MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sporcle Friday: Mariners hitters with 8+ HBP in a single season

This week's Sporcle quiz brought to you by the M's "new" backup catcher. Howdy, friends. Did you hear that Mike Zunino is back with the Mariners? (I bet you did!) Some people are pretty excited about this, while others are kinda grumpy. I don’t know that I love this move, but the Mariners do need a backup catcher and Mike doesn’t have any broken metacarpals so I suppose he...
Via Lookout Landing
7 hours ago

What Happened In June To The Seattle Mariners?

As play was ready to get underway on Wednesday, June 1st, the Seattle Mariners were the owners of a 30-22 record, were a half a game behind the Texas Rangers in the American League West, and projected to have a 61.8% chance of making the playoffs in some capacity, either as AL west champions or as one of the two wildcard teams in the American League. Only days before, a streak of...
Via Oregon Sports News
9 hours ago

Mariners wanna be startin' something, beat O's 5-3

Back above five-hundred with an inspired performance all-around It didn't come out until after the contest ended in his post-game media session but, earlier this afternoon, Scott Servais had a talk with the "leadership" of the Seattle Mariners. It wasn't do-or-die, but it was time for a switch to flip. Last night, the M's let a mediocre and slumping Pirates team walk all over them...
Via Lookout Landing
14 hours ago

Walker solid in return as Mariners top O's

Taijuan Walker bounced back from a troublesome foot injury to throw 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball as the Mariners topped the Orioles, 5-3, on Thursday at Safeco Field to snap Baltimore's seven-game win streak.
Via Mariners.com
16 hours ago

Seattle recalls Mike Zunino, Tom Wilhelmsen from minors

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners have recalled former first-round pick Mike Zunino from Triple-A Tacoma after backup catcher Steve Clevenger broke a bone in his hand. Seattle made the roster moves on Thursday before opening a four-game series against Baltimore. Zunino and relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen were recalled, while Clevenger was placed on the 15-day disabled list and reliever...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners place catcher Steve Clevenger on 15-day disabled list

According to a statement released by the club on Thursday, the Seattle Mariners have placed catcher Steve Clevenger on the 15-day disabled list due to a fractured right hand. Exiting Wednesday’s matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to the injury, Clevenger was struck in the hand as a result of an Andrew McCutchen foul ball. Specifically, the 30-year-old catcher sustained...
Via Today's Knuckleball
23 hours ago

Mike Zunino is back in Seattle

The Mariners have replaced Steve Clevenger with one of the most talented catchers they've ever had. He was also one of the worst players I have ever seen last year. In a perfect world perhaps Mike Zunino would have made his big league debut this year on Opening Day. He would have been given the time to develop his offense, and his prodigious power would have been complimented with...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Reaction: One injured Mariner returns, while another hits the DL in split with Bucs

Clevelenger injured hand will see him on the DL. (Seattletimes.com) Pittsburgh Pirates (38-41) sailed into town this week attempting to take the good ship Mariner. The True to the Blue Seattle Mariners (39-39) fought off the Bucs, for a split, but not without a casualty in catcher Steve Clevlenger. The catcher would hit the disabled list when a foul tip would break several bones...
Via Seattle Side Up!
1 day ago

Seattle catcher Clevenger breaks hand on foul ball

SEATTLE (AP) Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger broke his right throwing hand after being hit by a foul ball in a game Wednesday night against Pittsburgh. Clevenger has a fracture of the third metacarpal. He exited in the top of the third inning after Andrew McCutchen's foul ball came directly back and hit his bare hand. Clevenger immediately crumpled over, cradling the hand, and...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners activate LHP Wade Miley from 15-day disabled list

According to a statement released by the club on Wednesday, the Seattle Mariners have activated starting pitcher Wade Miley from the 15-day disabled list. Upon his return to Seattle, the veteran left-hander will take the mound on Wednesday evening against the Pittsburgh Pirates. With one pitcher regaining his health another has been forced to the sideline as the Mariners have announced...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Everett Aquasox: Rehab starts by Mariners add fun for fans and players

Wade Miley making his rehab start in AquaSox finery (Photocredit: Bob Luckey, SSU)   Here in Everett, the AquaSox have a very special relationship with the parent club, the Mariners. Being located just 20 miles north on I-5 from Safeco Field has its advantages, as this allows the parent club to keep a closer bond with the team and its players. Scouts have an easier time viewing...
Via Seattle Side Up!
2 days ago

Ken Griffey Jr. once pranked A-Rod in disturbing fashion

By the time Alex Rodriguez reached the big leagues with the Seattle Mariners during the 1994 season, Ken Griffey Jr. already was an established superstar and one of the leaders of the team. This apparently granted Griffey the right to haze the then-18-year-old in spectacularly hilarious but also somewhat disturbing fashion. The hazing ritual, as regaled in a profile of Griffey...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals outfielder takes off his hat to block sun while making a catch

Seattle's Chris Iannetta launched a deep fly ball to center field in the seventh inning of Sunday's Cardinals-Mariners game, the sun was at the perfect angle to make St. Louis outfilelder Tommy Pham's job that much harder.Pham was wearing sunglasses, but to help see the ball he took off his hat and held it above his head to block the sun all while running from his starting position...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A fan in Seattle ran through the outfield in the middle of a play

Usually when a "fan" decides to run out onto the field during a baseball game, the television cameras make sure not to show them -- the thought being that giving them air time only encourages other would-be fame-seekers.During the Seattle Mariners 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, one fan found a way around that tactic. Or through it really.In the fifth inning, a...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sizzling Cards will face injury-plagued Mariners pitching staff

SEATTLE -- Two teams heading in different directions take the field for a three-game interleague series when the Seattle Mariners host the St. Louis Cardinals beginning Friday.St. Louis appears ready to make a move in the National League Central, while Seattle could be falling out of the race in the American League West.The Cardinals (38-33) went into Thursday's off day on a high...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: James Paxton Refulgent Pitching Event

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Most...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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