Mariners

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford (3) celebrates with Julio Rodriguez (44) after the Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Analysis: An early projection of the Mariners’ 2024 roster

A look at who’s in line to be on the team’s opening day roster.

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford (3) celebrates with Julio Rodriguez (44) after the Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Seattle Mariners' Mitch Haniger takes a swing during an at-bat in a baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 4-0. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Mitch Haniger returns to Mariners in deal with Giants for Robbie Ray

Seattle also acquires right-handed pitcher Anthony DeSclafani from San Francisco. Later Friday, Seattle received Luke Raley from Tampa Bay in a separate deal.

Seattle Mariners' Mitch Haniger takes a swing during an at-bat in a baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 4-0. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Seattle Mariners owner John Stanton, center, talks with Seattle Police chief Adrian Diaz, left, and Seattle Fire Department chief Harold Scoggins, right, before a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Analysis: Mariners, Stanton need to be more transparent

Cost-cutting moves have drawn the ire fans. Meanwhile, ownership remains silent about the reasoning.

Seattle Mariners owner John Stanton, center, talks with Seattle Police chief Adrian Diaz, left, and Seattle Fire Department chief Harold Scoggins, right, before a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Mariners' Jarred Kelenic looks on after striking out against the Houston Astros in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, in Seattle. The Astros won 8-3. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

M’s ship Kelenic, Gonzales to Braves in salary dump

Seattle rids itself of the contracts of Marco Gonzales and Evan White while receiving two pitchers.

Seattle Mariners' Jarred Kelenic looks on after striking out against the Houston Astros in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, in Seattle. The Astros won 8-3. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Mariners third baseman Eugenio Suarez fields a ground ball by Texas Rangers' Josh Jung in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, in Arlington, Texas. Jung was thrown out at first base on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

M’s deal Suarez to D-backs for Vargas, Zavala

Seattle nets a reliever and a backup catcher for its starting third baseman.

Seattle Mariners third baseman Eugenio Suarez fields a ground ball by Texas Rangers' Josh Jung in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, in Arlington, Texas. Jung was thrown out at first base on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
This is a 2023 photo of Julio Rodriguez of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. This image reflects the Seattle Mariners active roster as of Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, when this image was taken. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

M’s analysis: Season mirrored ups, downs of star Julio Rodriguez

The 22-year-old center fielder had a massive second-half surge but was inconsistent overall.

This is a 2023 photo of Julio Rodriguez of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. This image reflects the Seattle Mariners active roster as of Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, when this image was taken. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodríguez signs autographs for fans on the sideline before an NCAA college football game between Washington and Oregon, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

J-Rod makes his UW debut

The Mariners star was among a smattering of celebrities on the Huskies’ sideline against Oregon.

Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodríguez signs autographs for fans on the sideline before an NCAA college football game between Washington and Oregon, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Houston Astros relief pitcher Hector Neris (50) gestures to Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodríguez (44) after striking Rodríguez out to end the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

MLB investigating Astros pitcher’s alleged use of homophobic slur

The incident occurred during a heated exchange between Houston’s Hector Neris and M’s star Julio Rodriguez on Wednesday night.

Houston Astros relief pitcher Hector Neris (50) gestures to Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodríguez (44) after striking Rodríguez out to end the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Tampa Bay Rays' Yandy Diaz reacts after hitting a walk off two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)

Mariners fall to Rays on Diaz’s 2-run homer in 9th

Seattle squanders an early lead and loses 7-5 to Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Rays' Yandy Diaz reacts after hitting a walk off two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
Mariners starting pitcher Luis Castillo delivers to the Rays during the first inning of a game Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Castillo wins 6th straight decision, Mariners edge Rays 1-0

Seattle’s ace allows just one run and strikes out eight in six strong innings in a matchup of playoff contenders.

Mariners starting pitcher Luis Castillo delivers to the Rays during the first inning of a game Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
The Mariners’ Cal Raleigh is pelted with sunflower seeds in the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a game against the Reds on Wednesday in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Crawford, Raleigh fuel big inning, M’s escape Cincy with win

Seattle scores five runs in the fourth and hangs on the beat the Reds 8-4 to avoid a road sweep.

