Seattle Mariners Wiretap

Owners Approve Sale Of Mariners To Group Lead By John Stanton

Aug 19, 2016 10:20 AM

Major League Baseball owners have voted to approve the recent sale of the Seattle Mariners from Nintendo to a group led by new chairman and CEO John Stanton.

The deal, which valued the franchise at $1.4 billion, also includes the team-owned Root Sports network.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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Ichiro Suzuki Donates 3,000-Hit Souvenirs To Hall Of Fame

Aug 9, 2016 7:33 AM

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.

The president of the Baseball Hall of Fame was the grateful recipient of Suzuki's gear.

"There is no current player I've encountered who has as deep an appreciation of baseball history as Ichiro," Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson said. "This is a guy who understands his place in history. Because of that, as a sport and as a country, we're all the richer."

Associated Press

Tags: Miami Marlins, Seattle Mariners, Stats

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Ichiro Suzuki Joins 3,000-Hit Club

Aug 8, 2016 12:50 AM

Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has become the 30th player in Major League Baseball history -- and the first from Japan -- to join the 3,000-hit club.

The 42-year-old reached the milestone Sunday with a triple off the wall against reliever Chris Rusin in the seventh inning at Colorado.

Suzuki joined Paul Molitor as the only players to get their 3,000th hits with triples.

Tags: Miami Marlins, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Mariners Retire Ken Griffey Jr.'s No. 24

Aug 7, 2016 12:23 AM

Ken Griffey Jr.'s No. 24 was retired by the Mariners on Saturday night with an emotional outpouring from fans that had the new Hall of Famer fighting back tears.

The Mariners retired the number throughout the organization, and the final time it was worn came during batting practice when every member of the roster and coaching staff took the field with No. 24 on their jersey.

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M's Acquire Bullpen Help In Trades With Pirates, Jays

Aug 6, 2016 6:54 PM

The Seattle Mariners bolstered their bullpen by acquiring right-hander Arquimedes Caminero from Pittsburgh and switch-pitcher Pat Venditte from Toronto in a pair of trades Saturday.

Both deals Seattle made were for players to be named later. Seattle will be sending two players to Pittsburgh for Caminero and one to Toronto for Venditte. The Mariners announced Venditte would report to Triple-A Tacoma, while Caminero will report to Seattle.

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Mariners Likely To Be Active On August Trade Market

Aug 3, 2016 3:44 PM

The Seattle 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.

"We're going to have something on the market in August," Dipoto said of the August waiver trade market. "I guarantee there will be more activity throughout the league, and we'll probably be at the center of that."

Dipoto says the Mariners had quite a few discussions with clubs over the month of July.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Trade Rumor

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O's Acquire Wade Miley From M's For Pitching Prospect

Jul 31, 2016 10:51 PM

The Baltimore Orioles acquired Wade Miley from the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, giving manager Buck Showalter a veteran left-hander for his rotation.

"Wade Miley is a workhorse, veteran left-handed starter who likes to pitch and compete," said Dan Duquette, the executive vice president of baseball operations for the Orioles. "We think he will contribute to this year's club with some quality innings."

Seattle received left-handed prospect Ariel Miranda, 27, in the trade. The Cuban pitcher has spent most of the year with Triple-A Norfolk and was 4-7 with a 3.93 ERA in 19 starts.

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Mariners, Reds Have Discussed Jay Bruce Trade

Jul 28, 2016 8:00 AM

The Seattle Mariners have inquired with the Cincinnati Reds about trading for Jay Bruce, who has been on the market for the past several months.

The Mariners have had to rely more on Nelson Cruz and Franklin Gutierrez in the outfield than they planned because Nori Aoki has yet to produce.

It was reported on Tuesday that the Reds were talking to at least four teams about Bruce.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays Acquire Joaquin Benoit From Mariners For Drew Storen

Jul 27, 2016 7:09 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays traded Drew Storen to the Seattle Mariners for Joaquin Benoit on Tuesday night.

Seattle will also receive cash to complete the deal.

Both Storen and Benoit entered the season as setup men, but struggled and lost their jobs.

