Seattle Mariners Wiretap

Mariners, Saunders Agree To Minor League Deal

Feb 20, 2015 4:31 PM

The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a Minor League deal with Joe Saunders.

Seattle views Saunders as a potential left-hander out of the bullpen.

Greg Johns/MLB

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Mariners Prospect Hurt In Boating Accident

Feb 16, 2015 9:38 AM

One of the top pitching prospects in the Seattle Mariners' system, Victor Sanchez, suffered a head injury in a boating accident in his home country of Venezuela on Friday.

Sanchez, 20, was reportedly struck by a watercraft while swimming on a beach in Carupano.

He was reportedly unconscious for some period of time after the accident and is now in intensive care in critical, but stable, condition at a Carupano hospital following surgery on a fractured skull.

Greg Johns/MLB

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Mariners Agree To Deal With Rickie Weeks

Feb 12, 2015 9:05 AM

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

Weeks, 32, is expected to compete for time in the corner outfield positions and serve as a backup for second baseman Robinson Cano.


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2015 MLB Draft Order Set

Feb 10, 2015 8:42 AM

The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the San Diego Padres.

San Diego will part with the 13th overall pick because the Kansas City Royals issued Shields a qualifying offer earlier this offseason.

First Round

1. Diamondbacks
2. Astros
3. Rockies
4. Rangers
5. Astros
6. Twins
7. Red Sox
8. White Sox
9. Cubs
10. Phillies
11. Reds
12. Marlins            
13. Rays
14. Braves
15. Brewers
16. Yankees
17. Indians
18. Giants
19. Pirates
20. Athletics
21. Royals
22. Tigers
23. Cardinals
24. Dodgers
25. Orioles
26. Angels

Compensation Picks

27. Rockies          
28. Braves
29. Blue Jays
30. Yankees
31. Giants
32. Pirates
33. Royals
34. Tigers
35. Dodgers
36. Orioles

Competitive Balance Round A

37. Astros    
38. Rockies
39. Cardinals
40. Brewers
41. Padres
42. Indians

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Mariners Moving Towards Deal With Gutierrez

Jan 26, 2015 7:04 AM

The Seattle Mariners are moving closer to re-signing Franklin Gutierrez.

Gutierrez missed all of last season with severe gastrointestinal issues.

The 31-year-old drew interest from several clubs after playing 10 games in December for Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League.

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Bob Dutton/News-Tribune

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Mariners Interested In Reunion With Endy Chavez

Jan 21, 2015 4:36 PM

The Seattle Mariners have a lot of outfielders, but are reportedly still interesting in bring back Endy Chavez.

The 36-year-old would likely have to sign a Minor League deal and win a job in Spring Training.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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Well-Traveled Arthur Rhodes Retires

Jan 18, 2015 1:12 PM

Though he hadn't appeared in a major or minor league game since 2011, veteran Arthur Rhodes quietly held on to a remarkable career that spanned 20 big league seasons.

According to's Mark Sheldon, that changed on Friday as the now 45-year-old left-handed reliever just as quietly made his retirement official.

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Mariners Grant Cano Permission To Play In Dominican Winter League

Jan 9, 2015 4:27 PM

The Seattle Mariners have granted Robinson Cano permission to play a handful of games in the Dominican Winter League as he returns from a broken toe sustained during the MLB All-Star Series in Japan in November.

Cano is expected to be used primarily as a designated hitter for Estrellas de Oriente beginning Tuesday.

The team has five remaining round-robin playoff games and a chance to advance further after Jan. 17.

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Randy Johnson: Vote Edgar Martinez Into Hall

Jan 7, 2015 4:39 PM

Randy Johnson, who was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, said Wednesday that he'd vote for Edgar Martinez if he had a ballot.

Johnson and Martinez were teammates on the Seattle Mariners from 1989 to 1998.

"The first person that comes to my mind was a teammate of mine for 9½ years and the greatest hitter I ever played with," Johnson said. "I've faced a lot of Hall of Fame hitters, and my gosh, Edgar is the best hitter that I ever saw.

