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Mariners Prospect Dies Six Weeks After Accident

Mar 30, 2015 8:04 AM

Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez, 20, has died in Venezuela from injuries sustained in a boating accident in his home country in February.

"The Seattle Mariners are saddened to learn of the passing of Victor Sanchez," Jack Zduriencik said in a statement. "Victor was a tremendous young man and a wonderful teammate. He was a very talented player who was close to fulfilling his promise as a major leaguer. He will be missed by his teammates and the coaches and staff at the Mariners.

"The entire Mariners organization sends our deepest condolences to his family during this difficult time."

Sanchez was swimming on Feb. 14 when he was struck in the head by the propeller of a motorboat at a beach in the Venezuelan coastal town of Campano. He reportedly had suffered a double skull fracture and brain hematoma.


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M's Option Roenis Elias To Triple-A Tacoma

Mar 29, 2015 7:45 PM

Left-hander pitcher Roenis Elias has been optioned by the Mariners to Triple-A Tacoma, a decision that likely means right-hander Taijuan Walker will be the Mariners' fifth starter.

Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon would not confirm that Walker has earned the spot as the fifth starter, saying there are still six in camp. The other option is righty Erasmo Ramirez.

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M's To Start King Felix In Season Opener

Mar 29, 2015 1:31 AM

Mariners pitching ace Felix Hernandez is all set to start on opening day for the seventh straight year.

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon made it official on Saturday.

Hernandez will pitch April 6 in Seattle against the AL West champion Angels.

This will be the eighth career opening-day start for Hernandez. He is 5-0 with a 1.52 ERA in previous openers.

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Mariners Prospect Victor Sanchez Dies At Age 20

Mar 29, 2015 1:03 AM

Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez died in Venezuela from injuries sustained in a boating accident in his home country in February, the team announced. He was 20.

"The Seattle Mariners are saddened to learn of the passing of Victor Sanchez,"Mariners executive vice president and general manager Jack Zduriencik said in a statement.

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B

Mar 26, 2015 10:02 AM

The average Major League Baseball team is worth $1.2 billion, according to Forbes.

The valuation represents a 48 percent increase from last year.

The reason for the growth is the national television deal, which the magazine notes will deliver an average of $52 million per team per year through the 2021 season.

The New York Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark. The Dallas Cowboys were estimated to be worth $3.2 billion by Forbes last August.

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Kris Bryant Hits Seventh And Eighth HRs Of The Spring

Mar 22, 2015 12:58 AM

Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant kept the heat on the team's front office by hitting his seventh and eighth home runs of the spring Saturday, including a first-inning shot off Felix Hernandez of the Mariners.

"I couldn't be happier with where I am right now," Bryant said after the Cubs' win over the Mariners. "It gives me a whole lot of confidence heading into the season."

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M's Lose Chris Taylor For Four To Six Weeks

Mar 14, 2015 7:53 PM

Mariners infielder Chris Taylor is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a broken right wrist.

The Mariners made the announcement Saturday.

Taylor had been competing with Brad Miller for the starting shortstop job. He was hitting .421 this spring after batting .287 in 47 games last season.

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Mariners Posted $11.6M Profit In 2014

Mar 10, 2015 8:34 AM

The Seattle Mariners showed an $11.6 million profit in 2014, according to the team's financial figures.

They had their best record since 2007 and attendance was north of two million, which helped the franchise recover from a $3.6 million loss in 2013.

The Mariners are required to report their annual profit or loss as part of the stadium lease agreement.

Greg Johns/MLB

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Mariners, Kevin Correia Agree To Minors Deal

Mar 9, 2015 3:31 PM

The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a Minor League contract with Kevin Correia with an invitation to spring training.

Correia was already at camp with the Mariners on Monday.

The 34-year-old struggled in his time with the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014, the second season of a two-year, $10 million deal signed with Minnesota.

Ryan Divish/Seattle Times

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Royals Sign Chris Young To One-Year Deal

Mar 7, 2015 12:50 PM

The Royals announced today that the club has signed right-handed pitcher Chris Young to a one-year, Major League contract.  In a corresponding roster move, the Royals have placed right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen on the 60-day disabled list.

Young, 35, pitched for the Mariners last season, posting a 12-9 record with a 3.65 ERA (67 ER in 165.0 IP) and ranked eighth in the A.L. with a .234 opponents’ batting average (143-for-612).  He was named the American League’s Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News after not pitching in the Major Leagues during the 2013 season.  

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Mariners, Saunders Agree To Minor League Deal
Seattle views Joe Saunders as a potential left-hander out of the bullpen.

Greg Johns/MLB

Mariners Prospect Hurt In Boating Accident
Victor Sanchez suffered a head injury in a boating accident in his home country of Venezuela.

Greg Johns/MLB

Mariners Agree To Deal With Rickie Weeks
The Mariners have agreed to terms on a one-year, $2 million deal with Rickie Weeks, according to a source.


2015 MLB Draft Order Set
The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the Padres.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Mariners Moving Towards Deal With Gutierrez
Franklin Gutierrez missed all of last season with severe gastrointestinal issues.

Bob Dutton/News-Tribune

Mariners Interested In Reunion With Endy Chavez
The Mariners have a lot of outfielders, but are reportedly still interesting in bring back Endy Chavez.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Well-Traveled Arthur Rhodes Retires
Arthur Rhodes had a 20-year career, changing uniforms 9 times in eleven years.

Mariners Grant Cano Permission To Play In Dominican Winter League
The Mariners have granted Robinson Cano permission to play a handful of games in the Dominican Winter League as he returns from a broken toe sustained during the MLB All-Star Series in Japan in Novemb

Greg Johns/MLB

Randy Johnson: Vote Edgar Martinez Into Hall
Johnson and Martinez were teammates on the Mariners from 1989 to 1998.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Griffey Headlines List Of 2016 Hall Hopefuls
Ken Griffey Jr. headlines the list of players that will be eligible for enshrinement in Cooperstown for the first time in 2016.

John Schlegel/MLB

Mariners Get Seth Smith From Padres
Seth Smith is expected to join Justin Ruggiano in a right-field platoon for the Mariners.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Report: Mariners Nearing Deal For Seth Smith
San Diego is looking for bullpen depth, which is an area in which Seattle can help.

Greg Johns/MLB

Mariners Still Considering Seth Smith
The Mariners are still looking to add depth to their Major League outfield.

Ryan Divish/San Diego Union-Tribune

Mariners Acquire Ruggiano From Cubs
Seattle will send right-hander Matt Brazis to Chicago in return.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Mariners Close To Deal For Hitter
The deal won't be for Marlon Byrd or Allen Craig, according to reports.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Rios An Option For Mariners In Right Field
Alex Rios hit .280/.311/.398 in 521 plate appearances with the Rangers this past season.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

Nationals, Mariners Still Discussing Ian Desmond
Seattle is balking at including top young arms Taijuan Walker and James Paxton in a deal.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Mariners Hesitant To Go Five Years For Melky Cabrera
The Mariners are looking for offense and Melky Cabrera is believed by many to be the best remaining free-agent outfielder.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

M's Show Interest In Melky Cabrera
The Mariners are reportedly showing interest in free-agent Melky Cabrera.

Report: Headley Has Four-Year, $65M Offer
It was reported on Thursday that the Mariners were interested in the free agent.

Adam Berry/MLB