Found June 02, 2013 on Baseball News Source:
Michael Morse could return to the Mariner’s lineup on Monday, recovering from a strained quadricep which has sidelined him since May 28th. Morse helps to complete a complicated situation in Seattle with a series of moving parts.Jesus Montero, freshly demoted to AAA in favor of career backup, Kelly Shoppach, recently tore his meniscus in his knee and will be out 4-6 weeks. Even if Montero had caught fire with the bat over the next few weeks, the injury now prevents him from playing into any callup opportunity.Justin Smoak, the primary starter at the first base position Morse backs up, has been placed on the DL retroactive to May 15th with an oblique strain. While Manager, Eric Wedge was hopeful Smoak would return on Monday, it’s important to note obliques can take upwards of one month to heal, which means Smoak could miss the majority of June.Seattle may elect to use Michael Saunders in right field and Morse at first for the time being, With Kendrys Morales the full-time DH, or they may slide Morales to first base and keep Ibanez as the DH against lefties, and Morse, Jason Bay and Morales splitting time at DH against righties.Morales and Ibanez have been hot in the month of may and Jason Bay is coming off of a multi-homerun game on Saturday. Morse should be playing everyday in some capacity and could provide some much needed power if he is finally firing on all cylinders.

Mariners’ Jesus Montero suffers torn meniscus

Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero was diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his left knee on Saturday and is set to undergo surgery next week, the team has announced. The procedure is expected to sidelined Montero for four to six weeks. The Mariners recently demoted Montero – the former top prospect acquired in the trade that sent Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees...

Mariners place Justin Smoak on DL

Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak had been recovering from an oblique injury for the past week. He made it back to the point where the M’s thought he was ready to rejoin the team this weekend, but the injury didn’t improve and Smoak told reporters – including Greg Johns of – that it was decided a stint on the disabled list was required. "...

Mariners’ Mike Morse to return this week

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mike Morse missed his fifth consecutive game due to a strained quadriceps yesterday, but manager Eric Wedge told Greg Johns of that he hopes to have him back in the lineup in the next few days. "I'm hoping to get him at first base sometime early to midweek here," Wedge said prior to Sunday's series finale with the Twins...

Former major-leaguer Milton Bradley convicted of abusing wife

Milton Bradley is facing up to 7 1/2 years in prison after being convicted of abusing his enstranged wife, according to the AP. Bradley was found guilty on nine misdemeanor charges. Authorities report that Bradley pushed his wife against a wall and [...]

Seattle Mariners drop series vs. Twins

Frustrating.  With the Seattle Mariners coming off an eight-game losing streak, it was my hope, along with Mariners fans, that a softer spot in the schedule against the Padres and Twins would led to some success, that they would look more like the team we saw in the beginning of May that clawed to within one game of .500.  Yes, five of seven were on the road, and the Twins came...

Bradley convicted of spousal abuse

Former MLB outfielder Milton Bradley was convicted of abusing his estranged wife. He faces some serious jail time at his upcoming July 2 sentencing.


Fan drops shot at Raul Ibanez home run ball

YouTube This is exactly how you do not catch a home run ball.  Mariners designated hitter Raul Ibanez hit a bomb off the White Sox John Danks Monday night and this poor soul in the orange shirt had an adventure and a half trying to haul it in. This is what the kids call an epic fail.

Milton Bradley could face jail time after being convicted of abusing estranged wife

Former Major League Baseball outfielder Milton Bradley is facing up to 7 1/2 years in prison after being found guilty of abusing his estranged wife.The troubled 35-year-old was convicted on nine misdemeanor counts including four counts of spousal battery, one count of assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of making criminal threats. His sentencing is scheduled for July 2.

Correia looks to round back into form in June

It's been nearly a month since the Seattle Mariners won three in a row. They could change Saturday at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins if Aaron Harang delivers like he did earlier this week. After dropping a season-high eight straight, Seattle (24-31) won four of six to close out May. Friday's 3-0 series-opening victory was the Mariners' ninth win in 10 games...

Milton Bradley guilty of abusing wife

Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley has been convicted of abusing his estranged wife. A spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office says Bradley was convicted Monday of nine misdemeanor counts, including assault with a deadly weapon and spousal battery. Hey faces up to 7 1/2 years in jail at his sentencing scheduled for July 2. Prosecutors say Bradley...

Twins 5, Mariners 4

Ryan Doumit's two-run triple off Tom Wilhelmsen with one out in the ninth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday afternoon. This was the third blown save of the season for Wilhelmsen (0-1), all in his last four tries. The right-hander pitched a perfect ninth for the save Friday night, but he walked the first three batters he faced...

Series Preview 20: White Sox at Mariners

The White Sox will limp into Seattle on a six game losing streak after being swept in Oakland over the weekend.  The Sox were shut out twice in three games and have not been able to do much of anything offensively lately.  The Mariners are coming home after dropping two of three to Minnesota and have lost four of their last six.  The Sox took two out of three against Seattle back...
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