While it may seem the Mariners have plenty of options when it comes to picking a first baseman for the 2014 season, manager Lloyd McClendon already has his mind made up.
Fernando Rodney gave up a run and two hits in his debut with the Seattle but Jesus Montero had two singles and an RBI to help the Mariners beat a Chicago White Sox split-squad 7-4 Thursday.
(1090 The Fan) – The Seattle Mariners have added Robinson Cano, Corey Hart and Logan Morrison to the lineup, but the club’s 2014 offense may be up to the likes of Justin Smoak and Michael Saunders. […]
The leadoff position has been an issue with the club ever since Ichiro Suzuki was dealt to New York in 2012.
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.
Justin Smoak hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to apply a crushing blow to the Royals’ postseason aspirations.
Hisashi Iwakuma extended his scoreless innings streak on the road to 25 and Justin Smoak homered off Verlander to help Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 8-0 on Wednesday night.
Rookie shortstop Brad Miller homered twice to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Rays 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Josh Johnson believed the mechanical changes he was attempting to make would finally lead to a successful outing and an end to his lengthy losing streak for the Toronto right-hander.
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.