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November 20, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Minor trade: Seattle acquires right-hander Sam Gaviglio

The Mariners made a minor trade of players not on the 40-man roster. They sent Class AAA utility player Ty Kelly to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio. The move was made to build starting pitching depth in the minor league system, particularly at Class AAA Tacoma. Gaviglio, 24, went 5-12 with…

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November 20, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Mariners add three players to the 40-man roster

The Mariners added three players to their 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. Infielder Ketel Marte, catcher John Hicks and right-handed pitcher Mayckol Guaipe had their minor league contracts selected. Marte, 21, hit .304 (159×523) with 79 runs scored, 32 doubles, 6 triples, 4 home runs and 55 RBI in 128 games with…

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November 20, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Mariners receive philanthropic award

**** The Mariners received the 2014 Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence on Thursday for their “Refuse to Abuse” campaign, which is a domestic violence prevention program across the state of Washington. Felix Hernandez, Michael Saunders and manager Lloyd McClendon have been active in the program. **** Here’s a PSA used this season.   From the press release…

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November 18, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Pat Listach named manager of the Tacoma Rainiers

The Tacoma Rainiers and the Mariners announced that Pat Listach will manage the Class AAA affiliate for the 2015 season. Listach replaces Roy Howell, who will remain in the organization in some capacity. “Pat has a great deal of experience, as a Major League player, and as a minor league coach and manager,” GM Jack Zduriencik said…

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November 18, 2014 at 10:02 AM

A few morning thoughts and notes on the Mariners

With Jason Heyward being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, it led many to assume that left fielder Justin Upton is bound for Seattle as the Braves dump salary and retool their team. And that’s more than a fair assumption. If you recall, the Mariners traded for Upton two seasons ago when he was…

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November 15, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Robinson Cano suffers a broken toe in Japan

The Mariners got a bit of a scare early Saturday morning when all-star second baseman Robinson Cano was struck by a pitch in the right foot and limped off the field. Cano, who is competing with a team of MLB players in a series in Tokyo, was hit by Japanese pitcher Yuki Nishi on the second pitch…

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