Mariners outfielder Guillermo Heredia underwent surgery on his right shoulder in Miami on Monday and is expected to be ready for Spring Training in February.
While the nucleus of the Mariners’ roster figures to remain in place next year as general manager Jerry Dipoto continues building around a core of established players returning, one change appears inevitable.
Bench coach Tim Bogar and first-base coach Casey Candaele will not return to the Mariners’ coaching staff next season, the club announced Tuesday.
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto noted Tuesday that the Major League game is changing for pitchers’ usage and more of a “wolf pack” mentality is needed when it comes to accumulating a larger group of quality starters as well as a bullpen capable of covering additional innings.
The Mariners made more roster moves and used more players than any other team in the Majors in 2017. But in the end, all that churn didn’t help Seattle get where it wanted, as it missed the postseason for a 16th straight year, the longest drought in baseball.
In the end, the Mariners’ 2017 season wound up being about a club that carried high expectations and looked good at times but couldn’t quite put everything together.
Both the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had designs on the postseason in 2017. For a variety of reasons, things didn’t work out as planned. The consolation prize? Getting to pick at the top of the 2018 Draft.
The Angels’ offense erupted for six runs in the seventh against the Mariners’ bullpen, leading to a 6-2 victory in Sunday’s regular-season finale at Angel Stadium.
Kyle Seager and Yonder Alonso launched back-to-back home runs to highlight a five-run eighth inning that propelled the Mariners to a 6-4 comeback win over the Angels on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
Mariners southpaw James Paxton and Angels right-hander Parker Bridwell, two pitchers who have achieved outstanding results with very different styles this year, square off Sunday afternoon in the season finale in Anaheim.
As a handful of players are loosening up on the field, getting in some early running four hours before game time, Kevin Cremin is busily setting up the gear and testing the equipment for the Mariners’ radio crew in the visitors’ broadcast booth at Angel Stadium.
After Jean Segura went 3-for-3 in the first six innings of his first game back from a sprained right middle finger on Friday night, the Mariners shortstop was taken out and likely is done for the season after lifting his batting average to .300.