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  1. Kendrys Morales says he’s ready to play first base in Seattle

    Dec 20, 2012, 10:22 AM EDT

    Kendry Morales

    Kendrys Morales played just 28 of his 134 games at first base this year, seeing the bulk of his action at designated hitter after missing most of 2010 and all of 2011 with a broken ankle. However, after being traded to the Mariners yesterday Morales said he’s “confident knowing that I’m 100 percent ready to…

  2. Angels trade Kendrys Morales to Mariners for Jason Vargas

    Dec 19, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

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    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has been searching for rotation help and shopping extra bats, and MLB.com reports that he’s found a fit by trading first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales to the Mariners for left-hander Jason Vargas. It’s a rare deal between division rivals, but the Mariners have whiffed on several free agent hitting targets…

  3. George Sherrill, Dan Wheeler join Royals on minors deals

    Dec 11, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    In addition to adding outfielder Willy Taveras on a minor-league deal the Royals have also signed left-hander George Sherrill and right-hander Dan Wheeler to minor-league contracts, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. Sherrill was once a very good left-handed setup man, but missed nearly all of this year following Tommy John elbow…

  4. Mariners finalize one-year contract with Jason Bay

    Dec 8, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

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    From Larry Stone of the Seattle Times comes word that the Mariners have finalized their one-year contract with outfielder Jason Bay and designated lefty reliever Mauricio Robles in a corresponding move to a clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Robles, 23, had a 5.78 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 71 2/3 innings this summer…

  5. Jason Bay’s contract with the Mariners is not fully guaranteed

    Dec 6, 2012, 9:45 PM EDT

    Jason Bay

    Some were surprised to see that Jason Bay was getting a $1 million deal from the Mariners after he accepted a buyout from the Mets about a month ago, but it turns out that his contract isn’t fully guaranteed. Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports that if Bay doesn’t make the team out of…

  6. Rosenthal: Mariners in mix for four-team Justin Upton trade

    Dec 6, 2012, 12:21 AM EDT

    Justin Upton

    FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal says that while the four-team Justin Upton talks are going nowhere fast, they’re not yet dead, not with Rangers GM Jon Daniels working hard to keep them alive. Rosenthal reports that the Mariners have replaced the Rays as the fourth team involved in talks. They would likely get Rangers left-hander Derek Holland…

  7. Mariners add Jason Bay on one-year deal

    Dec 5, 2012, 2:35 PM EDT

    Jason Bay

    This is what’s known in the business as taking a flier. According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mariners have added Jason Bay on a one-year contract after he hit .165/.237/.299 in 194 at-bats last season and then accepted a buyout from the Mets. The Mariners will see if Bay can…

  8. Mariners interested in Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon

    Dec 4, 2012, 10:25 PM EDT

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    MLB Network’s Peter Gammons reported Monday that the Dodgers are shopping young shortstop Dee Gordon. Now at least one suitor can be identified. According to Scott Miller of CBS Sports, the Mariners are going “hard” after the 24-year-old speedster, who has tallied 56 steals in 143 MLB games. Other teams have likely also been calling.…

  9. Mariners interested in Michael Bourn, meeting with Scott Boras

    Dec 4, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT

    Michael Bourn

    When the Mariners announced after the season that they were bringing in the fences at Safeco, the obvious reaction was that they were trying to help their chances of luring a power hitter this winter, and they have been connected to Justin Upton in trade talks and Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli and Adam LaRoche in…

  10. Mariners, Diamondbacks discuss Justin Upton

    Dec 4, 2012, 12:44 AM EDT

    Justin Upton

    CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reports that the Mariners and Diamondbacks met tonight to discuss Justin Upton. Heyman’s report is just a tweet, so there are no details on the meeting. Heyman does, however, speculate on whether an offer of top prospect Taijuan Walker and Nick Franklin might be enough get a deal done. Such a package…

  11. The Adam LaRoche market isn’t so hot and heavy after all

    Dec 3, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    Adam LaRoche

    The Nationals would very much like to keep free agent Adam LaRoche, but they’re sticking to their guns at the moment and only offering a two-year deal. Fortunately for them, it may yet be enough to get a deal done. According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, the Rangers are not purusing LaRoche, and MLB.com’s Brittany…

  12. Joe Mauer, David Wright commit to Team USA for WBC

    Dec 3, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Joe Mauer

    We’ll hear plenty about players opting out of the World Baseball Classic over the next couple of months. How about a couple of guys that are in: Minnesota’s Joe Mauer and the Mets’ David Wright. The Mauer commitment makes it less of a big deal now if Buster Posey decides not to play for Team…

