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  1. Mariners designate Justin Ruggiano for assignment

    Jun 4, 2015, 7:25 PM EDT

    SEATTLE, WA - MAY 15:  Justin Ruggiano #12 of the Seattle Mariners bats against the Boston Red Sox at Safeco Field on May 15, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Justin Ruggiano

    Ruggiano is batting just .214/.321/.357 with two home runs and three RBI over 81 plate appearances this season, but he has produced an .823 OPS against southpaws.

  2. Mariners place Austin Jackson on disabled list with a right ankle sprain

    May 4, 2015, 9:03 PM EDT

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    Jackson sprained his ankle during Sunday’s game and will require an extended absence.

  3. Nelson Cruz to get more playing time in the outfield

    Apr 11, 2015, 3:55 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    Seth Smith’s groin injury has given Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon the impetus to use Nelson Cruz in the outfield more.

  4. 2015 Preview: Seattle Mariners

    Mar 26, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT

    Felix Hernandez

    The pitching is great and the offense should be better. But is better good enough?

  5. Seth Smith “put two and two together”, knew a trade was likely

    Jan 1, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT

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    Seth Smith could read the writing on the wall after the Padres traded for Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton.

  6. Mariners get Seth Smith from Padres for Brandon Maurer

    Dec 30, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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    It was reported as close to happening a few hours ago and now ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick says it’s done: Seth Smith, 32-year-old Padres outfielder, has been traded to the Mariners in a straight swap for 24-year-old right-handed reliever Brandon Maurer.

  7. Mariners acquire outfielder Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

    Dec 17, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

    Justin Ruggiano

    Seattle is looking for right-handed bats.

  8. MLB players react to Odell Beckham, Jr. catch on Sunday Night Football

    Nov 23, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

    Odell Beckham Jr.

    Giants receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. made a ridiculous catch on Sunday Night Football. MLB players reacted to it on Twitter.

  9. Justin Ruggiano out 3-4 weeks with hamstring injury

    Apr 24, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano has been placed on the disabled list after injuring his hamstring trying to chase down a fly ball in yesterday’s loss to the Diamondbacks.

  10. Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs settle, avoid arbitration

    Feb 8, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Per ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, starter Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs have agreed on a $5.345 million salary for 2014, avoiding arbitration. Samardzija had filed for $6.2 million while the Cubs filed for $4.4 million. Their agreed-upon salary is ever so slightly above the $5.30 million midpoint between the figures submitted by the two sides. Samardzija’s…

  11. Cubs avoid arbitration with Justin Ruggiano at $2 million

    Jan 29, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Cubs have avoided salary arbitration with outfielder Justin Ruggiano by reaching a one-year, $2 million contract for 2014. Ruggiano asked for $2.45 million and was offered $1.6 million when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month. The Cubs acquired Ruggiano from the Marlins…

  12. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  13. Marlins trade Justin Ruggiano to Cubs for Brian Bogusevic

    Dec 12, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Justin Ruggiano

    Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have traded outfielder Justin Ruggiano to the Cubs for outfielder Brian Bogusevic. Ruggiano was pushed into extended action for the Marlins this year and struggled, hitting just .222 with a .694 OPS in 128 games, but if limited to a part-time role he’s capable of…

  14. Frank Francisco leaves with wrist injury

    Sep 14, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    Mets reliever Frank Francisco had to exit in the eighth inning of this afternoon’s game against the Marlins after being hit in the wrist by a Logan Morrison line drive. Manager Terry Collins had called on Francisco after Christian Yelich led off the inning with a double. The right-hander promptly struck out Giancarlo Stanton, then…

  15. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Yankees' Soriano points as he crosses home plate in the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game the Angels in New York

    Yankees 11, Angels 3: Holy cow, Alfonso Soriano. Two homers and seven RBI. The old guy has four homers, six runs scored and 13 RBI in his last two games. The Yankees have won four straight. Reds 5, Cubs 0: Seven shutout innings from Bronson Arroyo helps the Redlegs snag the three-game sweep. My friend Mark,…

