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RECAP: Zunino's bat, Walker's arm lead Mariners over Angels

Mike Zunino homered and doubled, Taijuan Walker pitched seven impressive innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Monday. Robinson Cano added his first spring homer for the Mariners and is hitting .364 in exhibition play. The Angels and Mariners fielded lineups consisting mainly of the players who are likely to start on opening day next Monday when Los Angeles...
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Zunino's bat, Walker's arm lead Mariners over Angels

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Mike Zunino homered and doubled, Taijuan Walker pitched seven impressive innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Monday. Robinson Cano added his first spring homer for the Mariners and is hitting .364 in exhibition play. The Angels and Mariners fielded lineups consisting mainly of the players who are likely to start on opening day next...
Via AP on Fox
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Evaluating the Prospects: Seattle Mariners

Evaluating the Prospects: Rangers, Rockies, D’Backs, Twins, Astros, Cubs, Reds, Phillies, Rays, Mets, Padres, Marlins, Nationals, Red Sox, White Sox, Orioles, Yankees, Braves, Athletics, Angels, Dodgers, Blue Jays, Tigers, Cardinals, Brewers, Indians & Mariners Top 200 Prospects Content Index Scouting Explained: Introduction, Hitting Pt 1 Pt 2 Pt 3 Pt 4 Pt 5...
Via Fangraphs
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle options LHP Roenis Elias to Triple-A Tacoma

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Left-hander pitcher Roenis Elias has been optioned by the Seattle Mariners to Triple-A Tacoma, a decision that likely means right-hander Taijuan Walker will be the Mariners' fifth starter. Seattle made the roster move with Elias on Sunday. But manager Lloyd McClendon would not confirm that Walker has earned the spot as the fifth starter, saying there are still...
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Mariners Prospect Victor Sanchez Dies Six Weeks After Boating Accident

CARACAS, Venezuela — Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died Saturday night from head injuries he suffered in a boating accident last month, his Venezuelan team announced. The Caracas Lions issued a statement saying the 20-year-old player died after being in a coma 42 days. Sanchez was swimming on Feb. 14 when he was struck in the head...
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Baseball Hot Corner Writers Make 2015 MLB Predictions

For this year, instead of asking just a few writers to give me their picks of the standings along with their explanations of those picks, I decided to poll all the writers on Baseball Hot Corner (BHC) and summarize the results. I simply asked each writer to give me their predicted order of finish in each division along with their picks for the wild cards and World Series winner as...
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Seattle Mariners Pitching Prospect Victor Sanchez, 20, Dies From Boating Accident

Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez, who suffered a head injury on Feb. 14, passed away on Saturday after a 6 week coma. The 20-year-old right-hander suffered a double skull fracture and brain hematoma after getting hit by a boat while swimming off the coast of Carupano in his native Venezuela. He underwent a craniectomy to remove portions of his cranium, was in an induced...
Via Bob's Blitz
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Breakout Youngsters: Taijuan Walker and Kris Bryant

With Spring Training winding down, clubs are starting to make their final decisions on who will and who will not be around on Opening Day. This is the time of year where some tough decisions must be made and some players will have to spend more time than they would prefer in the minor leagues. If you don’t come out right away and compete for a spot, you might find yourself in the...
Via Baseball Essential
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Mariners pitching prospect Sanchez dies 42 days after injury

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Venezuelan baseball officials say Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has died from head injuries he suffered in a boating accident last month. Sanchez's Venezuelan team, the Caracas Lions, issued a statement saying he died Saturday night after being in a coma 42 days. Sanchez was swimming on Feb. 14 when he was struck in the head by the propeller...
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M’s prospect dies 6 weeks after boat accident

Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has died in Venezuela from injuries sustained in a boating accident in his home country in February, the team announced.
Via Philly Sports Live
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Mariners Pitching Prospect Victor Sanchez Passes Away

Seattle Mariners right handed pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has passed away at the age of 20, Jose Grasso of Finanzasdigital.com reports.  Sanchez was involved in a boating accident while swimming on February 13 in his native Venezuela.  He suffered a double skull fracture and was in “serious but stable” condition after the accident, but ultimately his health worsened...
Via Baseball Essential
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Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died on Saturday, six weeks after suffering serious head injuries after an accident while swimming. Sanchez was hit in the head by a boat propeller while swimming in his home country of Venezuela on Feb. 14. The young pitcher was in critical condition after the accident and showing very...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Chuck “Bobo” Brayton (1925-2015)

While watching the broadcast of the Seattle Mariners and San Francisco Cactus League contest this afternoon, I learned that the Pacific Northwest baseball community had lost a legend. That legend is Frederick Charles Brayton. He was known to friends, family and players alike as “Bobo” Brayton. Bobo was the head coach at Washington State University from 1962 to 1994, which also...
Via Baseball Essential
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Zunino homers twice, but Giants rally to edge Mariners 9-8

