3/7/2014 | Peterson homers as rallying Mariners outslugged
Right fielder Chris Heisey ripped two home runs, and Brandon Phillips added another Friday as a Reds split-squad team topped the Mariners, 10-9, at Peoria Stadium. Led by 2013 first-round Draft pick D.J. Peterson's first home run, Seattle's backups rallied from an 8-0 deficit to tie the game in the sixth before the Reds regained the lead with a pair of runs in the eighth.
3/7/2014 | Beimel making strong bid for bullpen spot
Though he hasn't pitched in the Majors since 2011, veteran left-handed reliever Joe Beimel is making a strong bid this spring for a job with the Mariners as a non-roster invitee.
3/7/2014 | 'Blessed' Bloomquist back at home in Seattle
As a guy coming full circle, playing again for the Mariners' organization that drafted him 15 years ago, Willie Bloomquist has been down this road before. At 36, he realizes there aren't endless baseball games left to play. And pulling on the Mariners jersey once again is a perfect reminder of how fortunate he's been in a 12-year Major League career.
3/7/2014 | Citing recovery, Stearns resigns as third-base coach
Dealing with a difficult recovery from hiatal hernia surgery for the past two weeks, Mariners third-base coach John Stearns stepped down from his position Friday. He will be replaced for the upcoming season by Triple-A Tacoma manager Rich Donnelly.
3/6/2014 | Rodney tips cap to good spring debut
New Mariners closer Fernando Rodney took the mound for the first time in Cactus League action on Thursday, gave up a run in his debut and then explained both his late start and his tilted cap.
3/6/2014 | Peterson enjoys big league experience, first hit
Young Mariners third baseman D.J. Peterson got a shot in Thursday's Cactus League game against the White Sox, and made the most of it.
3/6/2014 | Baker solid for three innings in Mariners' victory
Scott Baker, Fernando Rodney and Kyle Seager each delivered solid performances in the Mariners' 7-4 victory over the White Sox on Thursday.
3/6/2014 | Walker plays light catch, feels good
Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker, the No. 6 ranked prospect in baseball by MLB.com, returned from a week-long layoff to rest his sore shoulder by playing some light catch on Thursday.
3/6/2014 | Jones relishing opportunity to be part of camp
Three weeks into his first Major League camp, Mariners prospect James Jones still grins at the thought of his new clubhouse neighbors -- Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano. But it's his play on the field that is drawing manager Lloyd McClendon's attention.
3/5/2014 | September experience built Paxton's confidence
With Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker sidelined for at least the first few weeks of the regular season by injures, James Paxton might wind up earning a rotation berth with the Mariners this spring by default. But the young left-hander looks more like a guy ready to claim a job outright in the early going of Cactus League play.
3/5/2014 | Paxton continues to impress with scoreless outing
Mariners southpaw James Paxton continued his push for a starting job as he threw three scoreless innings on Wednesday, but the Indians rallied to pull out an 8-5 victory at Peoria Stadium. Paxton, 25, looked very good in four starts as a September callup last season and has picked up where he left off with five shutout innings in two outings this spring.
3/5/2014 | Pryor feels strong after fourth bullpen session
For right-handed reliever Stephen Pryor, the toughest part about Mariners camp so far is pacing himself and not pushing too fast as he returns from a difficult tendon-repair surgery behind his right shoulder.
3/5/2014 | Solid behind plate, Zunino gaining confidence with bat
Aside from Corey Hart and switch-hitting first baseman Justin Smoak, the only sure right-handed option in Seattle's lineup at this point is catcher Mike Zunino. Which is why rather than an afterthought when it comes to offense, the 23-year-old backstop could loom large as he develops both at the plate and behind it.
3/5/2014 | Mariners trim camp roster to 55 with 13 cuts
With Minor League camp opening Wednesday, the Mariners cut 13 players from their Major League camp as they began the process of weeding down to an eventual 25-man roster.
3/4/2014 | Like Seahawks, Mariners look to thrill Seattle fans
Following the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl victory in February will be difficult, but the Seattle Mariners don't believe the success at CenturyLink Field affects much within their clubhouse.
3/4/2014 | Felix only certainty in Seattle's rotation this spring
Two batters into Seattle right-hander Felix Hernandez's spring debut Tuesday afternoon, he had given up a double to Yaisel Puig and walked Carl Crawford. Concerned? Not the Mariners. Not about Hernandez. If manager Lloyd McClendon could feel half as confident about the rest of his rotation, Seattle would be in good shape.
3/4/2014 | Felix not satisfied with effort in first spring start
Felix Hernandez threw two scoreless innings with two hits in his Cactus League debut on Tuesday in the Mariners' 4-1 victory over the Dodgers, but said he's got some work to do as he moves forward this spring.
3/4/2014 | Young prospect Marte gets his shot
With Mariners skipper Lloyd McClendon looking to give many of his veterans a day off in the wake of Monday's split-squad games, young Minor League prospect Ketel Marte got the start at second base in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Dodgers and delivered a solid performance.
3/4/2014 | Felix blanks Dodgers for two innings in debut
Felix Hernandez pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut while James Jones and Mike Zunino had a pair of hits each as the Mariners beat the Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon, 4-1, at Camelback Ranch.
3/4/2014 | Mariners invite fans to Safeco to watch road opener
Mariners fans who want to watch the Opening Day game against the Angels in Anaheim on March 31 will be able to view the game on the big screen at Safeco Field.
3/4/2014 | Shifting to left field, Ackley finding his comfort zone
A year ago, Dustin Ackley was searching. Searching for his swing, searching for his position on the team, searching for answers as to why things weren't going as easily as they always had in his baseball past. But the 26-year-old former first-round Draft pick looks like a different man in Mariners camp this spring.
3/3/2014 | Alert Hart steals home despite past knee issues
Corey Hart is supposed to be slow playing things this spring, working his way back from a pair of microfracture knee surgeries that sidelined the big right fielder all of last season with the Brewers.
3/3/2014 | Beavan quietly making bid for rotation spot
Blake Beavan was an 11-game winner for the Mariners in 2012 and has 43 Major League starts on his resume, yet the big right-hander is largely overlooked when it comes to conversations about Seattle's starting candidates this spring.
3/3/2014 | Cano, Ackley lead split squad in rout of Rockies
Robinson Cano and Dustin Ackley continued their hot Cactus League starts by combining for four hits and four RBIs as the Mariners topped the Rockies, 8-1, in a split-squad game on Monday at Peoria Stadium.
3/3/2014 | Mariners rally past Reds on Taylor's late slam
The Mariners committed four early errors with all of them resulting in Reds runs, but overcame them for a 6-5 split-squad victory at Goodyear Ballpark. The game turned against Cincinnati in the top of the seventh when Chris Taylor hit a 2-0 pitch from Chad Rogers for a grand slam into the left-field bullpen.
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