ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Ken Giles was designated for assignment Friday by the Seattle Mariners, who had signed the reliever last year when he was recovering from Tommy John surgery.
The Mariners knew Giles wouldn't pitch in 2021 when they signed him to a $7 million, two-year contract.
SEATTLE (AP) — In a clubhouse with little experience of being in a playoff chase, Carlos Santana is the old guy that can be turned to for advice and guidance.
And sometimes he comes up with a clutch hit or two as a reminder he's still pretty good player.
SEATTLE (AP) — After four hours of dominant pitching, some bad baserunning and slick defense, Luis Torrens and the Seattle Mariners finally broke through.
Torrens singled with one out in the 13th inning to score Eugenio Suárez, and the Mariners beat the New York Yankees 1-0 on Tuesday night in a game dominated by the starting pitching of Gerrit Cole and Luis Castillo.
SEATTLE (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci was presented with an honorary Hutch Award on Tuesday night prior to the Seattle Mariners' game against the New York Yankees.
The Hutch Award has been awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center based in Seattle and typically to a Major League Baseball player who “best exemplifies the determined spirit of the late Fred Hutchinson, a pitcher and manager who died of cancer in 1964 at age 45.”
HOUSTON (AP) — All-Star Luis Castillo will make his debut for the Seattle Mariners when he starts against the New York Yankees on Wednesday.
The Mariners acquired the right-hander from Cincinnati on Friday, hoping to bolster their rotation as they chase their first playoff berth since 2001.
HOUSTON (AP) — When the Seattle Mariners took a chance by pitching to Houston's Yordan Alvarez instead of walking him with two on and one out in the 10th inning Sunday, the All-Star slugger was determined to take advantage of the opportunity.
HOUSTON (AP) — Seattle star rookie Julio Rodríguez was placed on the injured list with a bruised right wrist Sunday after being hit by a pitch a night before.
Manager Scott Servais said X-rays were negative, but that the center fielder was very sore and wouldn’t be able to hold a bat for at least five days.
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HOUSTON (AP) — Abraham Toro pinch-hit for injured All-Star Julio Rodriguez and delivered a two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Seattle Mariners rallied past the AL-West leading Houston Astros 5-4 on Saturday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — After more than two decades without a playoff appearance, the Seattle Mariners made a clear statement Friday night they intend to see their postseason drought come to an end this year.
SEATTLE (AP) — Cal Raleigh homered in the seventh inning, lined an RBI double in the ninth and scored the winning run on Carlos Santana’s sacrifice fly, and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Rookie sensation Julio Rodríguez was a last-minute scratch from the Seattle Mariners' lineup Friday night before a 5-2 loss to the Houston Astros with left wrist soreness.
Seattle manager Scott Servais said Rodríguez jammed his wrist on a stolen base attempt against Texas on Sunday, and his status is day-to-day.
SEATTLE (AP) — Justin Upton is a free agent again.
The Seattle Mariners optioned Upton to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, and the veteran refused the assignment and chose to become a free agent for the second time this season.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Julio Rodríguez and Ty France are headed to the All-Star Game, so they won't be among the Seattle Mariners getting the break their manager says they need.
Yeah, Scott Servais knows that time off thing sounds a little funny.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jesse Winker hit his second solo homer of the day and the Seattle Mariners won their 10th straight game, edging the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Wednesday night to sweep a doubleheader.
SEATTLE (AP) — Julio Rodríguez homered for the second day in a row, Cal Raleigh had a two-run triple in the fifth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-6 Thursday night.
Seattle has won 17 of 19 games against Oakland and earned its third straight victory overall to improve to 37-41.
SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford had his suspension stemming from last weekend's brawl with the Los Angeles Angels reduced from five to four games, and he was set to serve the ban Thursday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Julio Rodríguez claimed not taking a peek at where his 12th home run of the season finally came to rest.
Maybe he should have. Not many homers at T-Mobile Park land where the 21-year-old deposited his latest longball.
SEATTLE (AP) — A trio of Seattle Mariners regulars were suspended Monday for their brawl with the Los Angeles Angels, and another went on the injured list after being hurt in the melee.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge drove a three-run homer in the 10th inning for his second walk-off hit against the Astros in four days, and the New York Yankees recovered after nearly being no-hit for the second consecutive game to beat Houston 6-3 on Sunday for a four-game split between the AL’s top teams.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight night, Seattle manager Scott Servais was not going to let Mike Trout make an impact with runners on base. The ninth-inning decision worked, but it might result in some bad blood for awhile between the Mariners and Los Angeles Angels.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Seattle manager Scott Servais saw Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout become the first player in MLB history to hit four game-winning home runs in a single series against his Mariners pitching staff last weekend.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jesse Winker homered for the second straight day, Cal Raleigh also connected and the Seattle Mariners won consecutive games for the first time in more than two weeks by routing the Oakland Athletics 9-0 Wednesday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Julio Rodríguez and his teammates were amazed watching from the dugout as baseballs kept clearing the fences — one, two, then three of them in a row.
