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Mariners make trade, raise available money for Japan’s Shohei Otani

Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 9:44 a.m.

In this Nov. 12, 2016 photo, Japan's designated hitter Shohei Otani reacts after hitting a solo home run off Netherlands starter Jair Jurrjens in the fifth inning of their international exhibition series baseball game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. (Koji Sasahara / Associated Press)
The Seattle Mariners have gained more flexibility if they want to try to sign Japanese pitcher/outfielder Shohei Otani. They acquired an additional $500,000 for their international signing bonus pool from the Chicago White Sox in a trade for Brazilian right-hander Thyago Vieira. The trade increases the Mariners’ available money for a signing bonus to $1,557,500.

Mariners’ Nelson Cruz named Silver Slugger at DH

Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz has one his second Silver Slugger honor and his first for designated hitter. (John Froschauer / Associated Press)
Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been selected to the 2017 American League Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger team. The award is the second of Cruz’s career after he was selected as one of the American League’s top offensive outfielders in 2015.

Mariners CEO optimistic even as playoff drought goes on

Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

Seattle Mariners chairman and CEO John Stanton, looks on from the back of the room during a baeball news conference with the team's general manager and manager Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Seattle. The team finished their season at 78-84, third place in the American League West. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
Mariners CEO John Stanton has praised the work of general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais, especially in a season where injuries forced the Mariners to use 40 pitchers. Stanton says he believes the countless moves made by Dipoto has Seattle in a better place than when Dipoto arrived. Stanton indicated the Mariners should have room for a payroll increase going into next season.

Mariners end season with 6-2 loss to Los Angeles Angels

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 7:36 p.m.

Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Marjama, right, waits for the throw from right field as Los Angeles Angels’ Shane Robinson, left, scores on a Juan Graterol sacrifice fly in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (Reed Saxon / Associated Press)
Parker Bridwell pitched seven scoreless innings in a duel with James Paxton, Eric Young Jr. hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2 in their season finale Sunday.

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