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Baseball notebook: Glavine finished?

Tom Glavine may retire if his sore left shoulder doesn’t improve in two weeks. Glavine was told Tuesday he must rest for at least two weeks after inflammation was found …


Blanchette: It’s the little things that count on a big-emotion day

SEATTLE – In the bullpen, Carlos Silva was going through his pregame warmup, doing his best to block out the hubbub of the Opening Day at Safeco Field – the …


Griffey playing it cool

SEATTLE – Others will have to describe their goosebumps today, because that’s not the game Ken Griffey Jr. is playing. The Seattle Mariners will open their home schedule this afternoon …


Commentary: Baseball has lost many to early death

The tragic death of Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart early Thursday morning after he had blanked the Oakland Athletics for six innings in his first and last start …


Notebook: Pitchers like Citi Field

On his first visit to Citi Field, New York Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey was happy to see the high outfield wall and 415-foot sign in deep right-center. He figures the …


Bedard blanks Oakland as M’s win fourth in a row

OAKLAND, Calif. – It was easy for Erik Bedard to keep up his intensity level, locked in an improbable pitching duel with Trevor Cahill. Bedard allowed three hits pitching into …


Baseball reacts to economy

This is what baseball should be. Take the family out to the ballgame, without financial guilt. The Arizona Diamondbacks sell tickets for $5, hot dogs for $1.50, sodas for $1.50. …


Lopez, Johjima deliver as Seattle wins

OAKLAND, Calif. – It didn’t take long for Jose Lopez to find himself in a pressure situation. An inning after entering for injured teammate Wladimir Balentien, Lopez hit a two-run …


Ichiro says he’ll play Wednesday

Ichiro Suzuki missed a final rehab game because of inclement weather. It’s OK because the Seattle Mariners’ star does not plan to miss any more.


Ichiro takes his cuts

Ichiro Suzuki looked like his All-Star self while going 7 for 10 in an extended spring training game at Peoria, Ariz., his first action since a bleeding ulcer sidelined the …


Seattle pitchers deliver

MINNEAPOLIS – Less than 42 hours had passed since Brandon Morrow’s disastrous first outing of the season. If walking three straight to eventually set up Alexi Casilla’s winning hit on …


Morrow’s collapse lets Twins rally

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins finally got their offense going in the ninth inning – with a big assist from Seattle closer Brandon Morrow. Alexi Casilla’s two-run single capped Minnesota’s …


M’s subdue Twins, douse skipper

MINNEAPOLIS – The cheers and laughs were loud in Seattle’s clubhouse, and manager Don Wakamatsu was doused in beer. The Mariners started this season with plenty to celebrate. Ken Griffey …


Season’s greetings: Major league baseball opens

Baltimore beat up on CC Sabathia, Ken Griffey Jr. homered in his return to the Seattle Mariners and Emilio Bonifacio became the first player in 41 years to hit an …


M’s, Sweeney make great match

If there’s a team that needs a player like Mike Sweeney, it’s the Seattle Mariners. And if there’s a player who needs a team like the Mariners, it’s Sweeney.


M’s relievers Morrow, Lowe share diabetic battles

PEORIA, Ariz. – The only thing Mark Lowe knew about diabetes, he learned on the bullpen bench from fellow Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Brandon Morrow. “All I knew was what …


Finding that right mix

PEORIA, Ariz. — Franklin Gutierrez was standing in center field when it quickly set in on him. Ken Griffey Jr. was next to him in left. Ichiro Suzuki was on …


High prices at games a big concern

Take me out to the ballgame … because I can’t afford it. The high price of going to a game is now the No. 1 problem in Major League Baseball, …


Griffey becomes comfortable at plate

Ken Griffey Jr. is still trying to get comfortable playing left field for the Seattle Mariners. At the plate, baseball’s active home run leader looks just fine. Griffey doubled twice …


Hernandez set for spring debut for Mariners

Seattle right-hander Felix Hernandez will make his Cactus League debut Thursday against Kansas City. Hernandez hasn’t pitched in a game since he helped Venezuela beat Puerto Rico 2-0 on March …


Griffey struggles in left

PEORIA, Ariz. – All eyes were on two pairs of legs Saturday at Peoria Stadium, and we’re not talking about sunbathers on the berm. Mike Sweeney seems to have answered …


Griffey takes rare spot in left

Ken Griffey Jr. played four innings in left field Thursday night, then tried to keep a poker face around reporters who wanted to know how strange it must have felt. …


Seattle no closer to a closer

PEORIA, Ariz. – Three weeks into spring training, Seattle rookie manager Don Wakamatsu still doesn’t know who his closing pitcher will be. None of the candidates for the job has …


Johnson believes 300 wins could be just the start

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Early in the morning, before another practice was beginning Randy Johnson, more relaxed than I’ve seen him in the 20 years I’ve known him, was waxing nostalgic. …


Meche feels fine vs. M’s

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Gil Meche’s back feels better, which is great news for the Kansas City Royals. Meche threw 55 pitches Wednesday and Kansas City beat the Seattle Mariners 9-2 …


M’s Kelley traded politics for pitching

PEORIA, Ariz. – On his way to becoming a pitching prospect who has the Seattle Mariners drooling at what they might have, Shawn Kelley once had a different plan. Politics.


Evidence against Clemens continues to mount

Federal authorities have found performance-enhancing substances on the materials Brian McNamee said he used to inject Roger Clemens, the New York Times reported Tuesday. McNamee turned over the syringes, vials …


Once again, Yankees trying to buy pennant

Somewhat forgotten in the recent Alex-Rodriguez-was-just-a- young-naïve-and-stupid-kid- dipping-an-experimental-toe-into- unknown-Dominican-pharmaceuti- cal-waters-with-his-caring-older- cousin saga is the simple fact the New York Yankees remain, well, the easiest team to root against in all …


Sore Morrow will miss next start for Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. – Seattle right-hander Brandon Morrow will miss his next start after complaining of stiffness in his pitching forearm. “It’s just a little sore around the flexor bundle,” Morrow …


Griffey, Hansen go way back

PEORIA, Ariz. – Ask Ken Griffey Jr. what he remembers about Roger Hansen from their summer together in 1988, and he answers with a question. “Who?”