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The Seattle Mariners went out of their way to bring in outfield help this winter. Mike Morse can play there. Jason Bay and Raul Ibanez have spent their careers in the outfield. But if the Mariners are going to have a good 2013 season, it will almost certainly mean that Seattle has seen a return to form by center fielder Franklin Gutierrez. He has missed huge patches of time due to illness and injury, but he seems to be closer to the healthy player he was in 2009, his first in Seattle, when he seemed on his way to becoming a star. He played a month in winter ball this offseason and came to FanFest the final weekend of January feeling good about his future in Seattle. "That was my offseason, just to play winter ball for about a month," Gutierrez said. "And I did pretty good. I just went to gain my confidence back and prove I can play almost every day again. So I'm very happy for that. Now I'm feeling good and getting ready to get to spring training and...
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Headline: Prospects have turned into veterans quickly for Seattle, but will that be a strength or weakness going forward?
The infield has less new faces than the outfield heading into Spring Training, but change is still brewing in Seattle.
Led by 3B Kyle Seager and 2B Dustin Ackley, the future of the Mariners groundball specialists is especially bright.
With the exits of Jason Vargas and Kevin Millwood, the
Seattle Mariners are left in need of a “dependable starting pitcher,” according
to Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times.
The Mariners now need a No. 3 guy capable of logging close
to 200 innings and doing so without embarrassing himself. In other words, doing
it without an ERA up near 5.00.
Millwood left via...
Shawn Kelley and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $935,000, one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration.
The team announced the deal Wednesday.
Kelley gets a raise from $610,000 last season, when the right-handed reliever went 2-4 with a 3.25 ERA in 47 appearances. He had asked for $1.2 million this year and was offered $750,000 by the Mariners.
The 28-year-old Kelley...
Don’t give up hope just yet
There’s no denying the futility surrounding the Seattle Mariners baseball club. Hell, it’s not just surrounding the Mariners…it surrounds Seattle sports in general. After so many consecutive losing seasons, one can only be hopeful for so long that things will turn around.
While the turnaround still hasn’t come for the Mariners just yet, this...
Poor guy doesn’t realize the pain he’s causing people.
The Cincinnati Reds signed catcher Miguel Olivo to a minor-league contract with an invitation to their major-league spring training camp. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed Friday. Olivo, 34, played in 87 games for the Seattle Mariners last season and hit .222 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI. He has 141 career home runs. Olivo likely would be competing with 24-year...
On Friday, the Reds added some depth at the catcher position by signing free agent Miguel Olivo to a minor league deal, which includes an invitation to spring training.
The 34-year-old spent the 2012 season as a member of the Seattle Mariners. Olivo appeared in 87 games and batted .222 with 12 homers and 29 RBIs.
Cincinnati will be the seventh franchise the MLB veteran has...