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Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects

The Seattle Mariners farm system has been depleted by recent promotions to prospects such as Mike Zunino, Brad Miller, and Nick Franklin. Taijuan Walker is an elite prospect and should become a top of the rotation starter in the majors. Peterson can hit and should become a good Major League player as well. Paxton and Hultzen are extremely talented and the rest of the pitchers on...
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Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma throws simulated game, develops blister

While the Seattle Mariners and their fans await the return of their #2 starter, Hisashi Iwakuma, the right-hander has shown steady progress. On Tuesday, Iwakuma pitched a simulated game, throwing approximately 55 pitches without reporting any problems. MLB.com's Greg Johns announced the news Tuesday afternoon.Iwakuma finished with four inning sim game. Threw about 55 pitches...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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The MLBPA is serious about investigating leaks to reporters regarding Stephen Drew, Kendrys Morales

This, I would suspect, stems from the thing a couple of weeks ago when the union got all huffy about anonymous MLB executives talking to Olney about how much money free agents Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales might expect to be paid. The union claimed this violated the CBA — it could constitute collusion among teams to peg Drew and Morales’ price — and demanded that Major League...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' James Paxton is 6-8 weeks away from returning

Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton, who strained a lat muscle on April 8th, against the Angels, will be out 6 to 8 weeks while he tries to recover from the unfortunate injury. I reported the injury and Paxton was placed on the disabled list the day after.  Greg Johns of MLB.com says manager McClendon stated that Paxton is on a 6-8 week timetable, so he hasn’t starting throwing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Mariners Injury Updates: Hisashi Iwakuma, Taijuan Walker

The Seattle Mariners have been reeling from pitching injuries this season but Easter has brought with it some good news for the state of Washington.  Both Hisashi Iwakuma & Taijuan Walker could be back with the team in the very near future.  Both pitchers have shown promising signs the past few days and both have very important dates occurring this week.Hisashi IwakumaIwakuma...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners System Report – Pitching Depth Continues To Surprise ☆

With teams trying to find their footing in the first month of the season, finding depth is crucial to long-term success.  The Seattle Mariners have watched a deep pitching staff get depleted by injury after injury, yet keep finding strong arms to step in. Despite being without last year’s breakout star Hiwashi Iwakuma, as well as top prospect Taijuan Walker and stalwart Blake...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees: Robbie Cano don’cha remember

Robinson Cano (Photo credit: Keith Allison) With the New York Yankees getting some well-deserved rest after splitting a long, and sometimes painful four game set against the Rays, it seemed like the perfect moment to check in on one of their ex-teammates who now plays in Seattle. Yes, I am talking about Robinson Cano, don’cha know? You remember the Yankees homegrown, All-Star,...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Replay decision helps Miami Marlins sweep Seattle Mariners

Baseball’s new replay rules are bringing smiles — and wins — to the Marlins. For the second time in three days, the Marlins on Sunday benefitted from a replay decision that led directly to a victory — not to mention a series sweep over Seattle. The Marlins scored the tying run in the eighth inning when replays showed Christian Yelich, who was called out at home on a force...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners manager calls Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton ‘a force’

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon had nothing but praise for Giancarlo Stanton after the slugger’s ninth-inning grand slam on Friday night left the Mariners walking off in defeat. “He’s a force,” McClendon said. “His strike zone is getting better. He’s probably a much more patient hitter now than when he first came into the league. Knowledge is power, and he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Iwakuma, Walker tracking for active duty in near future

Easter Sunday brought some much-needed good news for the Mariners’ beleaguered rotation: Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker could be ready to reclaim their roles by the time the club heads back on the road. Note the qualifier: “Could.” Iwakuma threw a bullpen workout prior to Sunday’s game at Marlins Park as the final test for the strained ligament in his middle finger...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Buck, Logan Morrison back at Marlins Park as Mariners

MIAMI -- When John Buck went to Safeco Field for his offseason physical after signing with the Seattle Mariners he took a selfie next to a familiar face gracing the venue’s wall. Buck and Logan Morrison, two former members of the rebranded Miami Marlins, returned to Marlins Park for this weekend's series. "I remember the excitement," Buck said of Opening Night...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma upbeat following simulated game today

