Outfielder Austin Jackson will return to the Mariners’ lineup after missing more than two weeks of action due to an ankle sprain.
In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson discuss potential roster moves for the Seattle Mariners, including possible trade targets, who gets the axe when Austin Jackson returns and how likely is it that an elite player ends up in a Mariners uniform from the trade market this summer.
Nelson cruz helped the Mariners overcame a pair of five-run deficits to beat the Texas Rangers 11-10.
In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson talk Mariners fans off the ledge, plus thoughts on Austin Jackson’s issues at the plate, when to start worrying about the club’s early failures and The OFP Report’s Player of the Week.
McClendon said Paxton is trying to get his sharpness back after an injury just before camp began limited him this spring
Though it’s been clear enough for a few weeks and as close to official without being so, the club has set its starting rotation after optioning Roenis Elias to Triple-A Tacoma. The Mariners also optioned right-handed reliever Carson Smith, which clarifies the bullpen too.
Scott Kazmir pitched 2 2-3 innings in his first spring start and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Thursday.
J.A. Happ allowed a two-run homer to Donald Lutz in his first outing this spring.
In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Jason A. Churchill and Steve Silver discuss the backup plan to an Austin Jackson nightmare, what Kyle Seager’s offensive ceiling is and what the options are if a projected regular doesn’t perform or misses significant time.
Barring a change of plans because of injury, the Mariners’ rotation is mostly set before spring begins. Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma and James Paxton are set. Newly acquired J.A. Happ will be the fourth arm in the rotation, giving Seattle a second left-handed option.