Found September 01, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Most major league teams will be adding a players Saturday as the roster limit expands from 25 to 40. The Seattle Mariners are one of the teams that has no plans to do so. Seattle, a 9-1 loser in the opener of a homestand against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, will wait until after the minor league season ends on Monday. The one player the club had thought about bringing back right away, first baseman Mike Carp, was held out of a rehab game Wednesday with a flare-up of his groin problem, then played just five innings for Class AAA Tacoma on Thursday. It was his first game at first base after a couple of starts as the designated hitter. He was back at DH on Friday. Manager Eric Wedge wants to have Carp play a full game at first base, which could happen Saturday or Sunday. The other veteran who might have been targeted for a quick return to the big leagues, right-handed pitcher Shawn Kelley, was hit by a ball on his elbow Wednesday. While not thought to be seriously hurt, ...

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Seattle Mariners end Midwest trip on upswing at 3-4

The Seattle Mariners played well in their recent trip to the Midwest, but they came away with a 3-4 record.  They played the A.L. Central division leading White Sox close but came up on the short end of the stick in all three games losing all three games by one run.  Seattle then went into Target Field and kept playing strong taking three of four from the Twins.  However, since...

The Seattle Mariners 2012 AFL Group

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Morales, Hunter end Mariners' streak

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