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Hernandez, Wainwright named starters for All-Star Game

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 week 6 days ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez and St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright have been selected as the starting pitchers for the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field.American League manager John Farrell of Boston and National League skipper Mike Matheny of St. Louis made the announcements at a Monday news conference, also laying out the starting...

Mariners' Rodney named to AL All-Star team

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 1 day ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - American League saves leader Fernando Rodney of the Seattle Mariners has been named to the AL All-Star team.AL manager John Farrell announced Saturday that Rodney would take the place of Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price on the active roster for Tuesday's game.Price is schedule to start Sunday against Toronto. He was bumped from his regular spot in the rotation...

Mariners place Saunders on DL

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 2 days ago
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Mariners placed right fielder Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.Saunders was at the plate in the eighth inning of Thursday night's game against the Twins when he checked his swing and experienced pain in his side. He left the game in the middle of his at-bat.The 27-year-old is hitting .276 on the season with six home...

Rounding Third: Same old story in Seattle

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 4 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Seattle Mariners could head into the All-Star break holding one of the two wild card spots in the American League.But if they plan on maintaining that spot, they are going to have to do something about an offense that has been, well, offensive.Especially lately.Seattle was shut out for the second time in three games on Tuesday and has been blanked 11 times...

Mariners option P Walker

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 4 days ago
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Mariners optioned right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.Walker, who MLB.com listed as the league's fifth top prospect, went 1-1 with a 3.60 earned run average in two starts this season since being recalled on June 30.The 21-year-old dealt with shoulder inflammation in spring training and a setback during April kept him...

Mariners DFA John Buck

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 5 days ago
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Mariners designated catcher John Buck for assignment following Monday's 2-0 win against the Minnesota Twins.Buck, who was signed to a one-year contract with the team in the offseason, started in 24 of the 27 games he played in this year and had a .226 average to go with a homer and six RBI.The Mariners announced they would make a corresponding roster...

Encarnacion hits DL; Seager to fill in at ASG

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 6 days ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The timing of Edwin Encarnacion's injury freed up a spot on the American League All-Star roster, and Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager was named as his replacement on Monday.Encarnacion was selected as a reserve to the AL squad after hitting a whopping 26 home runs with 70 RBI this season, but the Blue Jays first baseman was placed on the disabled list Monday with a right...

Mariners' Hart comes off DL

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 weeks 2 days ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Mariners activated outfielder/designated hitter Corey Hart from the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Chicago White Sox.Hart had been sidelined for more than six weeks with a strained left hamstring he sustained at Minnesota on May 18. The offseason acquisition just completed a 10-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma,...

King Felix named AL Pitcher of the Month

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 weeks 4 days ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was named Wednesday as the American League Pitcher of the Month for June.Hernandez had a 1.22 ERA in six starts during the month, with 54 strikeouts in 44 1/3 innings and a 3-1 record.The former Cy Young Award winner extended his own team record to nine straight starts with at least seven innings pitched and two or fewer runs...

Mariners recall Walker to start

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 weeks 6 days ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Mariners recalled right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker from Triple-A Tacoma to start Monday against the Houston Astros.Walker, who MLB.com listed as the league's fifth top prospect, will square off against Houston starter Collin McHugh in the opener of a three-game set.The 21-year-old dealt with shoulder inflammation in spring training and a setback...