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.
Justin Smoak talked with 1090 The Fan’s Bill Swartz about importance of this charity and how the Mariners are doing this season.
Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning as the Indians, revived by Seattle fielding errors in the final two innings, beat the Mariners 10-8 on Monday to complete a four-game sweep and continue a season that’s shaping into one to remember in Cleveland.
The Bleacher Report’s Adam Wells makes the argument that the Mariners’ infield prospect Nick Franklin could be making his way to the major league roster if his numbers continue to grow and Dustin Ackley’s continue to decline.