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JOE SAUNDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Southpaw Battles For South Downtown Seattle Mariner Bullpen Spot

Rollins, Luetge, Olson, Perez and Saunders Battle Over 1 Spot With the battle at shortstop settled by a TKO thanks to the wrist injury sustained by Chris Taylor, my attention now moves to the battle that rages on in Seattle Mariners spring training camp for a spot in the bullpen.  The spot in question is the 2nd left handed reliever position in the Mariners’ bullpen a spot made...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Get Joe Saunders On Minor League Pact

Free agent pitcher Joe Saunders agreed Friday to a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners with an invite to Major League Spring Training. Saunders will be joining the Seattle organization for the second time in his career as he pitched 183 innings and made 32 starts for them in 2013 albeit with fairly poor results (11-16 record with a 5.26 ERA and 1.60 WHIP). Last year,...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals sign Saunders to minor-league deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have signed veteran left-hander Joe Saunders, who was released by the Rangers last week, to a minor-league contract and plan to assign him to Triple-A Omaha. The Royals announced the move before their game Tuesday night at Tampa Bay. The 33-year-old Saunders was 0-5 with a 6.13 ERA in eight starts for the Rangers before he was released Friday. He also...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Saunders struggles as Texas slide hits seven

ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas manager Ron Washington knows there's no secret to his team breaking out of the slump they're in. The Rangers have to start hitting better and pitching better. At least for a night they got part of the equation right. Texas scored six times but the pitching struggles continued as Detroit handed Texas its seventh-consecutive loss 8-6 at Globe Life Park. The...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Joe Saunders made first rehab start on Tuesday

The Texas Rangers lost to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday by the score of 9-2. It was the ninth loss in the last 12 games for the Rangers, who dropped to 17-17 on the season. At the forefront of the Rangers' problems is a pitching staff that is 28th in the Major Leagues in ERA at 4.88. Joe Saunders, who figures to be in the mix to join the starting rotation, pitched in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Injury Notes: Joe Saunders, Matt Harrison

The Texas Rangers climbed above .500 (8-7) last night with an exciting bottom-of-the-ninth win over the Seattle Mariners, but were disappointed by news that starters Joe Saunders and Matt Harrison may both remain on the DL longer than hoped. Saunders, who was hit in the left ankle by a comebacker in his first start on April 4, felt persistent pain when he tried to "ramp it up...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Joe Saunders hits the Disabled List

The Texas Rangers seem to have a revolving door between their starting rotation and the disabled list.  Off to a slow start at 3-4, the Rangers can attribute a lot of that to the 4.95 ERA that their starters have produced.  That stands as the current fifth worst rotation in baseball.  Now comes news that yet another starting pitcher, Joe Saunders, needs some time off.  From...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Minnesota interested in Joe Saunders if price is right

The Minnesota Twins have shown interest in left-handed pitcher Joe Saunders the last two years. Last year, they made Saunders a one-year, $8 million offer, but he chose to take a similar offer from the Seattle Mariners. Now a free agent, the Twins are still expressing interest.Darren Wolfson of 1500espn.com reports that the Twins remain interested in Saunders if the price is right...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Baltimore in Talks with Joe Saunders and Chris Capuano

The Baltimore Orioles have had a quiet off-season, but are currently in the market to add a starting pitcher.  Reporter Jon Morosi reveals that the team is talking to a pair of left-handers, Joe Saunders and Chris Capuano.Photo By Keith Allison via Flickr.comSaunders, 32, pitched with the Orioles back in the latter part of 2012, but went on to pitch with the Seattle Mariners last...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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