When baseball players plan their offseason workouts, they don’t usually involve shoveling dirt, lining fields and painting dugouts. But Mitch Haniger had something different in mind last week, and it landed the Mariners right fielder in Hilo, Hawaii, getting down and dirty with dozens of happy kids.
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto, debuting a new weekly podcast with club broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith on Wednesday, made no effort to hide his team’s eagerness to recruit Shohei Ohtani now that there’s a posting process in place to allow the Japanese two-way star to pursue a Major League career.
Every year there are players who might not be at the top of prospect lists, but who use the Fall League as a bit of a coming out party. These are players who can be considered breakout prospects, with the usual caveat about small sample sizes.
The deadline to protect eligible players from next month’s Rule 5 draft passed on Monday with the Mariners not adding anyone in their system to the 40-man roster, leaving it at 36 for now.
Edgar Martinez’s career with the Mariners got off to a late start, so he knows as well as anyone that it’s how you finish that counts. And that lesson might come in handy again for one of the game’s premier designated hitters as he waits to see if he can convert some strong recent momentum […]
Veteran right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma told reporters in Japan on Monday that he has received an offer to re-sign with the Mariners and is attempting to recover from shoulder surgery in time for the 2018 season.
With three-month-old twins at home, sleep doesn’t come easy for Mariners No. 24 prospect Eric Filia. However, it hasn’t affected his play or his demeanor and the 25-year-old received the AFL’s Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award.
General manager Jerry Dipoto added another right-handed reliever to the Mariners’ mix on Saturday, acquiring 26-year-old Nick Rumbelow from the Yankees in exchange for Minor League pitchers JP Sears and Juan Then in his third trade in four days.
With versatile reliever Emilio Pagan and promising prospect Thyago Vieira both traded away this week in the first moves of general manager Jerry Dipoto’s offseason, some are wondering if the Mariners’ bullpen is suddenly getting thin.
The two Arizona Fall League teams with the most prospect talent will meet Saturday for the championship when the Peoria Javelinas face the Mesa Solar Sox.
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto engineered his second trade in two days on Thursday, sending hard-throwing relief prospect Thyago Vieira to the White Sox in exchange for international slot money.
Jerry Dipoto made a habit of moving quickly to fill his offseason wish list during his first two years with Seattle, and the Mariners’ general manager is at it again, acquiring young first baseman Ryon Healy from the A’s on Wednesday in exchange for right-handed reliever Emilio Pagan and Minor League infielder Alexander Campos.