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  1. 2014 Preview: Miami Marlins

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Miami Marlins. The Big Question: Can the Marlins lose fewer than 100 games? The Marlins lost exactly 100 games…

  2. The Mariners-Nelson Cruz talks are on hold

    Feb 13, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Just a couple of days ago it appeared that the Mariners and Nelson Cruz were slated to come to an agreement. Not so fast. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the talks between the sides are “on hold.” Why, exactly, is unclear. Could be a financial issue, could be just a change of…

  3. Why in the heck is Franklin Gutierrez on the restricted list?

    Feb 13, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

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    The sad news about Franklin Gutierrez’s health comes with some baffling news as well: he’s been placed on the restricted list by the Mariners. By being on the restricted list, Gutierrez is not paid his $1 million contract for 2014. He does not accrue service time either which, presumably, means that if he comes back…

  4. Franklin Gutierrez to sit out the season after relapse of symptoms

    Feb 13, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

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    Franklin Gutierrez re-signed with the Mariners in mid-December and said he was “feeling good” after dealing with an assortment of health issues during the past three seasons, but the team announced that he now plans to sit out the entire season. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports that the center fielder has been placed…

  5. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

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    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  6. Mariners re-sign Franklin Gutierrez

    Dec 18, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Last night the Mariners and Franklin Gutierrez were said to be close to a deal and now Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports that the two sides have agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract. According to Rojas the deal also includes $2 million in potential incentives after Gutierrez spent the past three seasons mostly…

  7. Franklin Gutierrez close to returning to Mariners

    Dec 17, 2013, 11:12 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi has the exclusive report … Mariners close to bringing Franklin Gutierrez back on a 1-year, major league contract sources tell @FOXSports1. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 18, 2013 Gutierrez batted .248 with a .278 on-base percentage in 151 plate appearances this past year with Seattle and has played in just 81…

  8. Mets, Padres, Yankees ask about Mariners’ Dustin Ackley

    Dec 10, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT

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    With second base now off limits for a good decade or so, the Mariners have to be open to moving Dustin Ackley and/or Nick Franklin. According to CBS Sports.com’s Jon Heyman, the Mets, Padres and Yankees have already inquired about Ackley. Ackley, the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, has hit a modest .245/.315/.354…

  9. Franklin Gutierrez continues to be snakebitten

    Dec 2, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Not literally, though at this point it wouldn’t surprise me. The latest: Franklin Gutierrez has been sidelined in the Venezuelan Winter League by a viral infection. This isn’t terribly serious, but Gutierrez has had all manner of injuries, illnesses and ailments over the years. He missed a lot of time this past season with hamstring trouble.…

  10. Mariners decline options on Franklin Gutierrez, Joe Saunders

    Nov 1, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

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    Franklin Gutierrez and Joe Saunders will both be free agents after the Mariners declined their 2014 options. Gutierrez once looked like a potential star, combining exceptional defense in center field with above-average offense, but he’s been healthy enough to play just 41, 40, and 92 games during the past three seasons and Seattle chose not…

  11. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  12. Mariners designate Aaron Harang for assignment

    Aug 26, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT

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    The Mariners now have an opening for Taijuan Walker in their rotation if they want to take it. Aaron Harang, who have up seven runs in 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Angels, was designated for assignment Monday. It was the fourth time in his last eight starts that he had given…

  13. Orioles acquire outfielder Eric Thames from Mariners

    Jun 30, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

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    From FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi comes word that the Orioles have acquired outfielder Eric Thames from the Mariners in exchange for minor league infielder Ty Kelly. Thames has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, where he will function as organizational outfield depth for Baltimore. Thames was designated for assignment by Seattle on May 22 to…

  14. Mariners recall Dustin Ackley from AAA Tacoma and place Franklin Gutierrez on disabled list

    Jun 25, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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    A new outfielder arrived Tuesday at Safeco Field. MLB.com’s Greg Johns reports that the Mariners have recalled Dustin Ackley from Triple-A Tacoma and will give him regular starts for the first time at a position other than second base. Ackley was moved to center field during his time in the minors while managing to hit…

