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Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais waits in the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mariners’ season-opener vs. Twins postponed

The first game of the season has been moved from Thursday to Friday due to expected inclement weather in Minneapolis.

Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais waits in the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais watches from the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers Monday, March 28, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Commentary: This is the year the M’s playoff drought ends

No, really. Seattle is finally ready to leave decades of frustrations behind.

Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais watches from the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers Monday, March 28, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez bats during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, March 25, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Star prospect Julio Rodriguez named to M’s opening day roster

The highly touted outfielder has hit .419 with three home runs and eight RBI this spring.

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez bats during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, March 25, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Robbie Ray throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers Monday, March 28, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mariners expect to graduate out of rebuild into contention

Seattle heads into the new season expecting to make the playoffs for the first time in a long time.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Robbie Ray throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers Monday, March 28, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

M’s Gilbert hopes revamped off-speed pitches to to success

The touted righty focused on creating sharper break with his slider, curveball and change-up.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford watches batting practice during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

What will the Mariners’ roster look like on opening day?

A look at the likely candidates to fill out Seattle’s 26-man roster.

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford watches batting practice during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Casey Sadler during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

M’s reliever Sadler needs season-ending shoulder surgery

The right-hander pitched a club-record 29 straight scoreless appearances last season.

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Casey Sadler during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Seattle Mariners' Steven Souza Jr. (21) celebrates with teammates after hitting a grand slam during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, March 19, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Cascade grad Souza Jr. hits grand slam in M’s spring win

The veteran outfielder showed off his power in Seattle’s 7-6 victory over the Dodgers.

Seattle Mariners' Steven Souza Jr. (21) celebrates with teammates after hitting a grand slam during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, March 19, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Seattle Mariners' Eugenio Suarez blows a bubble as he waits to bat during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mariners’ Suárez brings ‘good vibes only’ to new team

Seattle’s new third baseman says that his positive mindset is what has led to his success at the big-league level.

Seattle Mariners' Eugenio Suarez blows a bubble as he waits to bat during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Cincinnati Reds' Jesse Winker (33) is congratulated by teammate Eugenio Suarez after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, June 3, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Mariners land All-Star Winker, Suárez in trade with Reds

Seattle sent OF Jake Fraley, RHP Justin Dunn, LHP Brandon Williamson and a player to be named to Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Reds' Jesse Winker (33) is congratulated by teammate Eugenio Suarez after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, June 3, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
AquaSox's Emerson Hancock throws a pitch against the Hillsboro Hop Roster Thursday evening at Funko Field in Everett on June 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

M’s shut down touted pitching prospect Hancock with lat injury

The right-handed starter also battled shoulder issues in his time with Everett and Arkansas last season.

AquaSox's Emerson Hancock throws a pitch against the Hillsboro Hop Roster Thursday evening at Funko Field in Everett on June 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Steven Souza, left, celebrates his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Andy Burns during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 18, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Report: Cascade grad Souza agrees to minor-league deal with M’s

The 32-year-old outfielder is one of just three Snohomish County natives to hit 30 homers in an MLB season.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Steven Souza, left, celebrates his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Andy Burns during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 18, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Seattle Mariners' Kyle Lewis is congratulated after his two-run home run against the Texas Rangers in the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 28, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

M’s expect Lewis to be healthy for spring training

The 2020 AL Rookie of the Year missed most of last season while battling a knee injury.

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Lewis is congratulated after his two-run home run against the Texas Rangers in the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 28, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto talks with reporters during Major League Baseball's GM Meetings Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Carlsbad, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

M’s in search of impact bats, pitching

General manager Jerry Dipoto discussed the team’s plans in a press conference Friday.

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto talks with reporters during Major League Baseball's GM Meetings Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Carlsbad, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
FILE - The scoreboard plays the seventh inning stretch themes of the Toronto Blue Jays during the middle of the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Blue Jays and the Washington Nationals, on July 30, 2020, in Washington. Players voted Thursday, March 10, 2022, to accept MLB's offer on new labor deal, paving way to end 99-day lockout and salvage 162-game season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

MLB players vote to end lockout, salvaging 162-game season

Players will report to spring training on March 13 with opening day slated for April 7 as new labor agreement is reached.

FILE - The scoreboard plays the seventh inning stretch themes of the Toronto Blue Jays during the middle of the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Blue Jays and the Washington Nationals, on July 30, 2020, in Washington. Players voted Thursday, March 10, 2022, to accept MLB's offer on new labor deal, paving way to end 99-day lockout and salvage 162-game season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
Mariner's Tijan Saine forces his way around Glacier Peak's Jo Lee while driving to the hoop during the game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mariner's Tijan Saine forces his way around Glacier Peak's Jo Lee while driving to the hoop during the game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager waves to fans after a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Seattle. The Angels won 7-3. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seager announces retirement after 11 seasons with Mariners

Seattle’s longtime 3B finishes with nine seasons of 20-plus HRs, tied with Griffey Jr. for most in franchise history.

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager waves to fans after a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Seattle. The Angels won 7-3. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE - Toronto Blue Jays' Robbie Ray pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Ray won the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday, Nov. 17, bouncing back from taking a rare pay cut after a dismal season to capture pitching’s top prize. Ray became the first Toronto pitcher to earn the honor since the late Roy Halladay in 2003.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Source: Mariners, AL Cy Young winner Ray agree to 5-year deal

The left-handed starter’s contract is expected to be worth $115 million.

FILE - Toronto Blue Jays' Robbie Ray pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Ray won the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday, Nov. 17, bouncing back from taking a rare pay cut after a dismal season to capture pitching’s top prize. Ray became the first Toronto pitcher to earn the honor since the late Roy Halladay in 2003.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
Padres second baseman Adam Frazier field the ball during a baseball game against the Giants on Sept. 16, 2021, in San Francisco. The Mariners acquired the All-Star second baseman from the Padres in exchange for two minor-leaguers on Saturday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Mariners acquire All-Star 2B Frazier from Padres

Seattle sends a pair of minor-leaguers to San Diego in exchange for the soon-to-be 30 year old.

Padres second baseman Adam Frazier field the ball during a baseball game against the Giants on Sept. 16, 2021, in San Francisco. The Mariners acquired the All-Star second baseman from the Padres in exchange for two minor-leaguers on Saturday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager reacts to the crowd chanting his name before being subbed out of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sources: M’s decline 2022 option for third baseman Seager

The longtime Mariner was due to make $20 million next season.

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager reacts to the crowd chanting his name before being subbed out of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)