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Whether he is ready or not, the Seattle Mariners with what appears to be out of sheer desperation have promoted 22-year old back stop Mike Zunino from Triple A, as reported by numerous sources. The 3rd overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft will be thrust into the forefront due to the demotion of Jesus Montero and the recent injury to Jesus Sucre. The Mariners will no doubt be questioned on the timing of the call-up and if it beneficial to rush the catcher especially seeing the team is 11 games out of first place and 9 games under .500.
There will no doubt be some growing pains as the blue chipper was struggling to put up consistent at at bats together in Triple A with the Tacoma Rainiers. In 47 games Zunino hit .238 with an .806 ops and 11 round trippers however he also struck out 59 times in 208 plate appearances. You definitely cant dispute the power that Zunino possesses as he has dialled long distance 24 times in 91 games between three minor league levels.
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Mike Zunino has become the first position player from the 2012 draft to reach the big leagues when the Seattle Mariners promoted the catcher from Triple-A Tacoma.
Zunino the third selection overall, was hitting .238 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs for the Rainiers when he was called up Tuesday.
General Manager Jack Zduriencik said ''we had a little bit of a later target date...
Although there have been a lot of struggles with plate discipline for Mike Zunino in Triple-A Tacoma, the situation at catcher on the big league roster finally became dire enough that Seattle made the move to promote their 2012 1st round pick to the major leagues today.
Seattle summons another highly touted catching prospect and hopes this one doesn`t disappoint.
Growing up as a teenager in the 90s, there were two TV shows that were constantly in the loop between 5pm-7pm in syndication. One, Saved by the Bell. Two, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The latter helped to launch the acting career of Will Smith. But let’s be honest, we all watched because Carlton Banks was the funny one. One individual is still watching it, all the time. Seattle...
Few things are more dangerous to a baseball organization than a general manager desperately trying to save his job, and if there's a list of GMs on the hot seat, Jack Zduriencik is probably on it. With Seattle sitting at 28-37 -- 11 games out of first place in the AL West, 10 games out of a wild card spot, and carrying the AL's second-worst run differential -- it appears...
The Seattle Mariners scratched first baseman Kendrys Morales
from their starting lineup prior to last night’s contest against the Houston
Astros due to lower back soreness, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com.
The same issue caused Morales to exit Saturday’s game early,
but he was able to return to the lineup as Seattle’s designated hitter on
Sunday and suited up...
Sometimes going to the ballpark can cause one to get a tad hungry and during this Sunday's Seattle Mariners/New York Yankees match at Safeco Field, one fan enjoyed a turkey leg in the stands.
Extra credit for also holding the Felix sign as well...
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Hisashi Iwakuma allowed an unearned run in seven innings and the Seattle Mariners beat Houston 3-2 on Monday night, sending the Astros to their fifth straight defeat.
Raul Ibanez hit his team-high 12th home run and Michael Morse had an RBI double for Seattle.
Iwakuma (7-1) gave up four hits, struck out eight and walked one while reducing his ERA to 1.79, second-lowest in the majors...
What do some of the most successful teams in any professional sport have in common? Their owners are actively involved and can be seen. For the Seattle Mariners, that is not the case. For whatever reason, Hiroshi Yamauchi has decided not to be involved with the MLB team he owns and instead employs two men to represent him (Howard Lincoln and Chuck Armstrong). At what point of buying...
Aaron Harang pitched a two-hitter for his second shoutout of the season, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Harang (3-6) struck out a season-high 10, the 12th time in his career he had 10 Ks with no walks. It was his 15th career complete game and eighth shutout. He also beat San Diego 9-0 on May 27.
Harang allowed a two-out infield...
The Seattle Mariners minor league affiliates are getting towards their All-Star breaks and California League officials selected three of the M's farmhands to the team of midsummer's best in High-A.
When the United States men's national team finally made it up to the Pacific Northwest, where the craziest of soccer crazies have resided for some time now, it was to be a perfect match.
In a region where the cooler temperatures should favor the Americans over all their more southerly rivals and large crowds could be relied upon to be overwhelmingly pro-USA, those factors would...
Back on Sunday during the Seattle Mariners/New York Yankees game, home plate umpire Mike Muchlinsk had a little issue with his footing in the first inning.
Watch as Mike falls down after trying to get out of the way of Mariners catcher Kelly Shoppach attempting to catch a foul ball hit by Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells:
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Home plate umpire Mike Muchlinski had a little trouble with his footing during the first inning of Sunday’s Mariners and Yankees’ game at Safeco Field. Muchlinski was doing his best to avoid Mariners catcher Kelly Shoppach who was chasing a Vernon Wells foul ball. The result was quite hilarious.
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