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UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Dee Gordon asserts himself as Mariners’ clubhouse leader

As he grabbed a new bat from his trunk full of them, and fresh looking pair of batters gloves in preparation for his daily session in the indoor batting cages, …


Mariners batters adopt unique strategy to hassle pitchers

Scott Servais wouldn’t take credit for it. And he wouldn’t share who actually came up with the concept. But when the Mariners manager was asked about his team’s relentless approach …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 2:50 p.m.

Dee Gordon blast gives Mariners MLB record 15 straight games with homer to open season

The Mariners went into Major League Baseball’s record books thanks to the home-run power of Dee Gordon.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Edwin Encarnacion homers twice in same inning of M’s 13-5 win

Seattle Mariners slugger Edwin Encarnacion homered twice in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Monday night, becoming the fifth player to do it twice in a career.


Edgar Martinez tours Hall of Fame, thanks fans again

It took Edgar Martinez a decade on the ballot to reach the pinnacle of baseball. A visit to the Hall of Fame on Monday reaffirmed his appreciation of being selected …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Analysis: How are the Mariners pulling off this franchise-best 7-1 start?

Maybe the Mariners should have tried this whole “step back” plan a long time ago.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Mariners’ game Thursday vs. White Sox postponed to Friday due to expected inclement weather

The hottest team in baseball – the Seattle Mariners – will be getting two days off instead of one. Will it cool off an offense that has scored six runs …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Whether step-back or rebuild, Seattle Mariners focus is on future

Throughout the offseason, the decisions made about the future of the Seattle Mariners took on different catchphrases.


Mariners’ Kyle Seager to see hand specialist after rolling wrist

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager will see a hand specialist after rolling his left wrist during a spring training game. Seager was pulled Friday night after jamming his glove …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Infusion of young talent makes the late innings of Cactus League games a must watch for the Mariners

The Mariners’ “step back” resulted in several prospects arriving in Peoria, Arizona, who breathed life into a low-ranked minor league system.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

After health scare, Seattle’s Jerry Dipoto getting back to normal

The 50-year-old Dipoto had a hectic offseason, his fourth in charge of the Mariners, as he overhauled Seattle’s roster in the hopes of creating a contender in two or three …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Yusei Kikuchi is making adjustments and working toward his first Mariners start

New Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi is still getting used to the different ball in MLB compared to Japan, not to mention the unseasonably cold and rainy weather in Arizona, but …


Judge rules Lorena Martin, Mariners must go to arbitration

A judge in Seattle has ruled that Lorena Martin’s wrongful termination lawsuit against the Mariners must be resolved in private arbitration rather than in court.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Mariners’ Kyle Seager enters 2019 after physical, dietary makeover

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager enters the 2019 season after a physical and dietary remake. He learned to embrace flexibility training, spinach, and a long-term health plan. Seager played the …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

With nasty weather at home, Mariners arrive in Arizona for spring training

If nothing else, the Seattle Mariners’ early arrival for spring training will give them a little more meet-and-greet time.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 7:20 p.m.

Hunter Strickland, Mariners finalize free-agent deal

Reliever Hunter Strickland and the Seattle Mariners have finalized a $1.3 million, one-year contract.


Mariners bring back Ichiro on minor league contract with invitation to spring training

Sources confirm the Mariners’ deal they have often said they were going to make with the iconic outfielder. He will go with the team on its trip to Japan.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

John Blanchette: Overlooked no more – Edgar Martinez gets the national recognition he deserves with Hall of Fame induction

Once the Seattle Mariners’ Hall of Fame designated hitter puts that decisive swing on Jack McDowell’s split-fingered fastball and the camera tracks the ball into left field, you never see …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 10 p.m.

‘Too valuable not to be on the field’: George Brett reacts to Edgar Martinez’s induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Martinez spent his entire 18 seasons with the M’s, a rarity in the free-agent era of the game. He shares that distinction with another Hall of Famer with area ties …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez receives the call to the Hall

After nine years appearing on the ballot, and falling just 20 votes short last year, Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez became the first player who played the majority of his …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Edgar Martinez appears ready to get the call from the Hall

The battle between teeth-gnashing anxiety and dreamy hope inside the minds of Mariners’ fans will either explode into more bitter disappointment … or into long-awaited joy for Edgar Martinez in …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Mariners acquire prospect Shed Long in three-way trade

The Seattle Mariners have acquired infield prospect Shed Long from the Yankees in exchange for outfield prospect Josh Stowers.


Mariners sign Japanese left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi

The Seattle Mariners have signed Japanese left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi to a four-year deal just ahead of the deadline for him to sign with a major league club or be …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Mariners’ letter explains reasons behind firing of Lorena Martin

The Seattle Mariners say they fired high-performance director Lorena Martin this season in part because she created a hostile work environment and ignored recommended treatments for injured players issued by …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Suit accuses Mariners of discrimination, targeting Felix Hernandez

A wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by the Seattle Mariners’ former high-performance director alleges she went to team owners John Stanton and Buck Ferguson and CEO Kevin Mather as far back as …


So long, Safeco – Mariners’ stadium is now T-Mobile Park

The Seattle Mariners and Bellevue-based telecommunications giant T-Mobile announced a naming rights agreement that will last for the next 25 years, pending approval by the Washington State Major League Baseball …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

From a hospital bed in Las Vegas, Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto finalizes a trade for Edwin Encarnacion

Slugger Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Seattle Mariners win approval for new lease

A 25-year lease for the Seattle Mariners to remain at their ballpark and related agreements have been approved by the Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District Board.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Are the Mariners in fact building for a brighter future as they dismantle 2018 roster?

So a mom, dad and their two kids hop into a self-driving Subaru, zip under some hoverboards on their way to the stadium, slip on their climate-controlled jackets when they …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 3:07 p.m.

Phillies get Jean Segura from Mariners for Carlos Santana, J.P. Crawford

The Philadelphia Phillies acquired two-time All-Star shortstop Jean Segura from the Seattle Mariners for veteran slugger Carlos Santana and infielder J.P. Crawford on Monday. The Phillies also get left-hander James …