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Mariners Rumors: Michael Saunders and agent unhappy with GM remarks

Michael Saunders has been one of the better offensive players on the Seattle Mariners in recent years, his only struggle has been staying on the field and remaining healthy.  Over his six year career, Saunders has only played in over 100 games three times.  This season he was only able to stay on the field for half of the season.  Recently general manager Jack Zduriencik took...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ contract statuses for 2015

So as we head into the offseason, it’s always important to know what the contract statuses are for players on the Mariners. Because those things affect offseason decisions. Quick note: In my story in the paper the other day, I mentioned that Michael Saunders was third-year arbitration eligible and likely to make $4.5 million. That was wrong. Saunders missed Super 2 status by a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners, In Heartbreaking Fashion, Miss the Playoffs

The Seattle Mariners’ 2014 season is a wrap. It took 162 games to eliminate the Mariners from post-season for the 13th consecutive year. They did everything they could to push the Oakland Athletics to a one-game playoff for the second wild card spot. Unfortunately for the Mariners, they needed help from the Texas Rangers and that didn’t happen. The A’s knocked off the Rangers...
Via Oregon Sports News
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #162: Next – Mariners 4, Angels 1

It’s all over, folks. The regular season is done and the Angels are moving on to the next challenge. Sure, they ended the regular season with a bit of a whimper after getting swept by the Mariners, but that isn’t really irrelevant. Get worked up about momentum if you want, but the Halos now have three days to rest up, get everyone healthy, line up their roster and get to a confident...
Via Monkey with a Halo
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels end regular season; get swept by Seattle

There is only one game left in the 2014 MLB Regular Season for both, the Angels and the Mariners.For the Halos, looking to avoid to end their season the exact same way it started, a three-game sweep. For Seattle, a must-win game, and hope that Oakland loses as well.Cory Rasmus and Felix Hernandez were the starters in the series, and season, finale.Michael Saunders gave the Mariners...
Via In The Neutral Zone
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle's season over despite 4-1 win over Angels

Seattle had a 1 1/2-game lead for the second wild card on the morning of Sept. 7 but lost 12 of its next 17 games and dropped three games behind the A's with four to play. While the Mariners won their final four games, the deficit was too large for third-place Seattle to overcome. Los Angeles, which finished with the major leagues' best regular-season record at 98-64, was...
Via Fox Sports West
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners stay alive in postseason hunt with 4-3 win over Angels

Kendrys Morales, Michael Saunders and Dustin Ackley homered against Jered Weaver, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night to remain in the hunt for a playoff spot. Seattle remained two games back of Oakland for the second AL wild card. Seattle must win its final two and have Oakland lose its final two to force a one-game playoff on Monday in Seattle...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle stays alive with 4-3 win over Angels

SEATTLE (AP) Kendrys Morales, Michael Saunders and Dustin Ackley homered against Jered Weaver, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night to remain in the hunt for a playoff spot. Seattle remained two games back of Oakland for the second AL wild card. Seattle must win its final two and have Oakland lose its final two to force a one-game playoff on Monday...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners stay alive in postseason hunt with 4-3 win over Angels

Kendrys Morales, Michael Saunders and Dustin Ackley homered against Jered Weaver, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night to remain in the hunt for a playoff spot. Seattle remained two games back of Oakland for the second AL wild card. Seattle must win its final two and have Oakland lose its final two to force a one-game playoff on Monday in Seattle...
Via Fox Sports West
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders recalled from rehab stint

The Seattle Mariners improved to 70-58 on the season following a 7-3 win over the Boston Reed Sox on Saturday. At six games back in the division and at the top in the wild card race, the Mariners have a good chance at the post season. But they need a healthy roster down the stretch to make a run. Unfortunately, they won't have outfielder Michael Saunders for the next few days...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders halts rehab due to illness

The Seattle Mariners entered a weekend series against the Boston Red Sox having lost two of three to the Philadelphia Phillies. At 68-58, the Mariners are eight games out in the American League West and still in the thick of things to make a playoff push down the stretch. In order for a serious push to be made, the Mariners need key components healthy. One player who could help is...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders to get more rehab at-bats before return

The Seattle Mariners lost to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday by the score of 4-1. The loss dropped the Mariners to 67-57, third in the American League West. The Mariners are staying in the playoff race behind a pitching staff that leads the Major Leagues in ERA. The offense needs to improve on their 19th ranking in runs scored. One player who could help is outfielder Michael...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Willie Bloomquist, Michael Saunders

