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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 43

Friday, April 1, 2016 / 3 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)


The Seattle Mariners rallied for a run in the bottom of the ninth to earn a 1-1 tie against the Colorado Rockies before 8,529 fans on Friday night at Peoria Stadium.

Down one run with two outs in the ninth, Ketel Marte laced a triple into the right field corner, his third base hit of the game. The next batter, Daniel Robertson, grounded back to the pitcher, but the throw to first base was wide, allowing Marte to score and Robertson to race to second base. The game ended on a fly ball to the Rockies left fielder.

The Rockies scored the first run of the game in the top of the second on back-to-back doubles from Ben Paulsen and Correlle Prime, taking a 1-0 lead.

In his final tune-up start of Spring Training, Wade Miley scattered 3 hits over 3.0 innings pitched while allowing 1 run. Miley struck out 3 and did not walk a batter. Joaquin Benoit tossed a 1-2-3 top of the fourth, his 5th scoreless outing of the spring in 6 appearances. Donn Roach followed Benoit with 3.0 scoreless innings, while striking out 4. Vidal Nuño and Joel Peralta also each tossed 1.0 scoreless inning in relief.

Marte went 3-for-4 with 1 run scored and 1 triple to extend his hitting streak to 9 games. Marte is batting .519 (14×27) with 11 runs, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 5 RBI during the streak.

Ketel Marte opens the Mariners rally in the bottom of the ninth with a two-out triple, his third base hit of the game.

The Mariners tie the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth as Marte scores on an error.

The home portion of the Mariners 2016 Cactus League schedule comes to a close tonight against the Rockies. See you again next spring from the Peoria Sports Complex.


Truck Day

Truck Day is always a good sign that Spring Training is right around the corner. After being in Arizona for six weeks, Truck Day is a very welcomed sight as the regular season is right around the corner. The truck was loaded up today and it is already on its way to Seattle. It won’t be long until the Mariners are back for the home opener on April 8 against Oakland.



It’s been a fun spring at the Peoria Sports Complex, and fans are enjoying it until the last out. Kids lined up along the warning track and got autographs from newest Mariners reliever Nick Vincent. What’s the best way to get a Major Leaguers attention? Be sure to make a sign that it’s your birthday!


Guti Diego Castillo

It may be late in the spring, but international media is still coming out to check in with our guys. Diego Castillo with Deportes Union Radio arrived in camp today and checked in with Franklin Gutierrez and Felix Hernandez. Both players are very popular in their home countries so they take time to chat with reporters from Venezuela any time they come out.

Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 42

Thursday, March 31, 2016 / 4 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)

Iwakuma and Vincent Pitch in Minor League Game

Thursday was a mostly quiet day in Mariners camp, as most of the team enjoyed the final off day of the 2016 Cactus League schedule and staff continued to pack up the Peoria Sports Complex in anticipation of Opening Day on Monday. But there was work to be done for a couple Mariners on the lower fields on the Padres side of the complex.

Hisashi Iwakuma and newly-acquired reliever Nick Vincent both appeared in the Mariners minor league game today against San Diego’s AAA affiliate. Iwakuma started and went 2.0 innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits while striking out two and walking one. In his final tune-up before opening the regular season, Iwakuma threw 24 pitches (14 strikes).

The day after being acquired from the Padres, Vincent tossed 1.0 scoreless frame while not allowing a hit and striking out one. Vincent tossed 14 pitches in total (11 strikes), including a three-pitch strikeout of former teammate James Shields.

Meeting the Media

Following their appearances in today’s minor league game, Iwakuma and Vincent – as well as pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre – met with the beat reporters in camp covering the Mariners today.

Paciorek Gets Call to the National College Baseball Hall

Tom Paciorek was an All-Star for the Mariners in 1981 when he hit .326, 2nd best in the American League.

Tom Paciorek was an All-Star for the Mariners in 1981 when he hit .326, 2nd best in the American League.

Congratulations to former Mariners outfielder Tom Paciorek on being announced today as part of the 2016 National College Baseball Hall of Fame class. Paciorek became the first University of Houston player to earn first-team All America honors in 1967, leading the Cougars to an appearance in College World Series championship game while batting .435 with 10 home runs. From 1978 to 1981, Paciorek appeared in 403 games with the Mariners, batting .296 with 90 doubles, 39 home runs and 197 RBI. Perhaps the most memorable feat of Paciorek’s time with the Mariners took place when he hit walk off home runs to defeat the Yankees on back-to-back nights on May 8 and 9, 1981 at the Kingdome.