The Mariners’ Cal Raleigh is pelted with sunflower seeds in the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a game against the Reds on Wednesday in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
The Reds’ Elly De La Cruz scores the game-winning run on a single by Christian Encarnacion-Strand during the ninth inning of a game against the Mariners on Tuesday in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Mariners blow late lead to Reds, drop 3rd straight

Seattle’s bullpen allows four runs in the final two innings, including a walk-off single, in a 7-6 defeat in Cincinnati.

The Reds’ Elly De La Cruz scores the game-winning run on a single by Christian Encarnacion-Strand during the ninth inning of a game against the Mariners on Tuesday in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
Seattle Mariners' Teoscar Hernandez gives a thumbs up as he celebrates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Mariners rally past A’s for 21st win in August

J.P. Crawford and Teoscar Hernandez lead Seattle to a 5-4 victory to close out the winningest month in franchise history.

Seattle Mariners' Teoscar Hernandez gives a thumbs up as he celebrates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
The Mariners’ Jose Caballero tosses his bat in the air after striking out as Athletics catcher Shea Langeliers looks on during the third inning of a game Tuesday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Mariners drop into tie for AL West lead with loss to A’s

Julio Rodriguez and George Kirby are scratched before the game, and Ty France leaves early in Seattle’s 3-1 defeat.

The Mariners’ Jose Caballero tosses his bat in the air after striking out as Athletics catcher Shea Langeliers looks on during the third inning of a game Tuesday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
The Mariners’ Julio Rodriguez points a trident in the dugout as he celebrates a two-run home run to during the fourth inning of a game against the Athletics on Monday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Julio, Mariners stay red-hot with win over Athletics

The young superstar collects four more hits, including a home run, in Seattle’s 7-0 victory over Oakland.

The Mariners’ Julio Rodriguez points a trident in the dugout as he celebrates a two-run home run to during the fourth inning of a game against the Athletics on Monday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
The Mariners’ J.P. Crawford (left) greets Dominic Canzone after they scored on a two-run single by Eugenio Suárez during the fourth inning of a game against the Royals on Friday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Mariners edge Royals, pull into tie for 1st in AL West

Seattle’s surge continues with a 7-5 win and it ties slumping Texas atop the division.

The Mariners’ J.P. Crawford (left) greets Dominic Canzone after they scored on a two-run single by Eugenio Suárez during the fourth inning of a game against the Royals on Friday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi calls Chicago White Sox's Oscar Colas safe at home as Seattle Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh shows Cuzzi the ball during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

M’s rally late, but fall in extras to White Sox as streak ends

Seattle scores three in the ninth to take the lead, but a blown save and an errant throw lead to a 5-4 loss.

Home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi calls Chicago White Sox's Oscar Colas safe at home as Seattle Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh shows Cuzzi the ball during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
The Mariners’ Josh Rojas is doused with pumpkin seeds in the dugout after his two-run home run off White Sox starting pitcher Mike Clevinger during the fourth inning of a game Tuesday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Mariners beat White Sox for season-high 8th straight win

Seattle wins 6-3 to move 16 games over .500 and improves to 33-13 since July 1.

The Mariners’ Josh Rojas is doused with pumpkin seeds in the dugout after his two-run home run off White Sox starting pitcher Mike Clevinger during the fourth inning of a game Tuesday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
The Mariners’ Cal Raleigh hits a two-run double during the first inning of a game against the White Sox on Monday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Raleigh homers twice, drives in 6 as M’s win 7th straight

Seattle slugs four total home runs and pounds out 15 hits in a 14-2 rout of the White Sox.

The Mariners’ Cal Raleigh hits a two-run double during the first inning of a game against the White Sox on Monday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodriguez, right, celebrates with third baseman Eugenio Suarez, left, after their win over the Houston Astros in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Mariners, Julio stay hot with shutout win over Astros

Starter Bryce Miller tosses 6.1 shutout innings and Seattle moves into the third AL wild-card spot.

Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodriguez, right, celebrates with third baseman Eugenio Suarez, left, after their win over the Houston Astros in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)