Utility infielder/outfielder Willie Bloomquist designated for assignment
Despite their recent uptick in success – five wins in the last seven games – the Seattle Mariners continue to struggle at consistently generating offensive production
The Seattle Mariners, 11-17 as they prepare for a weekend series versus division-rival Oakland, can’t wait for struggling players to figure it out as the spring turns to summer in the coming weeks.
Though it’s been clear enough for a few weeks and as close to official without being so, the club has set its starting rotation after optioning Roenis Elias to Triple-A Tacoma. The Mariners also optioned right-handed reliever Carson Smith, which clarifies the bullpen too.
James Paxton’s situation is one to watch here, however. He fell early in camp and hurt his forearms and a wrist. He has yet to make a start this spring — he’s slated to go next Tuesday after a live BP session this week that went well enough — and if he doesn’t knife through his four scheduled starts as the club hopes he could conceivable start the season on the disabled list, simply to buy him the necessary time to ready.
In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver discuss the status of the spring position battles, what Chris Taylor’s injury means, as well as answering your questions in this week’s Twitter “T-Bag.”
In this week’s episode of The Hot Stove Report, Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson discuss Rickie Weeks, the off-season for the American League, and a potential role for Roenis Elias.
Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver debate the M’s offseason, the team’s ownership and its philosophy and the idea of shortstop Stephen Drew.
The Seattle Mariners have reached the midway point in the 2014 season. That means it’s time for report cards.
Morrison went 4 for 4, including two long home runs, in Seattle’s fourth straight win