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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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 1:43 p.m.

Mariners send Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz and cash to Mets in 7-player trade

The New York Mets have acquired longtime star second baseman Robinson Cano and major league saves leader Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in a seven-player trade.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz deal framework agreed upon, pending final approvals in Mariners-Mets trade

Multiple reports that were later confirmed by MLB sources said the Mariners will send $20 million to the Mets as part of the package.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

Analysis: What a potential Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano trade to the Mets would mean for the Mariners

The Mariners are shopping a trade to the Mets that would send Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano to New York in exchange for two to three prospects. Here’s what that …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Payroll-shedding Mariners ship reliever Alex Colome to White Sox for catcher Omar Narvaez

Reliever Alex Colome was acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the payroll-shedding Seattle Mariners for catcher Omar Narvaez.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Yankees get James Paxton from Mariners for Justus Sheffield, 2 others

Imagine a Mariners starting rotation without its most talented pitcher going into the 2019 season. As part of general manager Jerry Dipoto’s offseason of change, which isn’t a teardown, a …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Under new Seattle Mariners’ deal, Safeco Field could become T-Mobile Field

A report from Maury Brown of Forbes stated that the Mariners have reached an agreement with T-Mobile for the naming rights of their stadium, which had been known as Safeco …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Seattle Mariners deny fired exec’s claims of racism against Latinos

The Seattle Mariners are denying claims made by the club’s recently fired training and conditioning director, who said team management had disparaged Latino players.


Mariners decline $12M option on outfielder Denard Span

The Seattle Mariners have declined their part of outfielder Denard Span’s $12 million mutual option for next year in favor of a $4 million buyout, making the 34-year-old a free …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

Edgar Martinez moves into hitting adviser role with Mariners

Edgar Martinez is stepping down as the hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners and moving into a new role as a hitting adviser for the entire organization. The move announced …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

M’s GM Jerry Dipoto says Ichiro will get chance to play in 2019

Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto said Ichiro Suzuki will be in spring training with the Mariners in 2019 and hinted the veteran outfielder could be on the roster when the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Mariners part ways with pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre

The Mariners made one significant change to their coaching staff following the 2018 season. At a small news conference at Safeco Field on Monday afternoon, manager Scott Servais announced pitching …


Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez becomes US citizen

Mariners teammates stood and applauded and “God Bless America” played on speakers when Felix Hernandez entered Seattle’s clubhouse after becoming a U.S. citizen.


Hisashi Iwakuma ends his tenure with the Mariners and his time in Major League Baseball

While his teammates – all of them likely unaware of his decision – conversed/yelled in the Mariners’ clubhouse before Tuesday’s game at loud decibels to overcome the blaring music already …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

Mariners players brawl in clubhouse before game vs. Orioles

A brawl involving several players broke out in the Seattle Mariners’ clubhouse Tuesday afternoon several hours before a game at Safeco Field. Shortstop Jean Segura, catcher Mike Zunino and other …