Seattle Mariners Wiretap

Mariners Acquire Ruggiano From Cubs

Dec 17, 2014 3:51 PM

The Seattle Mariners have acquired Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs.

Seattle will send right-hander Matt Brazis to Chicago in return.

Ruggiano is expected to make more than $2 million in arbitration.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

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

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Mariners Close To Deal For Hitter

Dec 17, 2014 9:59 AM

The Seattle Mariners are closing in on a trade for a hitter, according to reports.

The trade is not for Marlon Byrd of the Philadelphia Phillies. There is also "nothing brewing" between the Mariners and Boston Red Sox on Allen Craig.

Justin Upton and Ian Desmond are rumored options.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rios An Option For Mariners In Right Field

Dec 15, 2014 8:34 AM

The Seattle Mariners are looking at Alex Rios as an option in right field.

Rios, currently a free agent, hit .280/.311/.398 in 521 plate appearances with the Texas Rangers this past season.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

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

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Nationals, Mariners Still Discussing Ian Desmond

Dec 11, 2014 6:17 PM

The Seattle Mariners and Washington Nationals are still "working" on a possible trade involving Ian Desmond.

Seattle is balking at including top young arms Taijuan Walker and James Paxton in a deal.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Tags: Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mariners Hesitant To Go Five Years For Melky Cabrera

Dec 11, 2014 6:15 PM

The Seattle Mariners are looking for offense and Melky Cabrera is believed by many to be the best remaining free-agent outfielder.

Cabrera, 30, is seeking a five-year deal in the range of $60 million, while Seattle isn't currently willing to go beyond three seasons.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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M's Show Interest In Melky Cabrera

Dec 6, 2014 3:04 AM

Days after signing Nelson Cruz to a four-year, $58-million deal, the Mariners are reportedly showing interest in free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera, according to The Tacoma News Tribune.

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Report: Headley Has Four-Year, $65M Offer

Dec 5, 2014 8:19 AM

Interested teams are being told that Chase Headley has received a four-year, $65 million contract offer, according to a report.

It was reported on Thursday that the Seattle Mariners were interested in the free agent.

The Miami Marlins, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants have also been linked to Headley.

Adam Berry/MLB

Tags: New York Yankees, Miami Marlins, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Zduriencik: Mariners Won't Trade Iwakuma

Dec 5, 2014 8:07 AM

Jack Zduriencik has reitered that the Seattle Mariners won't trade Hisashi Iwakuma this offseason.

"He's not going anywhere," Zduriencik said. "I have no clue where that came from."

The right-hander had a 3.52 ERA, 1.050 WHIP and 154 strikeouts in 179 innings this past season.

Greg Johns/MLB

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mariners Trade Saunders To Blue Jays For Happ

Dec 3, 2014 7:19 PM

The Seattle Mariners have traded Michael Saunders to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for J.A. Happ, according to a source.

Seattle had been looking to trade Saunders since the end of the season.

Happ, 32, went 11-11, with a 4.22 ERA, in 28 starts for the Blue Jays this year.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

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

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Orioles, Mariners, Padres In Play For Matt Kemp

Dec 3, 2014 4:04 PM

The Baltimore Orioles are one of at least three teams -- along with the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres -- showing interest in acquiring Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

One person close to the situation said the Orioles have gotten "nowhere" in talks for the outfielder.

Baltimore has an obvious need with Nelson Cruz gone and Nick Markakis likely to leave via free agency as well.

Kemp is owed more than $100 million over five more seasons.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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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

Robinson Cano Breaks Toe In Japan
Robinson Cano has fractured his right small toe and will have to stop any baseball activities for 3-4 weeks.

Hernandez Disappointed To Finish Second In Cy Young Voting
Felix Hernandez vows to work harder after finishing second in the voting for the American League Cy Young to Corey Kluber.

Associated Press

Ten Teams Showing Interest In Torii Hunter
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Royals, Twins, Tigers, Cubs, Giants, Rangers and Mariners have all shown some early interest in the veteran outfielder.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Mariners Expected To Shop Michael Saunders
Saunders and the Seattle organization have had a falling out based on comments made by Jack Zduriencik at the end of the season.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Major Individual Award Finalists Announced
The BWAA has revealed the top three finalists for the American League and National League for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player.


Iwakuma's 2015 Option Vested On Performance Bonuses
Seattle held a $7 million option on the right-hander, which Jack Zduriencik previously characterized as a "no-brainer."

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

Blue Jays Claim Smoak Off Waivers
The Blue Jays have claimed Justin Smoak off waivers from the Mariners.

Associated Press

Seattle Ownership Restricted Signing Of PED Users
The Mariners never really had a chance at re-signing Nelson Cruz, who ended up with the Baltimore Orioles, last offseason.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Seattle's Payroll Will Increase In 2015
Mariners president Kevin Mather confirmed in an interview with 710 ESPNís Brock and Salk show that the club will operate with a larger payroll next season.

Brady Henderson/710 ESPN

Mariners Focused On Adding Offensive Pieces
The Mariners are focused on adding an offensive piece this winter as they prepare for 2015 season.

Shannon Drayer/710 ESPN

Mariners Activiate Montero Off Suspended List
Jose Montero was placed on the suspended list Sept. 1 after a heated confrontation with cross-checker Butch Baccala in the stands at a Minor League game.

Associated Press

Tigers Clinch Playoff Spot With Seattle Loss
Justin Verlander helped the Tigers along, allowing a single run in Detroit's 6-1 win over the White Sox.

Associated Press

Angels Shutout M's, Claim AL West
The Angels claimed their first AL West title since 2009 on Wednesday night.