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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Mariners, Jean Segura Agree To $70M Extension

Jun 7, 2017 7:52 AM

The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a five-year, $70 million contract extension with Jean Segura, according to multiple reports.

The deal is also believed to include a $17 million option for 2023.

The Mariners acquired Segura from the Arizona Diamondbacks in November. He currently leads the American League with a .341 batting average from the leadoff spot.

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Mariners Turn To Committee At Closer

May 17, 2017 6:50 AM

Edwin Diaz has been removed as the closer for the Seattle Mariners, who will use a committee going forward.

Scott Servais indicated that Diaz's demotion is not permanent, saying that the right-hander needs to make changes to his mechanics and that the club doesn't want him working on those adjustments during games.

Diaz has a 5.28 ERA and seven saves this season but has struggled of late, allowing five runs and three home runs over his past seven appearances.

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M's Lose Hisashi Iwakuma For Four To Six Weeks

May 13, 2017 1:20 PM

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma is expected to miss four to six weeks because of inflammation in his right shoulder, the team announced.

Iwakuma was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday and underwent testing Friday in Seattle. The Mariners' medical director, E. Edward Khalfayan, confirmed the initial diagnosis of shoulder inflammation.

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Two Mariners Delayed By Visa Issues

May 12, 2017 7:32 AM

A pair of Seattle Mariners were delayed by visa issues and did not arrive in time for the start of Thursday night's loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto.

Ariel Miranda and Guillermo Heredia did not travel with the rest of the team to Canada on Wednesday. They both traveled to Toronto on Thursday and joined the Mariners midgame as expected.

The Mariners said the problems were just a mix-up, and Scott Servais said Heredia would have been available to play had he arrived at the park prior to the game.

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Rays Acquire International Slot From Mariners

May 10, 2017 7:57 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired an international signing slot from the Seattle Mariners for right-hander Bryan Bonnell.

It appears as though the international slot is for this season.

The Rays will receive the 71st international pool slot, which gives the team $321,100 in added bonus money.

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Jerry Dipoto Confident Mariners Can Rebound From Slow Start

May 2, 2017 7:36 AM

Jerry Dipoto is preaching patience despite a slow start to the season for the Seattle Mariners.

"We are 11-15. It is what it is, but the American League hasn't left us behind," Dipoto said. "There are a lot of good teams, on paper good teams, that have not played well through the first month of the season."

Seattle has played more road games than any team in baseball and had just one homestand in the first month of the season.

"We have the ability to resuscitate, to get back in," Dipoto said. "We were going to go through an 11-15 stretch of our season regardless."

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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."

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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.

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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. 

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Dodgers Agree To Deals With Chase Utley, Franklin Guiterrez
Veteran outfielder Franklin Gutierrez had spent the past seven seasons with the Mariners.

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

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Jean Segura Agrees To $6.2M Contract With Mariners
The Mariners acquired Jean Segura from the Diamondbacks in late November and he is projected to play shortstop and hit leadoff.

Associated Press

Mariners Acquire Drew Smyly From Rays For Three Players
The Mariners are sending Mallex Smith, who they acquired earlier from the Braves, infielder Carlos Vargas and left-hander Ryan Yarbrough to the Rays.

ESPN

Royals Trade Jarrod Dyson To M's For Nathan Karns
The Royals had shown interest in RHP Nathan Karns during the winter meetings.

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M's Acquire Yovani Gallardo From O's For Seth Smith
Yovani Gallardo gives the Mariners another option for their starting pitching rotation for 2017.

ESPN.com

Mariners In Talks With Mark Trumbo
The two sides have spoken, but the seriousness of the conversations hasn't been confirmed.

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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.

ESPN.com

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.

ESPN

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."

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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.

ESPN.com

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

MLB.com

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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