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To the world, he is Trader Jerry, the whirling dervish of transactions. Barely a conversation goes by when someone doesn’t tease him about when his next deal is going to come.
To the world, he is Trader Jerry, the whirling dervish of transactions. Barely a conversation goes by when someone doesn’t tease him about when his next deal is going to come.

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To have chance at postseason, Mariners need a healthy, revived Felix Hernandez

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez stands on the mound after he walked Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren / AP)
For so many years – a decade, actually – any prognosis for the Mariners’ season began with one reassuring certainty: Felix Hernandez would be the stalwart ace around which the team could build (or rebuild), even if everything around him crumbled. Amid all kinds of turmoil and underachievement, at least you could count on Felix to provide 200-plus innings of bliss.

Mariners land pitchers in exchange for international money

Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 1:01 p.m.

In this July 2, 2017 file photo, Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Shawn Armstrong pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit. Cleveland won 11- 8. (Rick Osentoski / Associated Press)
The Seattle Mariners have landed two pitchers in a pair of trades in exchange for some of the international slot money the club had acquired in the hopes of landing Shohei Ohtani. The Mariners got right-hander Shawn Armstrong from Cleveland and picked up minor-league lefty Anthony Misiewicz from Tampa Bay. Armstrong is the most likely to help Seattle immediately. The 27-year-old made 21 relief appearances for Cleveland last season.

Mariners claim outfielder Perkins from Phillies

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 6:08 p.m.

FILE - Philadelphia Phillies' Cameron Perkins in action during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum / Associated Press)
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto announced on Monday from the MLB Winter Meetings that the club has claimed outfielder Cameron Perkins off waivers from Philadelphia.

Japanese pitcher-hitter Shohei Ohtani chooses Angels over Mariners

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 6:37 a.m.

Shohei Ohtani selected the Los Angeles Angels in his bid to become a two-way star in Major League Baseball. (Shizuo Kambayashi / AP)
Shohei Ohtani has decided he’s on the side of the Angels.The Japanese two-way star announced Friday he will sign with the Los Angeles Angels, ending the sweepstakes surrounding his move to the majors in a surprising destination.

Mariners acquire Dee Gordon from Marlins for 3 prospects

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon, left, speaks to members of the media before the start of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, July 28, 2016, in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)
Miami second baseman Dee Gordon has been traded to the Seattle Mariners for three prospects on Thursday in a deal that marks the start of the Marlins’ latest payroll purge, this time under new CEO Derek Jeter.

Mariners’ Nelson Cruz wins Edgar Martinez Award

Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz points skyward as he crosses home on his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
Nelson Cruz has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award, as announced by Major League Baseball on Thursday. This marks Cruz’s first career Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award.

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