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Mike Zunino hit two home runs and Kyle Seager added a third for the Seattle Mariners, but the San Francisco Giants rallied from a four-run deficit in the top of the ninth inning with minor leaguers Saturday in a 9-8 split-squad victory. Zunino connected in the second inning off Giants starter Jake Peavy and again in the sixth off big league reliever Jeremy Affeldt...
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Mariners ace Hernandez officially announced to start opener

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is all set to start on opening day for the seventh straight year. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon made it official on Saturday. Hernandez will pitch April 6 in Seattle against the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels. This will be the eighth career opening-day start for Hernandez. He is 5-0 with a 1.52 ERA in previous openers...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners reliever Rollins suspended 80 games for PED use

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Seattle Mariners reliever David Rollins has been suspended 80 games for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Major League Baseball announced Rollins' suspension Friday, saying he tested positive for Stanozolol, a synthetic anabolic steroid. Rollins will not appeal the suspension. In a statement, Rollins says, ''My positive test was the result of a serious error...
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Mariners reliever David Rollins suspended 80 games

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Seattle Mariners reliever David Rollins has been suspended 80 games for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Major League Baseball announced Rollins' suspension Friday, saying he tested positive for Stanozolol, a synthetic anabolic steroid. Rollins will not appeal the suspension. In a statement, Rollins says, ''My positive test was the result of a serious error...
Via AP on Fox
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Taijuan Walker Still Has Not Been Named Mariners 5th Starter

When it comes to 22-year-old right-hander Taijuan Walker making the Seattle Mariners‘ starting rotation manager Lloyd McClendon has been non-committal. Despite Walker’s quietly incredible spring, the fifth and final spot in the rotation is still up for grabs between Walker and 26-year-old left-hander Roenis Elias. Walker’s been in the rotation conversation for two seasons...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Taijuan Walker Is Coming Of Age

Phenom Talent Has It All Working It seems we’ve been here before.  The Seattle Mariners have had dozens of young arms throughout the years that were blessed with unimaginable talents to do the what seems like such a simple thing — throw a baseball. All of them could throw the ball of course but precious few, however, have lived up to the promise of becoming dominant. We live...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners in rare position as favorites in AL West

SEATTLE (AP) Robinson Cano is one of the few on the Seattle Mariners roster who can speak with certainty about the playoffs. In his previous stop, Cano played in the postseason seven times and hoisted one World Series trophy. When Cano looks at the roster the Mariners have put together for the 2015 season, he sees familiar traits. ''On paper we look like world champions,'' Cano...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Taijuan Walker runs spring scoreless streak to 18 innings

  Taijuan Walker extended his flawless spring to 18 scoreless innings, and Mike Zunino homered for the Seattle Mariners in a 3-2 victory Wednesday night over the Chicago Cubs. The 22-year-old Walker, looking to lock up a rotation spot, struck out six and walked one in six more shutout innings. He gave up two hits. Zunino launched his team-leading fourth home run and Robinson Cano...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Walker runs shutout streak to 18 innings, Mariners top Cubs

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Taijuan Walker extended his flawless spring to 18 scoreless innings, and Mike Zunino homered for the Seattle Mariners in a 3-2 victory Wednesday night over the Chicago Cubs. The 22-year-old Walker, looking to lock up a rotation spot, struck out six and walked one in six more shutout innings. He gave up two hits. Zunino launched his team-leading fourth home run...
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Seattle Mariners: Three bold predictions for 2015

With opening day just over ten days away, it’s time to make some bold predictions before it’s too late. In this article, I’m going to make three bold claims related to the Seattle Mariners in the upcoming 2015 season. Dustin Ackley 1. Dustin Ackley ends up with a higher batting average than his rookie year, while playing more games Some people forget that Dustin...
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Seattle Mariners: Who should win the 5th Spot in the Rotation?

The battle for the last spot in the Seattle Mariners pitching rotation has been escalating during spring training. Highly-rated prospect Taijuan Walker has been pitching absolutely lights out this spring, while 2014 breakout Roenis Elias has also had a solid spring. Both starters are slated to get another start before manager Lloyd McClendon makes a final decision on the rotation...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Shoemaker retires first 13 batters he faces; Angels top Mariners, 5-0

Matt Shoemaker combined with three relievers on a two-hitter, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 Monday. Shoemaker retired his first 13 batters before Mike Zunino's fifth-inning double. Logan Morrison singled him to third, but Zunino was stranded when Shoemaker retired Willie Bloomquist on a flyout and Dustin Ackey on a popout. Jose Alvarez, Ryan Mattheus and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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