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Olson, Medina sent down

The Mariners optioned relievers Yoervis Medina and Tyler Olson to Triple-A Tacoma after Sunday’s game. Manager Lloyd McClendon said corresponding moves will be made prior to today’s series opener against …


Cruz’s homer gives M’s win in 10th

OAKLAND, Calif. – Just another roller-coaster ride Sunday at the O.co Coliseum and, this time, the Mariners escaped with a wild 8-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics in 10 innings. …


Cruz says he may be pressing

OAKLAND, Calif. – Getting away from Safeco Field for a few days might be just what Nelson Cruz needs at this point after going 1 for 11 in the Mariners’ …


Ready to roar, or paper tigers?

SEATTLE – Robinson Cano is one of the few on the Mariners roster who can speak with certainty about the playoffs. In his previous stop, Cano played in the postseason …


Mariners say Cruz will be game-changer for offense

SEATTLE – Spring training, for veteran players, generally unfolds in the sort of comfortable monotony that comes from slipping into an old pair of jeans. Accomplishments (and failures) are graded …


Walker, Olson appear secure on Mariners roster

The final spot in the Mariners’ rotation appears to belong to right-hander Taijuan Walker after the club optioned lefty Roenis Elias on Sunday to Triple-A Tacoma in a series of …


Seager and Cruz belt 3-run homers

Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz slugged three-run homers Sunday in helping the Mariners move back over .500 (9-8-2) with an 8-0 victory over the Texas Rangers. Lefty James Paxton made …


Justin Ruggiano’s versatility likely to earn him extra playing time in Mariners’ outfield

PEORIA, Ariz. – Justin Ruggiano began preparing for his role with the 2015 Mariners nearly eight years ago when he got his first taste of the big leagues as a …


Mariners have lots of lefty talent

PEORIA, Ariz. – It’s early yet – the Mariners still have three weeks before they break camp – but competition is beginning to crystallize for duty as the bullpen’s second …


Rodney not planning on getting to mound in a rush

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Baseball’s most famous faux archer is pondering changes in his delivery. No, no new pitches. And certainly no plans to sprint to the mound from the bullpen …


Nothing sure for Elias despite good 2014

PEORIA, Ariz. – There might be no better example of the Mariners’ improving fortunes than left-hander Roenis Elias having to fight to keep his spot in the rotation. It was …


Walker gets first chance to shine for Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. – Taijuan Walker will get the first crack at impressing the Mariners in his bid to make the team’s starting rotation. The 22-year-old with ace potential will start …


Manfred speaks on key issues

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says the National League and American League will bat last in alternating years in the All-Star Game, regardless of where it’s played. Manfred disclosed the plan …


Johnson a D-back in Hall

PHOENIX – Randy Johnson will wear an Arizona Diamondbacks cap on his plaque in baseball’s Hall of Fame. Johnson said in a statement Friday that after thinking about the issue …


Report: Nelson Cruz signs with Mariners

The Mariners are on the verge of landing the right-handed slugger they were seeking for the middle of their batting order.


MLB notes: Mariners’ Kyle Seager wins Gold Glove at third base

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is now on the gold standard when it comes to his fielding skills. Seager, 27, won a Gold Glove for defensive excellence Tuesday after a …


Mariners win, but don’t reach postseason

SEATTLE – When it became official Sunday that the Mariners’ postseason chase had come up short, disappointment quickly gave way to appreciation as the crowd of 40,823 at Safeco Field …


Art Thiel: We’ll see if M’s can keep up winning ways next season

The moment the Athletics-Rangers game went final upon Safeco Field’s out-of-town scoreboard Sunday, groans burbled through the rambunctious gathering of 40,823. In the Mariners dugout, TV cameras caught Felix Hernandez …


Iwakuma, M’s fading with loss

HOUSTON – The leaks in the Mariners’ rotation keep growing. Sunday’s questions centered on Hisashi Iwakuma after another disappointing effort in a 8-3 loss to the Houston Astros at Minute …


Mariners hit four home runs in victory

HOUSTON – Here was an amazing snapshot Friday of the Mariners’ postseason chase: Mike Zunino pulled the bat back on a bunt with runners at first and second in the …


Houston series didn’t bring fans out to Safeco

SEATTLE – For the first three games of the current homestand, the atmosphere at Safeco Field sure didn’t feel like the Mariners were part of the playoff race. The three-game …


Rangers blank Mariners 1-0

In two key situations on Sunday, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon declined strategic options.


Kendrys Morales hits two HRs to lead Mariners past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Seattle Mariners patiently have waited for Kendrys Morales to come around. Looking to bolster a sagging offense and add a presence to the middle of the …


Ackley leads Mariners over Nationals

Dustin Ackley delivered one of his best performances of the season Sunday at a time when the Mariners desperately needed the boost.


Nationals hit six HRs; Felix gives up career-high four

SEATTLE – Is it a disturbing trend and a sign of things to come? Or is it just a small bump in an otherwise brilliant season? Given two days’ worth …


Mariners’ Montero done for year after altercation

SEATTLE – Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Mariners organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league …


Hernandez, Seattle lose 4-2 to Detroit

DETROIT – It was bound to happen at some point, but this isn’t how the Mariners wanted either streak to come to an end. Felix Hernandez had his major league …


Hernandez, Price in stellar matchup

DETROIT – Over the course of a 162-game season, the games and stars align to provide great pitching matchups. With teams setting up their rotations similarly, the chances that teams’ …


Jackson feels at home in 4-2 win

SEATTLE – Austin Jackson is starting to settle in with the Mariners. Acquired in a trade with the Detroit Tigers before the deadline, Jackson matched a career-high with four RBIs …


Mariners, fans enjoying August

SEATTLE – For too many years now, the arrival of August has triggered the emotional divestment of baseball season for Mariners fans. With the ballclub hopelessly out of contention, it …