3/10/2014 | Cano's return signals what was lost without him
The Mariners, counting on Robinson Cano to help transform their club, want him healthy, happy and chipping in on a daily basis. On Monday, they had that in full force.
3/10/2014 | Mariners pace Walker with future in mind
The desire to see what Taijuan Walker can do over a full Major League season is being tempered this spring by the desire to see what he can do for many seasons to come.
3/10/2014 | Cano 3-for-3, but Shields stifles Mariners
Robinson Cano, making his first appearance since Wednesday after he had root-canal surgery, had three singles for the Mariners, but James Shields and the Royals prevailed, 8-2, on Monday.
3/10/2014 | Smoak has first locked up, McClendon says
Justin Smoak had said earlier this spring he figured first base was his to lose, but manager Lloyd McClendon is now more definitive about the 27-year-old switch-hitter's status.
3/10/2014 | Cano back in lineup after missing four days
After four days without their new star player in the lineup, the Mariners had second baseman Robinson Cano back on the field Monday afternoon for their Cactus League home game against the Royals.
3/9/2014 | Montero out to prove he belongs in big leagues
The transformation of Jesus Montero into a first baseman and reliable Major League hitter is a work in progress, and both he and Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon know these are just the first steps of that project.
3/9/2014 | Mariners hope new plane helps travel woes
The subject was third baseman Kyle Seager, who at age 25 last year led the Mariners with 160 games played. That's a significant number for any player, but perhaps more impressive because Seager plays for the team that annually leads the Majors in airline miles.
3/9/2014 | Felix pleased with where he is despite the results
Felix Hernandez made his way to the Mariners' dugout prior to Sunday's game as a passenger in an electric cart, his cap on backward and his feet up, the laid-back demeanor a perfect fit for a sunny spring day in Arizona.
3/9/2014 | Avery's single caps six-run eighth as Mariners rally
The Mariners rallied for six runs in the bottom of the eighth to overtake the Rangers on Sunday, with a Mike Dowd ground-rule double, a Cole Gillespie triple and a Chris Taylor double tying the game. The Mariners took the lead when Xavier Avery lined a single off the body of pitcher Cory Burns.
3/8/2014 | Montero launches two home runs in nightcap
Home runs from Jesus Montero (two), Stefen Romero and Justin Smoak powered the Mariners to an 8-5 win over the Dodgers in split-squad action Saturday night.
3/8/2014 | Saunders nets three RBIs in Mariners' rout of Giants
Brad Miller and Michael Saunders launched two-run home runs in the first inning, setting the stage for a huge offensive day for the Mariners, who knocked off the Giants, 18-3, on Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium.
3/8/2014 | Wolf saddened by passing of surgeon Jobe
As a veteran of two Tommy John surgeries that have extended his pitching career now into a 15th season in the Major Leagues, Mariners left-hander Randy Wolf believes he owes a debt of gratitude to Dr. Frank Jobe, the man who invented the procedure in which a torn ligament in the elbow is replaced with a tendon.
3/8/2014 | LoMo helps promote 'Strike Out Cancer' fundraiser
When Cardinals reliever Jason Motte began recruiting Major League players to help promote his "Strike Out Cancer" T-shirt fundraiser this spring, new Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison didn't need to think twice.
3/8/2014 | Cano out again following root canal surgery
New Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano got off to a fast start this spring, but the club's prize free-agent signee missed his third straight game on Saturday as he continues recovering from root canal surgery.
3/7/2014 | Veteran Wolf downplays tough outing
As a 14-year Major League veteran, Randy Wolf knows Cactus League games aren't a make-or-break test of a pitcher's progress. But he also knows this spring isn't like most for him.
3/7/2014 | Peterson homers as rallying Mariners outslugged
Right fielder Chris Heisey ripped two home runs, and Brandon Phillips added another Friday as a Reds split-squad team topped the Mariners, 10-9, at Peoria Stadium. Led by 2013 first-round Draft pick D.J. Peterson's first home run, Seattle's backups rallied from an 8-0 deficit to tie the game in the sixth before the Reds regained the lead with a pair of runs in the eighth.
3/7/2014 | Beimel making strong bid for bullpen spot
Though he hasn't pitched in the Majors since 2011, veteran left-handed reliever Joe Beimel is making a strong bid this spring for a job with the Mariners as a non-roster invitee.
3/7/2014 | 'Blessed' Bloomquist back at home in Seattle
As a guy coming full circle, playing again for the Mariners' organization that drafted him 15 years ago, Willie Bloomquist has been down this road before. At 36, he realizes there aren't endless baseball games left to play. And pulling on the Mariners jersey once again is a perfect reminder of how fortunate he's been in a 12-year Major League career.
3/7/2014 | Citing recovery, Stearns resigns as third-base coach
Dealing with a difficult recovery from hiatal hernia surgery for the past two weeks, Mariners third-base coach John Stearns stepped down from his position Friday. He will be replaced for the upcoming season by Triple-A Tacoma manager Rich Donnelly.
3/6/2014 | Rodney tips cap to good spring debut
New Mariners closer Fernando Rodney took the mound for the first time in Cactus League action on Thursday, gave up a run in his debut and then explained both his late start and his tilted cap.
3/6/2014 | Peterson enjoys big league experience, first hit
Young Mariners third baseman D.J. Peterson got a shot in Thursday's Cactus League game against the White Sox, and made the most of it.
3/6/2014 | Baker solid for three innings in Mariners' victory
Scott Baker, Fernando Rodney and Kyle Seager each delivered solid performances in the Mariners' 7-4 victory over the White Sox on Thursday.
3/6/2014 | Walker plays light catch, feels good
Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker, the No. 6 ranked prospect in baseball by MLB.com, returned from a week-long layoff to rest his sore shoulder by playing some light catch on Thursday.
3/6/2014 | Jones relishing opportunity to be part of camp
Three weeks into his first Major League camp, Mariners prospect James Jones still grins at the thought of his new clubhouse neighbors -- Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano. But it's his play on the field that is drawing manager Lloyd McClendon's attention.
3/5/2014 | September experience built Paxton's confidence
With Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker sidelined for at least the first few weeks of the regular season by injures, James Paxton might wind up earning a rotation berth with the Mariners this spring by default. But the young left-hander looks more like a guy ready to claim a job outright in the early going of Cactus League play.
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