The Mariners continued stocking up on top position prospects on Friday, selecting University of San Diego shortstop Bryson Brigman with their third-round pick in the MLB Draft.
The Mariners landed one of the more advanced high-school hitters in the MLB Draft when they selected third baseman Joe Rizzo of Oakton High School in Oak Hill, Va., with their second-round selection on Thursday.
Looking to add an athletic outfielder to their mix, the Mariners tabbed Kyle Lewis of Mercer University with the 11th selection overall in Thursday’s first round of the MLB Draft.
Robinson Cano accomplished something in Thursday night’s 5-3 loss to Cleveland that he had never done in his 373 previous games with the Mariners.
Tyler Naquin delivered a two-run home run in the eighth inning to help carry the Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Mariners that secured a split of the four-game series at Safeco Field on Thursday night.
After going winless in his past seven starts, righty Taijuan Walker put in a dominating effort in the Mariners’ victory over the Indians on Wednesday to show he’s ready to step up in the absence of ace Felix Hernandez, who is on the disabled list with a right calf injury.
Center fielder Leonys Martin hit against live pitching and ran the bases on Wednesday afternoon for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring, and the 27-year-old is expected to rejoin the Mariners on Friday.
Taijuan Walker threw eight scoreless innings and catcher Chris Iannetta cracked a pair of homers and drove in four runs as the Mariners topped the Indians, 5-0, on Wednesday night at Safeco Field.
Chris Iannetta had one of the best offensive games of his 11-year Major League career in Wednesday night’s 5-0 victory over the Indians, but predictably, the Mariners catcher was more interested in talking about starting pitcher Taijuan Walker.
With Josh Tomlin on the mound for the Indians, the Mariners might not have much of a home-field advantage as the teams wrap up a four-game series on Thursday night at Safeco Field.
For Mariners amateur scouting director Tom McNamara, things are different this year. And not just because his team is picking 11th in the first round of today’s MLB Draft.