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M’s, Figgins pound Angels

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Seattle Mariners pounded Jered Weaver for eight hits and six runs – five earned – over 4 1/3 innings in a 12-6 win over the Los …


Figgins fits in comfortably with M’s

PEORIA, Ariz. – Chone Figgins is a fan of the familiar. It’s one reason he decided on Seattle as a free-agent destination after leaving the Angels –same division, time zone, …


M’s Lee ejected for throwing at a batter

TUCSON, Ariz. – Seattle ace Cliff Lee was ejected from a spring training game Monday against Arizona for throwing at Diamondbacks catcher Chris Snyder. Afterward, Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds …


Sports in brief: Milton Bradley’s games irk Cubs

Baseball: Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry says Milton Bradley should stop blaming the team, manager and fans for his failure to produce during his tumultuous season in Chicago. “I …


M’s face a happier Putz

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The J.J. Putz who last year questioned the chemistry of the Mariners’ clubhouse in 2008, and last month was quoted as questioning the handling of his injured …


M’s rained out

PEORIA, Ariz. – Shortstop Jack Wilson and center fielder Franklin Gutierrez are expected to be back in the lineup when the Seattle Mariners play a pair of spring games today. …


M’s Ichiro at ease in clubhouse

PEORIA, Ariz. – Ichiro Suzuki can talk about separating the way last season ended from the start of a new year, but all indications are that the good vibes will …


Confident Bay talks to the media

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Jason Bay arrived at the New York Mets’ spring-training camp Tuesday and talked about everything from his health to his defense to his reaction to …


Damon lands on feet in Detroit

LAKELAND, Fla. – To Johnny Damon, the Detroit Tigers were the right team. “This is where I wanted to be,” he said Monday after completing an $8 million, one-year contract. …


Bradley’s new goal is to now have fun

PEORIA, Ariz. – Milton Bradley has always played baseball one way – to win – and if the process wasn’t enjoyable, he had no problem with that. “I didn’t care …


Change suited Snell

PEORIA, Ariz. – Ian Snell hopes to duplicate his second-half success with the Seattle Mariners. Snell went 5-2 with the Mariners after they got him from Pittsburgh in a seven-player …


Griffey early arrival at Mariners camp

PEORIA, Ariz. – Sporting a bucket hat with sunglasses, Ken Griffey Jr. arrived at the Seattle Mariners’ spring training complex Friday with the kind of reception reserved for a veteran …


M’s Adair preaches hard work

PEORIA, Ariz. – Take an 85-victory season and add a Cy Young Award winner plus a reliever with a 98 mph fastball to an already strong pitching staff, and you …


Mariners cautiously optimistic

PEORIA, Ariz. – A year ago when the Seattle Mariners began spring training after a winter of roster changes that still didn’t cleanse the bad taste of a 101-loss season, …


Lee fixes foot

With pitchers and catchers opening camp in nine days, the Seattle Mariners revealed that newly acquired left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee underwent foot surgery last week. However, general manager Jack Zduriencik …


M’s, Bedard close to 1-year deal

Baseball: A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells the Associated Press that the Seattle Mariners and left-hander Erik Bedard are getting close to a one-year contract, pending a physical. …


Mariners launch program

PEORIA, Ariz. – More than two weeks before the Seattle Mariners begin spring training, their facility at the Peoria Sports Complex was teeming with players Monday. Forty-one of the Mariners’ …


Mariners, ace Hernandez finalize contract

Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners have completed a $78 million, five-year deal that averts an arbitration hearing and keeps the young ace under contract through 2014.


McGwire cheered by Cards fans

ST. LOUIS – Mark McGwire received a standing ovation from Cardinals fans Sunday in his first public appearance in St. Louis since admitting he used steroids. His scheduled news conference, …


McGwire admits he used steroids

NEW YORK – Sobbing and sniffling, Mark McGwire finally answered the steroid question. Ending more than a decade of denials and evasion, McGwire admitted Monday what many had suspected for …


Baseball notebook: Guerrero signs with Rangers for one year

Outfielder Vladimir Guerrero will now be hitting in the middle of the lineup for the Texas Rangers instead of doing damage against them. Guerrero and the Rangers finalized a one-year …


Commentary: So now it’s OK to revisit past?

So now it’s OK to talk about the past? Just because Mark McGwire wants to get back into baseball?


McGwire admits using steroids

Mark McGwire finally came clean Monday, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball’s home run record in 1998.


Sports in brief: M’s finalize Kotchman deal

Baseball: The Mariners finalized the trade with the Boston Red Sox on Thursday that brings first baseman Casey Kotchman to Seattle for outfielder Bill Hall, a player to be named …


Randy Johnson calls it quits

SAN FRANCISCO – Randy Johnson looked so awkward on the mound early in his career, that shaggy hair dangling down his neck as he fired a blazing fastball in every …


Sports in brief: Seattle closes in on Gutierrez pact

Baseball: The Seattle Mariners moved closer Tuesday to solidifying their center-field defense the next four years, and also appeared on the verge of filling their void at first base for …


Former M’s ace Randy Johnson retires after 22 seasons

Randy Johnson is retiring after 22 major league seasons.


Martinez waits on Hall vote

The arguments have been made, the statistics digested and the votes submitted. Edgar Martinez’s standing as a player who either is or isn’t worthy of baseball’s Hall of Fame will …


Seattle gets Bradley from Cubs for Silva

Mercurial outfielder Milton Bradley has been traded to the Seattle Mariners from the Chicago Cubs for expensive and underperforming pitcher Carlos Silva.


Lee says he’s disappointed he was dealt

Cliff Lee’s first pitch as a Seattle Mariner was a high, hard serving of honesty. Speaking by phone Thursday with reporters who cover the Mariners, Lee didn’t mask his disappointment …