Found February 06, 2012 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
Seattle Mariners MLB Blogger Greg Johns is reporting on twitter (@GregJohnsMLB) that Minor League catcher Christian Carmichael, 19, has been suspended 50-game for positive PED test. reports the suspension of Carmichael, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Clinton LumberKings, will be effective at the start of this season.

Not the best news in the world. But not the end of the world either.

Mariners pitchers andcatchers report in five days!

It was also announced today that the M's have signed via MLB Free agency two more arms for the bullpen.

Shawn Camp (formerly with the Blue Jays) and Sign Hong-Chih Kuo a former All-star with the LA Dodgers.

MLB Trade rumors said of Kuo "Kuo had been one of the game's most dominant relievers over the three prior seasons when healthy."

The M's designated catcher Chris Gimenez and outfielder Mike Wilson to open spots on the 40-man roster for the new relievers.

Hey Jack Z? Who’s on first? Ackley’s on second. I don’t know is on third

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Seattle Mariners add Bullpen Arms Shawn Camp and Hong-Chih Kuo

New Recruits Coming In! With less than a week before the Mariners pitchers and catchers report to Peoria, the front office added some more depth to their bullpen. 710 ESPN Radio first reported the Seattle Mariners have announced the signings of Shawn Camp and Hong-Chih Kuo. These two pitchers, RHP Shawn Camp and LHP Hong-Chih Kuo, were offered Major League deals and immediately...

Mariners 5x5 2012 Prospect Rankings

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Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has a plan to overcome pressure, hitters

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Remembering when Chris Gimenez took one (literally) for the team

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Mariners minor leaguer gets 50-game drug ban

Seattle Mariners minor league catcher Christian Carmichael has been suspended 50 games for a positive drug test.

Former Dodgers reliever Kuo signs with Mariners

If Hong-Chih Kuo recaptures the magic that made him baseballs most dominant reliever in 2010, he wont do it with the Dodgers. The former All-Star left-hander has signed a one-year major league contract with the Seattle Mariners, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal hasnt been officially announced. The Dodgers...

Pitchers Kuo, Camp added to Mariners' roster

The Seattle Mariners have signed former Dodgers left-hander Hong-Chih Kuo to a one-year deal.

Veteran Wright signed to Minor League deal

The Dodgers on Tuesday signed veteran right-handed pitcher Jamey Wright to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training camp.

M's Bullpen Face Changing

Hot News for RP Hong-Chih Kuo

Mariners look to strike gold with Kuo

The LA Times is reporting today that the Seattle Mariners have signed former Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo to a one year deal. Terms weren't immediately disclosed, but Kuo was hunting somewhere in the neighborhood of one million dollars. Kuo made $2.725 million with the Dodgers last season. When healthy, Kuo can be one of the best relievers in baseball. In 2008...

Mariners sign Hong-Chih Kuo

The Seattle Mariner have signed long time Dodger lefty reliever Hong-Chih Kuo to a one-year deal, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports. Kuo will earn a base salary of $500k plus bonuses of up to $2.5mm. In addition, Kuo will make $1mm if he makes the Mariners' 25-man roster. When healthy, Kuo was one of the most dominant left handed relievers in the game which is evident by...

New Mariner Hong-Chih Kuo has had a fascinating career

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