Happy Birthday, Dave!
Dave Wyman
, former Seahawks linebacker and current host on 710 ESPN’s “Danny, Dave and Moore”, is celebrating his birthday today in Peoria. Happy birthday, Dave! (Don’t worry, Dave. We won’t tell anyone that it’s your 52nd birthday.)

Mariners Gameday Info – March 29 at Indians

ST Game Info

Spring #30: Seattle Mariners (15-12-2) at Cleveland Indians (13-12-3) | 6:05 pm | Goodyear Ballpark
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (1-2, 6.88) vs. RHP Josh Tomlin (0-0, 7.15)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will broadcast today’s game…also available via
TV: None
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

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SEA-CLE Lineup

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 39

Monday, March 28, 2016 / 7 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)


The Mariners won their 5th straight game, their longest spring winning streak since a 10-game streak in 2013, en route to a 6-4 Cactus League win over the Kansas City Royals, before a crowd of 6,097 on Monday afternoon at Peoria Stadium.

Seattle fell behind 3-0 after three innings, but got the game close in the bottom half of the fourth inning. Nelson Cruz led off with a deep home run to left-center field, his fourth of the spring, and the Mariners manufactured an unearned run, capped off by an RBI single by Leonys Martin to drop the deficit to one.

Robinson Canó, who hit three home runs yesterday, hit his 7th home run of the spring to tie things up at 4-4 in the 5th inning, before Seattle took the lead on a bases loaded single to left field by Ketel Marte.

After the Royals tied the game in the 6th, second baseman Brock Hebert hit an opposite field, two-out, two-run home run to right field that scored Chris Iannetta (who walked) with the deciding runs.

Nathan Karns, who was named the Mariners fifth starter this morning, tossed 6.0 effective innings while striking out five and allowing no walks. He allowed four total runs, but only two were earned. The right-hander tossed a personal spring-high in innings this afternoon and his strikeout total was his second-best this spring.

Relievers Joaquin Benoit (7th), Vidal Nuño (8th) and Joel Peralta (9th) each tossed a shutout inning as they allowed just one hit over the final three frames. Benoit was credited with his first win of the spring, and Peralta with his first save.


Nathan Karns strikes out Alex Gordon looking for the first out in the top of the 1st inning

Nelson Cruz smacks a solo shot to left field, cutting the Mariners’ deficit to 3-1 in the bottom of the 4th inning

Leonys Martin hits an RBI single to right field, scoring Chris Iannetta in the bottom of the 4th inning

Ketel Marte hits an RBI single to left field, giving the Mariners a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 5th inning

Leon Landry makes an outstanding diving catch in center field to rob Clint Barmes of a hit in the top of the 7th inning

The Cactus League Report will be live from 6-8 pm (AZ time) tonight from the Salty Señorita in Peoria. Tune in to 710 ESPN in the Seattle area tonight at 7:00 p.m. PT as hosts Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith, Dave Sims, Mike Blowers and Shannon Drayer visit with Wade Miley, Joel Peralta, Shawn O’Malley and pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre.

Mariners Executive Vice President and General Manager Jerry Dipoto announced a series of roster moves today. James Paxton, Chris Taylor and Stefen Romero were optioned to AAA Tacoma. Jesus Montero was claimed off waivers by Toronto.


Victor Sanchez

Felix Hernandez sits next to Victor Sanchez’s jersey prior to a Spring Training game last season. (credit: Augusto Cardenas)

One year ago today, the Mariners lost a member of the family when Venezuelan prospect Victor Sanchez passed away. Sanchez was just 20 years old.

Mayckol Guaipe is honoring Sanchez, his friend and former teammate, by wearing Sanchez’s number 48 this season. Read more from’s Greg Johns.

(Victor Sánchez- MINI8) solo horas de que te fuiste al cielo a Descansar en paz 8:43 pm del 2015!!! el tiempo a pasado rápido!! Siempre recordando Día a Día esos momentos compartidos de alegría ,felicidad ,tristeza y amarguras !! A Pesar de la distancia Siempre estás presente mi hermano🙌🏽 Y estas palabras : Siempre salimos a lanzar para Ganar y ser El mejor !! #48 ✌🏽️ (Victor Sanchez -MINI8) Only hours away of being one year since you left us to go to heaven on March 28th, 2015 at 8:43 PM. Time goes by so fast, but I always remember all the good times we had, the happy, sad, and difficult moments. Although you are not with us anymore, you will always be present my brother🙌🏽. These words: Pitching to win and to be the best! #48⚾️✌🏽

A photo posted by Mayckol Guaipe ⚾️ (@guaipe49) on



710 ESPN Seattle’s Danny O’Neil, Dave Wyman and Jim Moore arrived at Spring Training camp today and will broadcast their show live from Peoria this week. Stay tuned over the coming days to hear from Nelson Cruz, Steve Cishek, Nathan Karns and other Mariners.

