Seattle Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik announced Friday that options for the 2014 season on outfielder Franklin Gutierrez and pitcher Joe Saunders have been declined.
Mariners starter Joe Saunders pitched well until the sixth, when he got two outs before a walk and three hits ended his night. He was seen throwing things in the dugout after being pulled, and he did not speak to reporters afterward.
The Seattle Mariners, who secured another losing season on Friday, go up against Rick Porcello in Detroit tonight. The Tigers’ starter is coming off his first career complete game.
An ugly loss Tuesday night against the rebuilding Houston Astros continued a downward trend for the Mariners and pushed the team to hold a players-only meeting.
The Mariners will give the ball to lefty Joe Saunders on Tuesday to try and prevent the Mariners from giving up a home series to the Houston Astros.
At one point the Mariners were leading the Royals 5-0. However, Kansas City chipped away and came back to win it in walk-off fashion.
The Mariners took two of three in Arlington last week and look to Joe Saunders on Monday to repeat the success.
Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb pitched five strong innings in his first big league game since being hit in the head by a batted ball two months ago, and the Rays beat the Mariners, 7-1, on Thursday night.
Up 1-0 after a pair of hits off Red Sox rookie Brandon Workman, the Mariners were trailing 2-1 just four batters into the Boston lineup, with much more to come in an eventual 8-2 loss Tuesday night.
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman has made a list of the “bulls” and “bears” of the MLB trade market and several Mariners are trade bait.