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The Seattle Times May 18, 2019
Who will M’s start for Tuesday’s game in Texas? Not Justus Sheffield

Who will M’s start for Tuesday’s game in Texas? Not Justus Sheffield

While Sheffield is expected to return to the starting rotation, now is not the time as the top prospect tries to tweak his mechanics for the long term. He has struggled with his fastball command and pitch efficiency.
The Seattle Times May 7, 2019
Justus Sheffield, J.P. Crawford propel Tacoma Rainiers

Justus Sheffield, J.P. Crawford propel Tacoma Rainiers

Top Mariners prospect Justus Sheffield allowed one run in 51/3 innings and shortstop J.P. Crawford drove in six runs.
Lookout Landing May 1, 2019
In Pursuit of True Justus: The Case of Sheffield’s Encouraging Inning

In Pursuit of True Justus: The Case of Sheffield’s Encouraging Inning

Searching for truth and Justus in a Post-Paxton world Let’s get down to business, shall we? The prosecution has accused Justus Sheffield of being “destined for the bullpen.” The case is precedented by a rich history of similar fastball/slider pitchers with inconsistent command. The defendant claims that the “command will come” and the third pitch “will develop” enough to be a major league starter. He is younger than AA prospect Justin Dunn, they insist. (I’m already tired of writing like this, but the law is the law). I present Justus Sheffield’s 4/26 start for...
The Seattle Times Apr 28, 2019
Mariners Sunday mailbag: Analyzing Justus Sheffield’s debut and his struggles with command

Mariners Sunday mailbag: Analyzing Justus Sheffield’s debut and his struggles with command

After a shaky Mariners debut, top prospect Justus Sheffield is headed back to Tacoma to rejoin the Rainiers' abysmal rotation. Beat writer Ryan Divish touches on both, and much more, in the latest edition of his Sunday mailbag.
Lookout Landing Apr 27, 2019
Mariners newest reliever Mike Wright Jr. activated, Justus Sheffield returns to Tacoma

Mariners newest reliever Mike Wright Jr. activated, Justus Sheffield returns to Tacoma

The expected move cometh. Down goes a short king. A tall drink of water emerges in his place. Using all 72 hours of their time allotted to activate a newly acquired player, the Mariners have finally activated former Orioles RHP Mike Wright Jr.. They acquired Wright earlier this week in exchange for low-minors INF Ryne Ogren. To make space for Wright they demoted last night’s piggy-back starter, top prospect LHP Justus Sheffield. The 6’6 Wright Jr. is an enigmatic talent, with a 3rd round/top-100 pick pedigree. His upper-90s running fastball, inconsistent slider, and erratic command...
The Seattle Times Apr 27, 2019
Mitch Haniger delivers winning RBI in 11th inning of 5-4 victory over Rangers

Mitch Haniger delivers winning RBI in 11th inning of 5-4 victory over Rangers

Hours after pitcher Justus Sheffield made his Mariners debut (three shaky innings), Seattle pulls out a 5-4 victory in 11 innings.
The Seattle Times Apr 26, 2019
Mariners Game Day: Live updates, how to watch as Justus Sheffield makes Seattle debut vs. Rangers

Mariners Game Day: Live updates, how to watch as Justus Sheffield makes Seattle debut vs. Rangers

Seattle Mariners (17-11, W1) vs. Texas Rangers (12-12, L4) 7:10 p.m. | T-Mobile Park | Seattle TV: ROOT | Radio: 710 AM/97.3 FM | Stream: MLB.tv STARTING LINEUPS TO COME LHP Yusei Kikuchi (1-1, 4.68) vs. RHP Shelby Miller (1-1, 7.63)
Lookout Landing Apr 26, 2019
Justus Sheffield called up, Shawn Armstrong DFA’d: managing the roster and expectations

Justus Sheffield called up, Shawn Armstrong DFA’d: managing the roster and expectations

muting New York beat writers on Twitter is self-care The Mariners made two moves today, one expected and one less so: #Mariners recall LHP Justus Sheffield from Triple-A Tacoma. Seattle has designated for assignment RHP Shawn Armstrong.Read: https://t.co/5VRN9G9b7p pic.twitter.com/cjRwtUje1e— MarinersPR (@MarinersPR) April 26, 2019 First, the slightly unexpected move: designating Shawn Armstrong for assignment. Armstrong had struggled in the four-ish innings he pitched this year as he worked back from an oblique injury, with truly dreadful-looking peripherals, but given the small...
The Seattle Times Apr 26, 2019
Mariners recall top prospect Justus Sheffield for Friday’s game, designate reliever Shawn Armstrong for assignment

Mariners recall top prospect Justus Sheffield for Friday’s game, designate reliever Shawn Armstrong for assignment

Sheffield will pitch after Yusei Kikichi's abbreviated outing vs. the Rangers.
The Seattle Times Apr 25, 2019
Mariners want top prospect Justus Sheffield to keep things simple in his team debut Friday

Mariners want top prospect Justus Sheffield to keep things simple in his team debut Friday

Servais would not say how long he wants Sheffield to go, "but he's not going to throw 100 pitches."
Lookout Landing Apr 25, 2019
Unlimited Power—Mariners vs. Rangers Series Preview

Unlimited Power—Mariners vs. Rangers Series Preview

The Mariners return home to face the high-powered Texas Rangers. It’s a good thing the Mariners play in the American League because the shortcomings of this offense were exposed without a designated hitter in San Diego. They already struggle to find spots in their lineup for all of their best hitters, so when they have to sit an additional butt on the bench, those problems only become worse. They won’t have to think about that for a while as their next series in a National League park comes in late June. Mariner fans will get their first look at Justus Sheffield this weekend. He’s...

Mariners to top prospect: Keep it simple in MLB debut

HeraldNet.com HeraldNet.com - Everett and Snohomish County news from The Daily Herald in Everett, Washington Justus Sheffield is expected to follow Yusei Kikuchi after a purposefully short outing against Texas. Mariners to top prospect: Keep it simple in MLB debut Wire Service
Lookout Landing Apr 24, 2019
Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/24/19: Justus Sheffield, Tim Anderson, and Rich Hill

Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/24/19: Justus Sheffield, Tim Anderson, and Rich Hill

Happy Wednesday! Hey folks and happy Wednesday! While you prepare for today’s lunch-time matchup with the Padres, we’ve got some links to keep you busy. In Mariners news... We’ve got an important minor league update. Andy McKay said that Evan White will be back in the lineup tomorrow for AA Arkansas. He’s been dealing with some hip flexor stuff— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) April 23, 2019 Sound the alarms! Servais that Kikuchi will make the shortened start on Friday. Sheffield will get called up to follow him— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) April 23, 2019 More alarm...
The Seattle Times Apr 23, 2019
Mariners announce Yusei Kikuchi will have an abbreviated start on Friday

Mariners announce Yusei Kikuchi will have an abbreviated start on Friday

Top prospect Justus Sheffield is expected to be called up to provide some innings in the outing.
The Seattle Times Apr 22, 2019
Mariners tip their hand at likely pitching help for Yusei Kikuchi’s upcoming short start

Mariners tip their hand at likely pitching help for Yusei Kikuchi’s upcoming short start

On Monday, Justus Sheffield started pitching in the second inning for the Rainiers on Monday, preparing him to do the same against the Rangers at T-Mobile Park on Friday, when Yusei Kikuchi pitches just one inning for his scheduled start.

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