Seattle Mariners Wiretap

Felix Hernandez Wants To Pitch In 2020

Sep 27, 2019 7:51 AM

The Seattle Mariners gave Felix Hernandez an emotional send-off Thursday in what is expected to be his final appearance with the club.

Hernandez, however, doesn't think he's done pitching.

"We'll see if I can find a job. I'm not retiring," the 33-year-old pending free agent said.

Hernandez signed a seven-year, $175 million extension with the Mariners in 2013.

Greg Johns/MLB

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Mariners To Promote Prospect Jake Fraley

Aug 20, 2019 7:51 AM

The Seattle Mariners plan to promote outfielder Jake Fraley from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday.

The Mariners acquired Fraley from the Rays in a November trade centered around Mallex Smith and Mike Zunino.

Tampa Bay drafted Fraley in the second round of the 2016 draft.

Daniel Kramer/MLB

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor

Felix Hernandez 'Prepared To Go' After Triple-A Start

Aug 20, 2019 7:35 AM

Felix Hernandez has declared himself ready to return to the Major Leagues after his latest Triple-A start.

Hernandez has been on the injured list since May.

The Seattle Mariners right-hander went three innings, allowing one earned run, walked three and struck out five on 69 pitches for Triple-A Tacoma.

"What else am I going to show them to be up there?" Hernandez said. "I feel pretty good, and I'm prepared to go."

He has been on the injured list since May 12 because of a right shoulder strain.


Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor

Tim Beckham Suspended 80 Games For PED Violation

Aug 7, 2019 7:25 AM

Tim Beckham has been suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

The former No. 1 overall pick, now with the Seattle Mariners, tested positive for Stanozolol.

"I was given a product from a trusted source, who had advised me that it was safe to take," Beckham said in a statement. "Regrettably, the product was tainted."

Beckham also said he presented his case to an independent arbitrator and that he is "disappointed in the result."

"I accept full responsibility for putting myself in this position," he said. "I sincerely apologize to the Mariners' organization, the fans, my teammates, and my family for this mistake. I look forward to resuming my career once my suspension has been served."


Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Nationals Acquire Roenis Elias, Hunter Strickland From M's

Jul 31, 2019 3:01 PM

The Washington Nationals bolstered their bullpen prior to the trade deadline Wednesday, acquiring Roenis Elias and Hunter Strickland from the Seattle Mariners, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

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

Dodgers Trade Prospect To M's For Kristopher Negron

Jul 29, 2019 2:07 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder/outfielder Kristopher Negron from the Seattle Mariners for minor leaguer Daniel Castro, it was announced Sunday.

Negron was recalled by the Mariners from Triple-A earlier this month and has batted .217 in 10 games. Before joining Seattle, he was batting .310 with 12 homers and 61 RBIs at Tacoma.

Castro, an infielder, was signed by the Dodgers as a free agent last November. He was batting .241 with 11 RBIs in 45 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City this season.

The Dodgers need depth in the infield, as second baseman Kike Hernandez (left wrist) will likely be placed on the injured list Monday, according to manager Dave Roberts.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Injury, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Rivera, Halladay, Smith, Mussina, Martinez, Baines Join HOF

Jul 22, 2019 1:14 AM

For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pele long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled a difficult task admirably.

Rivera and fellow closer Lee Smith, starters Mike Mussina and Roy Halladay, and designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines were feted on a sun-splashed afternoon in Cooperstown. A crowd estimated at 55,000, the second-largest for an induction ceremony, quickly made Rivera feel at peace.

Tags: New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Angels Honor Tyler Skaggs With No-Hitter

Jul 13, 2019 1:21 AM

The Angels honored their late teammate, Tyler Skaggs, in the best way possible Friday night. They all wore his No. 45 jersey onto the field, played a video montage on the giant video board, brought his mother out to the pitcher's mound, then put together one of the most impressive, inspired performances of the 2019 season.

Two pitchers, Taylor Cole and Felix Pena, teamed up to no-hit the Mariners in a 13-0 victory at Angel Stadium in the Angels' first home game since Skaggs died in his hotel room in Texas on July 1. Cole worked two perfect innings to open the game and Pena dominated through the final seven, allowing just one fifth-inning walk.