Mariners Gameday Info – March 28 vs. Royals

ST Game InfoSpring #29: Kansas City Royals (12-17) at Seattle Mariners (14-12-2) | 1:10 pm | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: RHP Kris Medlen (1-1, 6.57) vs. RHP Nathan Karns (1-1, 6.75)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will broadcast today’s game…also available via
TV: ROOT Sports
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

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KCR-SEA Lineup

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Mariners Gameday Info – March 27 at Cubs

ST Game InfoSpring #28: Seattle Mariners (13-12-2) at Chicago Cubs (8-16-1) | 1:05 pm | Sloan Park
Starting Pitchers: LHP James Paxton (1-1, 9.00) vs. RHP Jason Hammel (2-0, 1.20)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will broadcast today’s game…also available via
TV: None
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 37

Saturday, March 26, 2016 / 9 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)


Kyle Seager went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a triple and 2 runs batted in, Seth Smith was 2-for-3 with a solo homer and Ketel Marte was 2-for-3 with a double, an inside-the-park home run and 2 runs scored as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in front of 10,644 fans at Peoria Stadium in Cactus League play Saturday.

Wade Miley started and worked 6.0 innings. He allowed two runs on four hits in the first inning, but settled in to limit the Dodgers to just one run on four hits over the next five innings, and left with a 4-3 lead. Tony Zych allowed a solo homer in his inning of work, but was credited with the win (1-0) when Seattle scored in the 7th. Mike Montgomery worked a 1-2-3 8th inning, and Steve Cishek battled his way to a save (#1), allowing two runs but stranding the go-ahead run on base in the 9th.

Seattle scored a pair of runs in the first, as Marte led off the game with a double and Seager followed with a triple. Seager scored on a Smith RBI single.

The Mariners added single runs in the fifth (Marte’s inside-the-park homer) and sixth (Smith solo homer, a blast to the berm in right field). The team tacked on a pair of runs in the seventh to take a 6-4 lead, as Seager’s two-RBI double scored pinch-runner Daniel Robertson and Tyler Smith, who had singled. Seattle closed out the scoring with an un-earned run in the eighth inning, then survived a pair Dodgers runs in the ninth.

The Mariners (13-12-2) return to Cactus League play tomorrow (Sunday, March 27) at 1:05 pm as they visit the Chicago Cubs at Sloan Park in Mesa. Left-hander James Paxton is scheduled to face Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel. The game will be broadcast in the Seattle area on 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network.


Kuma Bears Down in AAA Game
Kuma-MiLB GameHisashi Iwakuma
made his second-to-last start of the spring pitching today in a minor league (AAA) game on the lower fields. He worked six innings, allowing just two earned runs on six hits while striking out six. The make-shift infield playing behind him committed four errors in his six innings of work, leading to a total of five runs being scored. Iwakuma tossed 81 pitches, including 56 strikes, and said afterward that he felt ready for the season.

Big Mac in the House
03.26 MacSuzuki
A camp visitor today was former Mariners right-hander Mac Suzuki. Mac came by to say hello to old friends, including Sr. Athletic Trainer Rick Griffin. While he was here, he caught of few innings of the AAA Game in which Hisashi Iwakuma was pitching. Mac was the first Japanese-born pitcher to appear in the American League when he debuted with Seattle in 1996. (He was the third Japanese pitcher, overall, behind Masanori Murakami (SF) and Hideo Nomo (LAD). Suzuki now spends most of his time in his hometown of Kobe, Japan, and works as a commentator on televised baseball games.

MLB Network Radio Visit, Part 2

After visiting with manager Scott Servais, as well as Felix Hernandez, Robinson Canó, Nelson Cruz and Steve Cishek, on Wednesday, Casey Stern and Jim Duquette from MLB Network Radio spent more time in Mariners camp this morning. Stern and Duquette chatted today with general manager Jerry Dipoto, Leonys Martín, Taijuan Walker and others.

