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April 15, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Stephen Pryor makes first appearance for the Rainiers

TACOMA — Pitcher Stephen Pryor struggled early in his first rehab appearance with Class AAA Tacoma before settling down. Pryor is recovering from surgery in August last year to repair latissmus dors. He routinely threw in the mid- to high-90s before the injury and could even hit triple digits. He topped out at 94 mph Tuesday…

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April 15, 2014 at 5:39 PM

UPDATE: Taijuan Walker won’t pitch tonight because of shoulder stiffness

TACOMA — Taijuan Walker was scratched from his minor-league rehab start for Class AAA Tacoma because of stiffness in his shoulder. He told Tacoma’s coaches and training staff that he just couldn’t get loose before Tuesday’s game. “He said he doesn’t feel comfortable,” general manager Jack Zduriencik said. “I can’t say what the whole issue is,…

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April 13, 2014 at 1:13 PM

FINAL: A’s 3, Mariners 0

Quick reaction: The Mariners’ offense was once again ineffective. The Mariners had just three hits. They struck out 11 times, including at least once in each of the first six innings. Their only hits came in the fourth inning, and they didn’t walk. They were shutout for the second time in this five-game home stand and…

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April 13, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Lloyd McClendon ‘not sure’ replay is good for baseball

Manager Lloyd McClendon had some pretty interesting things to say about replay in baseball, but first some news of the day. Taijuan Walker will start Tuesday for Class AAA Tacoma in another rehab start after having a shoulder injury in spring training. McClendon wouldn’t say if that would be Walker’s last rehab start before joining the…

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April 12, 2014 at 6:04 PM

LIVE: A’s 3, Mariners 1

News of the day: Blake Beavan will start on Tuesday against the Rangers. Taijuan Walker, who was in consideration for that spot, will instead make a rehab start for Tacoma. Read the full story here. And now for the game… Top 7th: Eric Sogard walks to start the inning, steals second and ends up on third with…

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April 12, 2014 at 3:02 PM

UPDATED: Beavan to start Tuesday; Walker to start in Tacoma

Barring any setbacks, the return of prized pitching prospect Taijuan Walker is right around the corner. It’s just not here yet. Blake Beavan will start Tuesday against the Texas Rangers, while Walker will make a start in Tacoma as he continues rehabbing from a shoulder injury. The choice came down to Beavan or Walker for Tuesday’s starting…

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April 9, 2014 at 7:08 PM

FINAL: Angels 2, Mariners 0

Quick reminder on the news of the day before the Mariners and Angels game Wednesday: Pitcher James Paxton was placed on the 15-day DL while Hisashi Iwakuma threw off a mound for the first time since February. And now on to the game… Bottom 9th: Cano leads off the inning by grounding out. Justin Smoak walked. Corey…

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April 9, 2014 at 4:05 PM

UPDATED: Paxton headed to the 15-day DL

The Mariners’ starting rotation took two steps forward Wednesday and one step back. Starting pitcher James Paxton was placed on the 15-day disabled list after MRI results earlier in the day revealed he had a strained lat muscle. Paxton was injured in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s home opener and had to leave the game. He…

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September 10, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Postgame: Veterans call players-only meeting after 13-2 loss

Raul Ibanez and a group of veteran players didn’t like what they saw in the Mariners’ 13-2 loss Tuesday to the lowly Houston Astros, so they called a players-only meeting after the game to talk about it.

The meeting lasted about 20 minutes, and while the Mariners kept what was said in the meeting sealed, the general tone was easily understandable: This can’t happen again, and Ibanez laid out how that needs to happen.

“It’s about the internal fight that’s within all of us and leaving it all out on the field every day,” Ibanez said.

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September 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Mariners trade Brendan Ryan to the Yankees

The Mariners traded Brendan Ryan to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later, the club announced in the middle of Tuesday’s game against the Houston Astros. Long viewed as one of the game’s best defensive shortstops, Ryan, 31, opened the season as Seattle’s starting shortstop, but he didn’t hit enough to keep…

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