Seattle Mariners

Cruz controls DH spot in AL ballot update
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Nelson Cruz has shown no signs of slowing down at the plate despite a nagging calf injury, and the Mariners slugger isn’t easing up at the ballot box either, as he extended his lead for the starting designated hitter position in the latest American League results released Tuesday for the 2017 Esurance All-Star Ballot.

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Mariners open Draft Day 2 with Spokane arm
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Mariners amateur scouting director Scott Hunter was thrilled with the club’s top two picks on the first day of the MLB Draft on Monday, but immediately noted that the work was just beginning and said rounds 3-10 on Tuesday would be critical as well.

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Felix slated for one more Triple-A rehab start
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Felix Hernandez’s return to the Mariners will wait a bit longer.

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Mariners take college bat White in first round
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Evan White, a 21-year-old first baseman from the University of Kentucky, was the Mariners’ first-round pick (No. 17 overall) in Monday’s MLB Draft.

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Bergman-Gibson rematch on tap at Target Field
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For a second straight night Tuesday at Target Field, the Mariners and Twins will be looking at a pitching rematch.

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Mariners excited to get RHP Carlson at No. 55
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Sam Carlson, a prep pitching standout from Minnesota whom the Mariners had targeted as one of their contingency plans in the first round of Monday’s MLB Draft, instead fell to Seattle in the second round with the 55th overall selection. And that made for some very happy folks in the Mariners Draft Room.

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Mariners start fast, roll to win in Minnesota
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Yovani Gallardo tossed six innings of three-run ball and was backed with a season high in runs as the Mariners overmatched the Twins by a score of 14-3 on Monday night at Target Field. Seattle has now won 11 of its last 15 games, while Minnesota clings to a slim advantage atop the American League […]

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Bullpen of the Week: Mariners
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Seattle’s relief corps owns the best bullpen ERA in baseball since May 22, and its stellar performance continued over the past seven days to earn Bullpen of the Week honors.

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Gallardo looks to regain form vs. Twins
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Seattle’s struggling veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo gets a rematch with Minnesota’s upstart rookie Adalberto Mejia in the first contest of a three-game series between the Mariners and the Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis on Monday.

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Mariners activate Haniger from 10-day DL
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The Mariners’ lineup took another step closer to being at full strength on Sunday. Outfielder Mitch Haniger was activated from the 10-day disabled list and outfielder Boog Powell was optioned back to Triple-A Tacoma.

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Paxton scuffles vs. Jays, takes first loss of '17
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Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ pitched six scoreless innings to earn his first win of the season, Josh Donaldson drove in three runs, including a two-run home run in the first inning, and the Blue Jays topped the Mariners, 4-0, on Sunday to take the final game of a three-game series at Safeco Field.

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Mariners' OF surplus a bonus for Servais
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Right fielder Mitch Haniger was activated from the 10-day disabled list on Sunday to reunite Seattle’s trio of rookie outfielders — Haniger, Ben Gamel and Guillermo Heredia — and veteran Jarrod Dyson. Sitting one each night will be a tough decision, but a predicament Servais is happy to deal with.

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