  16. Justin Ruggiano snaps 0-for-42 slump with three-hit game

    Aug 14, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT

    Justin Ruggiano

    Coming into today Marlins outfielder Justin Ruggiano hadn’t gotten a hit since July 8, going 0-for-42 during that time. Another hitless game and he would have tied or maybe even broken the modern hitless record of 45 at-bats, which is shared by Craig Counsell in 2011 and Bill Bergen in 1909. But instead Ruggiano notched…

  17. Marlins snap 22-inning scoreless streak with 1-0 victory over the Braves

    Aug 10, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT

    Justin Ruggiano

    Before Braves reliever Jordan Walden uncorked a wild pitch with a runner on third base in the top of the ninth tonight, the Marlins hadn’t scored since the fifth inning on Thursday against the Pirates. As Adeiny Hechavarria crossed home plate on the errant pitch, he broke a scoreless tie, allowing for closer Steve Cishek…

  18. Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez resigns amid allegations that he was abusive to players

    Jul 28, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

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    UPDATE, 4:07 p.m. ET: Well that didn’t take long. Spencer reports that Martinez has resigned from the Marlins. ********************* You can understand how a hitting coach might be upset with a team that has registered a collective .233/.292/.337 batting line. But this is — at any level of baseball — taking it too far: Marlins hitting…

  19. All-Star Futures Game wrap: U.S. beats World 4-2

    Jul 14, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

    Xander Bogaerts

    Not that the score really matters, but the U.S. team topped the World squad in the All-Star Futures Game again this year, winning 4-2 and outhitting the competition 9-3. Of course, this game is more fun to watch for the individual performances that any sort of team effort. So, let’s get right to the prospects…

  20. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 24, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Mets 8, Phillies 0: Matt Harvey blanks the Phillies on two hits for six innings and David Wright went 4 for 5 with two doubles, a triple and a homer. I know the Mets have problems, but man, when it goes right for them it’s really pretty. Something about the purity of an ace and…

  21. Heath Bell allows homer in fifth consecutive appearance

    Jun 22, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    Diamondbacks closer Heath Bell surrendered a two-run home run to Jay Bruce in the top of the ninth inning that turned a 2-1 lead into a 3-2 deficit. It marked the fifth consecutive game in which Bell has allowed a homerun: June 10 @ Dodgers: Juan Uribe walk-off solo home run June 12 @ Dodgers:…

  22. Giancarlo Stanton is back in the Marlins’ lineup

    Apr 18, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    After missing six games with a left shoulder injury Giancarlo Stanton is back in the Marlins’ lineup for tonight’s game against the Reds, playing right field and batting third. In his absence the Marlins used Austin Kearns, Chris Coghlan, and Justin Ruggiano in right field, going 2-4 after starting the season 1-8 with Stanton. Stanton…

  23. Austin Kearns hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

    Apr 14, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Miami Marlins Photo Day

    Marlins outfielder Austin Kearns was originally in the Marlins’ lineup for this afternoon’s series finale against the Phillies, but was sent to the hospital by team trainers after complaining about an elevated heart rate, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro. Kearns will remain in the hospital overnight for evaluation. It has not been a good start…

  24. Giancarlo Stanton day-to-day after MRI reveals left shoulder contusion

    Apr 13, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

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    Good news for a lineup which is severely lacking in pop. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Giancarlo Stanton is day-to-day after an MRI revealed a left shoulder contusion. While the young slugger is out of the lineup tonight for the second straight game, he will not required an extended absence. The Marlins will go…

  25. The Marlins get Mike Redmond his first win as manager

    Apr 6, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

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    After scoring just one run in 27 innings during their opening series against the Nationals, the Marlins’ offense broke out with 11 hits last night in a 7-5 win over the Mets. Mike Redmond notched his victory win as an MLB skipper while the Marlins are no longer the majors’ only winless team. Alex Sanabia,…

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