As Heard on ROOT Sports

As ROOT Sports televises a record-tying 16 Cactus League games this spring, several Mariners have stopped by to chat with Dave Sims, Mike Blowers, Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith. Leonys Martín and Tony Zych talked with Sims and Blowers after exiting today’s game vs. the Dodgers. The next game to be televised on ROOT Sports will be when the Mariners host Kansas City on Monday, March 28 at 1:10 p.m.

Wade Miley and ‘K Cancer’
03.26 Miley
Mariners left-hander Wade Miley volunteered to support the ‘K Cancer’ initiative and took part in a photo shoot at the Peoria Sports Complex this morning.


Mariners Gameday Info – March 26 vs. Dodgers

ST Game Info

Spring #27: Los Angeles Dodgers (11-10-3) vs. Seattle Mariners (12-12-2) | 1:10 pm | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: LHP Scott Kazmir (0-1, 9.39) vs. LHP Wade Miley (0-1, 5.40)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will broadcast today’s game…also available live via
TV: ROOT Sports
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 36

Friday, March 25, 2016 / 10 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)


Leonys Martín connected on a 1-0 pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning for a solo home run to right field, sending the Mariners past the White Sox, 5-4, in front of 9,527 at Peoria Stadium. Felix Hernandez blanked the White Sox for 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing 5 hits while striking out 3. Dan Altavilla earned the win in relief to improve to 2-0 this spring.

For the 4th straight game, the Mariners scored in the first inning. Norichika Aoki led off with a single up the middle and scored on Adam Lind’s sacrifice fly to right field. Kyle Seager scored on a fielding error with two outs in the inning to give the Mariners a 2-0 lead.

In his 3rd start of the spring, Hernandez allowed at least one base hit in each of the first 4 innings, but came away unscathed each time. Hernandez did not walk a batter and retired the last 8 White Sox batters he faced, two on strikeouts.

Making his first appearance since March 15, Justin De Fratus allowed a grand slam home run to Austin Jackson – his second home run of the spring – in the top of the seventh as the White Sox took a 4-2 lead.

Tony Zych worked a 1-2-3 top of the ninth, recording 2 strikeouts to bring his total to 13 strikeouts this spring.

With the Mariners trailing the White Sox, 4-2, Robinson Canó doubled to right field to begin the bottom of the ninth. Nelson Cruz evened the score at 4-4 with a towering home run to left-center field – his 3rd home run in Cactus League play – sending the game to extra innings.

With one out in the 10th, Martín belted the walk-off home run to complete the late-inning comeback.



Nelson Cruz ties up the game in the bottom of the 9th with a two-run homer that scores Shawn O’Malley

Felix Hernandez strikes out three over six shutout innings and allows five hits in the Mariners’ 5-4 win over the White Sox

Adam Lind drives a fly ball to deep right for a sacrifice fly to score Nori Aoki in the the 1st inning and put the Mariners up 1-0

Luis Sardinas corrals a high chopper and makes a quick throw home to get Hector Sanchez and keep the game tied in the 10th

Franklin Gutierrez hits a sharp grounder to short that is mishandled by Tyler Saladino, allowing Kyle Seager to score in the 1st



Opening Day is a week from Monday and the signs are all around us. The road grey’s were taken out of storage today and they are being prepped for packing. Felix Hernandez will make his 8th consecutive Opening Day start, the longest active streak in the Majors. The club opens on April 4th against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.





Boxes of luggage are piled from floor to ceiling (almost) in the equipment room down here. Over the next few days, those will be distributed to the players as they prepare to pack for the start of the season. Good thing we don’t have to worry about extra baggage fees.



Nate Boyer, a former United States Army Green Beret, who played college football at Texas and was in the Seahawks training camp prior to last season, came to Mariners camp to speak abut his experiences. Boyer came with a group that he’s a part of, Mission 6 Zero, specializes in performance enhancement. We identify, assess, and develop human behaviors to help organizations achieve optimal performance results. As you’ll see above, Boyer also threw out the first pitch prior to the game.



Congratulations to the UW Women’s basketball team as they advance to the Elite 8 of the tournament.

Mariners Gameday Info – March 24 at Colorado

ST Game Info

Spring #25: Seattle Mariners (10-12-2) at Colorado Rockies (10-8-3) | 1:10 pm | Salt River Field at Talking Stick
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (0-2, 4.73) vs. RHP Tyler Chatwood (1-0, 3.27)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will broadcast today’s game (delayed)…also available live via
TV: ROOT Sports (Rocky Mountain)
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

Roster | 2016 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | Spring Schedule | 2016 Schedule |
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

SEA-COL Lineup

03.24.16 GameDay_Roster


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