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Danny Hultzen and Nick Franklin, two of the Mariners' top prospects, have been chosen to play for the West Division All-Stars in the sixth-annual Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game this Saturday in Surprise, Ariz.

Luis Rodriguez outrighted by Mariners, becomes free agent

Mariners infielder Luis Rodriguez was outrighted Wednesday and opted to become a free agent. Rodriguez, 31, hit .197 with two home runs 14 RBIs in 44 games for the Mariners in 2011. He played all four infield positions. He is the second player from the 40-man roster to become a free agent this offseason, joining [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Mariners bid fair well to veteran closer David Aardsma

Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson brings us some Seattle Mariners breaking news today. Today the M's bid fair well to veteran closer David Aardsma. Aardsma has indicated that he would be interested in playing for the Mariners again in the future, but is excited to see what opportunities are ahead of him in the MLB.

Mariners release former closer Aardsma

The Seattle Mariners released right-handed reliever David Aardsma after his refusal to be outrighted. Aardsma missed the entire 2010 season after he had surgery in the offseason to repair a torn labrum in his hip. He then needed Tommy John surgery in July following an arm injury. Aardsma notched 69 saves in two seasons with the Mariners, fourth-most in team history. Seattle also...

Mariners bid farewell to Luis Rodriguez for now, plus other odds and ends

The housekeeping continues for the Mariners, who today saw infielder Luis Rodriguez opt for free agency after he was outrighted off the 40-man roster. Rodriguez could indeed be re-signed later on, as the team appreciated his versatility. But this is about the 40-man roster, now at 36. The Mariners have to finalize the roster by Nov. 18 to protect minor leaguers in the upcoming Rule...

Seattle releases Aardsma, Gray claimed by Twins

The Seattle Mariners have released former closer David Aardsma after Aardsma declined to be outrighted and became a free agent. The Mariners also removed center fielder Franklin Gutierrez and catcher Adam Moore from the 60-day disabled list on Monday. Right-handed reliever Jeff Gray was also claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Twins. Aardsma did not pitch in the majors during...

Mariners hire Chris Gwynn for front office job

The Seattle Mariners have hired Chris Gwynn as their director of player development. Gwynn, the younger brother of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, replaces Pedro Grifol, named the new manager of Class-A High Desert. Gwynn will oversee Seattle's minor league system. He previously was the San Diego Padres' director of player personnel. Gwynn has spent 14 years working in baseball front offices.

Ex-Mariners closer David Aardsma becomes a free agent

Former Mariners closer David Aardsma was out righted by the club and opted to become a free agent Monday. Aardsma, 29, did not pitch in 2011. He had hip surgery Jan. 3 and later injured his elbow during rehab. He had Tommy John surgery July 22. The right-hander recorded 69 saves in two seasons for [...]

Mariners, Twins, Jays boast Scouts of the Year

Bob Engle of the Seattle Mariners, the Twins' Mike Radcliff and Mel Didier of the Toronto Blue Jays were named 2011 Scout of the Year winners on Wednesday.

David Aardsma becomes a free agent; Jeff Gray claimed off waivers

We've had our first real Mariners housekeeping of the off-season. David Aardsma, as expected, became a free agent today, though this does not prevent him from re-signing an incentive-laden deal with the Mariners. More on that in a moment. In another move, pitcher Jeff Gray was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Twins. So no, Gray will not be coming back to the Mariners. He...

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Current Players, Round 1 - Ryan vs. Cabrera

The Movember MLB Mustache Madness continues.  Shortstop mustaches are in short supply, but they are a bit like the Marines.  The few.  The proud.  The current MLB shortsops with mustaches. Brendan Ryan Another contender to win it all.  Ryan is another player who offers us multiple looks and is the rare middle infielder who has grown, kept and cultivated a mustache for...

Dave’s 2012 Off-Season Plan (Part One)

So, I’ve been rolling these posts out every winter for about a decade now, but this year, I’m actually doing two of these posts. As you’ve probably gathered from my musings over the last few months, I’m of the opinion that the M’s should target a certain first baseman from the Cincinnati Reds this winter, and make acquiring him priority #1. However, there is the potential...

Twins Claim Jeff Gray

The Twins announced that they claimed right-hander Jeff Gray off of waivers from the Mariners. They also confirmed that they claimed left-hander Matt Maloney off of waivers from the Reds.
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