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Mariners Hope To Hire Experienced GM Soon

Aug 28, 2015 4:04 PM

The Seattle Mariners, who fired Jack Zduriencik on Friday, plan to have a new general manager in place by early October.

Jeff Kingston, the club's assistant GM, will serve as the head of baseball operations for the time-being.

Seattle would prefer to hire an experienced general manager. Mariners president Kevin Mather has reportedly told Lloyd McClendon that he has full confidence in him as manager.

The Mariners have reportedly reached out to former Colorado Rockies executive Dan O'Dowd.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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Mariners Fire Jack Zduriencik

Aug 28, 2015 11:34 AM

The Seattle Mariners have fired general manager Jack Zduriencik.

Jeff Kingston, Seattle's assistant GM, will take over for the remainder of the season.

Zduriencik, 54, had been the Mariners' top decision maker since 2008.

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Cubs Acquire Fernando Rodney From M's

Aug 27, 2015 7:49 PM

The Cubs acquired struggling right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney from the Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the team announced on Thursday after their to the Giants.

Rodney, 38, pitched for Cubs manager Joe Maddon in Tampa Bay in 2012 and 2013. He went 5-5 with a 5.68 ERA and 16 saves in 54 appearances for the Mariners this season before being designated for assignment last Sunday.

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Mariners Haven't Decided If Jack Zduriencik Will Return

Aug 18, 2015 4:34 PM

The Seattle Mariners have not decided whether or not Jack Zduriencik will return as general manager, according to sources.

The club is currently in the "contemplation phase" as they ponder the construction of their front office.

A number of people around baseball believe that Dave Dombrowski, recently let go by the Detroit Tigers, will land in Seattle.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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Mariners Don't Want Mike Montgomery Shaking Off Catcher

Aug 10, 2015 6:28 AM

Lloyd McClendon made it clear that he doesn't want Mike Montgomery shaking off his catcher between pitches as much as he does.

"One of the things this kid's got to understand is that when he came to the big leagues, the catcher put down a sign and he threw a pitch," McClendon said. "Now he's thinking too much — too much shaking off. That's not acceptable."

Montgomery surrendered five hits and three earned runs over four innings on Saturday against the Texas Rangers.

The 26-year-old rookie is 4-4 with a 3.25 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 60 strikeouts in 80.1 innings.

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John McGrath/News Tribune

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Pirates Acquire J.A. Happ, Michael Morse

Aug 1, 2015 6:41 PM

The Pirates didn't enter the final day before the trade deadline looking for a starting pitcher, but the state of A.J. Burnett's elbow quickly made them change their mind.

The Pirates acquired left-hander J.A. Happ the Mariners on Friday after Burnett complained of elbow pain and was placed on the 15-day DL with inflammation following his third straight rough outing.

Pittsburgh also picked up Michael Morse from the Dodgers, hoping Morse's proven right-handed bat will give the Pirates a platoon option at first base to complement left-handed Pedro Alvarez.

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Blue Jays Add Mark Lowe From Mariners

Jul 31, 2015 1:29 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays will acquire Mark Lowe from the Seattle Mariners, according to a report.

Seattle will get three Minor League players from Toronto in the deal.

Lowe has a 1.00 ERA, 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings and a 36.5 ground ball rate for Seattle this season.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

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

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Cubs, Mariners Discussing Unknown Players

Jul 30, 2015 9:50 PM

The Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners have held trade discussions recently, but the nature of those talks are unknown.

The conversations reportedly didn't involve Starlin Castro and there are a wide range of targets at play.

Chicago has been connected to pitching upgrades in the starting rotation and bullpen.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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Yankees Get Dustin Ackley From Mariners

Jul 30, 2015 6:42 PM

The New York Yankees have acquired infielder Dustin Ackley from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for outfield prospect Ramon Flores and right-hander Jose Ramirez.

Ackley, 27, was the No. 2 overall pick back in 2009 -- one spot after Stephen Strasburg.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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Mariners Think Fernando Rodney Is Tipping Pitches

Jul 28, 2015 6:49 AM

The Seattle Mariners believe Fernando Rodney is tipping his pitches, part of what has led to his struggles on the mound.

Lloyd McClendon said before Monday's series opener with the Arizona Diamondbacks that his staff has been watching tape and there are some "dramatic" things that stand out and might have helped batters know what pitch is coming.

"Fernando was tipping some pitches. We've got to get that straightened out," McClendon said. "We've got to get him to the point where he's not tipping anymore, and I think you'll see him getting back to being productive again. When hitters know what is coming, it's a lot easier."

Rodney was pulled from the closer role in early June, but his struggles have continued. He has given up at least one earned run in six of his past eight appearances.

Associated Press

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Biggio, Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz Join Hall Of Fame
Craig Biggio is the first Astro to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Angels, Mariners, Royals Interested In Justin Upton
Justin Upton is believed to be the best hitter available on the trade market and he has drawn trade interest from the Angels, Mariners and Royals.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Mariners, Red Sox Interested In Jason Frasor
Jason Frasor was designated for assignment by the Royals and opted for free agency.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Robinson Cano Has Been Battling Stomach Issue Since Last Summer
Robinson Cano, who has been stuck in a slump for much of the season, says he's been battling a stomach ailment since last August.


All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Robinson Cano Hit In Head By Stray Ball
Robinson Cano has no signs of a concussion after being hit in the head by an errant Angels' throw on Saturday.

Mariners Release Rickie Weeks
Weeks, 32, signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Mariners in the offseason to serve as Robinson Cano's backup and a utility man.

Mark Polishuk/FanGraphs

M's Hire Edgar Martinez As New Hitting Coach
The Mariners have reassigned Howard Johnson to the minor league system.

Mariners Interested In Revere, But Phillies Asking Too Much
Talks between the two squads broke down when the Phillies reportedly asked for too much in return for the outfielder.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

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Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

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Mariners Win Despite Setting Mark For Scoring Futility
The Mariners failed to score more than three runs on Tuesday night for a club-record 13th game in a row.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

Cubs Close To Deal With Rafael Soriano
The agreement would be a Minor League deal.

Gordon Wittenmyer/Chicago Sun-Times

Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

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First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

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2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

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Robinson Cano Struggling To Hit Breaking Balls
Robinson Cano has struggled this season with just two home runs in 218 at-bats and a .326 slugging percentage.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Mariners Acquire Mark Trumbo From Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks will receive catcher Welington Castillo, right-handed reliever Dominic Leone and minor leaguers Gabby Guerrero and Jack Reinheimer while also sending left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno to


Hitting Coach: Cano Is Pressing At The Plate
Robinson Cano has just two home runs and is hitting .246 this season.


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