Despite denying using performance-enhancing drugs in February, Mariners catcher and designated hitter Jesus Montero will not appeal a 50-game suspension being handed down by Major League Baseball for steroid use.
Baseball’s PED-Day is set to launch. The question now is whether this will stop the drug cheats once and for all.
The Mariners’ recent play makes it hard to say whether the team should push for a playoff spot by buying or build for the future by selling…or stay the course and not do anything at all.
Michael Morse will join the Mariners in Boston on Tuesday after a long stint on the disabled list; Seattle has ten days to trade, release or outright the contract of Jason Bay to the minors.
Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
Seattle has extended its win streak to eight games, currently the longest in baseball.
“I think for me what makes me mad,” Seattle outfielder Jason Bay said of Ryan Bruan, “basically it just kills all the credibility of anybody.”
The Indians couldn’t capitalize on scoring chances early, and Seattle made solo homers from Kendrys Morales and Mike Zunino stand up in a 2-1 win over Cleveland on Monday night.
Nick Franklin hit his first career grand slam in Seattle’s big second inning to back up a scoreless start by Felix Hernandez, and the Mariners rolled past the Astros 12-5 for their season-best sixth straight victory.
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman has made a list of the “bulls” and “bears” of the MLB trade market and several Mariners are trade bait.