Seattle Mariners Wiretap

M's, Marc Rzepczynski Agree To Two-Year, $11M Deal

Dec 3, 2016 3:12 AM

Free-agent lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski has agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with the Mariners, an MLB source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick on Friday.

Rzepczynski, 31, posted a 2.64 ERA in 47⅔ innings last season for the Athletics and Nationals.

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Mariners Trade Alex Jackson To Braves For Rob Whalen

Nov 29, 2016 8:04 AM

The Seattle Mariners have traded former first-round pick Alex Jackson to the Atlanta Braves for Rob Whalen.

Seattle also acquired Max Povse and will send a player to be named later to Atlanta.

Jackson, 20, was the sixth pick in the 2014 amateur draft.

Associated Press

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Mariners Acquire Jean Segura From Diamondbacks For Taijuan Walker

Nov 28, 2016 7:51 AM

The Seattle Mariners have acquired Jean Segura from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Taijuan Walker.

Seattle also received outfielder Mitch Haniger and left-hander Zac Curtis, while Arizona landed shortstop Ketel Marte.

"Segura was one of the premier offensive players in the majors last season," Jerry Dipoto said. "His combination of average, power and speed is extremely difficult to find, especially at a position like shortstop and at the top of our lineup.

"We believe pairing him with Robinson Cano gives us tremendous offensive potential in the middle of our infield."


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Mariners Inquired About Andrew McCutchen, Talks Didn't Advance

Nov 21, 2016 8:56 AM

The Seattle Mariners inquired with the Pittsburgh Pirates about Andrew McCutchen earlier this offseason, but the talks "did not advance."

McCutchen, 30, is coming off the worst season of his Major League career. He hit .256/.336/.430 with 24 home runs and 79 RBIs and is owed $14 million in 2017 and has a team option of $14.75 million in 2018, with a $1 million buyout.

It was reported earlier this month that the Washington Nationals have also called about McCutchen.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees Part Ways With Ackley, Eovaldi; Trade Pazos To M's

Nov 19, 2016 1:18 AM

The New York Yankees released utilityman Dustin Ackley on Friday and announced that injured pitcher Nathan Eovaldi was designated for assignment.

New York also traded left-hander James Pazos to the Seattle Mariners for minor league right-hander Zack Littell.

Tags: New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

M's Acquire Danny Valencia From A's

Nov 12, 2016 8:31 PM

Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto added a potent right-handed hitter who can team with first baseman Daniel Vogelbach or play a corner-outfield spot, acquiring Danny Valencia from the A's on Saturday for Minor League pitcher Paul Blackburn.

"I'm excited about it," Valencia said. "It seems like Oakland is going through a rebuild. Seattle is on the verge of the playoffs, so that's what really caught my attention, to be able to play in the postseason. That's the most important goal, and I'm looking forward to taking part in that."

Valencia, 32, posted a .287/.346/.446 line with 17 home runs and 51 RBIs in 471 at-bats for Oakland last year, including .318/.389/.535 in 129 at-bats against left-handers.

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Mariners Have Interest In Brett Cecil, Boone Logan

Nov 11, 2016 7:44 AM

The Seattle Mariners are looking to add a left-hander to their bullpen and have interest in Brett Cecil and Boone Logan.

Jerry Dipoto had previously expressed his desire to add a left-handed reliever to the back of his bullpen.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Source: M's Acquire Catcher Carlos Ruiz From Dodgers

Nov 7, 2016 12:02 AM

The Seattle Mariners added depth to their catching corps on Sunday, acquiring catcher Carlos Ruiz in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a source told ESPN's Jayson Stark.

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Mariners Will Look To Add Left-Handed Power Reliever

Oct 27, 2016 7:19 AM

The Seattle Mariners' offseason wishlist includes adding a left-handed power reliever.

Jerry Dipoto is looking for "a legit late-inning presence."

Adding a reliever would give the Mariners another option in the late innings and the chance to use a pitcher for more than an inning.

"In a way," Dipoto said, "this is a return to the way that it used to be. It wasn’t until the eighties that teams began to save their best reliever for the end of the game."

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Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Scott Brosius Joining Mariners As Assistant Coach

Oct 21, 2016 5:25 AM

The Seattle Mariners have hired Scott Brosius as an assistant coach.

Brosius, 50, spent 11 seasons in the Major Leagues with the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics.

He served as the hitting coach at Triple-A Tacoma last year.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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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

O's Acquire Wade Miley From M's For Pitching Prospect
The Mariners received left-handed pitcher Ariel Miranda who has spent most of the year at Triple-A Norfolk.

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

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Blue Jays Acquire Joaquin Benoit From Mariners For Drew Storen
Both Drew Storen and Joaquin Benoit entered the season as setup men, but struggled and lost their jobs.

Gregor Chisholm/MLB

Mariners Won't Act As Sellers At Deadline
The Mariners aren't interested in acting as sellers at the non-waiver trade deadline, Jerry Dipoto says.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

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.