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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: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

Larry Stone: Edgar Martinez brings his trademark cool to Hall of Fame moment

Not even 10 long years of waiting for his Cooperstown call could crack the Mariners DH’s stoic facade, but two disparate places – Seattle and Puerto Rico – are doing …


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: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 2:07 p.m.

Edgar Martinez, Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay seem set for Hall election

Mariano Rivera was picked by all 228 voters totaled through midafternoon Tuesday afternoon by Ryan Thibodaux’s Hall of Fame vote tracker, about half the expected ballots. Roy Halladay also appeared …


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.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Seattle left-hander Marco Gonzales returns to Spokane as part of Mariners Caravan

Dozens of children, most donning Mariners gear but a few representing Gonzaga, sat rapt in front of Marco Gonzales, taking turns asking questions.


Cory Gearrin, Tim Beckham agree to deals with Mariners

Right-hander Cory Gearrin and infielder Tim Beckham have agreed to one-year contracts with the Seattle Mariners. The 32-year-old Gearrin was 2-1 with one save and a 3.77 ERA last year …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:36 p.m.

Larry Stone: If healthy, no reason Ichiro can’t play for Mariners this season

If you thought we had heard the last of Ichiro as a major league ballplayer when he stepped into his murky role as “Special Assistant to the Chairman” last May …


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 …


Twins sign Nelson Cruz for DH power, clubhouse leadership

With an opening for a designated hitter and a need for more power in the lineup, the Minnesota Twins found quite a fit on the free agent market with a …


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 …


Ex-Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz agrees to deal with Twins

The Twins continued their quest for power during the offseason by agreeing to terms with veteran designated hitter Nelson Cruz on Thursday.


Mariners trade Ben Gamel to Milwaukee for OF Domingo Santana

The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Domingo Santana from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in exchange for outfielder Ben Gamel and minor-league pitcher Noah Zavalos.


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: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Mariners move ahead after flurry of trades, roster overhaul

Seattle manager Scott Servais hopes his team can find success rebuilding with youth much the way the AL West rival Oakland Athletics have done


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.


Rangers’ Adrian Beltre retires after 21 seasons, 3,166 hits

After 21 big league seasons in which Adrian Beltre hit 477 home runs and became the first player from the Dominican Republic to have 3,000 hits, the slick-fielding third baseman …


Mariners hire Perry Hill as new 1st base and infield coach

The Seattle Mariners have hired veteran coach Perry Hill as their new first base and infield coach after Scott Brosius decided not to return to the coaching staff in 2019.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Mariners are faced with complete rebuild with trade of James Paxton

On Monday, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto signaled to all in baseball that the M’s aren’t competing to end the longest playoff drought in American professional team sports for …