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J.A. Happ Returns To Blue Jays

Nov 28, 2015 1:25 AM

J.A. Happ is headed back to the B ;lue jays, according to an report on Friday.

The left-hander agreed to a $36 million, three-year contract, returning to the team he pitched for from 2012 to 2014.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Marlins, Mariners Discussing Marcell Ozuna Trade

Nov 25, 2015 9:09 AM

The Seattle Mariners and Miami Marlins are discussing a trade centered around Marcell Ozuna, according to a report.

Ozuna has been a frequent subject of trade rumors this offseason.

The Mariners, who have already negotiated four trades this month, have several young arms to offer the Marlins.

Chad Thornburg/MLB

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mariners Expected To Trade Mark Trumbo

Nov 25, 2015 9:03 AM

The Seattle Mariners are expected to trade Mark Trumbo this offseason.

Jerry Dipoto traded Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks when he was the general manager of the Los Angeles Angels.

Dipoto has targeted defense and on-base percentage thus far in Seattle, which could mean Trumbo is not a fit.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dipoto Refutes Report That Cano Wants Out Of Seattle

Nov 24, 2015 7:18 AM

After a report in The New York Daily News suggested that Robinson Cano is unhappy and wants out of Seattle, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto refuted the notion.

Dipoto said the situation is "quite the opposite" after speaking with one of Cano's agents.

The recently-hired executive said Brodie Van Wagenen called him Monday morning after the newspaper reported that one of Cano's longtime friends said the player was displeased with the change in Seattle and would "love to find his way back to New York" if possible.

Cano has eight years and $192 million remaining on the 10-year, $240 million contract he signed after leaving the Yankees in free agency.

"He reached out to let me know that did not come from Robbie and that's not at all reflective of how he felt," Dipoto said. "Shortly after the season ended, I sat down with Robinson in my office for two hours and we had a great talk and I think we left with a very clear understanding of who one another might be.

"Since the season ended, we've had a couple phone conversations and texted back and forth on a couple occasions. I don't have any reason to believe he has a problem. He has not expressed that to me. As we're moving forward, we believe he's going to have a strong season as our second baseman."

Greg Johns/MLB

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Send Leonys Martin To Mariners In Five-Player Trade

Nov 17, 2015 7:21 AM

The Seattle Mariners have acquired Leonys Martin in a five-player trade with the Texas Rangers.

Jerry Dipoto, Seattle's new general manager, was looking for an athletic center fielder this offseason.

"I think we get one of the premier defensive center fielders in baseball. He's been among the best in the league over these last three years," Dipoto said. "He's coming off of a down year, and frankly that's when you acquire guys. There was a soft spot in the ability to go acquire Leonys, and we took advantage of that."

The Rangers received right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, outfielder James Jones and a player to be named, while Seattle also obtained right-handed reliever Anthony Bass.

Martin signed a five-year, $15.5 million contract with the Rangers in May 2011 that included a $5 million signing bonus.

Associated Press

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

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Cubs, Mariners, Royals Interested In Jackie Bradley

Nov 12, 2015 4:56 PM

Amid reports that Dave Dombrowski could break up the young outfield of the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals have shown interest in Jackie Bradley, Jr.

Bradley is believed to be the most likely trade candidate if the Red Sox move a young outfielder. They also have Mookie Betts and Rusney Castilo.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mariners Acquire Joaquin Benoit From Padres

Nov 12, 2015 4:47 PM

The Seattle Mariners have acquired Joaquin Benoit in a trade with the San Diego Padres.

San Diego received two minor league prospects -- right-handed pitcher Enyel De Los Santos and infielder Nelson Ward.

"A three-pitch, back-end guy with three out pitches at any given moment in time and that change-up just gives him a wipeout pitch to both sides," new Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said. "He'll throw it to the right and the left. He's been both durable and ... a good fit for our ballpark."

Associated Press

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

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Chris Iannetta Drawing Interest From Mariners

Nov 11, 2015 6:14 PM

The Seattle Mariners continue to show interest in signing Chris Iannetta, according to a report.

Iannetta, 32, is a free agent after spending the last four years with the Los Angeles Angels.