"I support him because he was my teammate, and I loved him, and he did so much for Seattle and made me look good during my career there. The first person on my ballot who would get my vote is Edgar. Yes, I'm campaigning for him. But isn't that always going to happen with these kinds of things?"

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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Griffey Headlines List Of 2016 Hall Hopefuls

Jan 7, 2015 8:43 AM

Ken Griffey Jr. headlines the list of players that will be eligible for enshrinement in Cooperstown for the first time in 2016.

Joining Griffey on the ballot for the first time will be Trevor Hoffman, Billy Wagner, Jim Edmonds and Jason Kendall.

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were voted in on Tuesday as members of the 2015 class.

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Mariners Get Seth Smith From Padres
Seth Smith is expected to join Justin Ruggiano in a right-field platoon for the Mariners.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Report: Mariners Nearing Deal For Seth Smith
San Diego is looking for bullpen depth, which is an area in which Seattle can help.

Greg Johns/MLB

Mariners Still Considering Seth Smith
The Mariners are still looking to add depth to their Major League outfield.

Ryan Divish/San Diego Union-Tribune

Mariners Acquire Ruggiano From Cubs
Seattle will send right-hander Matt Brazis to Chicago in return.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Mariners Close To Deal For Hitter
The deal won't be for Marlon Byrd or Allen Craig, according to reports.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Rios An Option For Mariners In Right Field
Alex Rios hit .280/.311/.398 in 521 plate appearances with the Rangers this past season.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

Nationals, Mariners Still Discussing Ian Desmond
Seattle is balking at including top young arms Taijuan Walker and James Paxton in a deal.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Mariners Hesitant To Go Five Years For Melky Cabrera
The Mariners are looking for offense and Melky Cabrera is believed by many to be the best remaining free-agent outfielder.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

M's Show Interest In Melky Cabrera
The Mariners are reportedly showing interest in free-agent Melky Cabrera.

Report: Headley Has Four-Year, $65M Offer
It was reported on Thursday that the Mariners were interested in the free agent.

Adam Berry/MLB

Zduriencik: Mariners Won't Trade Iwakuma
The right-hander had a 3.52 ERA, 1.050 WHIP and 154 strikeouts in 179 innings this past season.

Greg Johns/MLB

Mariners Trade Saunders To Blue Jays For Happ
Seattle had been looking to trade Michael Saunders since the end of the season.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Orioles, Mariners, Padres In Play For Matt Kemp
One person close to the situation said the Orioles have gotten "nowhere" in talks for the outfielder.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Mariners View Cruz As DH, Still Seeking Right Fielder
The Mariners would prefer to use Cruz as a designated hitter. Torii Hunter and Alex Rios are possibilities for Seattle in right.

Bob Dutton/Tacoma News-Tribune

Mariners, Cruz Agree To $57M Deal
The Mariners have agreed to a four-year, $57 million deal with Nelson Cruz, according to a source.


Mariners Targeting Nelson Cruz
While the Mariners are looking at trade targets in search of an outfield bat, they are expected to pursue Nelson Cruz first.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Mariners Have Talks About Cespedes, Kemp, Upton
The Mariners are looking to acquire a right-handed-hitting corner outfielder via trade.

Jon Paul Morosi/FOX Sports

Mariners, Seager Agree To $100M Deal
The Mariners have agreed to terms on a seven-year, $100 million contract with Kyle Seager that includes a club option for an eighth year, according to a source.


Mariners Expected To Make Run At Justin Upton, Gattis
The Mariners are looking to add a right-handed bat and are expected to inquire with the Braves about Justin Upton or Evan Gattis, if they haven't already.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mariners Made Strong Push For Russell Martin
The Mariners were among the finalists to sign Russell Martin, who eventually agreed to a five-year, $82 million contract with the Blue Jays.

Anthony Castrovince/MLB