Tag:Seattle Mariners
Posted on: April 26, 2010 2:33 pm

Mariners' Lee ready for Friday debut

Steve Kelly of the Seattle Times reports Cliff Lee is ready to make his Mariners debut Friday at home against the Texas Rangers.

The 2008 American League Cy Young Award winner threw six scoreless innings Sunday for Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday.

Lee threw 68 pitches of which 46 were strikes.

"I felt good," Lee told the Times. "Threw strikes. Forced them to swing the bat. It went good. The injury is a nonissue. I would have liked to have had a little more command, but that will come. Every [pitch] felt comfortable. My curveball wasn't as good as I wanted, but that's not out of the ordinary. But fastball, changeup, cutter, they were all where I wanted them to be.

"There was no apprehension. I was excited and ready to get back to facing hitters. I don't know what I expected. I expected to come out here and throw strikes. I was able to do that and work on some things. I felt strong the whole time."

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Posted on: April 7, 2010 6:50 pm

M's in lead for Dominican hurler

The Mariners blog on the Seattle-Post Intelligencer website reports Seattle is still in the lead for Dominican Republic pitcher Rafael DePaula.

DePaula, 17, worked out for several teams recently and ESPN The Magazine claims the Mariners are the favorite to land the hard-throwing teenager.

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Posted on: March 5, 2010 11:02 am

M's closer Aardsma tweaks groin

The Seattle Times is reporting Mariners closer David Aardsma injured his groin in Thursday's spring training game, but shouldn't miss much time.

"We don't think it's very serious and he might miss one outing hopefully and that's it," manager Don Wakamatsu told the Times.. "It was the very last pitch and he felt something in his groin. Hopefully, we caught it before it gets to be anything serious."

The right-hander pitched the third inning, walking Yorvit Torrealba to open the frame before inducing Everth Cabrera into a double-play groundout and an inning-ending groundout by Tony Gwynn Jr.

Aardsma saved 38 games last season after taking over the closer role from Brandon Morrow in mid-May.
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Posted on: February 4, 2010 11:25 am

Bedard re-signing?

On the Mariner's official blog site, Jim Street reports the club is turning its effors tto re-signing Erik Bedard.

the lefty is expected to miss the first three or four months of the regular season but could return midseason to provide some "significant" pitching help.

A new contract could be incentives-based.  Bedard has been hurt more than healthy since being acquired from the Orioles before the 2008 season.
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Posted on: January 15, 2010 11:05 am

Rockies -- arbitration update

According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post , Houston Street and Rafael Betancourt are two big-ticket payroll players headed to arbitration.  Street will be in the $7 million range and Betancourt will get less than $5.

On the free-agent market, Yorvit Torrealba continues to attract interest. The Giants, Padres, Rangers and Mariners have all called about the Rockies' former starting catcher.
Posted on: January 6, 2010 11:22 am
Edited on: January 6, 2010 11:25 am

Moves by the Mariners

Seattle Mariners' tidbits:

The agent for Franklin Gutierrez told MLB.com the Mariners are on the verge of a four-year contract extension for $20.5 million with a team option for a fifth year with the center fielder.  "We are really close. We want to get it done this week," the agent said. "Maybe today or tomorrow or in a few hours. We are just waiting on Seattle. It's 90 percent done."

Also, an MLB.com source has confirmed that Casey Kotchman is "close" to being traded to the Mariners.  With Adrian Beltre soon to become an official member of the Red Sox, Kotchman was expendable.

A source told Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times that Kotcman is "pretty excited" about playing with Seattle.

Posted on: December 25, 2009 3:22 pm

Mets still Bay's only offer

Despite rumors that Jason Bay might have suitors besides the Mets, a major league source told The New York Post that there are no other serious bidders for the free-agent outfielder.

According to the report, a Mets official speculated the delay in signing Bay could be related to Bay's hope Seattle somehow puts together a proposal that at least approaches the Mets' offer. Bay is a native of British Columbia and would welcome the opportunity to play close to home.


Posted on: December 18, 2009 1:48 pm

Bradley deal likely

From MLB --

The Cubs have pulled off a move to trade OF Milton Bradley to the Mariners for pitcher Carlos Silva (according to two sources familiar with the negotiations).

The deal will be made official once Commissioner Bud Selig approves the transaction because of the money involved.

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