3/5/2014 | Paxton continues to impress with scoreless outing
Mariners southpaw James Paxton continued his push for a starting job as he threw three scoreless innings on Wednesday, but the Indians rallied to pull out an 8-5 victory at Peoria Stadium. Paxton, 25, looked very good in four starts as a September callup last season and has picked up where he left off with five shutout innings in two outings this spring.
3/5/2014 | Pryor feels strong after fourth bullpen session
For right-handed reliever Stephen Pryor, the toughest part about Mariners camp so far is pacing himself and not pushing too fast as he returns from a difficult tendon-repair surgery behind his right shoulder.
3/5/2014 | Solid behind plate, Zunino gaining confidence with bat
Aside from Corey Hart and switch-hitting first baseman Justin Smoak, the only sure right-handed option in Seattle's lineup at this point is catcher Mike Zunino. Which is why rather than an afterthought when it comes to offense, the 23-year-old backstop could loom large as he develops both at the plate and behind it.
3/5/2014 | Mariners trim camp roster to 55 with 13 cuts
With Minor League camp opening Wednesday, the Mariners cut 13 players from their Major League camp as they began the process of weeding down to an eventual 25-man roster.
3/4/2014 | Like Seahawks, Mariners look to thrill Seattle fans
Following the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl victory in February will be difficult, but the Seattle Mariners don't believe the success at CenturyLink Field affects much within their clubhouse.
3/4/2014 | Felix only certainty in Seattle's rotation this spring
Two batters into Seattle right-hander Felix Hernandez's spring debut Tuesday afternoon, he had given up a double to Yaisel Puig and walked Carl Crawford. Concerned? Not the Mariners. Not about Hernandez. If manager Lloyd McClendon could feel half as confident about the rest of his rotation, Seattle would be in good shape.
3/4/2014 | Felix not satisfied with effort in first spring start
Felix Hernandez threw two scoreless innings with two hits in his Cactus League debut on Tuesday in the Mariners' 4-1 victory over the Dodgers, but said he's got some work to do as he moves forward this spring.
3/4/2014 | Young prospect Marte gets his shot
With Mariners skipper Lloyd McClendon looking to give many of his veterans a day off in the wake of Monday's split-squad games, young Minor League prospect Ketel Marte got the start at second base in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Dodgers and delivered a solid performance.
3/4/2014 | Felix blanks Dodgers for two innings in debut
Felix Hernandez pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut while James Jones and Mike Zunino had a pair of hits each as the Mariners beat the Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon, 4-1, at Camelback Ranch.
3/4/2014 | Mariners invite fans to Safeco to watch road opener
Mariners fans who want to watch the Opening Day game against the Angels in Anaheim on March 31 will be able to view the game on the big screen at Safeco Field.
3/4/2014 | Shifting to left field, Ackley finding his comfort zone
A year ago, Dustin Ackley was searching. Searching for his swing, searching for his position on the team, searching for answers as to why things weren't going as easily as they always had in his baseball past. But the 26-year-old former first-round Draft pick looks like a different man in Mariners camp this spring.
3/3/2014 | Alert Hart steals home despite past knee issues
Corey Hart is supposed to be slow playing things this spring, working his way back from a pair of microfracture knee surgeries that sidelined the big right fielder all of last season with the Brewers.
3/3/2014 | Beavan quietly making bid for rotation spot
Blake Beavan was an 11-game winner for the Mariners in 2012 and has 43 Major League starts on his resume, yet the big right-hander is largely overlooked when it comes to conversations about Seattle's starting candidates this spring.
3/3/2014 | Cano, Ackley lead split squad in rout of Rockies
Robinson Cano and Dustin Ackley continued their hot Cactus League starts by combining for four hits and four RBIs as the Mariners topped the Rockies, 8-1, in a split-squad game on Monday at Peoria Stadium.
3/3/2014 | Mariners rally past Reds on Taylor's late slam
The Mariners committed four early errors with all of them resulting in Reds runs, but overcame them for a 6-5 split-squad victory at Goodyear Ballpark. The game turned against Cincinnati in the top of the seventh when Chris Taylor hit a 2-0 pitch from Chad Rogers for a grand slam into the left-field bullpen.
3/3/2014 | Avery's blazing speed may land him backup role
Outfielder Xavier Avery, acquired from the Orioles for Michael Morse last August, has caught Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon's eye with his speed early in camp and is pushing for a backup job.
3/3/2014 | Seager expected to return to action Tuesday
Kyle Seager was sidelined for a fourth straight day Monday due to a sore right index finger, but the Mariners third baseman is expected to return to action Tuesday when Seattle faces the Dodgers in Glendale.
3/2/2014 | Morrison gung-ho about proving himself to new team
As Logan Morrison regains his health, he's being careful not to put the weight of the world on this upcoming season.
3/2/2014 | Wolf knows road back is tougher this time
Veteran southpaw Randy Wolf is coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery for the second time in his career, but this time there are far more questions as he returns at age 37.
3/2/2014 | Seager sits out to rest jammed finger
Kyle Seager hasn't played since the Mariners' initial Cactus League game Thursday after injuring his right hand while sliding into third base.
3/2/2014 | Maurer strong in first live batting practice
After a one-week setback with a stiff back, Brandon Maurer threw his first live batting practice of the spring on Sunday as the young Mariners right-hander began working his way back into the starting rotation competition.
3/2/2014 | Wolf shows encouraging signs in comeback attempt
When Randy Wolf took the mound at Goodyear Ballpark in Seattle's 6-3 loss to the Indians, it marked his first start in a big league game since Sept. 22, 2012. He's making his way back from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.
3/2/2014 | McClendon wants Smoak to hit more doubles
Lloyd McClendon wants Justin Smoak to drive the ball to all fields, not just yank it out of the park. And if initial impressions are worth anything, Smoak has taken the message to heart.