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  • Mariners Sign Delino DeShields To Minors Contract

    The Mariners have signed outfielder Delino DeShields to a minor league deal, according to the team’s official transactions page.  DeShields last played in the big leagues in 2021, as a member of the Reds. Seattle becomes the eighth different MLB organization of DeShields’ career, though he has seen official game action with only three of…

    Mar 19 · MLB Trade Rumors Mariners Delino DeShields
  • Tommy La Stella To Play The Field On Wednesday

    Seattle Mariners infielder Tommy La Stella (shoulder) is expected to play the field for the first time on Wednesday, according to manager Scott Servais. The veteran infielder has been limited to designated hitter while dealing with shoulder soreness. Despite that, the Mariners believe that the injury is a minor issue. It sounds like La Stella should be ready for Opening Day, barring any setbacks. The 34-year-old isn't expected to have much fantasy value and is mainly a utility infielder.

    Mar 18 · Source via Mariners Tommy La Stella
  • J.P. Crawford Expected To Play On Monday

    Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford (shoulder) is expected to return to action for Monday's Cactus League matchup. The left-handed slugger has been dealing with a minor shoulder issue, but appears to be doing better. Crawford was able to take at-bats during a minor league game on Saturday. He didn't play the field, but fantasy managers shouldn't be concerned going forward. It sounds like Crawford is day-to-day and his availability for Opening Day shouldn't be in question.

    Mar 18 · Source via Mariners J.P. Crawford
  • Mariners Release Drew Ellis

    The Mariners announced Friday evening that corner infielder Drew Ellis has been released. He’d been in camp as a non-roster invitee after being outrighted off Seattle’s roster last November. Seattle claimed Ellis off waivers from the Diamondbacks last June. The Louisville product only played one MLB game with the M’s, going 1-3 with a strikeout. He…

    Mar 17 · MLB Trade Rumors Mariners Drew Ellis
  • Dylan Moore To Miss Multiple Weeks

    Seattle Mariners outfielder Dylan Moore (oblique) is expected to miss multiple weeks after suffering an injury on Thursday. The 30-year-old is likely to miss 2-4 weeks after being diagnosed with an oblique strain. He was already questionable for Opening Day while recovering from core muscle surgery. Now, the Mariners might hold him out longer than this timetable until he's back to full health. His absence means that Cooper Hummel and Mason McCoy have a better chance at making the Opening Day roster. Moore wasn't a great fantasy option anyway, but this injury means he can probably be avoided in most leagues. His best attribute is his speed, which makes him a possible deep league option when healthy.

    Mar 17 · Source via Mariners Dylan Moore
  • Dylan Moore Scratched On Thursday

    Seattle Mariners outfielder Dylan Moore (side) was scratched from Thursday's Cactus League matchup. Manager Scott Servais said Moore felt something in his side while taking swings in the batting cage on Thursday morning. The team plans to have Moore undergo further testing to confirm it's not a more serious injury. It's uncertain if this will cause Moore to begin the season on the injured list. Fantasy managers should check back for another update on his status.

    Mar 16 · Source via Mariners Dylan Moore
  • Andres Munoz Pitching In B Game Thursday

    Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Andres Munoz (foot) is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Friday, but he will first face the San Diego Padres in a B game on Thursday. Munoz has yet to pitch in a spring game after having surgery last October on his foot, but barring a setback once he gets into games, he should be ready to go in a high-leverage role in Seattle's bullpen on Opening Day later this month. Paul Sewald is set to enter the 2023 regular season as the M's primary close, but it wouldn't be a surprise if Munoz eventually took over the role. The 24-year-old Mexican had a 2.49 ERA (2.04 FIP), 0.89 WHIP, four saves and 96 strikeouts in 65 relief innings for Seattle in his second year with the team in 2022.

    Mar 16 · Source via Mariners Andres Munoz closers
  • Jarred Kelenic Playing With Confidence This Spring

    Seattle Mariners outfielder Jarred Kelenic has brought an increased focus to spring so far, and it has shown. The 23-year-old, while still playing with high intensity, has produced a stellar .448/.484/1.000 slash line with four home runs, nine RBI and three stolen bases in 31 plate appearances. Fantasy managers are well-acquainted with Kelenic, as the former top prospect has had a highly disappointing career to this point. However, he is still young and possesses intriguing power and speed. If he can corral his strikeouts and finally bring his spring production into the regular season, he could be a fantasy steal. His current average draft position is 287.

    Mar 15 · Source via Mariners Jarred Kelenic
  • George Kirby Adding Splitter To Repertoire

    Seattle Mariners pitcherGeorge Kirbyhas added a splitter to his diverse repertoire this spring as he prepares to build on an excellent rookie season in 2022. Kirby has made a pair of Cactus-League starts this spring but has yielded three earned runs on five hits and a pair of walks across his 3 1/3-inning sample. The right-hander blew past expectations in his age-24 rookie season, tossing a 3.39 ERA alongside a pristine 20.5% K-BB% across 25 starts with the Mariners. Kirby began the season with five starts of 1.82 ERA ball alongside a whopping 34.4% K% at the Double-A level in 2022 and proceeded to become an integral part of the Mariners' rotation. Kirby said the new splitter will have an 8-10 mph drop in velocity from his four-seam fastball as he now sports seven different offerings heading into his sophomore campaign.

