conceded, “Taijuan is most likely done for the year.”The issue is one of workload.

Date: 09/24/2015 | Sports

Mariners push Hernandez's next start back one day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Seattle Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez will get an extra day of rest prior to his next start as a precaution after exiting last Sunday’s game at Texas because of a stiff elbow.

Date: 09/23/2015 | Sports

M's fall in Kansas City

Royals rally to tie in 9th, beat Mariners 4-3 in 10

Date: 09/23/2015 | Sports

Mariners' Hernandez expects to make next start

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The final word on whether Mariners ace Felix Hernandez will make his next start on schedule will hinge on how his elbow feels after playing catch on Wednesday.

Date: 09/22/2015 | Sports

Mariners rout Royals

M's hit five home runs in 11-2 victory over Kansas City

Date: 09/22/2015 | Sports

Mariners' reliever Farquhar bounces back

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Don't overlook reliever Danny Farquhar in the coming days when compiling the long list of what-ifs in the Seattle Mariners' disappointing season.Oh, Farquhar isn't at the top, certainly.There were bigger puzzles, such as Robinson...

Date: 09/21/2015 | Sports

Felix wins No. 18

Cano, Gutierrez homer as Mariners beat Rangers 9-2

Date: 09/20/2015 | Sports

Rangers rout Mariners

Texas roughs up Nuno, beats Seattle 10-1

Date: 09/19/2015 | Sports

Two key calls go M's way in 3-1 win over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — This was one of those game-of-inches nights Friday at Globe Life Park and two critical calls went the Mariners’ way in a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Date: 09/18/2015 | Sports

M’s notebook: Walker might not pitch again this season

ARLINGTON, Texas — For now, Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker can only wait and wonder whether he will pitch again this season as he works to maintain his routine."They said, ‘Just keep doing your work and be ready,'" he said. "I've been...

Date: 09/18/2015 | Sports

Opposing scouts break down Mariners

ARLINGTON, Texas — Even as the Mariners seek to delay mathematical elimination from the fringe of postseason contention, let’s not kid ourselves. Club officials long ago shifted their focus to next year and beyond.Some examples:

Date: 09/17/2015 | Sports

Mariners top Angels

Iwakuma, Montero lead Seattle to 3-1 win over Los Angeles

Date: 09/16/2015 | Sports

Report: Mariners interview Blue Jays’ Brown for GM job

SEATTLE — Toronto special assistant Dana Brown interviewed Wednesday with the Mariners for their vacant general manager job, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.There was no confirmation from the Mariners.Club president Kevin Mather, who is conducting the...

Date: 09/16/2015 | Sports

Felix loses in bid to win 18th

Hernandez and Mariners fall 4-3 to Angels

Date: 09/15/2015 | Sports

Good Taijuan

Walker leads Mariners to 10-1 victory over Angels

Date: 09/14/2015 | Sports

Mariners’ Cano still feels pinch from abdominal strain

SEATTLE — It’s been six-plus weeks now that Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has played through the limitations of a strained abdominal muscle.“Any time that I force it,” he said, “I can feel it a little bit. Every time I run I feel it, but then it just goes away.”

Date: 09/14/2015 | Sports

Rockies top Mariners

Paxton struggles as Seattle loses 3-2 to Colorado

Date: 09/13/2015 | Sports

Mariners hit four homers

Cruz, Cano, Gutierrez and Montero hit HRs in 7-2 win over Rockies

Date: 09/12/2015 | Sports

Big inning propels Rockies past M's 4-2

SEATTLE — Hisashi Iwakuma blinked first Friday night in his pitchers’ duel against Colorado right-hander Chad Bettis. And Iwakuma blinked hard.Hard enough, anyway.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Sports

M's notebook: Paxton to return Sunday

SEATTLE — The long wait is nearly over for left-hander James Paxton, who is on track to the return Sunday to the Mariners' rotation after an absence of more than 15 weeks."I feel great," he said. "No problems at all. I feel really good. As long...

