Seattle Mariners Wiretap

Ichiro Suzuki Back In M's Camp

Feb 16, 2019 8:55 PM

Ichiro Suzuki fluidly went through a variety of stretches on the floor in the Seattle Mariners clubhouse even before going onto the field. Once outside, he smoothly went through fielding, hitting and baserunning drills.

At 45 and in spring training again, Suzuki is working toward the chance to play for his original major league team in his home country.

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor

Mariners In No Rush To Trade Edwin Encarnacion

Feb 14, 2019 9:02 AM

The Seattle Mariners have been expected to trade Edwin Encarnacion ever since they acquired him in a three-team deal back in December.

The Mariners are unlikely to trade Encarnacion before the start of full-squad workouts Saturday, but a trade will likely be discussed as needs arise for other clubs this spring.

Encarnacion is 36 and carries a $20 million salary for 2019 plus a $5 million buyout if his team doesn't pick up his option for '20.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

MLB Finds 'No Credible Evidence' Of Discrimination By Mariners

Feb 7, 2019 8:11 AM

The Seattle Mariners were accused of racism by former director of high performance, Dr. Lorena Martin, in November.

Major League Baseball has investigated those claims and revealed that it found "credible evidence" to support Dr. Martin's claims, per a league-issued press release:

The firm did not uncover credible evidence that the Mariners, or any of its employees, violated Major League Baseball's Workplace Code of Conduct, or applicable anti-discrimination law, in the treatment of Dr. Martin or the termination of her employment.  The investigation also concluded that there is no credible evidence to support Dr. Martin's claim that Mariners' employees, including Jerry Dipoto, Scott Servais, or Andy McKay, made any of the comments attributed to them in her public statement or subsequent lawsuit.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor

Mariners Sign Hunter Strickland To One-Year, $1.3M Deal

Jan 28, 2019 8:15 AM

The Seattle Mariners have finalized a one-year, $1.3 million deal with Hunter Strickland.

Strickland can earn $450,000 in performance bonuses for games as part of the deal announced Sunday: $75,000 for 25, $100,000 for 34, $125,000 for 45 and $150,000 for 50.

He can make an additional $875,000 for games finished: $50,000 for 20, $175,000 for 30, $250,000 for 40 and $400,000 for 50.


Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Ichiro Signs Minor League Deal With Mariners

Jan 24, 2019 7:49 AM

The Seattle Mariners have signed Ichiro Suzuki to a Minor League contract.

The deal will give the Mariners the ability to activate him for the team's season-opening series in Japan as a likely send-off to his career.

The 45-year-old unofficially retired last May and took a front-office job with the Mariners.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Mussina Voted Into HOF

Jan 22, 2019 6:30 PM

Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina have been voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Rivera becomes the first player ever voted in unanimously. 

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens continue to fall short of the threshold needed to gain entry into the Hall of Fame. Bonds received 251 votes (59.1%) while Clemens received 253 votes (59.5%).

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays

Dustin Ackley Returning To Mariners On Minor League Deal

Jan 10, 2019 8:10 AM

The Seattle Mariners are bringing back Dustin Ackley on a Minor League contract.

Ackley is a former No. 2 overall pick (2009). He spent the last two seasons in the Minor Leagues with the Los Angeles Angels.

Over 2,347 career plate appearances, Ackley has hit .241/.304/.367 with 46 home runs, 216 RBI and 31 stolen bases.

Associated Press

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Japanese Pitcher Yusei Kikuchi Agrees To Deal With M's

Jan 1, 2019 3:04 AM

Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi agreed to a deal with the Seattle Mariners late Monday night, delivering a New Year's surprise for a team that has traded a number of foundational pieces already this winter, league sources familiar with the deal told ESPN.

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Nelson Cruz Signs One-Year, $14.3M Deal With Twins

Dec 27, 2018 12:48 PM

Nelson Cruz has agreed to sign a one-year, $14.3 million deal with the Minnesota Twins.

The deal also features a $12 million team option for 2020, according to the source. 

Cruz made $14.725 million in the final year of his four-year, $64 million contract that he signed in 2015.

In 14 major league seasons, Cruz, a former outfielder, has 360 home runs, 1,011 RBIs, 838 runs and a .274 batting average. 


Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

M's Acquire Domingo Santana From Brewers

Dec 22, 2018 1:19 AM

The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Domingo Santana from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in exchange for outfielder Ben Gamel and minor-league pitcher Noah Zavalos.

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Mariners Sign Naming Rights Deal With T-Mobile
The Mariners' ballpark has been known as Safeco Field since it opened in 1999 as part of a 20-year agreement.

Associated Press

Mariners, Indians Complete Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Santana Swap
Carlos Santana is going back to the Indians as part of the three-team deal, which also includes the Rays.


Jerry Dipoto Released From Las Vegas Hospital
Jerry Dipoto was released from a hospital Thursday, hours after completing a trade from his bed during the baseball winter meetings.

Associated Press

Mariners Express Interest In Japanese Lefty Yusei Kikuchi
The Mariners, who have made a number of trades this offseason, are interested in Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi.

Greg Johns/MLB

Rockies Expected To Be Interested If Mariners Trade Carlos Santana
If the Mariners decide to trade Carlos Santana, the Rockies are expected to be in the mix.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Mets Wanted To 'Block' Edwin Diaz From Phillies
The Mets aggressively pursued Edwin Diaz in part to "block" the Phillies from trading for the closer, says Jeff Wilpon.


Phillies, Mariners Nearing Deal Centered Around Jean Segura
The Phillies are nearing a trade with the Mariners that will send Jean Segura to the National League, according to multiple reports.


Reports: Mariners, Mets Complete Seven-Player Deal
The M's have agreed to trade Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano to the Mets in exchange for Jay Bruce and several prospects.

M's Trade Alex Coleme To White Sox For Omar Narvaez
Omar Narvaez hit .275 with nine homers and 30 RBIs in 97 games for the White Sox last season.

Mets Close To Deal With Mariners For Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz
Robinson Cano is owed $120 million and the Mariners could send additional money in the deal.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Mariners 'Actively Trying' To Trade Robinson Cano
The Mariners have reportedly engaged with the Mets and Yankees about a deal.


Adrian Beltre Retires After 21 Seasons
He retires with a career 286/.339/.480 line.

RealGM Staff Report

Safeco Field Will Be Renamed In 2019
The Mariners will play in a ballpark under a new name next season.

Maury Brown/Forbes

MLB Probing Racism Claim Against Mariners
Major League Baseball is investigating claims of racial discrimination in the Mariners organization made by a former employee.


Astros Among Clubs Talking To Mariners About James Paxton
James Paxton is signed through 2020 and is projected to earn $9 million in 2019.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Rays, Mariners Finalizing Trade Centered Around Mike Zunino
It was reported earlier this week that Seattle is considering a full-scale rebuild.


Mariners Considering Full-Scale Rebuild
If the market is robust, the Mariners have told teams that they are willing to trade just about anyone on their roster.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Marco Gonzales Reaches Two-Year Deal With Mariners
The deal guarantees Marco Gonzales $1.9 million even though the left-hander is still two full years from reaching arbitration.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Edwin Diaz, Josh Hader Honored As Top Relievers
Edwin Diaz is a traditional closer, while Josh Hader represents the new school of relievers.

Bradford Doolittle/ESPN

Yankees Set Single-Season HR Record
The Yankees on Saturday surpassed the previous single-season HR record of 264 hit by the Mariners in 1997.