Seattle Mariners veteran Willie Bloomquist will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Friday morning, as reported by Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune. Bloomquist has already been on the DL for the last couple of weeks but has not been improving as expected. Seattle did get better news from Michael Saunders, who finally started his rehab assignment.Based on a tweet from...
Via MLB Injury News
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders, Willie Bloomquist, Corey Hart

Seattle Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday at Triple-A Tacoma, reports Greg Johns of MLB.com Johns of adds that utility man Willie Bloomquist is not close to returning, while designated hitter Corey Hart has no structural damage in his injured right knee: #174125503 / gettyimages.comSaunders strained his left oblique on a check swing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Trade Deadline Analysis for the Seattle Mariners

M’s Make Two Deadline Deals As a whole, the 2014 MLB trade deadline will likely be talked about as one of the most active days of trading in baseball history. Several teams like the A’s and Tigers went into “All In” mode and made some serious waves with their acquisitions. Did Jack make the right moves? The Seattle Mariners, on the other hand, made some moves that might not...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: James Paxton, Michael Saunders, Roenis Elias

The Seattle Mariners entered a weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles with a record of 53-48, third in the American League West. The Mariners are in good position heading into the final two months of the season for a wild card spot, lead by a pitching staff that leads the Major Leagues in ERA. One pitcher who could add to the pitching depth is James Paxton, who is making...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders hits DL with oblique strain

The Seattle Mariners have placed right fielder Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain in his left side, reports Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune. First baseman Justin Smoak has been recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to take Saunders' spot on the roster.#Mariners recall 1B Justin Smoak. OF Michael Saunders has strained left oblique.— Bob Dutton...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners call up Justin Smoak, place Michael Saunders on the disabled list

Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders is headed back to the disabled list. Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Saunders has been diagnosed with an oblique injury, which he suffered on a check-swing in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game against the Twins. Saunders was previously on the disabled list between June 11-27 due to inflammation of the A/C joint in his right...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders injured on check swing, will undergo MRI today

Seattle Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders left last night’s game against the Minnesota Twins in the eighth inning after being injured on an apparent check swing.  According to team beat writer, Bob Dutton, of The Tacoma News Tribune, Saunders will undergo an MRI today:#Mariners says OF Michael Saunders will undergo MRI on Friday after leaving game with apparent rib injury...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners’ 2-0 victory over Twins subdued by pending release of catcher John Buck

A game that featured one of the least-celebrated home runs in recent Mariner history at Safeco Field also turned into one of the least-celebrated victories by the team itself. Michael Saunders hit one of two solo home runs to back up some fantastic pitching by Hisashi Iwakuma and lift Seattle to a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night in front of 18,562 spectators...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: James Paxton, Michael Saunders

The Seattle Mariners defeated the Cleveland Indians on Friday by the score of 3-2. The win improved the Mariners to 43-37 on the season, six and a half games behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. The Mariners got three hits from Kyle Seager and two each from Endy Chavez, Logan Morrison and Michael Saunders. For Saunders, he had just returned from the disabled...
Via MLB Injury News
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak, Corey Hart

The Seattle Mariners (42-37) have been without outfielder Michael Saunders since he went on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation on June 11th, as reported by Kerry Kauffman of Sports Injury Alert.  In five rehab starts with the Tacoma Rainiers, the Mariners Triple-A affiliate, Saunders is hitting .450.  He is eligible to come off the disabled list on Thursday but the Mariners...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Disabled List Log Jam

4 Players Ready But Is There Room? The beginning of the week began with a bang for the Seattle Mariners as they made chopped clams out of the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox.  At the same time, however, several of their key players were down in Tacoma proving that they were healthy and ready to return to the show. It’s not often that team winds up with 4 guys on the DL...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Justin Smoak, Michael Saunders, Corey Hart, Hisashi Iwakuma

The Seattle Mariners entered Friday night's game against the Kansas City Royals with a record of 37-36, third in the American League West. They are staying within striking distance of a wild card berth despite having several key players on the disabled list. There is some good news on the injury front regarding Justin Smoak, Michael Saunders, Corey Hart and Hisashi Iwakuma...
Via MLB Injury News
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Updates: Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak, Corey Hart

The Seattle Mariners entered Monday night's game against the San Diego Padres with a record of 35-34, third in the American League West. The Mariners are staying within reach of the first place Oakland A's despite playing with three regulars out of the starting lineup. There is some good news on the injury front, as Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak and Corey Hart are progressing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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