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Mariners Game Central – June 10 at Indians

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Game #59: Mariners (26-32) at Indians (27-30) | 4:10 pm PT/7:10 pm ET | Progressive Field Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (2-6, 5.80) vs. RHP Trevor Bauer (5-2, 2.94) 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 | Indians | Mariners-Indians History

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An Emmy for ROOT SPORTS’ Mariners Games

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Congratulations are in order for ROOT SPORTS. Over the weekend, the Mariners television partner, won a local Emmy Award.

The category was Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited – Program/Special. Also nominated was ROOT’S Big Sky Football broadcasts, the Seahawks game production, and the Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup hydro races, produced by KIRO TV.

This is the fifth consecutive year ROOT SPORTS has won a local Emmy in the category, and the second win for Mariners baseball. (ROOT also won in 2013.). ROOT has earned two Emmy Awards for college football, and one for Portland Timbers Soccer broadcasts.

The ROOT SPORTS Mariners baseball crew includes Jon Bradford, Executive Producer; Sarah Hilsendeger, Production Manager; Liz Serrette, Operations Manager; Curtis Wilson, Senior Producer; Mark Engelbrekt, Senior Director; Mike Pike Parker, Producer; Doug Herbison, Director; Lacey Cameron, Director; Andy Urlacher, Audio Specialist; Steven Hurd, Production Associate; Stu Vitue, Editor; Carl Severson, Editor.

Mariners Game Central – June 5 vs. Rays

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Game #55: Mariners (24-30) vs. Tampa Bay (29-26) | 7:10 pm PT | Safeco Field Starting Pitchers: LHP J.A. Happ (3-1, 3.70) vs. RHP Jake Odorizzi (4-5, 2.61) 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 | Rays | Mariners-Rays History

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Peanut Butter Drive at Safeco Field June 5

Ford Focus on Child HungerFans coming to Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays are encouraged to bring unopened jars of peanut butter to Safeco Field to benefit Northwest Harvest.

The Mariners are joining with Ford, the official cars and trucks of the Seattle Mariners, to fight child hunger.

During the summer, many kids lose access to nutritious meals through their school nutrition programs. Food banks have to pick up the slack, and for many, peanut butter is a nutrient dense, kid-friendly option.

The problem is that peanut butter is a relatively expensive item for food banks, like Northwest Harvest, to buy. Food drives can help ensure that fewer kids will go hungry in Washington state this summer.

There will be two collection sites at the ballpark on Friday – the Ford display on the plaza next to the parking garage, and at the Ford vehicle display near Section 143 on the Main Concourse.

Fans can also give cash, and donations are being accepted online at FordFeedsKids.org.

This drive is part of a five-state campaign in the Pacific Northwest by Ford dealers to support their community food banks and to make sure no child goes hungry this summer. Started in 2013, the Ford Focus on Child Hunger has provided more than one million meals and snacks to hungry kids in the Pacific Northwest.

Northwest Harvest is Washington’s only statewide non-profit hunger relief agency. It serves a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and services to high-need schools. Through the network, it is able to provide more than two million meals each month.

On July 25, the Mariners and 97.3 KIRO FM will host our annual Fight Hunger Day. It’s another opportunity to support Northwest Harvest and the good work they do every day.

Mariners Acquire 1B/OF Mark Trumbo and LHP Vidal Nuño from Arizona in 6-player Trade

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Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today the club has acquired infielder/outfielder Mark Trumbo and LHP Vidal Nuño from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for catcher Welington Castillo, right-handed pitcher Dominic Leone and minor leaguers Gabby Guerrero and Jack Reinheimer.

Seattle will make additional roster moves on its 25-man roster when Trumbo and Nuño report to the Mariners.

“Trumbo gives us another proven, middle-of-the-line-up bat,” Zduriencik said. “He brings power and experience to the club. We think his presence will stretch and deepen our lineup with a legitimate Major League hitter. Nuño is a versatile, left-hander who has experience starting and relieving and comes to us at a time when we have experienced injuries.  He’s a tough kid who throws strikes and will be a nice addition overall.”

“It is always tough to give up prospects and players that you like. In this case, our organizational depth at shortstop helped us with the decision on Reinheimer and Guerrero is well thought of, but we all realize, that to get something you have to give something.  We are proud of and appreciate the contributions that all four gave to our organization and wish them the very best with their careers.”

Trumbo, 29, is batting .259 (45×174) with 10 doubles, 3 triples, 9 home runs and 23 RBI in 46 games for the Diamondbacks. He has started 40 games in right field and one at first base this season.

