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Catcher Miguel Olivo has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Seattle Mariners after missing close to a month with a strained right groin muscle.
Olivo was activated on Thursday and was in the starting lineup for the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. To clear a roster spot, reserve outfielder Casper Wells was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. There was some speculation that Seattle might consider keeping Wells and releasing benched veteran Chone Figgins, but Figgins remained on the roster.
Olivo appeared in three rehab games with Tacoma. He was hurt on April 30 against Tampa Bay fielding a ball in the ninth inning. He was placed on the disabled list a day later. Olivo is hitting .210 with four homers and seven RBIs in 23 games this season.
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Per the Twitter account of the Seattle Times Geoff Baker today. (Seattle Times Mariners blogger) we've learned that the Mariners are sending utility man Casper Wells down to AAA Tacoma Rainiers today.
Looks like Chone Figgins will survive. Casper Wells going to AAA.— Geoff Baker (@gbakermariners) May 24, 2012
This is pretty much the worst Mariners news I could report today...
We are now as little over a quarter of the way through the 2012 MLB season, and it’s time for my first quarter review of the Seattle Mariners. The last two seasons the Mariners have ended up in last place in the A.L. West. Has any progress been made in the first quarter of this season? The Mariners currently stand at 21-25, third place in the A.L. West and 6.5 games behind the...
Good times in Seattle these days. They're winning games (won series vs. Texas this week) and now we're having fun at Safeco.
Seattle Mariners broadcaster Mike Blowers dropped a foul ball in the booth that hit him right in the hands on Wednesday.
A 4th inning popup behind the plate and Blowers will be kicking himself for this drop.
Video via MLB.com.
There was some speculation that Chone Figgins' time in Seattle had run out. The Mariners had to make a roster move to get catcher Miguel Olivo onto the roster for Thursday's game. When it came, Figgins was still around. Outfielder Casper Wells, who has seen more playing time of late than the demoted Figgins, was not. The team sent him back to Triple-A Tacoma. Figgins...
The Seattle Mariners are a long way from first place; indeed, they are a long way from even being in contention in the American League West. However, if Seattle continues to get the kind of starting pitching it's seen in the last week, the Mariners are going to cause lots of teams trouble. Led by veteran Kevin Millwood, the Mariners starters have gone 5-2 in their last seven...
Thursday night game 1 vs. the Angels at Safeco Field in Seattle. The up and down Mariners seasons took another strange twist, or at least provided another strange highlight.
With runners on first and second with one out, Angels batter Howard Kendrick hit a fly ball to right field. Ichiro caught it, put his head down and started jogging towards the dugout, not realizing that there...
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Back on Tuesday, two lucky Seattle Mariners fans got to take home a souvenir as they caught Kyle Seager's bat that flew into the stands.
Watch this husband and wife team bring it in:
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Brandon League and lagging bats forfeit win
The Headline: Seattle Mariners look poised to win, until Brandon League registers his third blown save of the month
Seattle Mariners 6, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4
When: 10:10 ET, Friday, May 25, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle
Umpires: Home — Dale Scott, 1B — CB Bucknor, 2B — Jim Wolf, 3B — Vic Carapazza...
Alex Liddi hit the first grand slam of his career, and second grand slam ever by an Italian-born player, Kevin Millwood threw six shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners took two of three from division-leading Texas with a 5-3 win over the Rangers on Wednesday.
Liddi made Texas manager Ron Washington pay for the decision to pitch around Dustin Ackley with one out in the fifth inning...
On Thursday, Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki lost track of the outs and started jogging off the field after catching a fly ball, not realizing that there was only two outs in the top of the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels.
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With runners on first and second with one out, Angels batter Howard Kendrick hit a fly ball...
Continue this trend please!
May 24 – 27
Angels in the Outfield? Hardly. More like Angels in the garbage dump.
Pitching match ups: Game 47: RHP – Dan Haren vs. LHP – Jason Vargas
Game 1: Matchup | Preview
Dan Haren has come to be a respected pitcher over his 9 years in the major leagues. With a career record of 108-89 Haren has been dominate more often than not. However...
Danny Hultzen, LHP, Mariners (Double-A Jackson): 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 12 K.
It's been a strange, but ultimately very good debut for Hultzen. The most polished pitcher in the 2011 draft, Hultzen has had some strange bouts of control issues, but he's yet to really be hittable, as after nine starts for the Generals, he has a 1.78 ERA, 56 strikeouts in 50.2 innings and the...
SeattleClubhouse's Editor Rick Randall was recently the guest of Mariner Central's Lonnie Mathis for a Mariners Podcast of epic length covering a number of topics, but mainly Hector Noesi.
Pinch-hitter Howie Kendrick broke a tie in the top of the ninth inning with a two-run single off Seattle closer Brandon League, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied from a 4-0 deficit for a 6-4 win over the Mariners on Friday night.
Albert Pujols homered for the second straight game, a three-run shot in the sixth inning on a 0-2 pitch from Seattle starter Blake Beavan. His sixth homer...