8/26/2016 | Mariners trying to bridge gap with 6-man 'pen
The chance to get Kyle Seager back in the lineup this weekend looms as a double-bonus for the Mariners, who not only need their standout third baseman on the field, but will also be able to add another reliever for a thin bullpen at that time.
8/26/2016 | Improving Seager getting closer to returning
Kyle Seager has missed just six games over the previous three seasons combined, so you know something wasn't right when the Mariners third baseman was out of the starting lineup for a third straight day on Friday with a bruised right foot.
8/26/2016 | Felix, Mariners survive Sale's 14-K gem
Felix Hernandez is starting to look more like, well, Felix Hernandez these days. And it couldn't come at a better time for the Mariners as they rode their ace to a 3-1 victory over Chris Sale and the White Sox in a battle of two of the American League's top hurlers on Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.
8/26/2016 | Quintana seeks career-high 11th win against Mariners
Now that Jose Quintana has double-digit victories in a single season for the first time in his career, what's next for the All-Star? He's simply focusing on one game at a time, which is Saturday night against Seattle, after reaching this personal milestone.
8/26/2016 | Powerful heart of the order has Mariners contending
As under the radar as the Mariners have been for most of this season, nobody has three regulars as consistently productive as Nelson Cruz, Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager. They're leading the way for a team that needs to be taken seriously as a contender.
8/25/2016 | With Seager ailing, Mariners recall Freeman
With third baseman Kyle Seager's health uncertain for the next few days, the Mariners recalled utility man Mike Freeman before Thursday's 7-6 loss to the White Sox to provide some infield depth and optioned reliever Tony Zych back to Triple-A Tacoma.
8/25/2016 | Aces Sale, Felix set to duel on South Side
In a marquee pitching matchup, a pair of aces will take the mound Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field as Felix Hernandez and the Mariners take on Chris Sale and the White Sox in the second game of a four-game series.
8/25/2016 | Frazier ties it, wins it as White Sox edge Mariners
As far as the Mariners are concerned, they can't change the name of U.S. Cellular Field soon enough. A day after the White Sox announced they'll be renaming the facility Guaranteed Rate Field for next season, Seattle's struggles on the South Side continued as Todd Frazier singled in Adam Eaton for a 7-6 walk-off win on Thursday night.
8/25/2016 | Paxton settles in, feels good in return from DL
James Paxton's return from the disabled list didn't go exactly as planned Thursday, but the lanky lefty overcame a rocky start and had the Mariners in position to win until the White Sox rallied late for a 7-6 victory at U.S. Cellular Field.
8/25/2016 | Kopech among top prospect performers Wednesday
Michael Kopech may be the hottest pitcher in all of Minor League Baseball these days as he continues to shut down opposing lineups with a plethora of strikeouts.
8/24/2016 | Cruz better after exiting with back spasms
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz left the Mariners' 5-0 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday afternoon in the eighth inning with back spasms.
8/24/2016 | Kuma's quality start guarantees club option
Hisashi Iwakuma has a knack for turning in good outings even when he's not at his sharpest. He did so again in Wednesday's game, turning a two-run deficit after two innings into a quality start.
8/24/2016 | Mariners start 7-game road trip vs. White Sox
Right-hander Anthony Ranaudo gets the ball for the White Sox in the first game of a four-game series against the Mariners Thursday. It is the second and final time the teams will meet.
8/24/2016 | Paxton could return to Mariners' rotation soon
With James Paxton likely to return and start Thursday, and after Wade LeBlanc entered Tuesday's game out of the bullpen, the Mariners' rotation continues its constant evolution.
8/24/2016 | Yanks overpower Mariners with youth, years
Masahiro Tanaka threw seven shutout innings and Gary Sanchez homered yet again in the Yankees' 5-0 victory over the Mariners Wednesday afternoon to close the series in Seattle. With its second consecutive win, New York took the three-game set.
8/23/2016 | Cishek regains form following stint on DL
Safeco Field's lights don't dim and music doesn't blast every time Steve Cishek enters the game anymore. The win isn't on the line every time he jogs out from the bullpen. But since the former closer came off the 15-day disabled list, he has looked as good as ever.
8/23/2016 | Old friends Iwakuma, Tanaka set for series finale
They might have been five-year teammates for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan, but on Wednesday afternoon, Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees and Hisashi Iwakuma of the Mariners will be adversaries on the mound in the finale of the three-game series between the two teams at Safeco Field.
8/23/2016 | Mariners add righties Zych, Walker
The Mariners activated right-handed reliever Tony Zych from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday to fill the hole in their bullpen, and they optioned infielder/outfielder Stefen Romero to Triple-A Tacoma.
8/23/2016 | Diaz regroups, runs saves streak to 10 games
wasn't a perfect save for Edwin Diaz, but the hard-throwing rookie is a perfect 10-for-10 in save opportunities for the Mariners, and that's plenty good enough for a club contending for a playoff berth as the stretch run approaches.
8/23/2016 | Zunino's confidence soars with sustained success
Mariners catcher Mike Zunino was sent down to Triple-A last season on Aug. 28, his big league season done after posting a .174/.230/.300 line with 11 homers in 112 games. But Zunino finds himself on the upswing this August.
8/22/2016 | Mariners make homers count to topple Yankees
Not even a pair of home runs apiece by the Yankees' Gary Sanchez and Starlin Castro could derail the Mariners on Monday night at Safeco Field as Seattle rode a pair of three-run blasts by Kyle Seager and Mike Zunino to a 7-5 series-opening win.
8/22/2016 | Sabathia seeking early-season form vs. Mariners
CC Sabathia faces the Mariners on Tuesday in the second game of a three-game series in Seattle. The Yankees lefty's ERA has surged in the past few months. He's posted a 6.37 ERA over July and August, giving up 11 home runs in nine games. Through April and May, Sabathia had a 2.85 ERA and only allowed two home runs.
8/22/2016 | Seattle's Tuesday starter remains a mystery
The Mariners still haven't announced their starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, though manager Scott Servais acknowledged Monday it would be someone not currently on the 25-man roster.
8/22/2016 | Mariners bring back Heredia, put Storen on DL
After seeing a fly ball to left field drop in for a base hit to drive in the go-ahead ninth-inning run in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Brewers, the Mariners moved to shore up their outfield defense by recalling Guillermo Heredia from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday while placing reliever Drew Storen on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
8/22/2016 | Yanks' Sanchez, Astros' Bregman lead Prospect Team of the Week
MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.
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