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Lookout Landing Apr 1, 2015

Tyler Olson, LOOGY Extraordinaire

Tyler Olson is the last man standing in the competition for the last bullpen spot. Let's see what he brings to the table. The final 25-man roster is slowly taking shape. All of the position players are accounted for and the rotation has been set. The final thing to figure out is the last spot in the bullpen. Erasmo Ramirez was traded away last night and I expect new acquisition, Mike Montgomery, to start the year in the minors. Carson Smith hasn't had a great Spring Training and he and Joe Saunders were just recently optioned to the minors. That leaves Tyler Olson as the last man...
Lookout Landing Mar 31, 2015

Endy Chavez moves on, for now

Endy's gone, but is he really? Also, Joe Saunders and Franklin Gutierrez are headed to Tacoma. The Mariners have released a set of transactions, two of which are procedural and the other is a bit of a surprise. It was always assumed that Endy Chavez would start the year in Tacoma. Minor league contract assumes playing in the minors, right? Not really, at least not at this stage.  Alongside the other set of moves -- Franklin Gutierrez converting his minor league deal to a AAA one, and the same for Joe Saunders -- Endy opted to ask for his release and look for a better job somewhere...

Mariners retain Gutierrez, Saunders on new deals, release Chavez

PEORIA, Ariz. — The Mariners cleaned up their Rule XX (B) free agents Tuesday by releasing left-handed pitcher Joe Saunders and outfielders Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez from their minor-league contracts. Saunders and Gutierrez then signed new minor-league deals that are not bound by the Rule XX (B) provisions. Chavez opted to become a free agent. Right-handed pitcher Kevin Correia, who also qualified, was released Monday and chose to become a free agent. The Rule XX (B) provision covers major-league free agents who sign minor-league contracts. They must be informed, five days prior to...
Northwest Sports Beat Mar 21, 2015

Southpaw Battles For South Downtown Seattle Mariner Bullpen Spot

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, takes a look at the battle between lefty relievers in the M's bullpen this spring. Charlie Furbush is going to be the first lefty out of the bullpen for the Mariners so that leaves just one spot and it's David Rollins, Lucas Luetge, Tyler Olson, Rafael Perez, and Joe Saunders left to fight over the coveted spot on the M's 25 man roster.

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