Found February 27, 2012 on Seattle Times:
Theyu just put out the list of pitchers throwing in tomorrow's intrasquad game and Hisashi Iwakuma tops the list of Team 1. Iwakuma is slotted to throw two innings atop that team's rotation, while Jason Vargas is to throw three innings for Team 2. Vargas, you'll recall, retired all seven hitters he faced -- striking out four -- in Friday's first intrasquad affair. Read more...

Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma says he needs better control of pitches next time out

Just got done speaking to Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, seen in photo next to interpreter Daisuke Sekiba. Iwakuma said he started off well, but did not have good enough control of his pitches in that second inning when he got hit hard and saw three runs score before the frame was halted. Iwakuma did not record an out that inning. "It was really difficult to control my...

Ichiro Third And Figgins First: The Right Move For The New Seattle Mariners?

The big storyline that is brewing around our youth oriented Seattle Mariners this Spring Training has to do with our aging veterans; Ichiro and Figgins. First, Manager Eric Wedge has decided that Ichiro will be our number three hitter for this season.  I’m a little torn on this decision.  I have been arguing (with friends and family) that Ichiro should be our number three hitter...

Frank Mattox dies at age of 49

Frank Mattox, who had been a scout with the Mariners for 17 years, died at his Peoria, Ariz., home Sunday night. What did he do for the Mariners? Mattox held roles at all levels of the team's scouting ranks. Quote: "It is difficult to put into words the depth of the Mariners' sadness upon hearing the news last night," Mariners president Chuck...

Training camp update

Veteran Carlos Guillen, who has a long history of leg ailments, has a tight calf and has been taking treatment the past few days rather than stay on the field. He won’t play in today’s intrasquad but may be able to re-take the field today or Monday. Trayvon Robinson, whose tight legs have kept him from running the past three days, ran for trainers Saturday. He’s close to being...

Franklin Gutierrez injures his throwing arm

Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who’s been planning a comeback after struggling last season with stomach issues, left the field Tuesday after injuring his arm at spring training, according to reports. During a morning workout, Gutierrez apparently was having problems with his throwing arm or shoulder, according to reports. Gutierrez was set to lead off during [...]

Hisashi Iwakuma prepares to start intra-squad game

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Lots of offense seen in Mariners intra-squad affair

Another Mariners intra-squad game has come and gone, this one won 7-3 by Team 2 after it fell behind 2-0 early on. Plenty of extra-base hits today, beginning with the Franklin Gutierrez solo homer to left off Felix Hernandez at the very start of the game. That's as many home runs as Gutierrez had all of last season. Dustin Ackley hit a two-run homer off Josh Kinney in the fifth...

Longtime Mariners scout dies unexpectedly

The Associated Press reports: “Pro scout and one-time Seattle Mariners director of player development Frank Mattox has died at age 49. The Mariners announced Mattox’s death on Monday morning. According to the team, Mattox passed away at his Peoria home on Sunday night.” Read more on

Seattle Mariners Prospect Depth Chart: SP

For the next few weeks, SeattleClubhouse will be doing a Mariners' prospect depth chart series. We start today by ranking the Top-15 Starting Pitchers in the organization.

Mariners mum on why Franklin Gutierrez left camp this morning

PHOTO: Franklin Gutierrez takes batting practice with the Mariners yesterday. Today, he left complex in a car driven by an assistant trainer. Don't want to set off any alarm bells with this post, but Franklin Gutierrez left Mariners camp this morning in a vehicle driven by assistant trainer Rob Nodine. I asked GM Jack Zduriencik about it moments ago. "I can't comment...

Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez injured

Seattle manager Eric Wedge said Franklin Gutierrez appeared to suffer a pectoral muscle injury. The team is waiting for results from an MRI Gutierrez had Tuesday.

Mariners ink Montero, Smoak

The Seattle Mariners on Monday inked 18 players, headlined by catcher and designated hitter Jesus Montero and first baseman/designated hitter Justin Smoak to one-year contracts.

Catcher John Jaso willing to put first base on his resume

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Mariners taking field for intra-squad game

Franklin Gutierrez, seen in the photo above taking BP earlier this morning, will be starting in center and batting leadoff for Team 2 today in his first spring training intra-squad action. Jesus Montero will be batting cleanup for Team 2 and catching. For frequent updates, stay tuned right here and to my Twitter feed @gbakermariners. Read more...

Obituary: Former Cal, Acalanes baseball star Frank Mattox dies

Frank Mattox, who starred at Acalanes High and Cal, then spent his professional career in baseball, mostly with the Seattle Mariners, died Sunday night at his home in Peoria, Ariz.
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