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Mariners Game Central – May 24 at Blue Jays

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Today’s Line-up

Game #42: Mariners (20-22) at Blue Jays (19-26) | 10:07 am PT | Rogers Centre
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (1-4, 7.47) at RHP Aaron Sanchez (3-4, 4.17)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Blue Jays | Mariners-Blue Jays History

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2015 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Game Central – May 23 at Toronto

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Today’s Line-up

Game #41: Mariners (19-22) at Blue Jays (19-25) | 10:07 am PT | Rogers Centre
Starting Pitchers: LHP James Paxton (2-2, 3.59) at LHP Mark Buehrle (5-3, 5.36)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Blue Jays | Mariners-Blue Jays History

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2015 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Game Central – May 21 at Baltimore

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Game #40: Mariners (18-21) at Orioles (17-20) | 9:35 am PT | Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Starting Pitchers: LHP J.A. Happ (3-1, 2.98) at RHP Chris Tillman (2-5, 6.34)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Orioles | Mariners-Baltimore History

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2015 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Fashion Statement

The Mariners will suit up in their road gray uniforms for tonight’s 7:05 pm ET/4:05 pm PT game vs. the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. This will be the sixth consecutive game the Mariners will wear a different jersey combination:

  • Thursday vs. Boston – Home White
  • Friday vs. Boston – Northwest Green
  • Saturday vs. Boston – 1946 Seattle Steelheads
  • Sunday vs. Boston – Throwback Cream
  • Tuesday at Baltimore – Astro Blue
  • Wednesday at Baltimore – Road Gray

Here is a look at the 6 different uniform combinations the Mariners have worn in the 6 games:

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Mariners Acquire Catcher Welington Castillo from Cubs

Welington Castillo

Welington Castillo

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced this morning the club has acquired catcher Welington Castillo from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-handed pitcher Yoervis Medina.

The Mariners will make a corresponding 25-man roster move when Castillo reports to the Mariners.

Castillo, 28, has appeared in 24 games (8 starts) with the Cubs this season hitting 2 home runs and recording 5 RBI. Behind the plate he has allowed just one stolen base in 64.0 innings.

In parts of 6 Major League seasons with the Cubs (debuted in 2010), Castillo has appeared in 310 games and combined for a .252 (254×1006) batting average with 29 home runs and 110 RBI. From 2013-14, Castillo combined to bat .255 with 42 doubles, 21 home runs, 78 RBI and a .716 OPS in 223 games. He has thrown out 58 of 220 attempted base stealers in his career (26.4%), including 47 of 171 in 2013-14 (27.5%), the 8th-best percentage in MLB during this two-year stretch.

Castillo has spent all 11 of his professional seasons in the Cubs organization after signing as a non-drafted free agent on December 8, 2004.

We're told Castillo will wear #35 when he reports to the team.

We’re told Castillo will wear #35 when he reports to the team.

Medina, 26, was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA (4 ER, 12.0 IP, 7 BB, 9 SO) in 12 appearances with the Mariners prior to being optioned to AAA Tacoma on May 3 (post-game). In three seasons with the Mariners posted a 10-9 record with 2 saves and a 2.82 ERA in 141 relief appearances.

Brad Miller Named American League Player of the Week

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Brad Miller has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period of games May 11-17.

Miller, 25, hit .429 (9×21) with 6 runs scored, 3 doubles, 4 home runs, 5 RBI in 6 games last week vs. the San Diego Padres (2 G) and Boston Red Sox (4 G). Miller reached base at a .500 clip (3 BB) and slugged 1.143 to combine for a 1.643 OPS.

Miller has hit 4 home runs over his last 5 games, after hitting one home run in the first 30 games of the season. Over the last two games Miller has hit 3 home runs, including his fifth career multi-home run game May 16 vs. the Red Sox.

He started three games at designated hitter, two games at shortstop and made his debut in left field during the week.

This is the second career Player of the Week honor for Miller, also earning the award July 22, 2013. Miller is the second Mariners player to earn a Player of the Week award this season, joining Nelson Cruz (April 13-19) earlier this season.

Mariners Turn Back The Clock; Celebrate Negro League Teams

Austin Jackson models the Seattle Steelheads uniform the Mariners will wear May 16 vs. Boston.

Austin Jackson models the Seattle Steelheads uniform the Mariners will wear May 16 vs. Boston.

The Mariners and Red Sox will pay tribute to Negro Leagues players on Saturday, May 16, when they “Turn Back the Clock” to 1946. Mariners players will wear the uniform of the Seattle Steelheads and the Red Sox will be dressed as Boston Royal Giants.

African American Heritage Night

The game is also African American Heritage Night at Safeco Field, the Mariners annual celebration of the contributions of African Americans to the Northwest community. Honorees include Bill Russell, widely considered one of the best players in the history of the National Basketball Association and a long-time Seattle resident, Supersonics legend Fred Brown, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bill Withers, former King County Executive Ron Sims, George Fleming, University of Washington football legend and the first African American elected to the state Senate, and business executive Art Harper. There will also be a tribute to Herb Simpson, the last known surviving member of the Seattle Steelheads, who died in January at the age of 94.

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The Seattle Steelheads were a short-lived team in the West Coast Negro Baseball League. They played home games at Sick’s Stadium as well as ballparks in Tacoma, Bremerton, Spokane and Bellingham. In honor of these trailblazers, Mariners players will wear cream uniforms with “Seattle” across the front in black block letters trimmed in gray. The cap will be black with a cream “S.”

Boston Royal Giants

boston-royal-giantsThe Boston Royal Giants were organized in 1923, but for “marketing” purposes were called the Philadelphia Royal Giants. They played teams from across the Northeast including mill or industrial teams in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, and as far north as Canada’s Cape Breton League. Royal Giants pitcher William “Cannonball” Jackman played for 30 years in the 1920s through the 1940s, and was known as the “best ball player you have never heard of.” The Red Sox will wear road gray uniforms with black trim and the word “Boston” in block letters across the front.

Ticket Special

A special online-only ticket offer is available for the game. Prices are $20 for View Level and $35 for Main Level seats. Five dollars from each ticket sold through this offer will benefit Senior Services. Tickets are available at mariners.com/africanamerican. Deadline for this special offer is noon, Friday, May 15.

Game Central – May 13 vs. Padres

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Game #33: Mariners (15-17) vs. Padres (17-17) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (1-3, 8.13) vs. RHP James Shields (4-0, 4.25) Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv) TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available Game Information: Mariners | Padres | Mariners-San Diego History

USA Today – Mariners on Cruz Control

Be sure to check out today’s sports page in USA Today for a great article on the Mariners and Nelson Cruz.

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Cover Boy – King Felix on ESPN The Magazine

4/7/2015 Seattle, WA. Safeco Field. Felix Hernandez. Credit: Photograph by James Michelfelder and Therese Sommerseth @jamesmichelfelder and @sommerseth

Felix Hernandez is on the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s current issue.

The issue of ESPN The Magazine that hits newsstands Friday will feature a familiar face in Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. ESPN spent time with Felix during the opening homestand of the season. The story on Felix will post on ESPN.com next Wednesday (May 20) as well.

Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine.

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