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Mariners’ Tim Beckham suspended 80 games for PED violation

Seattle Mariners infielder Tim Beckham has been suspended 80 games as part of baseball’s joint drug agreement after testing positive for stanozolol, a banned performance enhancer, Major League Baseball announced …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 5:51 p.m.

Mariners finally complete trade to send pitcher Mike Leake to Diamondbacks

After shopping him during the offseason and re-intensifying those efforts in late May, the Mariners have finally traded veteran right-hander Mike Leake.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Mariners trade Roenis Elias and Hunter Strickland to the Nationals for three pitching prospects

Strickland started the season as Seattle’s closer before getting hurt. Elias has been the closer for the last few months.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

‘I wasn’t planning this’: In likely final season with Mariners, Felix Hernandez ponders uncertain future

Felix Hernandez stretched out on a leather couch in what was basically an empty Mariners clubhouse. The rest of his teammates either were in meetings, out on the field warming …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Mariners’ Dee Gordon on injured list with quadriceps strain

Seattle second baseman Dee Gordon has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left quadriceps. Gordon was placed on the IL after leaving after the second inning …


The death of Tyler Skaggs touches all of baseball, including the Mariners

The shock and sadness of an active player’s death has overtaken baseball in the last 48 hours with the announcement that Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Dan Vogelbach is Mariners’ only All-Star

Seattle Mariners slugger Daniel Vogelbach was selected Sunday to play in his first All-Star game. He is the third player in Mariners history to be selected as a designated hitter, …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Will the real Ketel Marte please stand up?

He was essentially considered the “B” side of the deal. Not quite a throw-in, but definitely part of the undercard. A solid starting shortstop? No doubt. A 23-year-old rife with …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

Mariners owner John Stanton: Flexibility is more important than money spent unloading contracts

Mariners owner John Stanton explains his views on the team’s long-term strategy that currently involves trading away players with expensive contracts while still paying a large chunk of their salaries.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Mariners owner John Stanton’s view on the team’s ‘step-back’ plan: Optimistic yet frustrated

Mariners owner John Stanton sat down to offer insight into his view of the team’s “step-back” plan that has resulted in a 35-47 record.


Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez getting a new MRI after feeling discomfort in lat area

Hernandez is 1-4 with a 6.42 earned-run average for the Mariners this season, and he last pitched with the big-league club May 11.


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Mariners trade Edwin Encarnacion to New York Yankees in latest move of rebuild

A sore lower back kept Edwin Encarnacion out of the lineup the past few days. And now, the Mariners’ best hitter will never make another appearance in it again.


Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez tires, exits early in rehab start

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez pulled himself out of his first minor league rehab start because of fatigue.


Dee Gordon back with Mariners after missing 19 games

The Seattle Mariners have reinstated second baseman Dee Gordon from the injured list, following a 19-game absence because of a bruised right wrist. Gordon was hit by a pitch on …


Seattle places OF Mitch Haniger on 10-day injured list

The Seattle Mariners have placed outfielder Mitch Haniger on the 10-day injured list and selected right-handed pitcher Tayler Scott from Triple-A Tacoma. Haniger suffered a ruptured testicle after a foul …


Mariners’ Braden Bishop hospitalized due to lacerated spleen

Mariners outfielder Braden Bishop has been hospitalized in Seattle after suffering a lacerated spleen from being hit by a pitch last week while playing in Triple-A Tacoma. Seattle manager Scott …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 11:10 p.m.

Mariners choose pitchers with first three draft selections

The Mariners, it appears, have found a pitcher-perfect fit for their “Control the Zone” strategy.


Jay Bruce traded from Mariners to NL East-leading Phillies

Jay Bruce is going from last place to the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies. The former All-Star was traded by the Seattle Mariners on Sunday in a deal that will cost …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Mariners’ Daniel Vogelbach embraces mentorship role with top prospect Jarred Kelenic

Daniel Vogelbach’s emergence as a dependable, middle-of-the-order hitter has been one of the best developments of this rebuilding season for the Mariners.


Mariners’ Dee Gordon, Ryon Healy placed on IL, Anthony Bass signed

The Seattle Mariners placed second baseman Dee Gordon and third baseman Ryon Healy on the 10-day injured list and signed right-hander Anthony Bass to a one-year contract with a $950,000 …


Mariners send Anthony Swarzak to Braves for Arodys Vizcaino, Jesse Biddle

As part of Monday’s trade, Seattle is sending Atlanta $1,788,172 to cover about one-third of the $5,677,419 remaining in Swarzak’s $8 million salary this year.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

Mariners recall OF Mallex Smith from Tacoma, option IF Shed Long

The Seattle Mariners have recalled outfielder Mallex Smith after a couple of weeks with Triple-A Tacoma to work on his approach at the plate.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

Felix Hernandez likely sidelined for a month with lat strain

Seattle Mariners starter Felix Hernandez is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks after being diagnosed with a grade 1 lat strain in his right side. Seattle manager Scott Servais …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

Mariners place Dylan Moore on 10-day IL, call up prospects J.P. Crawford, Shed Long

The moves were announced in advance of the Mariners opening a three-game series with the Red Sox.


Not a sticky situation: Yusei Kikuchi’s hat draws looks, no action

Whatever was smeared under the hat of Seattle pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, it hasn’t turned into a sticky situation for the Mariners, New York Yankees or Major League Baseball. A day …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi sought out Cleveland’s Trevor Bauer to talk pitching, igniting an unlikely bond

At some point during this three-game series against Cleveland at Progressive Field, Mariners rookie Yusei Kikuchi hopes to have another conversation with Indians star pitcher Trevor Bauer.


Ichiro Suzuki back with Mariners as special assistant

Ichiro Suzuki has rejoined the Seattle Mariners as a special assistant to the chairman and will work as an instructor with both the major league club and some of the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Mariners send center fielder Mallex Smith to Class AAA Tacoma and recall Braden Bishop

Smith is hitting .065 (3 for 46) in his past 15 games (11 starts) with a double, five walks and 18 strikeouts.


UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Mariners will likely call up Justus Sheffield to piggyback Yusie Kikuchi on Friday

It appears the Mariners have made a decision on Yusei Kikuchi’s next start and what pitcher they will bring up to supplement the innings needed to cover the shortened outing.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Dee Gordon asserts himself as Mariners’ clubhouse leader

As he grabbed a new bat from his trunk full of them, and fresh looking pair of batters gloves in preparation for his daily session in the indoor batting cages, …