  15. Mariners activate Franklin Gutierrez from 60-day DL

    Jun 22, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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    At long last, the Mariners have activated outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from the 60-day disabled list, reports Ryan Divish. Gutierrez had been sidelined since April 22 with a strained right hamstring, just the latest in a series of injuries that has cut into a majority of the 30-year-old’s playing time over the last three years. Since…

  16. Franklin Gutierrez isn’t healthy, so Mariners petition MLB for more rehab

    Jun 4, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Minor-league rehab assignments are limited to 20 days, in part so that teams can’t simply stash veteran players in the minors indefinitely. In some cases, however, an injury lingers longer than 20 days and things become tricky. That’s happening with Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, whose hamstring injury remains an issue after 20 days in the…

  17. Endy Chavez could be the odd man out in Seattle

    May 18, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    With Franklin Gutierrez working his way back into playing shape after landing on the DL with a strained right hamstring, Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times suggests Endy Chavez could be the odd man out to create room on the roster. Chavez has a .288 on-base percentage and .310 slugging percentage. Meanwhile, Jason Bay and…

  18. Franklin Gutierrez ready for rehab assignment

    May 15, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Greg Johns comes word that Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez ran the bases for a second time Wednesday in Seattle and is set to begin playing in minor league rehab games on either Thursday or Friday of this week. Gutierrez has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 23 due to a…

  19. Mariners activate Michael Saunders from the disabled list

    Apr 29, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT

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    Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders is back from the disabled list after missing the past two-and-a-half weeks with a sprained right shoulder. Saunders wasn’t quite ready to rejoin Seattle’s lineup when first eligible, but is expected to draw most of the starts in center field with Franklin Gutierrez out. Prior to injuring his shoulder Saunders started…

  20. For first time ever, Jason Bay is a leadoff man

    Apr 26, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Facing a lefty in Anaheim’s C.J. Wilson on Friday, the Mariners have Jason Bay leading off for the first time in his career. With Franklin Gutierrez sidelined, Endy Chavez had been leading off for the Mariners of late, but he’s only an option there against righties. Bay, who is hitting .220 overall, is 4-for-14 with…

  21. Michael Saunders on track to return early next week

    Apr 24, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

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    Greg Johns of MLB.com reports that Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders is scheduled to spend the weekend on a minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Tacoma before returning to Seattle’s active 25-man roster at some point early next week. Saunders has been on the 15-day disabled list since suffering a right shoulder sprain when he crashed…

  22. Hisashi Iwakuma prevails in duel with Yu Darvish

    Apr 13, 2013, 1:29 AM EDT

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    Pitching on his 32nd birthday, Hisashi Iwakuma outdueled Yu Darvish in a battle of Japanese starters Friday as the Mariners beat the Rangers 3-1. Darvish opened the bottom of the first by hitting Jason Bay with one out and then giving up three singles, putting the Rangers in the early 3-0 hole. He was stellar…

  23. Michael Saunders placed on disabled list with shoulder sprain

    Apr 11, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

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    The Mariners announced this evening that outfielder Michael Saunders has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain. Endy Chavez has been called up from Triple-A Tacoma to replace him on the roster. Saunders suffered the injury last night against the Astros when he crashed into the right field fence while…

  24. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 2, 2013, 6:16 AM EDT

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    Dodgers 4, Giants, 0: I watched part of this game with my kids after they got home from school. When they were showing the lineups, they showed Clayton Kershaw‘s career .146 average and my son asked me why it was so low compared to the other players’. I explained to him that pitchers can’t really…

  25. Michael Bourn is still waiting for some love

    Jan 20, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

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    Considered by many as the No. 2 free agent hitter available this winter, Michael Bourn has now gone three months with seemingly no market developing for his services. The Braves struck early to sign B.J. Upton to replace him. The Phillies also targeted Upton and then traded for Ben Revere after coming up short. The…

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