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 — 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 — Exactly a year and a day ago, the first use of the phrase “step back” was used in the context of the Mariners’ potential plans for the offseason.

SEATTLE — The sobering reality of the Mariners’ “step-back” season and all that it would entail on the field — specifically the losing and lack of talent — didn’t set in for most fans until a month into the season.

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…

SEATTLE — Unlike the beatdowns they endured at Minute Maid Park, the Mariners weren’t blown out, drubbed, shellacked or whatever word fits your description of decisive defeat.

PITTSBURGH — As a junior at Gonzaga in 2013, Marco Gonzales went 7-3 with a 2.80 earned-run average on the mound and led the Zags at the plate with a .311 batting average, earning him the John Olerud Award as college baseball’s best two-way player.

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 — Kyle Lewis didn’t feel the awkward disappointment on July 12 when the Mariners were no-hit by the Angels on an emotional night at Angels Stadium. 

SEATTLE — A Kyle provided the Mariners with their first run on a night when few were expected with his first homer in his first major-league game for his first big-league hit. 

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.

HOUSTON — Justin Verlander pitched seven strong innings to get his MLB-leading 18th win in his first start since throwing his third no-hitter to lead the Houston Astros to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

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.

SEATTLE — James Paxton paused for a moment mid-sentence, making sure he didn’t misspeak. He quite clearly enunciated the words “T-Mobile Park” as part of his answer.

SEATTLE — The Mariners have long been past the point of playing games with postseason implications. That ended around May, if not before. You could argue that hope ended before the season started, given what transpired in the offseason.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brendan McKay couldn’t provide a lift for a depleted Tampa Bay rotation and was headed back to the minors after his latest start.

TORONTO — Yusei Kikuchi’s last outing left his manager openly frustrated and publicly critical, and left him searching for answers to questions he’d never been asked before in his professional career.