Jerry Dipoto, Seattle's new general manager, worked with the Angels for a majority of Iannetta's tenure there.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Tigers Interested In Signing Hisashi Iwakuma

Nov 11, 2015 8:33 AM

The Detroit Tigers haven't revealed all their targets, but general manager Al Avila acknowledged on Tuesday that they have interest in Hisashi Iwakuma.

The Tigers aren't expected to pursue any of the elite arms on the market, but are expected to add to starters to the rotation.

The Seattle Mariners are very interested in re-signing Iwakuma.

Jason Beck/MLB

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Mariners To Offer Hisashi Iwakuma Two-Year Deal

Nov 10, 2015 5:40 PM

The Seattle Mariners want to re-sign Hisashi Iwakuma and are expected to offer him a two-year contract.

Seattle already extended the one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer to the pitcher.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Mariners, Rays Agree To Six-Player Trade
The Mariners sent Brad Miller, Logan Morrison, and Danny Farquhar to the Rays in exchange for Nathan Karns, C.J. Riefenhauser and outfield prospect Boog Powell.

Associated Press

Mariners Unsure About Issuing QO To Hisashi Iwakuma
The Mariners are expected to issue the one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer to Hisashi Iwakuma, but a final decision hasn't been made.

Greg Johns/MLB

Mets Expected To Be Players For Ian Desmond
The Mariners, Padres, White Sox and Twins could also be in the running to sign the shortstop.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Mariners Name Scott Servais Manager
Scott Servais, an assistant general manager with the Angels, will be introduced on Monday.


Mariners Interview Jason Varitek
The Mariners have interviewed Jason Varitek for their vacant managerial position, according to sources.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Jerry Dipoto Retaining Key Members Of Seattle's Front Office
Some members of the Mariners front office will not be returning, but new general manager Jerry Dipoto is retaining several key members of the organization.

Greg Johns/MLB

Lloyd McClendon Fired By Mariners
Jerry Dipoto, hired as the club's general manager earlier this offseason, has decided to hire his own manager.

Associated Press

Mariners Expected To Fire Lloyd McClendon
The Mariners are not expected to bring Lloyd McClendon back as manager, according to a source.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Mariners Waiting To Make Decision On Lloyd McClendon
Lloyd McClendon is signed through the 2016 season.

Ryan Davish/Seattle Times

Jerry Dipoto Not Planning Full Rebuild Of Mariners
Core players like Kyle Seager, Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Felix Hernandez won't be shopped in trade talks.

Charlie Wilmoth/MLBTradeRumors

Red Sox Had Hoped To Retain Jerry Dipoto
Jerry Dipoto evaluated Boston's minor-league talent as a consultant after he stepped down as general manager of the Angels.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Jerry Dipoto Begins 'Dream' Job With Mariners
The 47-year-old was among the top choices for Mariners president Kevin Mather since Jack Zduriencik was dismissed on Aug. 28.

Joey Nowak/MLB

McClendon Has 'Great' Meeting With Jerry Dipoto
Lloyd McClendon met with new Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto for about two hours on Monday morning.

Greg Johns/MLB

Jerry Dipoto Hired As Seattle's GM
Jerry Dipoto replaces Jack Zduriencik, who was fired in late August after seven disappointing seasons in which the club failed to end its playoff drought.


Mariners Search For GM Nearing Completion
The Mariners, who fired Jack Zduriencik as general manager about a month ago, are nearing the end of their search for his replacement.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

Mariners Have Interviewed Dana Brown, Billy Eppler
The Mariners are advancing in their search for a general manager, having interviewed Dana Brown and Billy Eppler.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Mike Zunino Undergoing Massive Swing Overhaul
The Mariners won't bring Mike Zunino back to the Major Leagues this season.

Ryan Divish/Seattle Times

Mariners Plan To Interview Jerry Dipoto
The Mariners plan to interview Jerry Dipoto for their vacant general manager position.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Dodgers Acquire Justin Ruggiano
Seattle will receive cash considerations and a player to be named later.

Ryan Divish/Seattle Times

Mariners Trade Austin Jackson To Cubs
Seattle will receive a player to be named later and a $211,000 international signing slot. Chicago will receive some cash to offset what is left on Jackson's $7.7 million salary.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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