Seattle Mariners Wiretap

Mariners Moving Towards Deal With Gutierrez

Jan 26, 2015 7:04 AM

The Seattle Mariners are moving closer to re-signing Franklin Gutierrez.

Gutierrez missed all of last season with severe gastrointestinal issues.

The 31-year-old drew interest from several clubs after playing 10 games in December for Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League.


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Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Mariners Interested In Reunion With Endy Chavez

Jan 21, 2015 4:36 PM

The Seattle Mariners have a lot of outfielders, but are reportedly still interesting in bring back Endy Chavez.

The 36-year-old would likely have to sign a Minor League deal and win a job in Spring Training.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Well-Traveled Arthur Rhodes Retires

Jan 18, 2015 1:12 PM

Though he hadn't appeared in a major or minor league game since 2011, veteran Arthur Rhodes quietly held on to a remarkable career that spanned 20 big league seasons.

According to MLB.com's Mark Sheldon, that changed on Friday as the now 45-year-old left-handed reliever just as quietly made his retirement official.

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Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

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Mariners Grant Cano Permission To Play In Dominican Winter League

Jan 9, 2015 4:27 PM

The Seattle 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 November.

Cano is expected to be used primarily as a designated hitter for Estrellas de Oriente beginning Tuesday.

The team has five remaining round-robin playoff games and a chance to advance further after Jan. 17.

Greg Johns/MLB

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor

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Randy Johnson: Vote Edgar Martinez Into Hall

Jan 7, 2015 4:39 PM

Randy Johnson, who was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, said Wednesday that he'd vote for Edgar Martinez if he had a ballot.

Johnson and Martinez were teammates on the Seattle Mariners from 1989 to 1998.

"The first person that comes to my mind was a teammate of mine for 9½ years and the greatest hitter I ever played with," Johnson said. "I've faced a lot of Hall of Fame hitters, and my gosh, Edgar is the best hitter that I ever saw.

"I support him because he was my teammate, and I loved him, and he did so much for Seattle and made me look good during my career there. The first person on my ballot who would get my vote is Edgar. Yes, I'm campaigning for him. But isn't that always going to happen with these kinds of things?"

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor

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Griffey Headlines List Of 2016 Hall Hopefuls

Jan 7, 2015 8:43 AM

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

Joining Griffey on the ballot for the first time will be Trevor Hoffman, Billy Wagner, Jim Edmonds and Jason Kendall.

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were voted in on Tuesday as members of the 2015 class.

John Schlegel/MLB

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor

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Mariners Get Seth Smith From Padres

Dec 31, 2014 8:24 AM

The Seattle Mariners have acquired Seth Smith from the San Diego Padres in exchange for right-handed reliever Brandon Maurer.

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

"We were in search of adding another outfielder. We've got a player that's a professional hitter, a guy that we think is going to give us really good [at-bats] especially against right-handed pitching," Jack Zduriencik said.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Report: Mariners Nearing Deal For Seth Smith

Dec 30, 2014 4:49 PM

The Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres are close to a trade involving Seth Smith, according to multiple reports.

San Diego is looking for bullpen depth, which is an area in which Seattle can help.

Smith has two years and $12.75 million remaining on a contract extension he signed last July with the Padres.

Greg Johns/MLB

Tags: Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mariners Still Considering Seth Smith

Dec 30, 2014 8:14 AM

The Seattle Mariners are still looking to add depth to their Major League outfield.

They have discussed Seth Smith and are still considering the San Diego Padres outfielder.

San Diego has been very active this offseason and they have a surplus of outfielders.

Ryan Divish/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mariners Acquire Ruggiano From Cubs

Dec 17, 2014 3:51 PM

The Seattle Mariners have acquired Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs.

Seattle will send right-hander Matt Brazis to Chicago in return.

Ruggiano is expected to make more than $2 million in arbitration.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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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.

MLB.com

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

Adam Berry/MLB

Zduriencik: Mariners Won't Trade Iwakuma
The right-hander had a 3.52 ERA, 1.050 WHIP and 154 strikeouts in 179 innings this past season.

Greg Johns/MLB

Mariners Trade Saunders To Blue Jays For Happ
Seattle had been looking to trade Michael Saunders since the end of the season.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Orioles, Mariners, Padres In Play For Matt Kemp
One person close to the situation said the Orioles have gotten "nowhere" in talks for the outfielder.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Mariners View Cruz As DH, Still Seeking Right Fielder
The Mariners would prefer to use Cruz as a designated hitter. Torii Hunter and Alex Rios are possibilities for Seattle in right.

Bob Dutton/Tacoma News-Tribune

Mariners, Cruz Agree To $57M Deal
The Mariners have agreed to a four-year, $57 million deal with Nelson Cruz, according to a source.

ESPN

Mariners Targeting Nelson Cruz
While the Mariners are looking at trade targets in search of an outfield bat, they are expected to pursue Nelson Cruz first.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Mariners Have Talks About Cespedes, Kemp, Upton
The Mariners are looking to acquire a right-handed-hitting corner outfielder via trade.

Jon Paul Morosi/FOX Sports

Mariners, Seager Agree To $100M Deal
The Mariners have agreed to terms on a seven-year, $100 million contract with Kyle Seager that includes a club option for an eighth year, according to a source.

ESPN

Mariners Expected To Make Run At Justin Upton, Gattis
The Mariners are looking to add a right-handed bat and are expected to inquire with the Braves about Justin Upton or Evan Gattis, if they haven't already.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mariners Made Strong Push For Russell Martin
The Mariners were among the finalists to sign Russell Martin, who eventually agreed to a five-year, $82 million contract with the Blue Jays.

Anthony Castrovince/MLB

Robinson Cano Breaks Toe In Japan
Robinson Cano has fractured his right small toe and will have to stop any baseball activities for 3-4 weeks.

ESPN.com

Hernandez Disappointed To Finish Second In Cy Young Voting
Felix Hernandez vows to work harder after finishing second in the voting for the American League Cy Young to Corey Kluber.

Associated Press

Ten Teams Showing Interest In Torii Hunter
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Royals, Twins, Tigers, Cubs, Giants, Rangers and Mariners have all shown some early interest in the veteran outfielder.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Mariners Expected To Shop Michael Saunders
Saunders and the Seattle organization have had a falling out based on comments made by Jack Zduriencik at the end of the season.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN