Mariners place Dee Gordon on DL, call up Dan Vogelbach from Tacoma

SEATTLE – Another day, another second baseman for the Seattle Mariners. The M’s announced they placed Dee Gordon on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday morning, retroactive to Monday. Gordon fractured his right big toe. Seattle called up Dan Vogelbach from the Tacoma Rainers to take his place. Gordon was himself a replacement second baseman, returning to the position he played for most of his career after Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games for violating MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The 25-year-old […]

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Mariners’ Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for violating drug agreement

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball’s joint drug agreement. The league announced Cano’s suspension Tuesday, a stunning development for the stalwart in the middle of the Mariners’ lineup and a club expected to contend for a postseason spot in the American League. Cano tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic. In a statement released through the players’ association, Cano said, “This substance was given to me by a licensed doctor […]

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Mariners-Tigers rained out, set for Saturday doubleheader

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners have been rained out and are set to play a doubleheader Saturday. The game was called Friday night before a single pitch was thrown — about 40 minutes after the scheduled start time. Bad weather has been a problem for the Tigers this year. They’ve already played three doubleheaders, two of which were at home, and they have another one scheduled against the New York Yankees in early June. Saturday’s twin-bill […]

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James Paxton throws no-hitter as Mariners beat Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — James Paxton threw the sixth no-hitter in Mariners history Tuesday night – and that wasn’t the only history in the game. Paxton’s no-no came against the Toronto Blue Jays, making him the first Canadian to accomplish the feat in his home country. He is also the first Canadian to throw a no-hitter since Dick Fowler did it for the Philadelphia Athletics against the St. Louis Browns in 1945. The no-hitter gave the Mariners a 5-0 victory. Paxton […]

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Commentary: Ichiro, Avril were role models, whose exits pave way for exciting futures for M’s, Hawks

I’ve told this story before, but I’ll tell it again. The first time I saw Cliff Avril was at a Benihana’s right after he signed with the Seahawks. He was alone, but amongst a group of strangers at the table behind us. He introduced himself to everyone as “Cliff.” When he was done, he paid his bill, said his pleasantries and left. And when everyone else at that table asked for their bill, the waitress said: “It was already taken […]

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Dee Gordon gives Ichiro fitting tribute in Mariners’ win vs A’s

SEATTLE (AP) — Dee Gordon had a big night on the bases, Nelson Cruz hit a two-run home run and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Thursday night in their first game since Ichiro Suzuki was moved from the roster to the front office. Hours after the Mariners announced Suzuki’s new role for the rest of 2018, Gordon gave the longtime Japanese star a fitting tribute. With “Thanks 51” written on his cap, Gordon went 3 for […]

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Ichiro to retire this weekend? Conflicting reports emerge around Seattle icon

SEATTLE — Will this be the last weekend to see one of the greatest Mariners players of all time in a hometown uniform? At least one person close to the team seems to think so. Brad Adam, the co-anchor of the Mariners post-game show on ROOT Sports, told sport radio KJR that Ichiro Suzuki might retire after this weekend’s homestand against the Angles. Great stuff as usual from Brad Adam, @JohnHowieSteak , on the future of Ichiro. Brad texted w/ […]

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