Justin Smoak and the Seattle Mariners have avoided arbitration by agreeing on a contract that guarantees the first baseman $2,787,500 and could be worth up to $8,287,500 over two years.
One of the challenges during the spring will be meshing players left over from the previous staff under Eric Wedge with the bevy of moves Seattle made in the offseason. New manager Lloyd McClendon is optimistic Seattle can win sooner than later, but with the moves made and the money spent this offseason the winning had better arrive on the earlier side.
Fernando Rodney, the new Mariners closer, took part in Seattle’s first workout for pitchers and catchers Thursday, soon after the reliever signed a two-year contract worth $14 million.
Outfielder Franklin Gutierrez has informed the club that he will not be reporting to spring training, and does not plan to play Major League Baseball during the 2014 season.
Jason A. Churchill writes that the Seattle Mariners need a high-quality starting pitcher, regardless of Hisashi Iwakuma’s injury situation.
Jesus Montero was visibly nervous Wednesday as he apologized to his Seattle Mariners teammates and their fans.
Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will not throw for four to six weeks because of an injury to the middle finger of his right hand.
Derek Jeter’s retirement after the 2014 season will come as a relief to Cleveland Indians fans. The future Hall of Fame shortstop’s numbers against the Seattle Mariners, however, may surprise you.
Nothing is set in stone, but it’s hard to imagine infielder Nick Franklin starts the 2014 season anywhere but Tacoma.
The Royals acquired outfielder Carlos Peguero from the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash.
Russell Wilson takes the field with the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium on March 03, 2014 in Surprise, Arizona.
Shots of your 2014 Seattle Mariners.
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