Seattle Mariners Wiretap

Felix Hernandez Exits Start With 'Dead Arm'

Apr 26, 2017 7:50 AM

Felix Hernandez was set to return to Seattle to have a stiff right shoulder checked by Mariners doctors after he lasted only two innings in his start Tuesday night.

Hernandez allowed four runs and six hits in the appearance.

There was no injury announcement after he was removed from the game, but afterward, Scott Servais said the right-hander was dealing with stiffness.

"He had some stiffness in his shoulder going out for the second inning, but there wasn't any pain," Servais said. "He said it was more like a dead arm, but there's obviously some concern when you are talking about a pitcher's shoulder. He's been a horse for us, but we have to get this checked out."

Hernandez has made at least 30 starts for the Mariners every season from 2006 through 2015.

"We should know a lot more in a couple days," Servais said. "At this point, it's just a dead arm."

Associated Press

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Injury, Misc Rumor

Felix Hernandez Leaves Early With Groin Injury

Apr 4, 2017 7:01 AM

Felix Hernandez left his Opening Day start for the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning because of tightness in his groin.

Hernandez departed after throwing just 65 pitches, allowing two solo home runs and five hits in a loss to the Houston Astros.

"It just got a little tight," he said. "I'll be all right. I'm going to be OK."

The right-hander might have suffered the injury while trying to cover first base in the fourth inning.


Tags: Seattle Mariners, Injury, Misc Rumor

Phillies Acquire Pat Venditte From M's

Mar 12, 2017 4:47 PM

The Phillies have acquired switch-pitcher Pat Venditte from the Mariners for minor league outfielder Joey Curletta.

The trade was announced Sunday.

Venditte, 31, has pitched three times in spring training for Seattle this year and twice for Italy in the World Baseball Classic.

Venditte was 0-0 with a 5.73 ERA in 15 games for Toronto and the Mariners last year. Able to throw with both arms, he's 2-2 with a 4.97 ERA in 41 games in the majors.

Curletta, 23, hit a combined .251 with 17 homers and 67 RBIs in Double-A and Class A in the Dodgers' system last season.

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Dodgers Agree To Deals With Chase Utley, Franklin Guiterrez

Feb 11, 2017 2:15 AM

The Dodgers have agreed to one-year deals with Chase Utley and Franklin Gutierrez, according to multiple reports.

The team continued its flurry of late free-agent additions, capped with the retention of the 38-year-old Utley, who started at second base in 2016.

Utley, however, will transition to a bench role after the team traded for Logan Forsythe from Tampa Bay last month.

Gutierrez, an 11-year veteran outfielder, has spent the past seven seasons with the Mariners.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Mariners To Retire Edgar Martinez's No. 11 In August

Jan 25, 2017 7:02 AM

The Seattle Mariners will retire Edgar Martinez's No. 11 during a ceremony on Aug. 12 at Safeco Field.

The Mariners are scheduled to face the Los Angeles Angels that night.

"This is an incredible honor for me and my family," Martinez said at a news conference where his framed jersey was unveiled. "It's a gift we'll cherish forever."

Martinez, who is scheduled to begin his second full season as hitting coach on manager Scott Servais' staff when the club opens Spring Training in three weeks, was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame on June 2, 2007.

Greg Johns/MLB

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor

Jean Segura Agrees To $6.2M Contract With Mariners

Jan 13, 2017 6:53 AM

The Seattle Mariners and Jean Segura have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.2 million deal.

Segura made $2.6 million last season.

The Mariners acquired Segura from the Arizona Diamondbacks in late November and he is projected to play shortstop and hit leadoff.

Associated Press

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Mariners Acquire Drew Smyly From Rays For Three Players

Jan 12, 2017 7:28 AM

The Seattle Mariners have acquired Drew Smyly from the Tampa Bay Rays for a package of three players.

The Mariners are sending Mallex Smith, who they acquired earlier from the Atlanta Braves, infielder Carlos Vargas and left-hander Ryan Yarbrough to the Rays.

"We have been clear that one of our top priorities this offseason was to continue to bolster our starting rotation," Jerry Dipoto said in a statement. "Today's moves allowed us to add an experienced pitcher to our starting group. Drew took the ball 30 times last season, threw over 175 innings and is a proven performer in the American League. He's a good fit for our club."

Just hours previously, Seattle acquired Smith and right-hander Shae Simmons from Atlanta in exchange for left-handed pitching prospects Luiz Gohara and Thomas Burrows.

Smyly, 27, was 7-12 with 4.88 ERA last season, establishing career highs in starts (30), innings (175 1/3) and strikeouts (167).