The Seattle Mariners last to the Miami Marlins last night to a walk off grand slam by Giancarlo Stanton. The loss dropped the Mariners to 7-9, four games behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. Although the Mariners are in the upper third of the league in team ERA at 3.37, they will benefit greatly with the return of number two starter Hisashi Iwakuma. It all...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ offense struggles again

The Seattle Mariners got off to a sizzling start, owning first place in the A.L. West after a win over Oakland last Friday.  But, what a difference a week makes.  Seattle fell to under .500 for the first time this season after dropping three out of four games to the Texas Rangers.  With all the questions about starting pitching and the murderous early season schedule, this is...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Brandon Maurer to take Blake Beavy's start Sunday

From Paxton to Beavan to Maurer. That is the progression that the Seattle Mariners have endured in their efforts to keep their starting rotation in tact until they get Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker back.After two very good starts, James Paxton went on the disabled list on April 9 with a strained lat muscle. Blake Beavan came up from Triple-A on April 15. He lasted four innings...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners at Miami Marlins series primer

Unfamiliar foes will square off in a three-game weekend set at Marlins Park. The Mariners and Marlins have played each other just nine times, with the club from the Pacific Northwest owning a 5-4 advantage. The teams last met in 2011 at Safeco Field where the Mariners won two of three. The Marlins -- oddly enough -- were the home team, playing 3,300 miles from home because of a venue...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners at Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Chris Young's first start in the majors in 19 months was likely everything he and Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon could have hoped for. The only thing missing was a victory. After tossing six scoreless innings in his home debut with the Mariners, Young will look for similar success Friday night when slumping...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Idiot Rangers fan storms field, flashes thumbs up before he’s tackled (pics/vid)

A fan with more bravado than brains briefly interrupted the Texas Rangers-Seattle Mariners game at Globe Life Park in the seventh inning on Wednesday night. The moronic field invader did manage to execute a pretty amusing “thumbs-up” pose before being tackled by security. Well played, idiot guy. But this is what happened to him shortly […] The post Idiot Rangers fan storms...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners News: Seattle recalls Nick Franklin

Infield prospect Nick Franklin has been recalled to the Seattle Mariners, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times.Nick Franklin was pulled from tonight’s game in Tacoma in the eighth inning. Most of you know this isn’t normal. And Franklin wasn’t hurt. The exit was to prevent him from being hurt before the Mariners likely add him to the 25-man roster tomorrow. Multiple...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Walker’s Frustrating Injury

In Episode 35, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) are back to recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Got a few seconds? Rate and review the show on iTunes! Consider it a nice way of saying, “Thanks!” Today’s topics include: The frustrating injury to Taijuan...
Via Baseball Professor
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Updates: Taijuan Walker, Blake Beavan

The Seattle Mariners' rotation keeps getting bad news.  Taijuan Walker was supposed to compete for the Rookie of the Year award this season.  Then he got hurt.  Hisashi Iwakuma was coming off a fine 2013 season, but he became injured early in the Spring.  Randy Wolf was supposed to make this team as the fifth starter but then the Mariners surprisingly released him.  Then...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners manager hands one to the Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Seattle Mariners gave the Texas Rangers two gifts in the eighth and ninth innings Wednesday. The first came from manager Lloyd McClendon, who inexplicably removed starting pitcher Felix Hernandez in the eighth inning despite the fact he held a 2-0 lead and had only thrown 96 pitches. That would provide the backdrop for the Rangers' fourth walk-off win of...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Kendrys Morales turned down multi-year deal in 2013

Kendrys Morales remains unsigned more than two weeks into the 2014 season. There has not been any news on a hard offer for Morales during the off-season, but according to Todd Dybas of The News Tribune, the slugger was offered a three-year $30 million deal which he declined.Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik fielded questions at the end of a meet-and-greet with season-ticket...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Storylines: Morales may have missed chance at long-term deal

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. Here are the stories from Wednesday, April 16th. Top Stories According to Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune,Kendrys Morales had a contract extension...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Storylines: Morales may have missed his chance at long-term deal

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. Here are the stories from Wednesday, April 16th. Top Stories According to Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune, Kendrys Morales had a contract extension...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners to shut down Walker for two weeks

Right-hander Taijuan Walker, the Mariners’ top prospect, will be shut down from all throwing for two weeks after an examination Wednesday revealed what club officials characterized as a “right shoulder impingement.” The announcement came one day after Walker was scratched from a rehab start at Triple-A Tacoma because of stiffness in his arm. “What we’re going to do,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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