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April 24, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Roster moves: Franklin optioned to Tacoma, Ramirez to High Desert, Gillespie called up

As expected, the Mariners have announced a few roster moves today. Nick Franklin’s tweet yesterday after the game obviously started the speculation. He’s been optioned to Class AAA Tacoma and flew out with the Rainiers to Las Vegas today. Outfielder Cole Gillespie has been selected (since he wasn’t on the 40-man roster) from Tacoma. Gillespie is hitting…

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April 23, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Franklin headed back to the Rainiers?

Nick Franklin sent out a tweet after Wednesday’s 5-3 win which indicated that he is headed back to Class AAA Tacoma. The Rainiers begin a road trip in Las Vegas on Thursday. Las Vegas here I come! — Nick Franklin (@NickFrank20) April 24, 2014 Franklin started in right field for the Mariners against the Astros on Wednesday…

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April 23, 2014 at 12:48 PM

FINAL: Mariners 5, Astros 3

Chris Young (0-0, 3.27) starts today for the Mariners. Jarred Cosart (1-2, 7.36). The biggest question, though, is whether the Mariners offense will snap out of its funk; they’ve struck out 14 times in each of the last two games. Bottom 9th: Kyle Seager hits a 3-run walkoff homer, his second homer of the game and the…

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April 23, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Franklin to start in right field

Nick Franklin will start in right field for the Mariners today against the Houston Astros. Manager Lloyd McClendon said he’s looking to Franklin to be a spark for an offense that could desperately use it. The Mariners have struck out 14 times in each of the last two games against the Astros. Franklin, who played second base…

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April 22, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Astros 5, Mariners 2 — eight is not so great as the losing continues

Box score: 04.22.14 Box Score Postgame notes 04.22.14 Post-Game Notes (HOU) So who here had heard of Collin McHugh before tonight? (My hand is not raised). Well, Collin McHugh  is a 26-year-old right-handed pitcher that was called up in place of an injured Scott Feldman. And he was dominant against the Mariners, pitching 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing three…

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April 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Tuesday’s pregame notes, links and line-ups vs. the Astros

Updated 5:44 p.m. Probables in case you missed it. More McClendon 4:32 p.m. Logan Morrison did some running before the simulated game today. McClendon said Morrison is getting close to going out on a rehab assignment. McClendon said that Stephen Pryor is still trying to get his velocity up. It’s been climbing, but it’s not where it…

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April 22, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Mariners minor league report, April 22 — Peterson exits High Desert game for precautionary reasons

Quick note: DJ Peterson, the Mariners’ top pick from last year’s draft, was lifted in the third inning of last night’s game for Class A High Desert. According to Chris Gwynn, the Mariners’ director of minor league operations, Peterson had a tight glute muscle and was pulled for precautionary reasons. Class AAA Tacoma got a…

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April 21, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Game thread: Mariners vs. Astros

FINAL: Astros 7, Mariners 2. That’s seven in a row for Seattle. Mariners batters struck out 14 times. EIGHTH INNING: That’s it for Felix. He allowed six runs — two earned — on seven hits in seven innings. … Tom Wilhelmsen has allowed a two-out solo homer to Krauss. It’s now 7-2 Astros. SEVENTH INNING: Mike Zunino crushed a ball…

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