The Seattle Mariners today announced their 2016 Cactus League schedule, a 33-game slate which includes 18 home games at the Peoria (Arizona) Sports Complex. The Mariners and San Diego Padres open their spring schedules on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:10pm (12:10pm PST) in the annual charity game, with proceeds benefitting local charitable and youth organizations in the Peoria area. The two teams meet again on Thursday, March 3.
The home schedule features four night games:
- Saturday, March 12 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (7:40pm/6:40pm PST);
- Saturday, March 19 vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks (7:10pm);
- Wednesday, March 23 vs. the Oakland Athletics (7:10pm);
- Friday, April 1 vs. the Colorado Rockies (7:10pm).
Mariners 2016 Spring Training Reporting Dates
- Feb. 19 – Pitchers & Catchers physicals
- Feb. 20 – Pitchers & Catchers first workout
- Feb. 24 – Position players physicals
- Feb. 25 – First full squad workout
Three games are set against the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. The Royals will visit Peoria on March 9 (1:10 pm/12:10pm PST) and March 28 (1:10pm), and the Mariners will go to Surprise on Saturday, March 19 (1:05pm).
The opponent the Mariners will see most often next spring will be the Colorado Rockies. The two teams will play two games in Peoria and two at Salt River Fields, home of the Rockies. The teams will conclude their Cactus League schedules on Friday, April 1 in Peoria, and Saturday, April 2 at Salt River Fields.
The complete Mariners Spring Training schedule is now available on Mariners.com. Information on radio and TV coverage on 710 ESPN Seattle and ROOT SPORTS Northwest will be announced at a later date.
Spring Training Tickets
There will be a special presale of 2016 Spring Training single game tickets for Mariners season ticket holders and Mariners.com registered users December 5-7. Single game tickets will be available to all fans, online only, beginning Saturday, December 12. The Peoria box office opens on Saturday, January 9.
Spring Training Travel
Spring Training Travel packages are now available that include a choice of accommodations, car rental, exclusive postgame dinner with select Mariners players and team personnel, game tickets, parking and commemorative Mariners Spring Training merchandise. Escorted “Senior” packages are also available. Check Mariners.com/SpringTraining for details on package offers and pricing.
The Seattle Mariners 2016 tentative regular season begins on the road at the Texas Rangers on Monday, April 4. After a three-game set in Arlington, the Mariners return to Safeco Field for the home opener on Friday, April 8, vs. the Oakland Athletics.
The opening homestand features a three-game weekend series against the A’s (April 8-10) and three against the Texas Rangers (April 11-13), followed by a long trip to New York for three games against the Yankees (April 15-17), three at Cleveland against the Indians (April 19-21) and three at Anaheim against the Angels (April 22-24).
The Mariners will be home on two of the summer’s major holidays – Memorial Day (May 30) vs. the San Diego Padres, and Labor Day (September 5) vs. Texas.
This season, the American League West matches up with the National League Central for interleague play. The St. Louis Cardinals come to Safeco Field for a weekend series June 24-26, followed by the Pittsburgh Pirates June 28-29. The Milwaukee Brewers will be in town the weekend of August 19-21. The annual back-to-back interleague series is against the San Diego Padres, at Safeco Field (May 30-31) and at Petco Park in San Diego (June 1-2). Mariners interleague action concludes in July on a trip that include stops in Pittsburgh for two games against the Pirates (July 26-27) and at Wrigley Field for a three-game weekend set against the Chicago Cubs (July 29-31) to close out the month.
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees travel to Seattle in August. The Red Sox will be at Safeco Field for a four-game series (August 1-4), and the Yankees come to town for three games (August 22-24).
The month of September is heavy on matchups against all four AL West rivals, the Angels, Rangers, Astros and A’s. The Toronto Blue Jays make their only appearance in Seattle (September 19-21). The season concludes with a four-game series against the A’s (September 29-October 2).
The tentative Mariners schedule, with home start times (attached with this news release), is available now on Mariners.com. The tentative complete 2016 MLB schedule of all 30 teams is now available on MLB.com.
The schedule and start times will be considered tentative until finalized in January 2016. Here is a printable version of the tentative 2016 schedule (subject to change):
The first edition of the 2015 Seattle Mariners Pocket Schedule is available for fans to pick up at any of the five locations of the Mariners Team Store. The first pocket schedule features Mariners ace starting pitcher Felix Hernandez. Be sure to stop by and pick up a schedule while completing your holiday shopping.
The Mariners and Major League Baseball today announced the tentative 2015 schedule. The 2015 season will begin Monday, April 6, against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. Game time is 1:10pm, the first day game for the season opener since 2010, and the first time the team has opened at home since 2008.
The opening homestand is a brief three-game set with the Angels, followed by a six-game trip to Oakland for three against the Athletics (April 10-12) and Los Angeles for three against the Dodgers (April 13-15).
The first three months of the season will see the Mariners spending a lot of weekends at home with back-to-back nine-game homestands in April-May, followed by an 11-game homestand in June. Highlights include a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox (May 14-17) and a three-game series against the New York Yankees (June 1-3).
Interleague Play vs. NL West
During the 2015 season, the Mariners will play interleague games against teams from the National League West with home matchups against the San Diego Padres (May 12-13), San Francisco Giants (June 17-18), Arizona Diamondbacks (July 27-29), and Colorado Rockies (September 11-13).
The Mariners also travel to Los Angeles to meet the Dodgers (April 13-15), San Francisco to meet the Giants (June 15-16), San Diego to play the Padres (June 30-July 1), and Denver to meet the Rockies (August 3-5).
The Mariners will play at home on Mother’s Day (May 10 vs. Oakland), Father’s Day (June 21 vs. Houston), and Labor Day (September 7 vs. Texas)
The tentative Mariners schedule, with home start times (attached with this news release), is available now on mariners.com. The tentative complete 2015 MLB schedule of all 30 teams is now available on MLB.com. The schedule and start times will not be finalized until January 2015.
Here is a look at the 2015 schedule (subject to change):
If you are looking for an easy way to print out the 2014 Seattle Mariners schedule, including spring training games, we have the perfect document for you. Below is a PDF version of the spring and regular-season schedule that can be printed on either letter-size or legal-size paper.
We will post an updated schedule when we are able to fill road game times.
Believe it or not, pitchers and catchers report to Peoria, Arizona for Spring Training in less than three months. One of the many precursors to the upcoming baseball season is the release of the annual pocket schedule!
The first edition of the pocket schedule features King Felix on the cover in a vintage baseball card design that you will see plenty of during the upcoming season. Most home game times are listed (Saturday’s are still TBA) and the spring training schedule is also included.
If you are looking to have one of these for your wallet, be sure to stop by one of the five locations of the Mariners Team Store to pick one up. Later editions of the pocket schedule will be widely distributed to merchants around the Puget Sound region (and the Pacific Northwest).
You can now start planning on soaking up the sun and watching Mariners Baseball during 2014 Cactus League play. Today we officially released the schedule, and for the first time since 1988, all games will be played in Arizona.
The Mariners will play 16 games at Peoria Stadium next spring, including one when the Padres are designated the home team (February 28). The overall Cactus League schedule includes 33 games, beginning with the annual charity game vs. the Padres on February 27.
The Cactus League schedule includes eight night games, the most the Mariners have ever played in spring training (March 8 @ Dodgers, March 10 @ Arizona Diamondbacks, March 12 vs. Chicago Cubs, March 14 @ Rockies, March 18 vs. San Diego Padres, March 21 vs. San Diego Padres, March 25 @ Kansas City Royals, March 28 vs. Colorado Rockies).
On Thursday, March 20, the Mariners will play the Chicago Cubs at the Cubs new Spring Training home being built at the old Riverview Golf Course in Mesa (1:05pm).
Here is the complete schedule. Radio and TV games will be announced soon!
Due to conflicts with Seahawks football, six Mariners games — including this Saturday — will be heard on 770 AM KTTH instead of 710 ESPN Seattle. The six games are: Aug. 11, 18, 24 and Sept. 9, 16 and 30. While we’re talking schedule, a reminder of two game time changes: Sept. 5 vs. Boston is now a 7:10 start time, and Oct. 3 vs. Los Angeles-AL will begin at 3:40 pm.
Day 37 (The one day late edition)/ Saturday, March 31, 2012 / 13 Days ‘til Opening Night in Seattle (April 13 vs. Oakland)
It was 90° and sunny at game time but it quickly cooled down as the sun set.
Tweet of the Day:
Chances I win the #MegaMillions jackpot.. Less than being struck by lightning, twice!
— The Snow Report (@feSNOW) March 31, 2012
Game Recap vs. Padres: Recap | Box Score
The Mariners gave their regular starters a night off after arriving from Japan yesterday morning and the prospects took advantage of the opportunity as they defeated the San Diego Padres 6-1 in Cactus League play in front of 5,773 at Peoria Stadium. The Mariners used a lineup of mostly minor leaguers as the team was still adjusting to the time change after arriving from Japan yesterday morning.
Kevin Millwood made his fifth appearance and fourth start of the spring and tossed 7.0 innings of one-run ball. He scattered five hits while striking out a spring-high 8 batters. He threw 97 pitches, 59 for strikes. In his last four Cactus League appearances he is 3-1 with a 1.42 ERA (3 ER, 19.0 IP) with 17 strikeouts. Millwood has already been named to the Mariners starting rotation.
The Mariners took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on an RBI triple by shortstop Brad Miller that scored Denny Almonte and an RBI single to left by Rich Poythress. After the Padres got within a run in the fifth, the Mariners countered with two runs in the sixth on back-to-back RBI singles by DH Joe Dunigan and catcher Jesus Sucre. The Mariners capped the scoring with a solo home run by Daniel Carroll in the seventh, and a solo shot by catcher John Hicks in the eighth inning.
Poythress finished the night 3-for-4 with an RBI and Stefen Romero and Sucre each collected multi-hit games. Eight different Mariners collected hits and six different players scored a run.
After returning from Japan yesterday morning, and had a short “workout” in the afternoon to make sure they didn’t go to sleep too early (to counteract the time difference). Despite that, players, broadcasters, coaches and front office staff came in with stories about their odd sleep schedules. Some went to bed too early and woke up in the middle of the night, others stayed up as late as they could but still failed to make it through the night.
With stretched time scheduled for 2:30 pm, players got the chance to sleep in a little bit. When they arrived, they were told that after the workout they did not have to stay for the night game. The only player projected to be on the 25-man roster that went to the game was starting pitcher Kevin Millwood.
Upcoming Pitching Probables:
Sunday, April 1 vs. Kansas City: RHP Blake Beavan
Monday, April 2 vs. Colorado: RHP Erasmo Ramirez
Tuesday, April 3 at Colorado: Staff Day
Wednesday, April 4 at Colorado: Hector Noesi
The Mariners begin the Cactus League season tomorrow at 1:00 pm MT/12 noon PT, with a game against the Oakland Athletics at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. It marks the first of 22 games from Arizona that will be broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle and selected stations on the Mariners Radio Network. To maximize the spring radio schedule, six of the Monday-Thursday game broadcasts will be delayed until 7:00 pm PT, and all six of those games broadcasts will be available live on mariners.com. You can view the entire spring broadcast schedule for spring training and the regular season via Mariners.com.
The delayed radio games this spring will be the following:
- March 6, 7, 8, 13, 20, 21 (available live online at Mariners.com)
710 ESPN Seattle will air the Cactus League Report from 7-9pm PT on the three Mondays (March 5, 12 and 19) when games are not being carried. The show will cover the Mariners and other MLB stories each Monday.
Rick Rizzs will be the lead radio announcer again in 2012, and throughout the spring he will be joined by Dave Sims, Mike Blowers, Ken Levine and Ron Fairly, with visits by Jay Buhner and Dan Wilson. Ken Wilson will partner with Rick as 710 ESPN broadcasts three of the four games of the 2012 Japan Opening Series, including the two season opening games against the A’s, March 28-29.
ROOT SPORTS will televise six Cactus League games this spring, beginning with the games March 14-15 at 7pm PT. In addition to the games, ROOT SPORTS coverage of the Mariners this spring will include the following:
- Mariners All-Access: Spring Training will air daily from March 2-24.
- Mariners All-Access: Japan will air daily March 25-30.
- Mariners All-Access: Season Preview will air daily April 2-6
One of the most frequently asked questions of the year is: will the Season Opening Games in Japan (vs. Oakland March 28-29) be televised?
The answer is YES. Both games will be carried live on ROOT SPORTS and both will be replayed later in the day.