Nelson Cruz doesn’t seem to be slowing down with age, as the Mariners’ 37-year-old designated hitter earned the second Silver Slugger Award of his 13-year career on Thursday.
Players who aren’t on 40-man rosters become free agents after fulfilling six years in the Minor Leagues, and the Mariners have a large group in that category this winter, including veteran utilityman Shawn O’Malley and catcher Steven Baron, a former first-round Draft pick.
Shortstop Zach Vincej, who was claimed off waivers from the Reds last Friday, cleared waivers for the Mariners and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday.
Now that the five-day window for teams to re-sign their own free agents has closed, the Hot Stove fun fully begins Tuesday for Major League clubs. And for the Mariners, that means the opportunity to tap the market for potential help at first base, outfield, backup catcher and the pitching staff.
The Mariners introduced a new grant program on Monday that offers $5,000 for up to 10 high school baseball and softball programs across the state of Washington to help pay for equipment, field maintenance and other expenses.
As expected, Monday’s deadline for teams to extend qualifying offers to their own players passed without the Mariners making offers to any of their seven free agents, but that doesn’t mean general manager Jerry Dipoto won’t pursue such players from other clubs.
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto made his third waiver claim of the offseason Friday, picking up shortstop Zach Vincej from the Reds.
He’s a familiar figure to Mariners fans, the man who has tended to injured players on the field for most of the franchise’s history. But after 35 seasons as the team’s head athletic trainer, Rick Griffin announced Friday he’s scaling back his day-to-day duties and transitioning to a new role as the club’s “Athletic Trainer […]
The end of the World Series means the beginning of free agency for many players around the Major Leagues, including likely seven Mariners.
The Mariners declined the 2018 club options on contracts for Hisashi Iwakuma and Yovani Gallardo on Thursday, making the veteran right-handed pitchers free agents along with five other veterans whose contracts have expired.
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto added another versatile veteran to the Mariners’ 40-man roster on Thursday as utility infielder/outfielder Andrew Romine was claimed off waivers from the Tigers.
It was Sunday, Sept. 3, at Safeco Field. The Mariners were winning, 10-2, against the Athletics after a five-run eighth inning. Manager Scott Servais made a call to the bullpen, and third-string catcher Mike Marjama and relief pitcher Shae Simmons, frequent batterymates down at Triple-A Tacoma in August, grinned at each other.