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Mariners owner John Stanton: Flexibility is more important than money spent unloading contracts

Mariners owner John Stanton explains his views on the team’s long-term strategy that currently involves trading away players with expensive contracts while still paying a large chunk of their salaries.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Daniel Vogelbach’s homer lifts Mariners past Brewers for first interleague win

Marco Gonzales (9-6) pitched five innings to earn his fourth consecutive win for the Mariners, who are playing at Miller Park for the first time since 2010.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 10:58 p.m.

MLB roundup: New York Yankees hit 4 homers to extend streak, beat Blue Jays 4-3

DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge hit back-to-back homers to begin the bottom of the first inning, giving the Yankees a major league-record 28 straight games with a long ball, and …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 8-3 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers

Marco Gonzales won his fourth straight start and Daniel Vogelbach hit a two-run homer as the Seattle Mariners defeated the host Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 Tuesday night in the opener of …


Yankees homer in 28th straight game to set MLB record

The New York Yankees have homered for the 28th straight game, breaking a major league record. They wasted no time setting the mark, either. DJ LeMahieu hit a leadoff shot …


Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks to have Tommy John surgery

Hard-throwing closer Jordan Hicks is set to undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. Hicks was 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA in 29 games this season for the Cardinals. He had …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Manny Machado feels a ‘weird nervous’ in his return to Baltimore

Returning to Camden Yards far richer than when he left and sporting the dark blue colors of the San Diego Padres, Manny Machado looked back fondly about his time with …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Mariners owner John Stanton’s view on the team’s ‘step-back’ plan: Optimistic yet frustrated

Mariners owner John Stanton sat down to offer insight into his view of the team’s “step-back” plan that has resulted in a 35-47 record.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

Rays owner says shared season with Montreal is best option

The principal owner of the Rays says it’s unrealistic for his team to play full time in the Tampa Bay area and a shared season with Montreal is the best …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 2:48 p.m.

Eyeing the future, Orioles introduce No. 1 pick Adley Rutschman

The Baltimore Orioles interrupted their miserable 2019 season to introduce a sliver of hope for the future: Adley Rutschman, the top overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Rutschman …


Johan Camargo’s pinch-hit HR in 10th lifts Braves past Nats 4-3

Johan Camargo had a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Sunday to win their fifth straight series.


MLB roundup: Albert Pujols homers in return to St. Louis; Cards beat Angels 4-2

Pujols hit his 13th home run, a solo drive in the seventh inning.


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

Orioles power past Mariners 8-4, end 10-game skid

Jonathan Villar hit a three-run homer, Anthony Santander had a two-run shot and the Baltimore Orioles ended a 10-game skid with an 8-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners.


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 8-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles

Wearing the uniforms of the one-and-done 1969 Seattle Pilots, the Mariners suffered an 8-4 defeat Saturday afternoon to the Baltimore Orioles, who had dropped 10 in a row.


Wife: David Ortiz in good condition, out of intensive care

David Ortiz’s wife says he has moved out of intensive care. Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement distributed by the Red Sox that the ex-Boston slugger remains hospitalized and in …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 7:21 p.m.

Larry Stone: With the Mariners’ unsurprising fire sale in full swing, the front office must soon open its wallet

If this rebuild is going to meet its timetable, the Mariners are going to need a little outside help.


Indians designate outfielder Leonys Martin for assignment

The Cleveland Indians have designated outfielder Leonys Martin for assignment. Martin, who overcame a life-threatening bacterial infection last summer, batted .199 with nine home runs and 19 RBIs in 65 …


Mariners win 10-9, hand Orioles 10th straight loss

Mallex Smith reached base five times, stole two bases and scored four runs to help the Mariners take a 10-3 lead in the fifth inning.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 10-9 victory against the Baltimore Orioles

Kyle Seager’s two-run homer broke a tie in the third inning and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 10-9 victory against the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.


Chase Utley honored, tosses pitch to Always Sunny’s Rob McElhenney

Chase Utley ran out to second base one more time wearing a red pinstriped No. 26 Philadelphia Phillies jersey and dark blue suit pants while his walk-up song by Led …


Cards fans salute Angels star Albert Pujols in return to St. Louis

Albert Pujols drew a standing ovation that lasted more than a minute at Busch Stadium in his first game at St. Louis since leaving the Cardinals after the 2011 World …


Cody Bellinger tops NL in fan All-Star voting; Mike Trout leads AL

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was the top vote-getter in the major leagues and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout led the American League in the first stage of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 4:12 p.m.

Rangers 3B Asdrubal Cabrera suspended for hitting ump with equipment

Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera appealing a four-game suspension from Major League Baseball for throwing equipment on the field that hit an umpire. MLB handed down the suspension Friday. …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

A’s pitcher Frankie Montas suspended 80 games for drug violation

Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The 26-year-old right-hander is 9-2 with a 2.70 ERA …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 4:01 p.m.

Indians’ Mike Clevinger on injured list with ankle sprain

The Cleveland Indians have placed pitcher Mike Clevinger on the 10-day injured list because of a sprained left ankle. He twisted the ankle while coming off the mound to cover …


Paul Newberry: Baseball is doomed on Florida’s Gulf Coast

As the Tampa Bay Rays look into the idea of playing games north of the border, it’s clear that baseball is doomed on Florida’s Gulf Coast.


St. Pete mayor on Rays deal: ‘This is getting a bit silly’

The mayor of St. Petersburg says he will not introduce a proposed deal that would see the Tampa Bay Rays split time in Montreal. In fact, Mayor Rick Kriseman thinks …


Dodgers looking at Julio Urias or Ross Stripling to fill Rich Hill’s spot

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is optimistic that pitcher Rich Hill will be back before the end of the season. But with the left-hander out for at least four weeks, Roberts …


MLB roundup: Yankees win 6th straight, send Astros to 5th loss in a row

Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu homered in a hurry, connecting in a six-run fourth inning that powered the New York Yankees past the Houston Astros 10-6 on Thursday …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Mariners pull past Orioles, win first back-to-back games since May 14

After 34 games in 37 days, the Mariners finally won back-to-back games, snapping the second longest streak in Major League Baseball.