  13. Report: Mariners, Orioles targeting Billy Butler

    Dec 3, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

    Billy Butler

    Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star says both the Mariners and Orioles are showing strong interest in Royals designated hitter Billy Butler. Dutton sees the Mariners as the more likely trade partner, what with their stockpile of arms that includes Danny Hultzen, Taijuan Walker and James Paxton. The Orioles also have some arms to…

  14. Breaking down Friday’s non-tenders: Wilson, Reynolds and more

    Dec 1, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

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    Here’s the official list of Friday’s non-tenders: American League Angels: none Athletics: OF Jermaine Mitchell Mitchell had already been designated for assignment. He had a breakthrough 2011 in Triple-A, hitting .302/.401/.453, but he regressed to .252/.345/.386 for Sacramento last season. Astros: none Blue Jays: C Bobby Wilson Wilson is minor league contract material. The 29-year-old…

  15. Mariners release Chone Figgins, eat $8 million salary

    Nov 28, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

    Chone Figgins

    Not surprisingly the Mariners couldn’t find a taker after designating Chone Figgins for assignment last week, so they released him today. That means Seattle eats the remaining $8 million on his contract for 2013 and Figgins is able to sign with any other team as a free agent. He ended up hitting .227 with a…

  16. Bowden: Mike Napoli negotiating with Red Sox, meeting with Mariners

    Nov 22, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT

    Mike Napoli

    I don’t trust Jim Bowden for rumors, but it’s not as though anyone else is making baseball news on Thanksgiving.

  17. Chone Figgins designated for assignment by the Mariners

    Nov 20, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

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    The Chone Figgins era is over in Seattle. Mercifully. From Greg Johns of MLB.com comes word that the Mariners designated the 34-year-old utilityman for assignment, removing him from their 40-man roster. He’ll either be traded or released within the next 10 days, and we would bet good money on the latter. Figgins got a four-year, $36…

  18. The Mariners trade Trayvon Robinson to the Orioles for Robert Andino

    Nov 20, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Robert Andino

    The Seattle Mariners have announced that they’ve acquired Robert Andino from Orioles for Trayvon Robinson. After being acquired from the Dodgers in 2011, Robinson, an outfielder, has had 319 big league plate appearances over the past two seasons, and he just hasn’t hit. His line: .221/.294/.324.  He hit pretty darn well in the minors, but…

  19. Ichiro, Kuroda the latest Japanese players to bail on the WBC

    Nov 19, 2012, 8:53 AM EDT

    Ichiro

    First Yu Darvish, then Hisashi Iwakuma, then Norichika Aoki and now Ichiro Suzuki and Hiroki Kuroda are giving the WBC a miss: Ichiro Suzuki has told Japanese baseball officials he has decided not to take part in next year’s World Baseball Classic. Suzuki said Monday, “I appreciate being asked to play for Japan again at the WBC, but after…

  20. Rangers’ Chris McGuiness named Arizona Fall League MVP

    Nov 17, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

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    This year’s class of participants in the Arizona Fall League included some big names like Reds speedster Billy Hamilton and Mariners prospect catcher Mike Zunino, but a lesser-known prospect ended up taking home the league’s Joe Black MVP Award. According to Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com, Rangers first base prospect Chris McGuiness was presented with the…

  21. David Price becomes first Rays pitcher to win Cy Young Award

    Nov 14, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

    David Price

    After tying for the league lead in wins and finishing first in ERA, David Price claimed his first American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, picking up 14 of the 28 first-place votes. Justin Verlander, last year’s Cy Young and MVP winner, finished second with 13 first-place votes and totaled 149 points to Price’s 153.…

  22. Norichika Aoki to sit out the World Baseball Classic

    Nov 14, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Norichika Aoki

    Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki has told Japan manager Koji Yamamoto that he will not be playing in the World Baseball Classic because he wants to prepare for the 2013 season. Not playing in the WBC is the new black. Aoki joins Yu Darvish and Hisashi Iwakuma as no-shows for Japan and Shin-Soo Choo as a no-show for…

  23. Hisashi Iwakuma won’t participate in World Baseball Classic

    Nov 11, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

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    Yu Darvish isn’t the only Japanese starting pitcher planning to skip the 2013 World Baseball Classic. From the Associated Press, via NBCSports.com, comes word that Hisashi Iwakuma has decided not to pitch for Japan and “will instead focus on preparing for his second season with the Seattle Mariners.” Iwakuma inked a two-year, $14 million contract…

  24. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

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    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  25. History suggests that Michael Bourn is likely to be a bust

    Nov 5, 2012, 11:26 PM EDT

    Michael Bourn

    Center field is the one strong position in free agency this winter, and many teams appear to see view Michael Bourn as the head of a class that also includes B.J. Upton, Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino. I do no share that view. Bourn turns 30 next month. He was one of the NL’s better…

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