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  • Sports in brief: Griffey collects bonuses

    Baseball: Ken Griffey Jr. will collect $3.15 million of a potential $5 million for returning to the Seattle Mariners. The 39-year-old slugger earned an additional $1.15 million in bonuses tied …


  • Griffey’s future uncertain as M’s finish season

    SEATTLE – Ken Griffey Jr., the man who carried the spirit of a resurgent Seattle Mariners team that won its 85th game Sunday, rode the shoulders of his teammates on …


  • Griffey turns back clock

    SEATTLE – If these are indeed the waning days of Ken Griffey Jr. in a Mariners uniform, he’s not saying. No matter how many times, or ways, he’s asked. “I …


  • Yankees mash Mariners

    SEATTLE – The New York Yankees keep rolling on, putting this one away before they even had a chance to miss Alex Rodriguez or Jorge Posada. Derek Jeter homered before …


  • Griffey lifts M’s in 14th

    SEATTLE – Never in Mariners history had one run taken so long – and felt so good. Pinch-hitter Ken Griffey Jr. lined a single off the right-field wall with two …


  • Mariners offense backs Rowland-Smith in rout of Rays

    SEATTLE — A couple of hours before the Mariners took the field to conclude their weekend series, Mike Sweeney approached his manager with an offer. Sweeney told manager Don Wakamatsu …


  • Ichiro leaves stamp in road win over Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The home run Ichiro Suzuki hit to start the game paled in comparison to his great sliding catch that ended it. In between, the Seattle right …


  • Griffey’s hit tops Halladay

    SEATTLE – With the Mariners-Pirates trade dominating the talk in the clubhouse, Ryan Rowland-Smith retreated to the video room Wednesday morning to focus on the most important part of his …


  • Junior’s start against lefty Zito pays off

    As an aging southpaw with a batting average in the low .200s, Ken Griffey Jr. doesn’t get many chances to face left-handed pitchers. But he made the most of his …


  • Griffey enlivens Ichiro

    SEATAC, Wash. – Last year, Ichiro Suzuki looked bored, like someone had dragged him to the Mariners’ annual education day. Elementary school children hissed when their hero, the face of …


  • M’s, Griffey open home slate with win

    SEATTLE – Ken Griffey Jr. had only one concern about his first Mariners home game in 10 years. “Don’t trip on the red carpet!”’ the 39-year-old slugger said.


  • Blanchette: It’s the little things that count on a big-emotion day

    SEATTLE – In the bullpen, Carlos Silva was going through his pregame warmup, doing his best to block out the hubbub of the Opening Day at Safeco Field – the …


  • Griffey playing it cool

    SEATTLE – Others will have to describe their goosebumps today, because that’s not the game Ken Griffey Jr. is playing. The Seattle Mariners will open their home schedule this afternoon …


  • Griffey, Hansen go way back

    PEORIA, Ariz. – Ask Ken Griffey Jr. what he remembers about Roger Hansen from their summer together in 1988, and he answers with a question. “Who?”


  • It’s Junior time for Mariners >>

    Now that Ken Griffey Jr.’s swollen knee has calmed down, he is ready to play in his first game for Seattle in a decade. The 39-year-old slugger hit for about …


  • Griffey helps make a point

    PEORIA, Ariz. – Don Wakamatsu already has his first managerial “win,” two days before the Mariners’ exhibition games begin. Wakamatsu had made wearing the practice jersey with numbers on the …


  • Junior hits field

    PEORIA, Ariz. – Don Wakamatsu celebrated his 46th birthday Sunday, and before the Seattle Mariners ended their workout, veteran player Mike Sweeney asked everyone to gather around their manager near …


  • Griffey lifts M’s spirits

    PEORIA, Ariz. – The energy in the Seattle Mariners’ spring training clubhouse was just as obvious as the No. 24 jersey that hung in the locker labeled “Griffey.” Ken Griffey …


  • My, oh my! Junior’s back with M’s

    PEORIA, Ariz. – Ken Griffey Jr. has decided to return to the Mariners. “He’s coming home. … I can’t begin to tell you how ecstatic we are. He is, too,” …


  • Report: Griffey to return to Mariners

    PEORIA, Ariz. — Ken Griffey Jr. has decided to return to the Seattle Mariners.


  • Blanchette: Latest Griffey saga is worth a few yucks

    The one undeniable positive should Ken Griffey Jr. return to the Seattle Mariners is the way it will pucker the backside of Howard Lincoln. The cult of Junior made the …


  • Atlanta Braves showing interest in signing Griffey

    Still seeking a proven bat for the outfield, the Atlanta Braves say they’re interested in acquiring Ken Griffey Jr. Braves general manager Frank Wren told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Saturday …

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