Taijuan Walker will get the first crack at impressing the Seattle Mariners in his bid to make the team’s starting rotation.
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.
In this week’s episode of The Hot Stove Report, Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson discuss whether or not free agent right-hander James Shields is a fit for the Seattle Mariners and how the pending free agency of Hisashi Iwakuma and J.A. Happ could impact such a decision.
The Seattle Mariners are rumored to have interest in Justin Upton again, while clubs show interest in Mariners’ starting pitchers and young position players.
The Seattle Mariners will have right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma under contract for the 2015 season
The Angels became the first team in the majors to clinch a postseason berth on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over Seattle.
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon certainly came away with one persistent thought after Seattle’s 5-2 loss to the Houston Astros
The Mariners gave Hisashi Iwakuma an early lead and the pitcher took it from there
Felix Hernandez has set the pace for a pitching staff that’s on a record pace not seen from an American League team in 40 years and is the reason that Seattle is playing meaningful baseball in August for the first time in seven years.
Kendrys hit a two-run home run in the first inning to back a stellar start by Hisashi Iwakuma and lead the Mariners to a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.