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Byung Ho Park confident success in Korea will carry over to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- The pitchers waiting for Byung Ho Park in the major leagues will be much more difficult to hit than the opponents he faced in the Korean Baseball Organization.The Minnesota Twins have been scouting this slugger for more than a decade, though. They were undeterred by the price or the risk."We have a lot of conviction and belief that Byung Ho is going to be able to integrate...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners sign veteran catcher Iannetta to one-year deal

SEATTLE -- Catcher Chris Iannetta has signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners, giving the club additional options behind the plate. Seattle announced the signing Monday. The club designated for assignment catcher John Hicks to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Iannetta. Iannetta spent the past four seasons with the Los Angeles Angels but struggled at the plate in...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle signs veteran Chris Iannetta to 1-year deal

SEATTLE (AP) Catcher Chris Iannetta has signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners, giving the club additional options behind the plate. Seattle announced the signing Monday. The club designated for assignment catcher John Hicks to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Iannetta. Iannetta spent the past four seasons with the Los Angeles Angels but struggled at the plate...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariner catchers gun for the record books

Let’s get right to the point. It’s not often that I use OPS instead of wOBA or wRC+, but sometimes OPS is just easier, like when you’re relying on the Baseball-Reference Play Index. OPS is the inferior statistic, but the correlation is very strong, so, with that out of the way, here are this year’s worst-hitting catchers, by team: Twins, .591 OPS Marlins, .580 Mariners...
Via Fangraphs
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Morrison's 2-run homer in 8th helps Mariners over Astros 7-5

HOUSTON (AP) Logan Morrison's tiebreaking two-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners to a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. The game was tied 5-5 when Morrison hit the third pinch-hit homer of his career, sending a pitch from Pat Neshek (3-4) into the seats in right field. Franklin Gutierrez hit a solo homer in the second and Mark Trumbo...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners send C Zunino to Triple-A, call up C Hicks

CHICAGO (AP) The Seattle Mariners optioned struggling catcher Mike Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday and called up catcher John Hicks from their top affiliate. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said the team hopes to bring back Zunino to the big league level at some point. He was hitting .174 with 11 home runs and 28 RBIs. ''This is a chance to go down for 10-12 days and take a...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The four greatest left tackles in New York Giants history

The Giants selected Ereck Flowers No. 9 overall in April’s draft. It was the highest pick the Giants have had since picking No. 4 overall in 2004, and the highest they selected an offensive lineman since picking John Hicks out of Ohio State No. 3 overall in 1974. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best fan bases Five Things: What we learned during week two of the preseason Bold...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Buckeyes named to FWAA 75th anniversary team

Ohio State football is represented by five all-time greats on the Football Writers Association of America 75th Anniversary All-America team.  Running back Archie Griffin, offensive lineman Orlando Pace and defensive back Jack Tatum made the first team while offensive lineman John Hicks is on the second team and linebacker Chris Spielman is a third-teamer.  Only Nebraska managed...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Spring Training Preview – Infield Position Players

Catcher: Projected Starter: Mike Zunino Projected Backup: John Hicks Dark Horse: John Baker Zunino is the future for the Seattle Mariners behind the plate.  Ranked by Baseball America as Seattle’s second best player under the age of 25, his spot is virtually assured.  Seattle fans would like to see him hit over .200 for a full season, though his 22 home runs last season are promising...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle claims Olmos off waivers from Miami

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners have claimed left-handed pitcher Edgar Olmos off waivers from the Miami Marlins and added three others to their 40-man roster. Seattle made the roster moves on Thursday. The Mariners selected right-handed pitcher Mayckol Guaipe, catcher John Hicks, and infielder Ketel Marte to their major league roster, giving Seattle 39 players on its 40-man roster...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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