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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...
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27 days ago  |  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...
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29 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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July 08, 2014  |  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...
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July 06, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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