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Seattle Mariners, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Mariners View Mitch Haniger As Building Block, Not Trade Chip

Jun 24, 2019 8:40 AM

The Seattle Mariners have made an effort to deal any veterans with trade value, but there may not be more moves coming.

Jerry Dipoto said on MLB Network Radio that most of the players remaining on the club's roster are building blocks for the future, including Mitch Haniger.

"We've got a very young and inexperienced roster," Dipoto said. "And some of the guys that we do have here that attract the most trade attention, particularly guys like Mitch Haniger, they're critical to our growth. At some point, you do have to build around something."

Haniger is currently on the injured list.


Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Sources: M's Trade Edwin Encarnacion To Yankees

Jun 15, 2019 9:15 PM

The Seattle Mariners have traded Edwin Encarnacion to the New York Yankees, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN.

The full terms of the trade were not immediately known.

Encarnacion, 36, leads the American League with 21 home runs this season. He has missed Seattle's last three games because of back soreness.

Tags: Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Edwin Encarnacion Reaches 400 Career HRs
The M's Edwin Encarnacion hit two homers on Sunday to become the third active player with 400 homers.

Rangers Retire Adrian Beltre's No. 29 Jersey
Adrian Beltre spent the last eight of his 21 major league seasons with the Rangers.

Mariners, Diamondbacks Were Close On Mike Leake Trade
The Mariners nearly worked out a trade that would have sent Mike Leake to the Diamondbacks this week, according to a report.

Ryan Divish/Seattle Times

2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results
The Orioles took Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman with the first pick on Monday night.

RealGM Staff Report

Mariners Figure To Be Sellers Leading Up To Trade Deadline
Edwin Encarnacion, Ryon Healy, Dee Gordon, Tim Beckham, and Mike Leake are just some of the players that could be dealt.

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

Phillies Acquire Jay Bruce From M's
The Mariners receive Class-A infielder Jake Scheiner and cash considerations in the trade with the Phillies.

Jay Bruce Says He's Been Traded To Phillies
Veteran outfielder Jay Bruce says he had been traded to the Phillies by the Mariners.

Source: Phillies, M's Discuss Trade For Jay Bruce
Veteran Jay Bruce is hitting .212 with 14 home runs and 28 RBIs this season.

Mallex Smith Records 'Stolen Base Cycle'
Mallex Smith stole home in the eighth inning to complete a "stolen base cycle" in Monday night's Mariners-Rangers game.

Greg Johns/MLB

Mariners Recall Mallex Smith From Triple-A
After taking a few weeks to work on his approach at the plate, the Mariners have recalled Mallex Smith from Triple-A Tacoma.


Felix Hernandez Becomes 36th To Reach 2,500 Ks
Felix Hernandez recorded the 2,500th strikeout of his Major League career in Saturday's game between the Mariners and Red Sox.


Mariners Set Record With Home Run In 15th Straight Game
Dee Gordon hit a home run in the sixth inning on Thursday, putting the Mariners in the record books.

Greg Johns/MLB

MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney
MLB believes buying RSNs could move the league to a more national model and address revenue disparity.

Ronald Blum/AP

Ichiro To Retire After Thursday's Game In Tokyo
Ichiro Suzuki has told the Mariners that he will retire after Thursday's game in Tokyo, sources have confirmed.


Ichiro Doesn't Know When It'll Be Time To Retire
Ichiro Suzuki, 45, knows his playing career could end at any moment, but he doesn't have a plan for retirement.

Associated Press

Felix Hernandez Upset He Won't Start Opening Day
Felix Hernandez hasn't pitched well this spring, but he's still upset that he isn't starting for the Mariners on Opening Day.

Associated Press

Ichiro Suzuki Back In M's Camp
Ichiro Suzuki is working toward the chance to play for the Mariners in his home country.

Mariners In No Rush To Trade Edwin Encarnacion
The Mariners have been expected to trade Edwin Encarnacion ever since they acquired him in a three-team deal back in December.

Jon Morosi/MLB

MLB Finds 'No Credible Evidence' Of Discrimination By Mariners
The Mariners were accused of racism by former director of high performance, Dr. Lorena Martin, in November.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Mariners Sign Hunter Strickland To One-Year, $1.3M Deal
Hunter Strickland can earn $450,000 in performance bonuses for games as part of the deal.