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UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

Future Shock: How MLB’s coronavirus-shortened season puts a twist on the Mariners’ rebuilding plan

The Seattle Mariners finally get to open their delayed, 60-game season Friday night at Minute Maid Park against the defending American League-champion Houston Astros.


UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

Marco Gonzales ready to take the mound for Mariners season opener

Like everyone else, Marco Gonzales is anxious for baseball to start. And maybe it’s taken a little more time than anyone expected, but he’ll be on the hill on Friday …


Mariners sign RHP Brian Shaw, place C Tom Murphy on IL ahead of opener

The Seattle Mariners signed right-handed pitcher Brian Shaw and placed catcher Tom Murphy on the 10-day injured list in setting their 30-man roster for the start of the regular season.


UPDATED: Wed., July 22, 2020

Taijuan Walker, Kendall Graveman looking for career restart with Mariners

Kendall Graveman and Taijuan Walker were looking for an opportunity to prove similar injuries hadn’t completely derailed their careers.


Even in shortened season, focus for Mariners is on future

For the first time in 20 years, the Seattle Mariners will begin a season without Ichiro Suzuki or Felix Hernandez on the opening day roster.


UPDATED: Thu., July 16, 2020

Top Mariners prospect Julio Rodriguez fractures wrist in Summer Camp workout

Whether it’s in the field, at the plate or on the bases, Julio Rodriguez knows one way to play baseball in games and practice – with maximum effort. The combination …


UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

Larry Stone: Jarred Kelenic is ‘exciting the daylights’ out of the Mariners. Just don’t expect him on the 2020 roster.

SEATTLE – Few things in sports are more exhilarating than the first glimpses of a transcendent talent. It can do strange voodoo on your brain – like make you ignore …


UPDATED: Tue., July 14, 2020

Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi struggles in Summer Camp debut

SEATTLE – Others might have tried to do as much, but it’s impossible to believe that any Mariners pitcher put in more work during baseball’s coronavirus shutdown than Yusei Kikuchi.


UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

After long wait, Mariners’ Isaiah Campbell eager to prove himself on the mound

Soft-spoken, unfailingly polite with a voice that’s more southern Sunday school teacher than big league baseball player, Kendall Graveman shows noticeable impatience and a slight frustration in his tone when …


UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

Mariners’ Kyle Seager looks to be example for younger teammates in Seattle

When the games start, Kyle Seager doesn’t intend to be wearing a mask all the time.


UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

Arizona’s Robbie Ray leads 10 players to watch in the West divisions

Robbie Ray already knew 2020 would be a big season for his financial future because it’s his last one before becoming a free agent.


UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

Matt Calkins: Mariners’ Braden Bishop in ‘a really tough spot’ about whether to play as coronavirus hits family

SEATTLE – You don’t have to preach to Mariners center fielder Braden Bishop about the contagious nature of the novel coronavirus. His younger brother Hunter contracting it was all the …


UPDATED: Mon., July 6, 2020

Mariners to open coronavirus-delayed season with seven-game road trip, starting in Houston

The novel coronavirus wasn’t going to let T-Mobile Park open the 2020 season under any circumstance.



UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

Mariners deal with rare Fourth of July with no ballgame

Perhaps the only thing normal about this Fourth of July in terms of tradition was the cooler temperatures and cloudy morning skies in the Puget Sound region, which gave way …


UPDATED: Sun., July 5, 2020

Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales begins preparations for opening-day start

SEATTLE – The most recent pitcher to start a game for the Mariners during the interrupted spring training was supposed to be the pitcher to start Opening Day at T-Mobile …


UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

Mariners hope 6-man rotation pays off now and going forward

SEATTLE – When the Seattle Mariners kicked off summer camp Friday, figuring out how to get pitchers ready in three weeks was a primary concern.


UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Analysis: Who will make the Mariners’ 40-man roster and 20-man ‘taxi squad’ for shortened MLB season?

SEATTLE – At first, it seemed like it would be a quick and easy analysis. The plan, which most baseball writers will do in the next few days, was to …


UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

Mariners sign 3 draft picks, including top selection Emerson Hancock

The Seattle Mariners have signed three of their draft picks, first-round selection Emerson Hancock, second-round pick Zach DeLoach and fifth-rounder Taylor Dollard.


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Out of Right Field: To Ken Griffey Jr., Father’s Day always meant more

Picture a kid and his father throwing a ball around a nearly empty field. The kid’s younger brother and mother are standing nearby, with maybe two or three bystanders.


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Larry Stone: MLB’s labor battle may be nearing an end, but it will take a while to overcome the self-inflicted damage

Even the good news comes with a slap in the face for baseball these days.


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Mariners MLB draft day 2


UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

Mariners select Georgia starting pitcher Emerson Hancock with sixth pick in MLB draft

SEATTLE – The baseball cliché says you can never have enough pitching. For the Mariners and their past three drafts under director of amateur scouting Scott Hunter, they’ve amended that …


UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

Jerry Dipoto, Mariners confident rebuild remains on track despite prospects’ lost playing time

Logan Gilbert throws regularly from a mound in his Florida backyard, aiming at a posted target rather than a catcher’s glove. He lifts weights at home diligently, and consumes the …


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Larry Stone: The ‘Sodfather’ ends career as Mariners’ head groundskeeper in bittersweet fashion

Bob Christofferson always would say that Opening Day of the baseball season was like his wedding day, a time to show off to the world.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Mask masters: With her magazine on hold, editor teams with stepmom to create ‘ideal’ cloth face coverings

After businesses were shuttered in March due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, Shallan Knowles was prescient enough to know that advertisements for Out There Outdoors would be few …


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Mariners will pay minor leaguers through 2020 season, but shutdown forces other reductions

The Mariners told minor leaguers that the organization will continue to pay them through the 2020 season. But the team also made tough financial decisions elsewhere, including reducing a large …


UPDATED: Sat., May 23, 2020

Larry Stone: As MLB negotiations near critical juncture, mutual motivation will be key to saving weird 2020 season

In case you haven’t checked your pocket schedule lately, the Mariners would be in New York facing the Yankees this weekend, more than 50 games into their 2020 season.


UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Seattle Mariners to reopen spring training facility in Arizona

After more than 60 days of inactivity, the locked doors of the Mariners’ spring training complex in Peoria, Arizona will re-open to a limited number of players and staff.


UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

The Korean Baseball Organization is back from the coronavirus shutdown. Is this what Mariners games will look like?

For ultra-early risers, very-late night owls and insomniacs, or specifically baseball-starved fans craving a Major League Baseball season that came achingly close to starting, there was an oasis of live …