Date: 09/11/2015 | Sports

Felix in top form

Hernandez stars, Cruz hits No. 40 as M’s blank Rangers 5-0

Date: 09/10/2015 | Sports

M's notebook: Cruz reaches 40-homer plateau in return

SEATTLE — Nelson Cruz is back and so is the Boomstick.Cruz returned to the Mariners' lineup Thursday, as the designated hitter, after missing six games because of a strained right hamstring — and he marked the occasion by hitting his 40th homer of the...

Date: 09/10/2015 | Sports

Marines blank Rangers

Nuno pitches seven shutout innings as Seattle beat Texas 6-0

Date: 09/09/2015 | Sports

Mariners bring up 4 players from Class AAA Tacoma

SEATTLE — Four reinforcements, as expected, joined the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday from Triple-A Tacoma, and the list is notable for whom it doesn't include.The Mariners opted not to recall catcher Mike Zunino, shortstop Chris Taylor or left-handed pitcher Mike...

Date: 09/08/2015 | Sports

Mariners lose second straight

Rangers batter Walker, beat Mariners 9-6

Date: 09/08/2015 | Sports

M's winning streak ends

Rangers win 3-0, snap Mariners' 5-game winning streak

Date: 09/07/2015 | Sports

Biggest test yet to come for Mariners' closer Wilhelmsen

OAKLAND, Calif. — The biggest test is yet to come to determine whether this is a new-and-improved Tom Wilhelmsen at the back end of the Seattle Mariners' bullpen.Wilhelmsen hasn't yet had to bounce back from a bad performance. Nope; so far he's been close to...

Date: 09/06/2015 | Sports

M's win season-best 5th in a row

Mariners complete 3-game sweep in Oakland, beats A's 3-2

Date: 09/06/2015 | Sports

Hernandez wins 16th

Mariners beat Athletics 8-3 for fourth straight win

Date: 09/05/2015 | Sports

Mariners rally past A’s in wild 11-8 win

OAKLAND, Calif. — Here was the other side of September baseball. The side in the shadows, away from the glare of the postseason chase. Two bottom-feeders playing out the string with expanded rosters.

Date: 09/04/2015 | Sports

M's notebook: Cruz improving, but still shelved

OAKLAND, Calif. — Asked prior to Friday's game about Nelson Cruz's recovery from a strained right quadriceps muscle, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said: "Better. Not available."While Cruz will be evaluated each day, the Mariners appear likely to...

Date: 09/04/2015 | Sports

Miller seeking to prove self in outfield

OAKLAND, Calif. — Still a shortstop at heart, Brad Miller is taking a pragmatic approach to the reality that he is likely to be the Mariners’ primary center fielder for the remainder of the season.

Date: 09/03/2015 | Sports

Mariners top Astros

O'Malley, Morrison lead M's to 8-3 win over Houston

Date: 09/02/2015 | Sports

Mariners come through in a pinch

Morrison’s pinch homer lifts Mariners to 7-5 win over Astros

Date: 09/01/2015 | Sports

M's notebook: Quartet added from Triple-A

HOUSTON — The first wave arrived Tuesday when, as expected, the Mariners summoned four players from Triple-A Tacoma in accordance with rules permitting rosters to expand to as many as 40 players in September.The Mariners recalled outfielder Stefen Romero and...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Sports

Keuchel tames Mariners

Left-hander wins 16th game as Astros beat Seattle 8-3

Date: 08/31/2015 | Sports

M's trade Jackson to Cubs

Mariners receive player to be named and an international draft slot

Date: 08/31/2015 | Sports

Mariners sent left-hander Montgomery to Tacoma, recall Guaipe

CHICAGO — With two swingmen stepping into the rotation, the Mariners bolstered their bullpen prior Sunday’s game by recalling right-hander Mayckol Guaipe from Triple-A Tacoma.

Date: 08/30/2015 | Sports

Mariners give it way

Error in 9th allows White Sox to tie score, Chicago wins 6-5 in 11

Date: 08/30/2015 | Sports

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