7:08 PM EST, Fri November 21, 2014
Lookout Landing 4 hours ago

The cost of Justin Upton, Seattle Mariner

Justin Upton is again being linked to the Seattle Mariners. How far are you willing to go to get him? The Mariners have shored up their outfield with the acquisition of the power-hitting Justin Upton, surrendering a trade package that includes top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker. That is a sentence that could be true in a couple weeks, and it is also a sentence that was true two years ago when it actually happened. Except this time Upton may actually board that plane, and if his one remaining contractual season is going to cost as much as the Braves are insinuating it will, then the...

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A look at one of the Mariners newest additions to the 40-man roster

Steady progress puts catcher John Hicks on the Mariners 40-man roster. Is a spot on the big league roster far behind?
Tacoma News-Tribune 18 hours ago

Mariners notebook: Ketel Marte, John Hicks, Mayckol Guaipe added to 40-man roster

Club also acquires lefty reliever Edgar Olmos from Miami on waiver claim; trades Tacoma infielder Ty Kelly to St. Louis for right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio.
Seattle Times 18 hours ago

Mariners win Commissioner’s Award

The Mariners’ longtime stance against domestic violence and their efforts to prevent it were rewarded again on Thursday.
Mariners notebook: Marte, Hicks, Guaipe added to 40-man roster

Mariners notebook: Marte, Hicks, Guaipe added to 40-man roster

The Mariners judged three minor-league players, including two who spent time this season at Triple-A Tacoma, as being too valuable to risk losing next month in the Rule 5 Draft. Infielder Ketel Marte, catcher John Hicks and right-handed pitcher Mayckol Guaipe were each added to the club’s 40-man roster prior to Thursday’s deadline for protecting draft-eligible payers. The Mariners also acquired lefty reliever Edgar Olmos earlier in the day from Miami in a waiver claim. The four additions leave the club with one opening on its 40-man roster. *Marte, 21, is a switch-hitter who spent most of...

Mariners add three to the 40-man roster

The Mariners look to protect three from the Rule 5 draft by adding them to the 40-man roster.

Mariners add three players to the 40-man roster

The Mariners added three players to their 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. Infielder Ketel Marte, catcher John Hicks and right-handed pitcher Mayckol Guaipe had their minor league contracts selected. Marte, 21, hit .304 (159x523) with 79 runs scored, 32 doubles, 6 triples, 4 home runs and 55 RBI in 128 games with AA Jackson and AAA Tacoma. Amongst Mariners minor leaguers, the switch hitter ranked 3rd in batting average and hits, and 4th in stolen bases (29). He was named a Southern League All-Star batting .302 (134x443) in 109 games with Jackson before being promoted to...

Mariners claim Olmos from Marlins

Mariners add a lefty ahead of the deadline to finalize 40-man roster plus news and notes.

Notebook: Mariners claim reliever Edgar Olmos from Marlins

The Mariners have added left-handed releiver Edgar Olmos ahead of the deadline to finalize 40-man roster. Plus news and notes.
Seattle Times Nov 20, 2014

Mariners claim left-handed pitcher Edgar Olmos off waivers

The Mariners made a minor roster move today, claiming left-handed pitcher Edward Olmos off of waivers from the Miami Marlins.

Mariners claim lefty reliever on waivers from Miami

Add lefty Edgar Olmos to the Mariners’ bullpen mix. The club acquired Olmos, 24, on Wednesday in a waiver claim from Miami just hours prior to the deadline for filing their 40-man roster in advance of the Rule 5 Draft, which is Dec. 11 at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. Olmos was 3-3 with three saves and a 4.06 ERA this season in 51 minor-league appearances — 18 at Double-A Jacksonville and 33 at Triple-A New Orleans. A third-round pick in 2008, Olmos’ only big-league experience came in 2013, when he yielded four earned runs and seven hits in five … Read more »

Mariners win Commissioner’s award for philanthropic excellence

The Mariners scooped up another off-field honor when they were cited by Major League Baseball as this year’s recipient of the Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence. The award stems from the club’s involvement with the “Refuse To Abuse” program to prevent domestic violence. Mariners Care received a $10,000 grant from MLB for winning the award. “This is a vital societal issue that impacts the lives of individuals and families in harrowing ways,” commissioner Bud Selig said. “The efforts of the Mariners, who encourage fans to take a public stance against domestic...

Report: Victor Martinez almost signed with Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners nearly got one of the hottest sluggers on the free-agent market, Victor Martinez, before the designated hitter re-signed with his Detroit Tigers last week, his agent reportedly said Thursday. Victor Boccone, a Venezuelan reporter for Ultimas Noticias, tweeted Thursday that Martinez’s agent told him the Tigers had been waiting to make Martinez […]

Mariners receive philanthropic award

The Mariners received the 2014 Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence on Thursday for their "Refuse to Abuse" campaign, which is a domestic violence prevention program across the state of Washington.     From the press release .... KANSAS CITY – Major League Baseball and Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig have named the Seattle Mariners as the 2014 recipient of the Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence, it was announced today at the MLB Owners Meetings in Kansas City.      The Mariners were acknowledged for their “Refuse To Abuse®” Domestic...
Tacoma News-Tribune Nov 19, 2014

Mariners (and all clubs) face deadline Thursday for protecting players

Any Rule 5 Draft-eligible player must be added to 40-man roster to avoid possible selection by another club…

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