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UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Larry Stone: After emotional trip to Japan, Mariners need to turn page to realities of regular season

It was swallowed up by the afterglow of Ichiro’s emotional departure, but there was another memorable heartstring-tugging moment in the eighth inning of the Mariners’ Tokyo finale.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 10:11 p.m.

American League West preview: Houston Astros have sights set on another trip to World Series

Previews of the teams in the American League West


Yusei Kikuchi could become blueprint for helping Asian arms adjust

Seattle Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi is well aware his first season in the majors will be subject to additional scrutiny. Kikuchi’s rookie season is essentially an experiment, an attempt to …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

Larry Stone: Ichiro, always a master of timing, gets it right again with his retirement

If there were any justice in the world, Ichiro would have beaten out the slow roller to shortstop in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game against the Oakland A’s in …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

Ichiro says goodbye to adoring fans; Mariners beat A’s in 12

Ichiro Suzuki showered with cheers and chants while taking his final bow in a magnificent career that lasted nearly three decades.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

Out of Right Field: Ichiro’s farewell, M’s ‘Opening Day’ lost in translation

If the whole point of the Mariners participating in the Japan opener was to celebrate Ichiro, that point was unfortunately lost in a 16-hour time difference while most M’s fans …


Mariners’ Marco Gonzales carries Gonzaga memory to mound for Opening Day start

Whether they stayed up into the early-morning hours to watch or decided to catch the highlights, Marco Gonzales’ former coaches at Gonzaga saw a familiar scene when the southpaw took …


As the Mariners open 2019 season in Japan, Ichiro receives a fitting – if a bit awkward – hero’s welcome

At about 1 p.m., the Tokyo Dome’s outside concourse was abuzz with baseball fans avoiding their jobs and responsibility – an opening-day tradition that can be found even in Japan’s …


Ichiro cheered at Tokyo Dome, Mariners top A’s 9-7 in opener

Ichiro Suzuki drew the loudest ovation back home in Japan and Domingo Santana delivered the biggest hit, launching a grand slam that led the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Larry Stone: Mariners face challenge in how to part with Ichiro, Felix Hernandez

Much about the start to this Mariners season is a bit off kilter. But that stands to reason, I suppose, in a year of such seismic change and philosophical recalibration.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Seattle Mariners season preview capsule: What to keep an eye on in rebuilding year

There will be as much attention on what is happening in the minors as what is happening with the major league club.


Ichiro will be in Mariners starting lineup on opening day in Japan

Despite struggling at the plate the entire spring and looking every bit his 45 years of age, Ichiro will be in the Mariners’ starting lineup on Wednesday night at the …


Ichiro hitless as Mariners beat Yomiuri 6-4 in exhibition

Ichiro Suzuki’s struggles at the plate have followed him to Japan. Ichiro went hitless in three at-bats on Sunday when his Seattle Mariners beat the Yomiuri Giants 6-4 in an …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 1:26 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Ex-GU standout Marco Gonzales earns Opening Day start for Mariners

There have been 15 pitchers who have started a season opener for the Seattle Mariners in their first 42 seasons, with former Gonzaga standout Marco Gonzales scheduled to become No. …


Clint Roig’s family earns unique opportunity to retrace his baseball days in Japan

Clint Roig was an eager listener whenever his grandfather Tony wanted to share one of the many stories related to his baseball career.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Ichiro Suzuki, Yusei Kikuchi face massive media frenzy in first appearance of Mariners’ Japan trip

The two players and their manager walked through the underground tunnel that took them from the basement of the Tokyo Dome to the banquet room floor of the Tokyo Dome …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners arrive in Tokyo, a sure sign baseball only days away

Ichiro wore a gray-and-black hat and slipped quickly through the arrival gate at Haneda Airport.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Whether step-back or rebuild, Seattle Mariners focus is on future

Throughout the offseason, the decisions made about the future of the Seattle Mariners took on different catchphrases.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Yusei Kikuchi’s dream of playing in majors now a reality with Seattle Mariners

Yusei Kikuchi’s goal was always to pitch in the major leagues. The dream is now the reality for the newest starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. But in a twist, …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Mariners’ Felix Hernandez has reason to be upset, but he also has an opportunity

Hernandez is beginning the season as the No. 5 starter on a Mariners team Fangraphs is projecting to win 75 games. If I’m Felix, I’m using my (likely) last season …


Mariners’ Kyle Seager needs surgery on left hand, out for April

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager needs surgery on his left hand and will be out at least through April.


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

King Felix upset by opening-day decision, but not surprised

Felix Hernandez doesn’t think he could have changed the mind of Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais about opening day, even by pitching well this spring.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Mariners announce Marco Gonzales, Yusei Kikuchi will start two games vs. Oakland in Japan

Former Gonzaga standout will earn his first start on opening day.


Mariners’ Kyle Seager to see hand specialist after rolling wrist

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager will see a hand specialist after rolling his left wrist during a spring training game. Seager was pulled Friday night after jamming his glove …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Mariners can’t wait to see reaction for Ichiro Suzuki in Japan

The Seattle Mariners are about to experience firsthand what Ichiro Suzuki means to his home country. Suzuki’s return to Japan is one of the big attractions as Seattle and Oakland …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Infusion of young talent makes the late innings of Cactus League games a must watch for the Mariners

The Mariners’ “step back” resulted in several prospects arriving in Peoria, Arizona, who breathed life into a low-ranked minor league system.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Countdown to opening day: 2019 Mariners roster projection

The Mariners will take a least 30 players to Japan and will have to cut down to 25 by the time of their first regular-season games back in the U.S. …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Veterans know they might not stay long with Mariners

Jay Bruce and Edwin Encarnacion are still productive major leaguers with the potential for big seasons. They just don’t fit perfectly into the Mariners’ long-term plans to build for the …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

After health scare, Seattle’s Jerry Dipoto getting back to normal

The 50-year-old Dipoto had a hectic offseason, his fourth in charge of the Mariners, as he overhauled Seattle’s roster in the hopes of creating a contender in two or three …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Larry Stone: Hunter Strickland hopes fresh start with Mariners results in positive vibes

When Hunter Strickland talks about his fresh start in 2019, it’s about more than changing teams and leagues.