Spring Training Report: The Boys Are Back In TownWinter is beginning to thaw, which can mean only one thing: it's time for baseball to return!
Segura, Haniger to Bat at Top of Mariners' LineupSegura hit .319 last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks, leading off in 147 games. The shortstop batted .341 in spring training, including two three-hit games in his final four games. Haniger concluded spring training with a .385 average. The rookie right fielder also came from Arizona in a five-player trade in November.
Greinke, King Felix Throw Well in Final Spring TuneupsHernandez squared off with fellow Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke on Tuesday in the final spring tuneup for both. Greinke went four innings for the Arizona Diamondbacks in their 15-6 victory over Seattle. Hernandez gave up one run and left after 24 pitches, striking out four in two innings.
Young OF Haniger Won't Go Unnoticed After Trade to MarinersSome people viewed young outfielder Mitch Haniger as a throw-in prospect in the offseason deal that got the Seattle Mariners top-notch shortstop Jean Segura. The Mariners certainly never felt that way about Haniger, even though he has played in only 34 major league games.
30 Players: Trea Turner Looks To Build Off A Strong Rookie Year For NatsThe Nationals now turn to a young player to man the shortstop position with Danny Espinosa going to the Angels in the offseason.
Mariners Say Goodbye To Big Names For WBC Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Jean Segura were in a bit of a hurry after playing part of a spring training game.
Drew Smyly Brings Youth And Experience To Mariners RotationServais thinks Smyly is a solid fit as a still young yet experienced pitcher.
Mariners Manager Servais Expects Plenty From Lefty PaxtonServais believes starting pitcher James Paxton cleared that bar last season, and the Mariners are expecting the 28-year-old left-hander to be a major contributor in 2017 for a team that looks to end Major League Baseball's longest current postseason drought.
Mariners' Iwakuma Ready To Shoulder Load Again If NeededHisashi Iwakuma was a major reason the Seattle Mariners stayed in the race for an American League wild-card playoff spot until the second-to-last day of the 2016 season.
Seattle Signs Reliever Nick Hagadone to Minor League DealHagadone has not pitched in the majors since the middle of the 2015 season before back and elbow troubles landed him on the disabled list. He missed the entire 2016 season after undergoing surgery last February for a fractured left elbow.
Cano closes spring training strong as Mariners down RockiesRobinson Cano hit an RBI double in his at-bat of spring training and Nathan Karns was sharp over six innings as the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Saturday.
Miley, Bergman Strong In Short Outings For Mariners, RockiesMiley, Seattle's No. 3 starter, allowed a run on three hits and struck out three. He'll pitch next Wednesday in Texas.