Tags: Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Royals Trade Jarrod Dyson To M's For Nathan Karns

Jan 7, 2017 2:43 PM

The Royals were interested in Seattle right-hander Nathan Karns going back to the winter meetings, but the Mariners were reluctant to give up a power arm under club control through 2020.

That changed on Friday.

After the Mariners traded outfielder Seth Smith to the Baltimore Orioles for veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo, the idea of shipping Karns away became a bit more palatable. So, the Royals and Mariners were able to reach a deal that sent him to Kansas City for outfielder Jarrod Dyson.

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

M's Acquire Yovani Gallardo From O's For Seth Smith

Jan 7, 2017 2:37 PM

The Mariners landed another option for their pitching rotation Friday, acquiring right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Seth Smith.

Seattle also will receive $2 million from the Orioles, equalizing the 2017 salaries of the players, in a deal that might solve concerns for both teams.

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Mariners In Talks With Mark Trumbo

Dec 6, 2016 8:53 PM

The Seattle Mariners are in talks with Mark Trumbo, according to a report.

The two sides have spoken, but the seriousness of the conversations hasn't been confirmed.

There is a history between Trumbo and Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto, who were together with the Los Angeles Angels.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

M's, Marc Rzepczynski Agree To Two-Year, $11M Deal
Lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski posted a 2.64 ERA in 47 2/3 innings last year with the A's and Nationals.

Mariners Trade Alex Jackson To Braves For Rob Whalen
The Mariners have traded former first-round pick Alex Jackson to the Braves for Rob Whalen.

Associated Press

Mariners Acquire Jean Segura From Diamondbacks For Taijuan Walker
Seattle also received outfielder Mitch Haniger and left-hander Zac Curtis, while Arizona landed shortstop Ketel Marte.


Mariners Inquired About Andrew McCutchen, Talks Didn't Advance
The Mariners inquired with the Pirates about Andrew McCutchen earlier this offseason, but the talks "did not advance."

Jon Morosi/MLB

Yankees Part Ways With Ackley, Eovaldi; Trade Pazos To M's
The Yankees have traded LHP James Pazos to the Mariners for RHP Zack Littell.

M's Acquire Danny Valencia From A's
The Mariners have sent Minor League pitcher Paul Blackburn to the A's for Danny Valencia.

Mariners Have Interest In Brett Cecil, Boone Logan
The Mariners are looking to add a left-hander to their bullpen.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Source: M's Acquire Catcher Carlos Ruiz From Dodgers
Carlos Ruiz had a combined .264 batting average in 2016 with 3 home runs and 15 RBIs in 62 games with the Dodgers and Phillies.

Mariners Will Look To Add Left-Handed Power Reliever
Jerry Dipoto is looking for "a legit late-inning presence."

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

Scott Brosius Joining Mariners As Assistant Coach
Scott Brosius, 50, spent 11 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Yankees and Athletics.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Mariners Retain Scott Servais, Staff For 2017 Season
The Mariners won 86 games and narrowly missed the postseason.

Associated Press

M's Suspend Steve Clevenger Over Remarks
The Mariners have suspended Steve Clevenger for the rest of the season after the catcher posted a pair of inflammatory tweets Thursday.

Steve Clevenger Apologizes For Inflammatory Tweets
The Mariners are reviewing "all internal options" regarding the matter.


Hisashi Iwakuma's 2017 Option Likely To Vest
Hisashi Iwakuma surpassed 162 innings last week, meaning he crossed the minimum innings threshold for his 2017 club option to vest at $14 million.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Owners Approve Sale Of Mariners To Group Lead By John Stanton
Major League Baseball owners have voted to approve the recent sale of the Mariners from Nintendo to a group led by new chairman and CEO John Stanton.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Ichiro Suzuki Donates 3,000-Hit Souvenirs To Hall Of Fame
Ichiro Suzuki has donated the jersey, cleats, arm guard and batting gloves he wore while becoming the 30th player in the history of Major League Baseball to reach 3,000 hits to the Hall of Fame.

Associated Press

Ichiro Suzuki Joins 3,000-Hit Club
Ichiro Suzuki joins Paul Monitor as the only players to get their 3,000th hits with triples.

Mariners Retire Ken Griffey Jr.'s No. 24
The Mariners have retired No. 24 throughout their organization.

M's Acquire Bullpen Help In Trades With Pirates, Jays
Both deals that the Mariners made on Saturday were for players to be named later.

Mariners Likely To Be Active On August Trade Market
The Mariners weren't able to complete a deal prior to Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, but Jerry Dipoto expects to remain active in discussions.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune