Mariners News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
The Seattle Times: Mariners catcher Omar Narvaez is day to day after taking a foul ball off his knee
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Any plans that Omar Narvaez might have had for the Mariners' off day in the Bay Area have now been scrapped. He'll spend Thursday getting all-day treatment for his aching left knee.
The Mariners starting catcher was removed from Wednesday's series finale in Texas with a deep contusion after taking a foul ball off it in the third inning. Danny Santana fouled ball straight down catching Narvaez on the top of his left knee. While the ball appeared to strike the padded shin guard, Narvaez crumpled over in agony.
"It hurt," he said. "I got hit on Sunday in the exact same spot.
The Seattle Times: Mariners Game Day: Live updates, how to watch as Marco Gonzales tries to avoid sweep in Texas
at Texas Rangers (23-23, W3)11:05 a.m. | Globe Life Park | Arlington, Texas TV: ROOT | Radio: 710 AM/97.3 FM | Stream: MLB.tv
LHP Marco Gonzales (5-3, 3.65) vs. RHP Jesse Chavez (0-1, 5.25)<em>STARTING LINEUPS TO COME</em> Last Night
TEX 5, SEA 3: Mariners lose for the fifth time in six games
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Lookout Landing: 5/22/19: Open Game Thread
We're well and truly in the Stepback Swamp now, with the Mariners blending enticing moments with a pitching staff and defense just too limited to match their typically explosive if enigmatic offense. Today Marco Gonzales will look to roughly replicate Tommy Milone's perfectly respectable outing yesterday, while Texas gives The Opener a go to aid their slipshod rotation. Domingo Santana gets a scheduled day off and Seattle packs the deck with lefties against Jesse Chavez, who recently expressed the opinion that this strategy is "not baseball". He'll be followed by Skyline High School grad and former Mariner Adrian Sampson.
Lookout Landing: Make Tom Murphy a two-way player
Let's be blunt: the Mariners' backup catcher situation has been pretty bleak the last several years. Whether it was the year of the catcher parade in 2013, Jesus Sucre's slash line of .157/.195/.228 in 2015 (miss you Sucy), or the Steve Clevenger fiasco in 2016, it's been a safe bet that backup catcher will be a black hole more often than not.
Tom Murphy has broken that trend, at least so far. Although some were sad to lose David Freitas to the Brewers after his game-winning home run against the Yomiuri Giants - on his birthday, no less!
Lookout Landing: Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/22/19: Colorado Snow, Carter Stewart, and Sue Bird
Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday! We've finally reached the mid-week point, so reward yourself with some links.Jayson Jenks at The Athletic interviewed Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard about his Mariners fandom . ($)
Around the league... Baseball in Colorado, folks.
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The Seattle Times: Mariners make slew of roster moves including placing Dee Gordon and Ryon Healy on injured list
ARLINGTON, Texas -- If you were playing Mariners transaction bingo, you might have a winner in one day on Tuesday.
The seemingly never-ending roster churn continued with the Mariners making an expected move for a starting pitcher, placing two players on the injured list and taking another off it, recalling two players, acquiring a reliever and optioning a player to clear a 40-man roster spot.
The Mariners placed third baseman/first baseman Ryon Healy on the injured list with lower-back inflammation. Healy exited Monday night's game with lower back discomfort after hitting a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.
Fansided: Mariners Rumors: Seattle to Sign Right-Handed Pitcher Anthony Bass
Reports are now coming out fast and furious that the Mariners are going to sign right-handed reliever Anthony Bass to a Major League contract and will add him to their bullpen in the coming days.
If that name sounds familiar to you, Bass was a Seattle Mariners pitcher for slightly longer than Mallex Smith was with the club. He was acquired with Leonys Martin from the Texas Rangers but was granted his release just 6 weeks later to pursue an opportunity in Japan.
Bass returned to the states in 2017 and has gotten just 21 innings of work in the big leagues since then.
Lookout Landing: The Mundane School Bus goes to Arlington
The children chatted excitedly with each other as they walked into the classroom. It was a typical Tuesday. Most children weren't usually this excited to go to school. Most children didn't have Ms. Frizzle as a teacher.
What would it be today? Would Ms. Frizzle zap them all down to microscopic size and take them on a water park themed ride through Arnold's gut? Or would she finally yank the tarp off of that bulky object in the parking lot, revealing it to be a spaceship (the children had all peeked, of course)?
However, as the children pushed past one another to be the first in the door, they were greeted by none of those things.
The Seattle Times: Kyle Seager helps out with two hits, three RBI as Tacoma routs Fresno, 12-3
TACOMA -- Kyle Seager had two hits and three RBI as the Mariners third baseman played a big part in the slugfest for Tacoma as the Rainiers posted a 12-3 victory over Fresno in Pacific Coast League action Tuesday night.
Seager is expected to join the Mariners on Saturday after a 60-day stint on the injured list after wrist surgery.
Ian Miller also had a big day for the Rainiers (22-24) with four of the team's 19 hits against the Grizzlies (23-22). He had a homer and five RBI. Austin Nola and Braden Bishop each added three hits with Nola contributing three RBI.
The Seattle Times: At least it had some close plays, but Mariners still lose for the fifth time in six games
ARLINGTON, Texas - A fly ball that seemed to be a game-tying three-run homer instead turned into a run-scoring single by a matter of inches. Their best reliever gave up a line drive two-run homer that was hit so hard and so low that it didn't seem like it could possibly clear the wall in right field. Throw in a pair of close but ultimately unsuccessful defensive plays that led to runs earlier in the game, and, well, you have the recipe for yet another Mariners' defeat.
Unlike many of their recent failures, the Mariners weren't bludgeoned by their opponent.
From the Corner of Edgar and Dave: Mariners Sign RHP Anthony Bass
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:
* Anthony Bass, RHP, signed to Major League contract.
* Ryan Garton, RHP, designated for assignment.
Bass (#52) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (5:05 pm PT) game at the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park.
Seattle has 7 days to trade, release or outright the contract of Garton to the minor leagues.
Seattle's Major League, 40-man, roster remains full at 40 players.
Bass, 31, was released at his request by the Cincinnati Reds yesterday (5/20).
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U.S.S. Mariner: Game 51, Mariners at Rangers
Are you ready for the Tommy Milone era of Mariners baseball? The M's made a flurry of transactions today, including sending Dee Gordon and Ryon Healy to the IL, optioning Parker Markel to AAA and selecting the contract of Tommy Milone. Milone signed a minor league deal this year, and has pitched pretty well in the inflated offense of the PCL thus far. And with 130 big league starts under his belt, the M's probably feel he's a known commodity after the rude introductions suffered by Erik Swanson and Justus Sheffield (to say nothing of Markel).
He also fits right in.