2/26/2015 | Gutierrez eager to play again with Mariners
For Franklin Gutierrez, the goal this spring is simple. After sitting out last season, the former Gold Glove center fielder just wants to see if there's still a chance to play the game he loves.
2/26/2015 | Jackson an X-factor for motivated Mariners
With the national media focused on Felix Hernandez, Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz, the key to the Mariners' whole operation could be Austin Jackson, the center fielder Seattle acquired from Detroit last July 31.
2/26/2015 | Felix opens road toward Opening Day start
With the Mariners, there's not a lot of drama when it comes to announcing who'll be on the hill at Safeco Field when the season kicks off April 6 against the Angels. Felix Hernandez is 5-0 with a 1.52 ERA in seven Opening Day starts.
2/25/2015 | Cruz, Weeks make noise on first day of Mariners camp
A Mariners team looking to add some right-handed punch trotted out two new veterans to fill that gap Wednesday, as Nelson Cruz and Rickie Weeks took the field for the first time with their new club.
2/25/2015 | Ackley's newborn son couldn't wait for Spring Training
For Dustin Ackley, no matter what stresses come his way this baseball season, nothing will likely match his cross-country journey from Michigan to Arizona that was interrupted midway by the unexpected arrival of his first child.
2/25/2015 | For McClendon, Mariners' championship run starts now
As Lloyd McClendon greeted 61 players to the Mariners' first full-squad workout of Spring Training on Wednesday, the second-year manager had a clear message for his troops: It's time to start preparing and playing.
2/24/2015 | Cano arrives to camp focused on reaching postseason
As Mariners position players reported for camp on Tuesday, Robinson Cano arrived with a breath of fresh air and a healthy dose of optimism. But the six-time All-Star second baseman also knows that all the raised expectations and excitement can disappear in a hurry if things don't go well.
2/24/2015 | Felix: Main motivation is Mariners have talent to win
It's definitely good to be the King. Felix Hernandez traveled the world this winter with his wife and two kids, then returned home to a beautiful new house in the Seattle area where he has a fleet of sports cars and a beautiful view befitting a man with five seasons and $128 million still remaining on a seven-year, $175 million contract.
2/24/2015 | Mariners closer Rodney in good spirits, health
Fernando Rodney enjoys baseball. He shoots pretend arrows when he racks up a save. He dances in the practice field when the mood strikes in spring. And this spring, the veteran closer is ready to cut loose.
2/23/2015 | Skipper can gain second-hand measure of success
There are occasions where a manager is allowed to learn on the job, and eventually enjoy success without ever being dismissed. Those instances, however, are the exception.
2/23/2015 | Mariners receive update on injured prospect Sanchez
Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez remains in a coma in a hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, but his family did receive a small dose of positive news Monday, according to media reports out of Venezuela.
2/23/2015 | 'Unathletic moment' has Paxton slowed at Mariners camp
Left-hander James Paxton has been held out of throwing for the first three days of Mariners camp due to a strained left forearm that was injured when he fell doing agility drills about a week ago.
2/23/2015 | Elias aims to build on rousing rookie season
Lefty Roenis Elias finds himself in middle of Spring Training competition with RHP Taijuan Walker for Mariners' fifth-spot in rotation.
2/22/2015 | Hultzen meets milestone with first spring bullpen session
It's far too early in Spring Training to get worked up about how any pitcher looks throwing his first bullpen session. But for the Mariners, just seeing Danny Hultzen firing off a mound on Sunday brought out a lot of smiles.
2/22/2015 | McClendon still deciding on seven- or eight-man bullpen
Lloyd McClendon isn't ready to state a preference for a seven- or eight-man bullpen yet, but the Mariners' skipper indicated Sunday he'd like to go with both Willie Bloomquist and Rickie Weeks in utility-type roles this season.
2/22/2015 | Wilhelmsen has no regrets about going to arbitration hearing
Despite coming out on the losing end of his arbitration hearing, Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen said he was grateful for the opportunity to stand up for what he believed.
2/21/2015 | Mariners feeling good about club as camp opens
Spring Training officially began Saturday for the Mariners as 28 pitchers and seven catchers took to the practice field for the first time. And manager Lloyd McClendon acknowledged there's a different feel to this season as things got underway.
2/21/2015 | Mariners hoping Saunders can fill open lefty relief role
Joe Saunders never pitched in relief in his first 229 Major League appearances over a 10-year career, but the veteran lefty is prepared for a role reversal as he looks to land a job with the Mariners this spring. Saunders signed a Minor League deal with an invitation to big-league camp and was one of 28 pitchers taking the field for the first time Saturday as the Mariners opened Spring Training.
2/21/2015 | Hultzen fully cleared, feels like he has a new arm
A long year of waiting for Danny Hultzen came to an end on Saturday as the talented young hurler finally was back on the practice field with the rest of his Mariners teammates, sporting a fully recovered left shoulder.
2/21/2015 | One game could be difference for Mariners
Mariners pitchers and catchers opened Spring Training on Saturday at the Peoria Sports Complex way ahead of where they were a year ago.
2/21/2015 | Bloomquist ready to go after knee surgery
Willie Bloomquist says he's ready to go right now. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon says not so fast. But whatever pace is eventually agreed upon, the clear message Saturday was that the Mariners expect the veteran utility man's surgically repaired right knee to be fine when the season opens in April.
2/20/2015 | Montero brings new attitude -- and new look -- to Mariners camp
Mariners' former top prospect Jesus Montero arrived at Spring Training with a slimmer physique and a new attitude in an effort to put past off-field issues behind him and contribute in 2015.
2/20/2015 | Mariners bring Saunders to camp on Minor League deal
While the Mariners have yet to make it official, it was hard to ignore the temporary sign at a locker in the team's Spring Training clubhouse on Friday to clear a space for Joe Saunders.
2/20/2015 | In bloom: Spring Training has begun for Mariners
The Mariners began what they hope will be the start of a memorable 2015 season Friday, with pitchers and catchers reporting for physicals.
2/18/2015 | Mariners prospect Sanchez improves after accident
Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez showed signs of improvement on Wednesday, but he remains unconscious and in critical condition in a Venezuelan hospital after sustaining a head injury in a boating accident in his home country last week.
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