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February 12, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Mariners’ 2015 spring training position preview: Kyle Seager’s continued growth at third base

Much like Wednesday’s position preview on second base, the preview of third base might be just as easy to write. After signing a seven-year, $100 million contract extension this offseason, Kyle Seager is locked in as the Mariners’ third baseman. Seager was never a big prospect or even considered to be a prototypical third baseman….

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February 11, 2015 at 8:42 PM

Mariners to sign Rickie Weeks to a one-year contract

So ESPN’s Jim Bowden just tweeted out that the Mariners have agreed to a contract with free agent infielder Rickie Weeks. It’s reportedly a one-year deal worth $2 million with incentives up to $2 million pending a physical. The Mariners would not comment on the situation. But baseball sources have confirmed the Bowden report. Weeks will have to…

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February 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Mariners’ 2015 spring training position preview: What to expect from second baseman Robinson Cano in his second season in Seattle

  This might be the easiest position to preview. Robinson Cano is the starting second baseman. There’s no backup pushing him for playing time. There are no doubts about whether he can produce or handle the responsibility. There is no wondering of how we will fit on a new team in a new city. The past Look at…

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February 9, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Mariners’ 2015 spring training position preview: Can Logan Morrison be the everyday first baseman?

This is the first of the position previews for the upcoming spring training. Before we get to that, here’s the story I wrote for Sunday’s paper on the Mariners and understanding expectations. And here’s Larry Stone’s column on the Mariners for Sunday’s paper as well. Also the Times has made all of the writers start professional…

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January 28, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Mariners sign veteran catcher John Baker to a minor league contract

Mentioned a few days ago that the Mariners would likely sign a veteran back-up catcher to a minor league deal. Though not officially announced by the organization yet, pending the results of a physical, they have agreed to terms with John Baker on a minor league contract with an invitation to big league spring training. Jon Heyman of…

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January 26, 2015 at 4:28 PM

Mariners announce the signing of Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez to minor league contracts

The Mariners officially announced the signing of outfielders Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez to minor league contracts with invites to Major League spring training on Monday afternoon. Neither is expected to the make the club out of spring training. Gutierrez is all but assured of starting the season with Class AAA Tacoma having not played…

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January 23, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Mariners debut new alternate uniform for Sunday home games

*** In a nod to their past and a little bit of their present, the Mariners unveiled their new alternate uniforms for Sunday  home games. The mini-fashion show for season ticket holders and media on Friday at Safeco Field featured “models” Taijuan Walker, James Paxton, Charlie Furbush and Nelson Cruz (above). Cruz was all smiles after…

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