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1/28/2015 | Inbox: Should Peterson play first base exclusively?

Should D.J. Peterson move to first base or stay at third? Beat reporter Greg Johns tackle this and other questions in his latest Inbox.


1/28/2015 | Mariners, Baker agree to Minor League deal

Looking to add depth behind starting catcher Mike Zunino, the Mariners have signed veteran John Baker to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League camp. The Mariners have not officially confirmed the deal.


1/27/2015 | In Minors, Russell Wilson tackled tornadoes

As a frightening string of destructive tornadoes ripped through the Southeast on April 27, 2011, Mike Dunn took precautionary measures to protect his Class A Rome Braves players and the visiting Asheville Tourists club that included a young second baseman named Russell Wilson.


1/27/2015 | Wilhelmsen will move his way into any role for Mariners

Tom Wilhelmsen proved his versatility -- and personality -- at last weekend's FanFest with several impromptu singing and dancing performances atop the dugout at Safeco Field. But the looming question now figures to be where exactly he fits into Seattle's pitching plans when the games begin this spring.


1/27/2015 | Prospect Watch: Top 10 third basemen

If chicks dig the long ball, then there's no doubt third base is the sexiest position among prospects. It's home to the three best power prospects in the game in Kris Bryant (Cubs) and Joey Gallo (Rangers) -- the last two Minor League home run champions -- and Miguel Sano (Twins).


1/26/2015 | Rodney's arrow flies all the way to South Korea

For Fernando Rodney, the arrow has gone international. When the Mariners closer peers skyward as he pulls back his imaginary bow following every save, he pictures the arrow sailing far into the distance. But even Rodney seems surprised that his trademark move has become familiar to young fans in South Korea, where he visited last week on a personal goodwill tour.


1/25/2015 | Mariners sense excitement for 2015 at FanFest

Unseasonably warm winter weather and a building excitement over a club expected to challenge for an American League playoff berth in 2015 led to record-setting attendance at the weekend's 35th annual Mariners FanFest at Safeco Field.


1/25/2015 | Mariners close to reuniting with Endy, Gutierrez

Two familiar outfielders, Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez, are close to returning to the Mariners on Minor League deals with invitations to next month's Major League Spring Training.


1/24/2015 | Cruz highlights first day of Mariners FanFest

Nelson Cruz insists he's still a kid at heart, so the new Mariners slugger fit right in during his first public appearance with his new club on Saturday at Safeco Field.


1/23/2015 | Mariners unveil new alternate uniforms

The Mariners unveiled a fresh look with some old-school trimmings on Friday, as new slugger Nelson Cruz and pitchers James Paxton, Taijuan Walker and Charlie Furbush served as models introducing the club's new alternate uniforms.


1/22/2015 | Mariners feel pieces are in place to have successful season

With the Mariners sitting less than a month from pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, expectations continue to climb as the club is being mentioned in many quarters as a strong contender in the American League West.


1/22/2015 | Wash. native O'Malley among Mariners' NRIs to camp

Shawn O'Malley, a 27-year-old utility infielder who played 11 games for the Angels last season, signed a Minor League deal with the Mariners on Thursday with an invitation to Major League camp. O'Malley graduated from Southridge High in Kennewick, Wash., in 2006 and was a fifth-round Draft pick of the Rays.


1/22/2015 | Montero given another chance to make Mariners' roster

Jesus Montero might not have a definite spot in the Mariners' plans at the moment, but the former top hitting prospect still has a place in the organization and an opportunity to compete for a job starting this spring.


1/22/2015 | Happ unfazed by expectations for him, Mariners in '15

J.A. Happ's velocity went up last year. So did the expectations for the Seattle Mariners. So now that the Mariners have traded for the veteran left-hander to fill out their rotation, Happ finds himself in a new situation for a team on the rise.


1/21/2015 | Mariners FanFest to include past and present stars

New slugger Nelson Cruz and All-Star closer Fernando Rodney highlight the players lineup for the 17th annual Mariners FanFest this Saturday and Sunday, and there will be some interesting new attractions at this year's Safeco Field event as well.


1/21/2015 | Mariners poised to emerge as AL West power

With the addition of another proven star in Nelson Cruz and potential breakout seasons by young starters Taijuan Walker and James Paxton, the Mariners are positioned to make a serious run at what would be their first division title since the great 2001 team won 116 games.


1/20/2015 | Inbox: Does Montero have a shot at Opening Day roster?

Beat reporter Greg Johns answers these questions and more in his latest Inbox.


1/20/2015 | Safeco first MLB park to illuminate field with LED lights

While expectations are already high for 2015, the Mariners plan to literally cast a new light on their upcoming season as the club announced Tuesday that Safeco Field will be the first Major League stadium to illuminate its playing field with LED lights.


1/19/2015 | Cano plays final game in Dominican playoffs

Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has been a big hit for his hometown Estrellas De Oriente club in the Dominican Republic Winter League playoffs for the past week, where he finished up his offseason stint on Monday night, according to reports from Dominican media.


1/16/2015 | With starting gig locked up, who backs up LoMo?

There was a wide-open competition at first base last season, but things have changed heading into 2015. Logan Morrison performed well down the stretch and is the only player on the roster with experience at the position, so the Mariners are searching for depth.


1/16/2015 | Mariners agree with five arbitration-eligible players

The Mariners avoided arbitration hearings with five of six eligible players, agreeing to terms with outfielders Dustin Ackley, Justin Ruggiano and Austin Jackson, pitcher Charlie Furbush and first baseman Logan Morrison.


1/14/2015 | Mariners acquire lefty prospect Kickham from Cubs

The Mariners have acquired left-hander Mike Kickham from the Cubs for Minor League pitcher Lars Huijer, the club announced Wednesday. To make room on the 40-man roster for Kickham, left-hander Anthony Fernandez was designated for assignment. Seattle's 40-man roster remains full.


1/14/2015 | Mariners' promo lineup packed to the brim

The Mariners announced their 2015 promotional schedule Wednesday, which includes six bobblehead giveaways, five hat giveaways, a Nelson Cruz bat night and four postgame fireworks nights.


1/14/2015 | Inbox: Any chance of Miller moving from short to outfield?

Is there anything to the rumor of Brad Miller moving to the outfield? What happened exactly with Michael Saunders? Beat reporter Greg Johns answers these questions and more in his latest Inbox.


1/13/2015 | First-timer Ackley among 5 Mariners to file for arbitration

The Mariners had five players file for salary arbitration on Tuesday: outfielders Dustin Ackley and Austin Jackson, pitchers Charlie Furbush and Tom Wilhelmsen and first baseman Logan Morrison.




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