Seattle Mariners

Smyly becomes FA; Romine signs 1-year deal
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Pitchers Drew Smyly and Shae Simmons were non-tendered by the Mariners on Friday, making them free agents rather than going into the arbitration process, while the club came to agreement on a one-year deal with utility man Andrew Romine to avoid arbitration.

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Martinez developed into elite hitter for Mariners
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To understand the financial condition of the Mariners in their early years, consider that in addition to managing the franchise’s short-season Class A Bellingham affiliate in the Northwest League, Jeff Scott also was the top assistant to Hal Keller, who was the Mariners’ scouting director and farm director.

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Mariners claim lefty Moll off waivers from Bucs
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The Mariners added another left-handed reliever to the mix on Thursday, claiming 25-year-old Sam Moll off waivers from the Pirates.

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Cruz named winner of Outstanding DH Award
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Nelson Cruz didn’t have to venture far to find the perfect role model for how to succeed as a designated hitter. Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the 37-year-old Cruz has been selected as the 2017 winner of the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award, named after the man who has been Cruz’s hitting coach […]

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Smyly leads Mariners non-tender candidates
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With a Friday deadline looming on whether to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players, the Mariners face a couple interesting decisions as they continue shaping their roster for 2018.

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Dipoto details Filia's progress on latest podcast
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If there was any question whether Mariners prospect Eric Filia got the attention of general manager Jerry Dipoto with his outstanding Arizona Fall League season, rest assured. Dipoto revealed in his second weekly Wheelhouse Podcast on Wednesday that the 25-year-old will be given a chance to make a big jump up the organizational ladder next […]

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Speedy prospect Miller provides OF option
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There was some irony in the fact Ian Miller was named the Ken Griffey Jr. Minor League Hitter of the Year Award winner by the Mariners this past season.

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Mariners recognized with 2017 Green Glove
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For the first time in franchise history, the Mariners were awarded Major League Baseball’s “Green Glove Award” in recognition of their recycling efforts at Safeco Field in 2017.

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Iwakuma signs Minor League deal with Mariners
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The Mariners signed right-handed pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Seattle’s Major League Spring Training camp on Monday.

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Inbox: Will Lewis get MLB opportunity in 2018?
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Will any Mariners rookies make the club next season? Kyle Lewis, perhaps?

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Haniger brings giving spirit to kids in Hawaii
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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.

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Mariners set to make best pitch for Ohtani
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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.

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