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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
4 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Mariners Looking for an Outfielder

The Seattle Mariners have had a strong first half. If they were in the American League East, their 49-41 record would put them in a tie for first place. Unfortunately, the Oakland Athletics have had a sensational year and own baseball’s best record, a sterling 57-33. For all intents and purposes, the Mariners are in a battle for one of the two wild card spots. The Mariners...
Via Baseball News Source
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins hold off Mariners, 2-0

SEATTLE (AP) -- Minnesota's Phil Hughes pitched into the eighth inning, Sam Fuld barely cleared the wall with his second home run of the season and the Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Tuesday night. Hughes rebounded from being knocked around in his previous two starts to shut down the Mariners. Hughes (9-5) gave up eight hits in 7 1/3 innings, struck out eight and didn...
Via Fox Sports North
20 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners outlast White Sox, 3-2, in 14 innings

Perhaps the struggles on the South Side are coming to an end for the Mariners. Long after squandering a gem of a performance from starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, long after improbably tying the score in the top of the ninth, the Mariners finally picked up a rare win at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday. Brad Miller doubled to left-center to score Michael Saunders from second for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  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...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders to DL

The Seattle Mariners look to bounce back today following a 4-2 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday. The loss dropped the Mariners to 34-31, five and a half games behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. The Mariners will have to do so without the services of outfielder Michael Saunders, who was placed on the disabled list shortly after the game.#489163809 ...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Updates: Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak, James Paxton

The Seattle Mariners entered Monday's contest against the Tampa Bay Rays at 33-29, third in the American League West. Although only 16th in the league in runs scored, the Mariners are staying in the mix with a strong pitching staff that is eighth in the Major Leagues in ERA. The Mariners have good news on the injury front concerning Michael Saunders and Justin Smoak, but have...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Saunders’ shoulder to be reevaluated today

Just a quick post because the Mariners have a quick turnaround to the first of three straight afternoon games (morning games, if you’re on Pacific time) after Friday’s 4-0 loss to Tampa Bay in the opener of a four-game wraparound series at Tropicana Field. We should get an update later today on outfielder Michael Saunders, who exited Friday’s game because of a sore right shoulder...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders exits with shoulder discomfort

The Seattle Mariners lost the first of a weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays by the score of 4-0. The loss dropped the Mariners to 31-29, six and a half games behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. Mariners right fielder Michael Saunders left the game in the fifth inning with a shoulder injury and was replaced by Dustin Ackley. #489163809 / gettyimages.comAs...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Dumpster Diving — Centerfield, Part II

Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America Last time we looked at the young centerfielders available in most leagues. Today, we will look at the more experienced centerfielders that are available. In some cases, the difference is only a year, but we have to draw the line somewhere. Last time, we saw that Michael Saunders was the best of the young group of center fielders...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Dumpster Diving — Centerfield, Part I

We begin this week on the dumpster diver series by taking a look back. Radio deejays often talk about how often they have to reset their conversation. They have to assume that they get a new bank of listeners every so often. I don’t know if that holds true in the blog world, but I will adhere to it here. Essentially, what we are doing is taking a look at players that are owned...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Two months in

The calendar has turned to June, and the Seattle Mariners are two months in to the 2014 baseball season. With a split in their first two games against A.L. Central leading Tigers, Seattle stands at 27-28. While it’s a game under .500 and currently fourth in the A.L. West, it’s only 2.5 games out of the playoffs. So, has the season being glass half full or glass half empty so...
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June 01, 2014  |  1 Comment

Saunders' infield hit lifts M's over Astros 3-1

A slight pause by Tony Sipp made all the difference for the Houston Astros on Thursday night. Michael Saunders barely beat Sipp to first base for a two-run infield single with two outs in the seventh inning to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 3-1 win over the Astros. With the game tied at 1, the bases loaded, two outs and a full count, Saunders hit a chopper to first and narrowly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

One-Two Punch!  Jones and Saunders Hitting It Hard

Top of the Lineup Life At Last It wasn’t but two weeks ago I was writing about how the Seattle Mariners bats were struggling at the top of the order. What a difference a couple of weeks can make. With the continual strikeouts of Abraham Almonte now a seemingly distant memory, you have James Jones and Michael Saunders suddenly lighting up the box score at the top of the order. Michael...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners' Michael Saunders likely to miss series versus Rays

The Seattle Mariners defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday by the score of 12-5. The win improved the Mariners to 20-18, second in the American League West. The Mariners were without Michael Saunders, who is tending to a sore left knee. Stefen Romero started in Saunders' place and had a big game, going 3-for-5 with a double, home run, three RBI and three runs scored. #489163809...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners' Michael Saunders exits win over Royals with injured knee

The Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas City Royals on Saturday by the score of 3-1. The win improved the Mariners to 19-17, two and a half games behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. The Mariners lost outfielder Michael Saunders after the third inning due to a hyperextended left knee.#489312021 / gettyimages.comAs reported by Greg Johns of MLB.com, the injury...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Your 2014 Seattle Mariners, Are A +.500 Team

Mariners Sailing Fast After 7-2 Road Trip I think it’s safe to say that the Seattle Mariners have righted the ship.  An eight-game losing streak had a number of fans saying, “Here we go again,” but the McClendon’s crew has shown some stiff upper lip by going on a very tough road trip through New York, Houston and Oakland and coming away 7-2. That, my friends, is pretty darn...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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