SEATTLE — The boredom and isolated monotony that comes with social distancing?
SEATTLE — The roof would’ve been open when Marco Gonzales, clad in a crisp, white home uniform, fired the first pitch of the Mariners’ 2020 season from the mound of T-Mobile Park.
PEORIA, Ariz. — Even with Major League Baseball shut down and spring-training sites devoid of players or activity, teams can still make roster moves, cutting players from spring training and re-assigning them or optioning them to minor-league teams.
PEORIA, Ariz. — At spring-training facilities in Arizona and Florida, the exodus of players is growing with each day, along with the stark realization that baseball of any sort — besides individual workouts — won’t happen any time soon due to the spread of the novel coronavirus and its illne…
PEORIA, Ariz. — Following a day of deep cleaning at the Mariners’ spring-training complex, Sunday was expected to be when many of the 40-plus players who remained in the Phoenix area during the suspension of spring training would resume training for a season with no start date.
PEORIA, Ariz. — As the Mariners’ spring-training complex underwent a cleaning that was deep enough to please even the most germophobic person Saturday, the uncertainty of baseball, sports and daily life amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus lingers, bringing fear and apprehension.
PEORIA, Ariz. — Game called.
PEORIA, Ariz. — Like the intermittent weather in the Phoenix area Tuesday, the situation with the Mariners’ final roster spots became clear for a brief time, only to be clouded by doubt.
PHOENIX — Facing his old team, Mariners right-hander Taylor Williams entered in the bottom of the ninth inning for Seattle with the score tied 1-1 with the Milwaukee Brewers.
MARYVALE, Ariz. — Maybe a second after Keston Hiura viciously swung and missed at a riding 95-mph fastball for the third out of the third inning, a small but vocal pocket of fans, which had already made its presence known in the previous two innings, came alive in screams and cheers.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Beyond the technology that measured the spin rate, axis, pitch shape and release point, all of which suggested that it would beneficial to try something different, there needed to be trust.
PEORIA, Ariz. — Two of the Seattle Mariners’ top prospects had a chance to tie or win the game in the bottom of the ninth inning, but Texas held on for a 7-5 victory in the Cactus League opener here on Sunday.
PEORIA, Ariz. — If it were 2012, the image of Carlos Gonzalez in a Mariners uniform would’ve been met with joy and anticipation from fans starved for superstars and potent hitters.
SEATTLE — The Mariners picked up some pitching depth and versatility Friday, claiming left-handed pitcher Nick Margevicius off waivers from the Padres.
SEATTLE — For the first time in his career, Felix Hernandez will go to spring training with an organization other than the Seattle Mariners.
SAN DIEGO – The Mariners’ most coveted player last offseason remains one of their most coveted this offseason, despite an interrupted season in which he missed the last 99 games due to injury.
SAN DIEGO — While reporters outside of the Seattle market and various employees from teams around Major League Baseball steadfastly refuse to believe it to be true, the Mariners and general manager Jerry Dipoto appear to be doing what he predicted leading up to the four-day winter meetings —…
SEATTLE — With the demand for Major League catching higher than expected and the Mariners sitting with a small surplus at the position, Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto tried to capitalize on the situation to acquire some more young talent for his current rebuild with a trade this morning.
SEATTLE — Evan White slipped on the crisp, white Mariners jersey with the No. 12 on the back, fumbling with the buttons and shaming himself for his clumsiness, while apologizing for taking so long as people waited to take his picture.
SEATTLE — The outcome seemed certain after a seven-run first inning and then became a little less so midway through the game, but it became official late Tuesday evening when closer Daniel Hudson secured the final out of the Washington Nationals’ 7-4 victory over the Cardinals at Nationals Park.
SEATTLE — With the season now over, the Mariners, according to multiple Major League Baseball sources, will make some changes to their big-league coaching staff after finishing 68-94 in 2019.
SEATTLE — The “step-back” season of 2019 mercifully came to a close Sunday for the Mariners with something that only happened about once every three games after their 13-2 start to the season – a victory. A group of seven Mariners, working in short bursts of either two or one inning, combine…
BALTIMORE — For one brief moment, the Chris Davis of years ago made an appearance at Camden Yards.
SEATTLE — Kyle Lewis has walked into the major leagues and made things look easy.
SEATTLE — Mariners rookie Kyle Lewis has tied a major league record by hitting a home run in his first three games.
SEATTLE — For the 21st time this season, the Mariners made the ultimate dream come true for a baseball player. Whether pitcher or position player, 21 Mariners joined the elite fraternity who can say they have played in the major leagues.
SEATTLE — As Justin Dunn handed him the baseball, looking to escape the mound and start the process of trying to forget a debut that had gone so very wrong, manager Scott Servais wouldn’t let his rookie pitcher exit in a hurry.
HOUSTON — When the situation had finally reached the point of embarrassment in the third inning, an escalation that quickly worsened from bad to awful to ‘Dear God, please make it stop,’ two things became very clear.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As the sweat-drenched Arkansas Travelers exited the field at Dickey-Stephens Park on Wednesday afternoon for the refuge of their air-conditioned clubhouse, Andy McKay, the Mariners director of player development, walked into the dugout and motioned to general manage…
ARLINGTON, Texas — On a sweltering, ruin-your-shirt night featuring the dug-in Texas heat of August in all its glory, neither the Mariners nor Rangers — two teams playing out the string — wanted to push into extra innings. Besides the heat, the Mariners’ bullpen was torched from the three-ga…
SEATTLE — For the first time since being traded to the Mariners in November, 23-year-old starting pitcher Justus Sheffield crossed paths with the team that uprooted his life on the East Coast to send him across the country.