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  1. 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?

  2. Michael Saunders will not be ready for Opening Day

    Mar 26, 2015, 11:19 AM EDT

    Michael Saunders

    Saunders was acquired from the Mariners in exchange for J.A. Happ in December and will be the Blue Jays’ starting left fielder once he’s healthy.

  3. Kevin Pillar strained his oblique sneezing

    Mar 15, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT

    Kevin Pillar

    It’s not a serious injury, so we can laugh about it a little.

  4. Surprise: Michael Saunders may actually play by Opening Day

    Mar 11, 2015, 9:31 AM EDT

    Michael Saunders

    A day after the Blue Jays get some bad news they get a little bit of good news.

  5. Blue Jays sign Dayan Viciedo to a minor league deal

    Feb 28, 2015, 8:27 PM EDT

    Dayan Viciedo

    The Blue Jays brought in Dayan Viciedo to hold the fort until Michael Saunders returns from his knee injury.

  6. Blue Jays, Athletics talking to Dayan Viciedo

    Feb 27, 2015, 8:20 PM EDT

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    Two more suitors enter the Dayan Viciedo sweepstakes.

  7. Michael Saunders to miss 5-6 weeks after surgery to remove meniscus in his left knee

    Feb 27, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT

    Michael Saunders

    Michael Saunders will return to the Blue Jays a lot sooner than anticipated.

  8. Rangers have mild interest in Michael Saunders

    Nov 24, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Michael Saunders

    The Mariners are shopping Michael Saunders and the Rangers are one interested team thus far.

  9. Michael Saunders has a new agent

    Nov 17, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    Michael Saunders AP

    Michael Saunders has new representation a month after his ex-agent fired back at Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik through the media.

  10. Michael Saunders, agent unhappy with criticism from Jack Zduriencik

    Oct 10, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT

    Michael Saunders

    Michael Saunders and his agent are unhappy with comments Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik made publicly, calling into question the outfielder’s conditioning.

  11. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 27, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

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    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including the Mariners’ efforts to keep their season alive.

  12. Mariners activate Michael Saunders from disabled list

    Sep 8, 2014, 6:12 PM EDT

    Michael Saunders AP

    The Mariners have been without Saunders since July 10 due to an oblique strain and a viral infection.

  13. 2014 Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    David Price

    Recapping all of Thursday’s dealings in one spot.

  14. Mariners call up Justin Smoak, place Michael Saunders on the disabled list

    Jul 11, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

    Justin Smoak

    Michael Saunders is out with a strained oblique, and Justin Smoak is back in the major leagues after a stint at Triple-A.

  15. Mariners demote Justin Smoak to Triple-A

    Jul 4, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

    Justin Smoak AP

    Justin Smoak is off the disabled list after missing nearly a month with a strained quadriceps, but instead of simply adding him to the active roster the Mariners demoted the first baseman to Triple-A.

  16. Mariners activate Michael Saunders, send Jesus Montero back to Triple-A

    Jun 27, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

    Jesus Montero

    Jesus Montero’s latest stint in the big leagues was a short one, as the Mariners have demoted the one-time top prospect back to Triple-A to make room for outfielder Michael Saunders’ return from the disabled list.

  17. Mariners calling up Jesus Montero

    Jun 12, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

    Jesus Montero

    Jesus Montero has been a bust for the Mariners since they acquired him as a top prospect from the Yankees for Miguel Pineda, but he’s hit reasonably well at Triple-A this season and now he’s on his way back to the majors.

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

    Jun 3, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    Jose Abreu is back, Clayton Kershaw withstood his return and I made a sobering discovery about “Billy Madison.”

  19. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 23, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    Boston has lost seven straight. Mark Buehrle has eight wins.

  20. 2014 Preview: Seattle Mariners

    Mar 25, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    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 Seattle Mariners. The Big Question: Robinson Cano and . . . then what? The Mariners certainly made the biggest…

  21. Mariners, Michael Saunders avoid arbitration

    Jan 15, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Michael Saunders and the Mariners have avoided arbitration with a one-year contract. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times says the deal is worth $2.3 million for the 27-year-old outfielder’s first season of arbitration eligibility. Saunders hit .236 with 12 homers and a .720 OPS in 132 games for the Mariners last season, which doesn’t look…

  22. 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…

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