    Mar 14 · Source via Mariners George Kirby
  • Dylan Moore To Make Spring Debut Thursday

    Seattle Mariners outfielder Dylan Moore (abdomen) is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants. Moore has been brought along slowly this spring after having core-muscle surgery in the offseason, but he still has enough time to get ready for Opening Day later this month. The 30-year-old can also play the infield, although he doesn't have a clear path to regular playing time in Seattle, barring injuries to other players. All of his fantasy value lies in his legs, as he's stolen 42 total bases in the last two seasons while hitting only .197/.313/.354 with a .667 OPS, 18 home runs, 67 RBI and 83 runs scored in 230 games. Moore is a steals target in deep mixed and AL-only leagues.

    Mar 14 · Source via Mariners Dylan Moore
  • Andres Munoz Should Make Spring Debut Later This Week

    Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Andres Munoz (ankle) will throw live batting practice on Monday and should make his Cactus League debut in a game on Thursday or Friday. Munoz is behind the other pitchers in camp this spring after having surgery on his foot in the offseason, but barring a setback, he's expected to open the year in a high-leverage role at the back of Seattle's bullpen. The 24-year-old right-hander won't open the year as the primary closer for the M's, but if he's as dominant as he was in 2022, he'll still have plenty of fantasy value, especially in leagues that reward points for holds. Munoz had a strong 2.49 ERA (2.04 FIP), 0.89 WHIP, four saves and 96 strikeouts in 65 relief innings last year.

    Mar 13 · Source via Mariners Andres Munoz closers
  • Andres Munoz Adding New Pitch And Close To Spring Debut

    Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Andres Munoz (ankle) is likely within a week from making his Cactus League debut. He's tentatively scheduled to throw one more live batting practice before getting into a spring game. Munoz had surgery shortly after last seven to clean up a previously fractured ankle. The 24-year-old right-hander is throwing pain-free now and has added a two-seam fastball to his repertoire. It's still a work in progress, but it will give hitters something else to think about other than his four-seam fastball and slider. Munoz has time to get ready for Opening Day and could be even nastier as a setup man for Seattle. Even though he's not expected to open the year as the M's primary closer, Munoz has plenty of value for his strikeouts and holds.

    Mar 11 · Source via Mariners Andres Munoz closers
  • Casey Sadler Throws To Live Hitters

    Seattle Mariners right-hander Casey Sadler (shoulder) threw to live hitters for the first time in camp on Friday after coming off surgery. It was a big step, but Sadler still has a ways to go before he is pitching in big-league games. He wasn't throwing at full intensity and hitters were told to just track pitches and not swing. The 32-year-old reliever is currently on a team-record streak of 29 straight appearances without allowing a run. Sadler won't be rushed. He can start the season in the minors before working his way up to a potentially big part of Seattle's bullpen. Sadler didn't pitch at all in 2022 but had a 0.67 ERA in 40 1/3 inning of work in 2021. It remains to be seen when he'll be ready for the M's this year, but when he's back, he'll be an option in holds leagues.

    Mar 11 · Source via Mariners Casey Sadler
  • Injury Notes: Song, Nevin, Rosenthal, Sadler

    Phillies Rule 5 pick Noah Song has been shut down due to back tightness, per Alex Coffey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. He’s had an MRI and will be reevaluated next week, but it appears he won’t be ready to start the season. Song, 25, is an interesting case, given he’s spent the past three years…

    Mar 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Tigers Mariners Tyler Nevin Trevor Rosenthal Casey Sadler Noah Song
  • Jarred Kelenic Drives In Two, Continues Torrid Spring

    Seattle Mariners outfielder Jarred Kelenic went 2-for-2 with a double, two RBI, a walk and a run scored in Friday's Cactus League game versus the Cincinnati Reds. Kelenic has been on fire during the spring and is now hitting .429, with four of his nine hits going for home runs. Kelenic doesn't have a clear path to playing time after struggling to begin his career, and the Mariners added AJ Pollock and Teoscar Hernandez to their outfield this offseason. However, Kelenic may be playing his way into the strong side of a platoon with Pollock to begin the year. He's been hitting third in the Mariners lineup recently, though it's hard to imagine him hitting there during the season. He is RotoBaller's 86th-ranked outfielder but could move up considerably if he wins a share of the starting job.

    Mar 10 · Source via Mariners Jarred Kelenic
  • Mariners Release Nick Margevicius

    The Mariners announced today that left-hander Nick Margevicius has been released. Their spring camp is now down to 71 players. Margevicius, 27 in June, once seemed like he was on a path to being a useful big league starter but has been held back by injuries in recent years. Originally drafted by the Padres, that…

    Mar 6 · MLB Trade Rumors Mariners Nick Margevicius
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