MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mariners' James Paxton and Taijuan Walker cleared to play catch

Injured Seattle Mariners pitchers James Paxton and Taijuan Walker have both been cleared to play catch, as reported yesterday by Seattle Mariners beat writer Bob Dutton. Both pitchers are not expected back before late May but this is still encouraging news. Paxton and Walker are what Seattle hopes to be mainstays in their rotation for years to come. They are both young, Paxton...
Via MLB Injury News
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners demote Nick Franklin back to Triple-A

It looked like the Mariners might give Nick Franklin an extended opportunity to earn playing time in their outfield following Logan Morrison‘s hamstring injury, but one day after Franklin started in the outfield for the first time in his professional career he’s headed back to Triple-A. Franklin went 2-for-13 in a six-game call-up to Seattle after hitting .395 in 11 games at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ two week struggle

Two Fridays ago, Felix Hernandez moved to 3-0 as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland A’s to retake first place in the A.L. West. Almost two weeks later, that seems like a lifetime ago. Since that win, Seattle has gone 2-10 including an eight game losing streak. The worst part was over a six game stretch against two of the lower teams in baseball, the Marlins and Astros, Seattle...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seager's walk-off blast ends Mariners skid with 5-3 win over Astros

Well, how about this? Just when it appeared the Mariners were headed toward a ninth straight loss Wednesday afternoon, Kyle Seager unloaded a three-run homer that delivered a 5-3 walk-off victory over the Houston Astros. It was Seager’s second homer of the game, and it erased what loomed as another frustrating loss. He jumped a first-pitch offering from Josh Fields, who simply...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 2014, 3 Week Pitching Report

The Hits Just Keep On Coming The news on the pitching front continues to worsen for the Seattle Mariners who seem lost at sea in the midst of an eight game losing streak.  Injuries, youth, defensive miscues, and flat out incompetence have all contributed to the mess the M’s hurlers find themselves currently in. Let’s break out the mess to see if we can find any clarity. Injuries...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Run Aground For 8th Straight Loss

Is it time to jump ship yet? After losing 6 games in a row to the Texas Rangers and Miami Marlins one would think that coming home, having ace hurler Felix Hernandez on the hill, and having the luxury of the abysmal hitting Houston Astros to punch around that the Seattle Mariners would snap out of their losing streak. Think Again. Despite a team batting average of .191 the Astros...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Batting Leadoff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 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
3 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
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
4 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
4 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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