Posted March 01, 2012 on
Part two of our six part series of prospect depth charts focuses on the Top-15 Relief Pitchers in the Seattle Mariners organization.

The Round Up! What we’ve learned about the Mariners in spring training

2012 Spring Training gives glimpse into future of M’s There are lots of reports coming up from the Mariners training facility in Peoria this spring, from injuries to batting order changes.  Filtering through the news here are some things that we have learned about the Mariners 2012 season since Spring Training started. 1.    This is a team When the Mariners arrived in Arizona...

Mariners LF Gutierrez out at least a month

Seattle Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez will be sidelined at least four weeks with a partially torn right pectoral muscle. Gutierrez was injured during a throwing drill Tuesday. He flew back to Seattle on Wednesday to have an MRI exam. The 29-year-old Gutierrez will not be able to resume baseball activities for four weeks, so it's unlikely he would return before...

Going Deep: Justin Smoak

They call me a natural T...   Smoak on the Water You know the routine.  A guy with a ton of upside under-performs the season before and will be undervalued by fantasy owners the following season.  This time it’s Justin Smoak who was a much desired fantasy sleeper in 2011, but his second half flop forced owners to be one of the most dropped players in fantasy baseball. Last...

Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma says he needs better control of pitches next time out

Just got done speaking to Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, seen in photo next to interpreter Daisuke Sekiba. Iwakuma said he started off well, but did not have good enough control of his pitches in that second inning when he got hit hard and saw three runs score before the frame was halted. Iwakuma did not record an out that inning. "It was really difficult to control my...

Mariners CF Options with Gutierrez Out

Mariners Gold Glove centerfielder Franklin Gutierrez has a torn pectoral muscle that will keep him out of baseball action for at least four weeks, leaving the Mariners scrambling for a replacement. SeattleClubhouse takes a look at the in-house options to fill his shoes.

Injury Updates: Gutierrez, Sizemore and Howard

Here are a few injury updates as the injuries continue to pile up for some clubs. –The Seattle Mariners Gold Glove center fielder, Franklin Gutierrez will be out four weeks with a partial tear of the pectoral muscle in his right chest (Greg Johns –A's Scott Sizemore tore the ACL in his left knee after his spike got caught in the grass while charging in on a bunt...

Why Franklin Gutierrez won't be back with Mariners until May

NOTE: I'll be going on ESPN SportsCenter at the top of the hour to discuss the Mariners. Several people emailed yesterday in a bit of a furor, demanding to know why I was already doubling the amount of time the Mariners say Franklin Gutierrez "will be out" with his partially torn right pectoral. Part of the confusion centers around an understanding over just what...

The Most Lopsided Trade In Seattle Mariners History

Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek will announce his retirement this Thursday from baseball in Fort Meyers Florida. In 1997, Varitek was a young catcher (selected in the first round by the Mariners) playing for Mariners AAA affiliate Tacoma Rainiers.  At the MLB Trade Deadline, Mariners GM Woody Woodward dealt Varitek and a young Derek Lowe to the Boston Red Sox for reliever...

Torn pec muscle for Gutierrez: Out 4-plus weeks

Hot News for CF Franklin Gutierrez

Mariners mum on why Franklin Gutierrez left camp this morning

PHOTO: Franklin Gutierrez takes batting practice with the Mariners yesterday. Today, he left complex in a car driven by an assistant trainer. Don't want to set off any alarm bells with this post, but Franklin Gutierrez left Mariners camp this morning in a vehicle driven by assistant trainer Rob Nodine. I asked GM Jack Zduriencik about it moments ago. "I can't comment...

Mariners' Gutierrez (pec) out at least 4 weeks

Seattle Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez will miss at least four weeks and likely longer after sustaining a partial tear of his right pectoral muscle.

Gutierrez back in Seattle with pectoral injury (Yahoo! Sports)

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Seattle Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez will miss at least four weeks and likely longer after sustaining a partial tear of his right pectoral muscle.

Hisashi Iwakuma prepares to start intra-squad game

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Manny Ramirez to be A's designated hitter in Friday's Cactus League opener

PHOENIX — Manny Ramirez will be the designated hitter Friday when the A's open Cactus League play against the Seattle Mariners.
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