"I like it," John Gibbons said of the deal. "He can fill a late-inning role, he's a veteran guy and he still has a good arm. This time of year, and with some of the struggles we've been having down there, throw a veteran in there that knows what he's doing, knows how to survive, that kind of thing. Hopefully he'll end up doing just what [Jason] Grilli has done."

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Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Mariners Won't Act As Sellers At Deadline

Jul 26, 2016 4:12 PM

The Seattle Mariners aren't interested in acting as sellers at the non-waiver trade deadline, Jerry Dipoto says.

"We're not going to rip this thing down," Dipoto said in a statement.

Seattle entered Tuesday's action at 50-48, seven games back of the Texas Rangers in the American League West. They are five games back of a Wild Card spot.

"I'm not a big believer in moving the short-term player just because he's a short-term player, but if there's a way for us to get better -- whether its in the present or the near future -- we'll do it," Dipoto said. "You're not going to see us making trades for rookie-ball players and starting a full-scale rebuild. We are in a position to be very competitive. We feel like if we have one nice hot streak at the right time, we could be there."

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

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Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza Enter Baseball Hall Of Fame
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza became a piece of baseball history on Sunday at Cooperstown.

Cubs Acquire Mike Montgomery From M's In Four-Player Deal
Mike Montgomery fills a bullpen need for the Cubs, who have been lacking a left-handed pitcher.

Taijuan Walker Leaves Start With Foot Injury
Taijuan Walker has been dealing with a right foot injury and left his previous start with a strained tendon.

Associated Press

David Ortiz Hits 521st Career Home Run
David Ortiz has tied Ted Williams, Willie McCovey, and Frank Thomas for 19th on the all-time home run list.

Felix Hernandez Told To Rest Calf Four-To-Six Weeks
The Mariners' medical staff wants Felix Hernandez to rest a strained right calf.

M's Select Trey Griffey On Day 3 Of Draft
Trey Griffey is the son of Hall of Fame outfielder and former Mariner' Ken Griffey Jr.

Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Mariners Place Ketel Marte On DL With Sprained Thumb
The Mariners have recalled infielder Chris Taylor from Triple-A Tacoma.

Former MLB Pitcher Sammy Ellis Dies At 75
Pitcher Sammy Ellis was an All-Star with the Reds in 1965.

Felix Hernandez Becomes Seattle's All-Time Wins Leader
He improved to 8-0 with a 1.67 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 11 starts against Tampa Bay at Safeco Field.

Associated Press

John Stanton Group Purchases Majority Ownership Of Mariners
John Stanton will become the chairman and CEO of the Mariners, the club announced in a release on Wednesday.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tanaka-Iwakuma Face Off In First Matchup Of Ex-Japanese Teammates
Sunday's game between the Yankees and Mariners featured the first Major League matchup between a pair of ex-Japanese teammates when Masahiro Tanaka and Hisashi Iwakuma took the mound.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Felix Hernandez Has 45 Winless Starts While Allowing One Run Or Fewer
Felix Hernandez allowed three hits over seven innings on Sunday, while striking out 10 and failing to surrender a single run.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

Mariners Place Jesus Montero On Waivers
The Mariners will make an official announcement on Monday once the 48-hour waiver period has passed.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Mariners Discussing Right-Handed Relievers With Padres
The Mariners have discussed a trade for a right-handed reliever with the Padres, according to a report.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

Scott Servais Wants Mariners To Run More In 2016
With a retooled roster, Scott Servais wants the Mariners to make life "uncomfortable" for their opponents this season.

Larry Stone/Seattle Times

Mariners Finalize One-Year Deal With Guillermo Heredia
The Mariners have finalized a one-year, $507,500 contract with Cuban outfielder Guillermo Heredia.

Associated Press

Robinson Cano Responds To Criticism From Former Coach
Robinson Cano addressed former assistant hitting coach Andy Van Slyke's offseason criticism of him before the first full-squad workout of spring training.

Associated Press

Mariners Sign Joel Peralta To Minors Deal
If Joel Peralta makes the Major League roster, he will earn $1.25 million with the ability to earn $2.5 million through incentives.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Mariners Sign Korean Slugger Dae-Ho Lee
The Korean slugger could earn up to $4 million with incentives if he makes the Major League roster.

Greg Johns/MLB