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Big Unit back at Safeco

SEATTLE – Recently retired Mariners star Randy Johnson is throwing out the ceremonial first pitch today before Seattle’s home opener. The way this season has already gone, the Mariners may …


Baseball notebook: Jersey had Giant mistake

Maybe they left his shirt in “San Fran-cic-so.” A Giant misspelling resulted in outfielder Eugenio Velez wearing a weird jersey Wednesday. Two letters were transposed in “Francisco.”


Suzuki’s double beats M’s

OAKLAND, Calif. – Kurt Suzuki hit an RBI double with one out in the ninth inning to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on …


A’s top M’s in pitchers’ duel

OAKLAND, Calif. – Scoring runs wasn’t going to be the only problem the Seattle Mariners had in taking their first loss of the season. The mere act of getting a …


Rookie shines in MLB debut

No one had a bigger blast on opening day than Jason Heyward. Billed as the majors’ next phenom, this Braves prospect bridged baseball’s past and future Monday when he caught …


Kotchman keys Mariners’ win

OAKLAND, Calif. – One thing about these Mariners after a nail-biting season opener: They sure know how to talk.


MLB opens with a bang

BOSTON — The Red Sox stressed run prevention as they built their team for this season. Then it began and they won with run production. Kevin Youkilis had three extra-base …


Numerous stars missing Opening Day with injuries

Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is on the list. So are Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets. Houston Astros first baseman Lance Berkman, Colorado Rockies …


Twins: No roof, high ceiling

MINNEAPOLIS – Real grass? Clear sky? Warm breeze? Yes, Minnesota Twins games will again be an all-natural experience.


Skilled management

Electronic readers don’t come with traditional pages or the familiar numbering system. They show you a percentage of the book that you have read. Sometimes, while looking forward to the …


New, old blood on field

The major league baseball season opens today, and by amazing coincidence, it will feature the Yankees against the Red Sox. I’ll bet ESPN never saw that one coming. But from …


Major League Baseball 2010

Twilight time The 2010 season may foretell a shift in leadership as several of the game’s most respected managers seem to be passing the torch to several who are younger, …


De La Rosa silences M’s to cap big spring

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jorge De La Rosa capped off a record-setting spring with five scoreless innings Saturday at Isotopes Park, the last stop before the Colorado Rockies head to Milwaukee …


Wakamatsu details positives as M’s wrap up spring training

PEORIA, Ariz. – Don Wakamatsu said from the start of spring training that he hoped to use the six weeks here to learn his players’ capabilities. The Mariners’ manager had …


M’s Sweeney takes nothing for granted

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Mike Sweeney clearly isn’t taking for granted the fact that the Seattle Mariners have already waived his primary spring-training competition. One day after it was revealed that …


M’s Aardsma no longer a ‘nobody’

PEORIA, Ariz. – Yes, it’s been a good year for David Aardsma. It didn’t start off so grand. The former No. 1 draft pick arrived in Seattle’s 2009 camp as …


Bedard takes baby step

PEORIA, Ariz. – Erik Bedard is back on a mound for the Mariners – albeit at less than half speed. It’s still better than the idling and rehabilitation he’s been …


Bradley will bat cleanup for M’s

PEORIA, Ariz. – Milton Bradley sat out his only chance to play his former team this spring. He shouldn’t get used to the day off.


Mariners modify Bedard’s rehab program

PEORIA, Ariz. – The Seattle Mariners aren’t calling it a setback, but pitcher Erik Bedard won’t throw from a mound today as planned. Bedard, whose progress from shoulder surgery last …


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 …