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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 …


Mariners aquire Cy Young winner Lee

Left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee, who won the American League Cy Young Award in 2008, comes to Seattle from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for three minor-leaguers: right-handed pitchers Phillippe Aumont …


Mariners’ mammoth deal nears finish

SEATTLE – Step by step, the proposed monster trade that would bring former Cy Young-winning pitcher Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners came closer to being finalized Tuesday. The general …


Lee appears headed to M’s

SEATTLE – A blockbuster, three-team trade that would send former Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee to the Mariners was nearing completion late Monday night. The deal between the Mariners, …


Analysis: Indy isn’t M’s final indicator

INDIANAPOLIS – Jack Zduriencik earned the trust of Seattle Mariners fans last year. Now they’ll have to give him their patience, too. The Mariners arrived at the winter meetings Sunday …


Mariners wrap up deal with Figgins

INDIANAPOLIS – Chone Figgins is moving to the Seattle Mariners – and perhaps a new position. The former Los Angeles Angels sparkplug finalized his $36 million, four-year contract with Seattle …


M’s scan field of free agents

Baseball’s shopping season begins in earnest today when teams are allowed to negotiate with all 171 players who filed for free agency. Until now, teams could talk only with their …


M’s catcher Johnson has had it with knives

The surgeons have had their hacks at Rob Johnson the past month. Now the Seattle Mariners’ catcher is eager to spend the rest of this offseason getting his body back …


Mariners ace Hernandez on brink of superstardom

SEATTLE – Those who work closest with Felix Hernandez insist his runner-up finish for the 2009 American League Cy Young Award is only the beginning. Mariners pitching coach Rick Adair …


Sports in brief: Zimmerman heads N.L. Gold Gloves

The Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman succeeded boyhood friend David Wright of the New York Mets as the National League’s Gold Glove third baseman Wednesday. In high school, when Zimmerman was …


In brief: Mariners reach deal with Griffey

Baseball: Junior’s back in Seattle, one more time. Ken Griffey Jr. and the Mariners agreed Wednesday to another one-year contract that will keep the popular player in town for what …


Griffey stays with Mariners for 2010

Ken Griffey Jr. and the Mariners agreed Wednesday to another one-year contract that will keep the popular player in Seattle next year.


Sports in brief: Ichiro takes home ninth Gold Glove

Baseball: Derek Jeter sure is stuffing his trophy case this year. The steady Yankees shortstop won his fourth Gold Glove Tuesday, joining New York first baseman Mark Teixeira among the …


Yanks don 27th crown

NEW YORK – Paint the town in pinstripes! Nearly a decade after their dynasty ended on a blooper in the desert, the New York Yankees are baseball’s best again. Hideki …


‘Godzilla’ roars way to MVP

NEW YORK – Hideki Matsui has the most curious habit at the plate. He never takes a practice swing once he steps into the batter’s box. He saves all those …


Yankees’ Pettitte will face Phillies’ Martinez

NEW YORK – Andy Pettitte leaned forward in his chair and recounted a recent chat he had with Derek Jeter as soon as they realized what was next in this …


Patience, not power, key in World Series

PHILADELPHIA – Chase Utley walked to the plate to start the third inning Monday night and everyone expected more fireworks. That is what has made coming to Citizens Bank Park …


Yankees steal game four

PHILADELPHIA – In a season filled with comeback wins, the New York Yankees completed their most important late victory yet – with Alex Rodriguez at the center of it all. …


Yankee blasts knot Series

NEW YORK – Pedro Martinez, who often has thrived on being the pitcher New York Yankees fans love to hate whether he pitched for Boston or the New York Mets, …


Phillies strike first

NEW YORK – The ho-hum catch that tickled his teammates, the behind-the-back snag that looked so easy. Cliff Lee could have been clowning around with his kids. Hard to believe …


Ibanez soaks it up

NEW YORK – Raul Ibanez is determined to savor his first trip to the World Series after a career spent toiling quietly and productively for also-rans in Seattle and Kansas …


Hey, she just had Phillies fever

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman charged with offering sex for World Series tickets said she’s embarrassed about her arrest, but did nothing wrong and is still hopeful of attending a …


Friends will face off

NEW YORK – The first time they met was seven years ago. Cliff Lee was a September call-up with a cocksure attitude, and his new teammate was immediately impressed. “He …


Howard, A-Rod on hot streaks

NEW YORK – Ryan Howard thought about the World Series and his eyes widened. “Between Yankee Stadium and Philly, it’s going to be, I would have to say, probably one …


Star power on deck

NEW YORK – They boast All-Stars all over the diamond, high-priced players decorated with coveted awards. They come loaded with October experience and shiny rings, expecting to win another World …


Angels match rally for rally

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Just when all looked lost, the Los Angeles Angels took a cue from an old friend. With their Rally Monkey doing his best work in years, the …


Johjima cites playing time in decision to leave M’s

Kenji Johjima said today in Japan that he left the Seattle Mariners because his playing time had been cut so severely. Johjima held a conference call with Japanese-speaking reporters – …


Phillies repeat as N.L. champs

PHILADELPHIA – Ryan Howard and the defending champs are back in the World Series – proving last year was no fluke and looking even more dangerous this time around. Jayson …


Yanks ride superstars to commanding lead

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Alex Rodriguez limited the celebration of his latest playoff homer to a brisk trot and a few high-fives. CC Sabathia barely even pumped a fist while mowing …