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Welington Castillo Was 'Shocked' By Trade

May 21, 2015 6:55 AM

Welington Castillo was surprised when the Chicago Cubs traded him to the Seattle Mariners earlier this week.

"I was shocked," he said. "I wasn't expecting it. Now I'm here. It was a long day [Tuesday]. Now I'm here and ready to go. I'm really excited to be here."

Castillo spent his entire career with the Cubs, signing as a non-draft free agent in 2004.

"It's a little weird, but it feels good to be here," he said. "It's good ... and the right place to be to win games, and that's all that matters."

Castillo is expected to get his first start for the Mariners on Thursday afternoon.

Ryan Divish/Seattle Times

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor

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Mariners Acquire Welington Castillo From Cubs

May 19, 2015 12:48 PM

The Chicago Cubs have traded Welington Castillo to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for reliever Yoervis Medina.

Castillo, 28, has played his entire six-year career for Chicago after the catcher was signed as an amateur free agent in 2004.

Medina, 26, who had a 3.00 ERA and one save in 12 games for the Mariners this season, will report to Triple-A Iowa.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

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

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Ichiro Ties Babe Ruth On All-Time Hits List

May 19, 2015 7:57 AM

Ichiro Suzuki hit a bloop single in the fifth inning on Monday night, allowing him to tie Babe Ruth for 38th place on the all-time Major League hits list since 1900 with 2,873.

The 41-year-old said he wasn't thinking about the milestone with the Miami Marlins undergoing a managerial change.

"Not with everything that went on today," he said. "I obviously heard about it afterwards. But it's one of those days that I just couldn't think about it."

Suzuki finished 2-for-4 with a walk to boost his season average to .287.

Next up on the all-time hit list is another Hall of Famer, Mel Ott, who has 2,876.

Steve Wilaj/MLB

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

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Cherington Denies Red Sox-Mariners Trade Rumor

May 15, 2015 2:28 PM

Ben Cherington says there is no truth to the rumor that the Boston Red Sox offered Jackie Bradley, Jr. to the Seattle Mariners for Charlie Furbush this spring.

The report indicated that Seattle turned down the offer.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mariners Rejected Bradley-For-Furbush Offer From Red Sox

May 15, 2015 7:37 AM

The Boston Red Sox offered to trade Jackie Bradley, Jr. to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Charlie Furbush this spring, but the Mariners declined.

Furbush is on a one-year, $1.3 million deal and still has two remaining years of arbitration eligibility.

Offering Bradley up for a good, but not elite, reliever would have been unthinkable just a year ago when he was considered one of the best young outfield prospects in baseball.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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King Felix Gets 2,000th K In Win Against A's

May 11, 2015 2:39 AM

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez became the fourth-youngest player to reach 2,000 strikeouts in a 4-3 win against the A's on Sunday with a fifth-inning strikeout of leadoff hitter Sam Fuld.

Yahoo.com

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect

May 8, 2015 4:22 PM

Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

"This year's draft class is indeed one of the weakest in recent memory, not just at the top of the first round, but also in specific areas that are usually deeper, such as college starting pitching and catchers of any stripe. There is, however, a lot of depth in the middle infield," writes Law.

Brendan Rodgers, a shortstop out of Lake Mary High School (FL), is ranked first on Law's list.

Keith Law/ESPN

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Gattis Leads Astros To 10th Straight Win

May 3, 2015 7:24 PM

Evan Gattis homered twice and the Astros won their 10th straight game, boosting the best record in the American League by beating the Mariners 7-6 Sunday, according to an ESPN.com report.

The Astros extended their top run since a 12-game winning streak in 2004.

ESPN.com

Tags: Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick

Apr 30, 2015 3:50 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com are split on who Arizona will take -- UC Santa Barbara right-hander Dillon Tate or Lake Mary High School (FL) shortstop Brendan Rodgers.

The Houston Astros (second and fifth), Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins will pick after the Diamondbacks.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

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2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released

Apr 29, 2015 3:34 PM

Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

For the first time, the All-Star Balloting Program will be conducted exclusively online.  Beginning today, fans around the world can cast their votes for starters 35 times exclusively at MLB.com and all 30 Club web sites – online or via their mobile devices – with the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

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Cano Admits Mental Lapse On Basepaths
Robinson Cano acknowledged it was probably the worst mistake he's made in a game.

Greg Johns/MLB

Nelson Cruz Extends HR Streak To Five Games
Nelson Cruz has six homers and nine RBIs in the past five games for the Mariners.

Greg Johns/MLB

MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots
Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Taijuan Walker Makes Seattle's Opening Day Roster
With one start remaining on Saturday, Walker has gone 3-0 with a 0.36 ERA in six Cactus League games.

Greg Johns/MLB

Mariners Prospect Dies Six Weeks After Accident
Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has died in Venezuela from injuries sustained in a boating accident in his home country in February.

ESPN

M's Option Roenis Elias To Triple-A Tacoma
The Mariners will likely use either Taijuan Walker or Erasmo Ramirez as their fifth starter.

ESPN.com

M's To Start King Felix In Season Opener
Felix Hernandez is 5-0 with a 1.52 ERA in previous season openers.

ESPN.com

Mariners Prospect Victor Sanchez Dies At Age 20
Victor Sanchez has died from injuries sustained in a February boating accident.

Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Kris Bryant Hits Seventh And Eighth HRs Of The Spring
Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant hit a first-inning home run off Felix Hernandez on Saturday.

ESPN.com

M's Lose Chris Taylor For Four To Six Weeks
Chris Taylor batted .287 in 47 games with the Mariners last season.

ESPN.com

Mariners Posted $11.6M Profit In 2014
The Mariners had their best record since 2007 and attendance was north of two million, which helped the franchise recover from a $3.6 million loss in 2013.

Greg Johns/MLB

Mariners, Kevin Correia Agree To Minors Deal
Kevin Correia is coming off a two-year, $10 million contract.

Ryan Divish/Seattle Times

Royals Sign Chris Young To One-Year Deal
Chris Young posted a 12-9 record with a 3.65 ERA for the Mariners last season.

Press Release

Mariners, Saunders Agree To Minor League Deal
Seattle views Joe Saunders as a potential left-hander out of the bullpen.

Greg Johns/MLB

Mariners Prospect Hurt In Boating Accident
Victor Sanchez suffered a head injury in a boating accident in his home country of Venezuela.

Greg Johns/MLB

Mariners Agree To Deal With Rickie Weeks
The Mariners have agreed to terms on a one-year, $2 million deal with Rickie Weeks, according to a source.

ESPN

2015 MLB Draft Order Set
The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the Padres.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Mariners Moving Towards Deal With Gutierrez
Franklin Gutierrez missed all of last season with severe gastrointestinal issues.

Bob Dutton/News-Tribune

Mariners Interested In Reunion With Endy Chavez
The Mariners have a lot of outfielders, but are reportedly still interesting in bring back Endy Chavez.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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