Rodríguez hit a two-run homer, Jesse Winker followed with a solo drive and then Eugenio Suárez connected in a burst of three straight longballs by Seattle in the seventh, and the Mariners slugged past the Oakland Athletics 8-2 on Tuesday night in a matchup of stumbling AL West rivals.
SEATTLE (AP) — Robbie Ray lost a no-hitter with two outs in the seventh inning on a grounder that bounced off his own glove in the Seattle Mariners’ 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — At the rate he's going, Logan Gilbert is going to find himself pitching in Los Angeles at the All-Star Game a month from now.
Seattle's young right-hander tossed six smooth innings and combined with three relievers on a four-hitter in the Mariners' 5-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros pitcher Héctor Neris was suspended four games and Houston manager Dusty Baker was banned one game by Major League Baseball after both were ejected from a game Monday night against Seattle in which Neris plunked one hitter and nearly hit another in the head.
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros reliever Héctor Neris whizzed a pitch at Mariners slugger Ty France, and Seattle manager Scott Servais led his team toward a melee at home plate. Both sides shoved and shouted — except for cool-headed 21-year-old Julio Rodriguez, who wrapped up Neris in his arms and pulled him safely away from the scuffle.
SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Lewis homered for the second straight game, Julio Rodríguez got three more hits and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Houston Astros 6-0 on Saturday night.
Logan Gilbert tossed seven impressive innings of four-hit ball as the Mariners won consecutive games for the first time since a four-game winning streak from April 22-26.
SEATTLE (AP) — After being shut down by Justin Verlander twice already this season, the approach by the Seattle Mariners this time around was to be overly aggressive.
“I said it to the club before the game, ‘If it looks like you can hit it hard, swing at it.
SEATTLE (AP) — Less than two months into the season, the Seattle Mariners are quickly trending toward irrelevance in a season that started with expectations of ending the longest playoff drought in the major leagues.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners activated former AL rookie of the year Kyle Lewis from the injured list Tuesday, nearly a year after he last played in a major league game.
Lewis, the 2020 rookie of the year, missed most of last season due to a right knee injury.
TORONTO (AP) — Mariners left-hander Robbie Ray isn't joining Seattle for a series in Toronto this week, missing a chance to celebrate the Cy Young Award he won with the Blue Jays last season amid border restrictions related to the COVID-19 vaccine.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais said “a couple players” won't make the trip for the three-game series that starts Monday at Toronto because of the Canadian government's vaccine mandate.
NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Mariners reliever Erik Swanson was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday with right elbow inflammation, leaving the team without one of its top arms in the bullpen.
Swanson has a 1.29 ERA over 13 appearances, with 21 strikeouts and only one walk in 14 innings — by far the most success he's enjoyed in four major league seasons, all with Seattle.
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Sewald had been waiting for this moment since the New York Mets cut him after the 2020 season.
“They gave up on me, so it was pretty nice to get a little revenge today,” the Seattle reliever said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rather than make his Citi Field debut against the team that traded him, Jarred Kelenic was demoted to Triple-A Tacoma by the Seattle Mariners on Friday after the team arrived in New York for a weekend series against the Mets.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are calling up top pitching prospect George Kirby to take the fifth spot in the rotation and he'll make his major league debut on Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Kirby will take the spot of Matt Brash after he was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners optioned young right-handed starter Matt Brash to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, with the plan to transition him to a bullpen role for the rest of the season.
Seattle manager Scott Servais said the team thinks Brash can best contribute on the big league club from the bullpen this year.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Manager Scott Servais summarized the Seattle Mariners' 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in just a few words.
“The ball didn’t bounce or way today,” said Servais, who had been ejected just before the bounce that beat the Mariners on Thursday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Drew Rasmussen struck out nine in six shutout innings, Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run home run and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Seattle 3-2 Wednesday night, ending the Mariners' four-game winning streak.
SEATTLE (AP) — Logan Gilbert pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and Adam Frazier doubled twice on a three-hit night to lead the COVID-hit Seattle Mariners over Texas 4-2 Wednesday night and send the Rangers to their worst start since 1987.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais and third base coach Manny Acta have both tested positive for COVID-19 and will be away from the team beginning with Wednesday’s game against the Texas Rangers.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners placed catcher Luis Torrens on the COVID-19 injured list on Tuesday.
Torrens is the second Seattle player to land on the virus list in recent days. Outfielder Mitch Hangier was placed on the COVID-19 list on Saturday after he tested positive.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Mitch Haniger on the COVID-19 injured list after he reported symptoms and tested positive on Saturday.
Seattle manager Scott Servais said Haniger took an at-home test that was positive and followed up with a subsequent test at the ballpark that confirmed the original.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray was through six innings Friday with a manageable pitch count. But a short spring training had left pitchers without time to build up their endurance, as Seattle manager Scott Servais was keenly aware.