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Mariners Looking To Add Hatteberg

The Mariners are reportedly looking to add Scott Hatteberg to their roster as Richie Sexson continues to slump at first base, according to The Seattle Times.

Hatteberg was released by the Reds on Tuesday.

Via The Seattle Times

Trade: Mariners, Padres Swap Right-Handers

The Mariners traded former part-time starting pitcher Cha Seung Baek to the Padres on Wednesday for Jared Wells in a swap of right-handers, as reported by the Associated Press.

Via AP

Yankees Win Fifth Straight With Sweep Of M's

The surging New York Yankees won their fifth-straight game on Sunday with a come-from-behind win over the slugging Seattle Mariners, according to MLB.com.

The Yankees scored four runs in the bottom half of the eighth inning to erase a three-run deficit.

Robinson Cano hit a sacrifice fly that scored Alex Rodriguez, and Jose Molina followed that up with a double to allow Hideki Matsui to score the winning run.

Chien Ming-Wang threw 111 pitches over 6.1 innings, allowing seven hits and five earned runs. Jarrod Washburn won the duel, allowing just four hits and two runs in six innings of work, but the Yankees won the war and earned a series sweep.

New York will begin a three-game set with Baltimore on Monday.

Via MLB.com

Mariners' Manager, GM Get Votes Of Confidence

Mariners' President Chuck Armstrong told MLB.com that the jobs of Manager Jon McLaren and General Manager Bill Bavasi are safe, according to ESPN.com.

Seattle lost 12-6 to the Yankees on Saturday and have the worst record in the American League.

"Their positions are secure," Armstrong told MLB.com. "They are not to be blamed for what's going on."

"In my 23 years, I have never ever seen anything like this," Armstrong added. "We saw it the other way in 2001. I mean, you have to ask yourself, 'How did the Mariners win 116 games that season with that roster, compared to this roster?' This is just as inexplicable the other way."


Mariners Send Jeff Clement To Class AAA Tacoma

The Mariners have sent hitter Jeff Clement to Class AAA Tacoma, according to The Seattle Times.

He was batting only .167 with 20 strikeouts in fifteen games in the Majors this season.

"I just didn't hit the ball hard consistently when I had chances to," Clement said. "That's all there is to it."

Jose Vidro will fill the designated hitter role with Clement in the minor leagues.

"He needs more at-bats than we think we can give him with Vidro healthy now," General Manager Bill Bavasi said. "He's had a bit of a struggle here. But he's too good a prospect to not be playing every day. It's not more complicated than that. A young guy comes up, struggles, gets knocked back down, comes back up, and goes to the Hall of Fame."

Via The Seattle Times

Mariners May 2008 Archive

  • Jocketty Hasn't Talked Jr. Trade

    Reds general manager Walt Jocketty has yet to discuss trading outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. with any other team.

  • Mariners Send Exec To Check Out Griffey

    The Mariners have reportedly sent an executive to check out Reds' outfielder Ken Griffey Jr.

  • Sexson's Suspension Reduced To Five Games

    Richie Sexson's six-game suspension for charging the mound last week has been reduced to five games after he filed an appeal to the league.

  • Seattle's Sexson Appeals Suspension

    Mariners' first baseman Richie Sexson has decided to appeal the six-game suspension the league handed down on Friday stemming from an on-field incident that took place on Thursday.

  • Seattle's Sexson Suspended Six Games

    Richie Sexson of the Seattle Mariners has been suspended for six games and fined an undisclosed amount for his violent and aggressive actions in a game on Thursday.

  • Would Griffey Welcome Deal Back To Seattle?

    With rumors swirling that the Reds plan to deal Ken Griffey Jr. after he hits his 600th home run, there seems to be a possibility that he could return to Seattle where his career began.

  • Braves Acquire Norton From Seattle

    The Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners made a trade today, as Atlanta has acquired switch-hitting infielder Greg Norton in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

  • Former Dodgers GM Buzzie Bavasi Dies At 93

    Former Dodgers' GM Bussie Bavasi died Thursday at his home in the La Jolla area of San Diego at the age of 93.