Seattle Mariners

Gordon passes first test in CF with flying colors
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After not getting any defensive opportunities in his three-inning debut Friday, newly converted Mariners center fielder Dee Gordon was tested early and often at his new position in Saturday’s 5-3 loss to the White Sox.

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Haniger taking it slow with sore right hand
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The early injury bug continued to bite the Mariners on Saturday as right fielder Mitch Haniger was ruled out for several days to rest a sore hand, while first baseman Daniel Vogelbach had his foot in a walking boot after being hit by a pitch in Friday’s Cactus League opener.

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M's Top 30 led by Lewis, features 20 new names
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Though headlined by 2016 first-rounder and No. 70 overall prospect Kyle Lewis for a second straight year, the latest Mariners Top 30 list otherwise features 20 new names. Many of those players stand to contribute in the Major Leagues relatively soon, too, as exactly half of the club’s Top 30 prospects have a 2018 estimated […]

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Gordon has worked hard to find right glove
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Dee Gordon went to work immediately after learning he would be playing center field for the Mariners and the All-Star infielder will get his first crack at the new position in the club’s spring opener.

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Moore putting rookie struggles in rearview mirror
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Andrew Moore was rushed to the big leagues last year as a 23-year-old rookie when the Mariners’ rotation was hit hard by injuries. But the former Oregon State standout learned from some rocky times and got off to a nice start on the new campaign Friday with two hitless innings in Seattle’s 3-2 win over […]

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Mariners' dark-horse hopefuls to start auditions
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For those fighting for jobs at Mariners camp, like first baseman Mike Ford, the real deal starts Friday when Seattle faces the Padres at Peoria Stadium.

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Dee to see first CF action in spring opener
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While manager Scott Servais said most of his regulars will be eased into game action over the next few days, Dee Gordon will make his Mariners debut in Friday’s Cactus League opener against the Padres.

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Whalen back in Mariners camp with new outlook
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Mariners prospect Rob Whalen stepped back from a world he said was closing in on him last July while he was pitching for Triple-A Tacoma, got help and now is attacking life — and his baseball career — with a new frame of mind.

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Diaz turning heads in early throwing sessions
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Until Cactus League games begin on Friday, it’s hard to judge exactly how well pitchers are throwing. But that hasn’t stopped young closer Edwin Diaz from opening eyes in Mariners camp.

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Mariners' goal is clear: End postseason drought
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As Scott Servais opened his first full-squad workout on Tuesday, the third-year manager wasted no time acknowledging the biggest thing that has been missing for the Mariners. Seattle hasn’t been in the playoffs since 2001, the longest dry spell in the Major Leagues. And yes, Servais said, it’s time to change that.

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'Way better' Felix off to encouraging start
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It’s a long way until Opening Day, but the Mariners like what they’ve seen from Felix Hernandez in his first two mound sessions of Spring Training. Hernandez was among the final group of eight pitchers to throw their second bullpen sessions of the spring on Tuesday, and the 31-year-old was encouraged by the results as […]

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Lewis sidelined following minor knee surgery
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Outfielder Kyle Lewis, the Mariners’ top-ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline, is not among the 40-plus players who began a Minor League mini-camp at the club’s Peoria Sports Complex on Monday, as general manager Jerry Dipoto said he’s recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his balky right knee.

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