In six Major League seasons with the Los Angeles Angels (2010-2013) and Diamondbacks (2014-15), Trumbo has combined to hit 118 home runs in 594 games (18.8 AB/HR) and recorded 368 RBI. From 2011-2013 with the Angels, he combined to hit 95 home runs, tied for 4th-most in the American League over this stretch (282 RBI were 6th-most). In his last season in the American League in 2013 he hit 30 doubles, 34 home runs and recorded 100 RBI. He has played first base (343 G/320 GS), left field (116 G/114 GS), right field (107 G/89 GS), designated hitter (41 GS) and third base (9 G/8 GS) during his Major League career.

Trumbo was an American League All-Star in 2012 and participated in the Home Run Derby. He was originally selected by the Angels in the 18th round of the 2004 June Draft out of Villa Park High School in Orange, Calif. He was acquired by the Diamondbacks on Dec. 10, 2013 as part of a three-team trade with the Angels and White Sox.

Nuño, 27, made 3 relief appearances for the Diamondbacks this season, posting a 0-1, 1.88 ERA record. He made 8 starts for AAA Reno in the Pacific Coast League, going 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA (19 ER, 50.2 IP) and a 5.13 strikeout-to-walk ratio (41 SO, 8 BB).

In parts of three Major League seasons with the New York Yankees (2013-2014) and Diamondbacks (2014-2015), Nuño has combined for a 3-15 record with a 4.13 ERA in 39 games, 31 starts. He is 35-21 with 2 saves and a 2.90 ERA in 103 career minor league appearances (71 starts). The National City, Calif., native was originally selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 48th round of the 2009 June Draft.

Castillo, 28, appeared in 6 games with Seattle after being acquired from the Cubs on May 19 in exchange for right-hander Yoervis Medina. In 30 games (12 starts) between the Mariners and Cubs this season, he is hitting .162 (11×68) with 8 runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 7 RBI. In parts of 6 Major League seasons with Chicago-NL & Seattle, Castillo has appeared in 316 games and combined for a .250 (258×1031) batting average with 29 home runs and 112 RBI.

Leone, 23, was 0-4 with a 6.35 ERA (8 ER, 11.1 IP) in 10 relief appearances with Seattle this season. Over parts of two seasons with the Mariners, he is 8-6 with a 2.78 ERA (8 ER, 11.1 IP) with 77 strikeouts in 67 appearances. He was originally drafted by Seattle in the 16th round of the 2012 June amateur draft out of Clemson University.

Reinheimer, 22, appeared in 48 games with Double-A Jackson, batting .277 (56×202) with 25 runs scored, 10 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 16 RBI. He was the Mariners 5th round selection in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of East Carolina University. Over his first four minor league seasons, Reinheimer is batting .275 (267×972) with 148 runs scored, 38 doubles, 7 triples, 6 home runs and 104 RBI in 244 career games.

Guerrero, 21, is batting .215 (38×177) with 22 runs scored, 10 doubles, 2 home runs and 15 RBI in 48 games with Double-A Jackson in 2015. Guerrero, who signed with the Mariners as an International Free Agent on January 11, 2011, is batting .286 (473×1653) with 259 runs scored, 86 doubles, 9 triples, 40 home runs and 247 RBI in 430 career games over  five seasons in the minor leagues.

Logan Morrison Uncork for a Cause

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Logan and Christie Morrison are pleased to announce their 2015 Uncork for a Cause charity program to benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The program kicks off June 21 with a special event to raise awareness and funding for cancer prevention, treatment and research at Fred Hutch.

Join Logan and his special guests from 7-9 p.m. for this exclusive gathering at J. Bookwalter Tasting Studio in Woodinville. The event will also serve as the release party for Logan’s very own limited-edition Washington State red wine, produced and cellared by J. Bookwalter Wines.

Tickets are $75 for general admission and $175 for VIP tickets. Admission includes food, wine and beer, and a free bottle of Logan’s Columbia Valley red wine, a $45 value. Bottle autographs and inscriptions are available at the event for a small donation to Fred Hutch. VIP tickets include general admission plus a private pre-event gathering with Logan and a few special guests, as well as a gift bag containing a Logan Morrison autographed baseball, autographed photograph and more. For additional information, and to purchase tickets, visit UncorkforaCause.com.

All attendees will enjoy an enticing culinary menu prepared for Logan and his guests by Executive Chef Mark Schwegel, a large selection of J. Bookwalter award-winning wines, and an auction packed with Mariners gear, local and national sports items and wine lots from Washington and California elite producers.

At Fred Hutch interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

J. Bookwalter Winery has a rich history of producing some of Washington’s finest wines through meticulous winemaking and exceptional vineyard sources. The winery, founded in 1983 by legendary grape grower Jerry Bookwalter, currently is owned and operated by Jerry’s son John Bookwalter. The winery’s tasting room in Richland includes a full-service restaurant, Fiction, and was named one of the best tasting rooms in the United States by Sunset magazine.

On behalf of Logan and Christie Morrison, thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you June 21 at J. Bookwalter in Woodinville.

Game Central – May 29 vs. Indians

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Game #48: Mariners (23-24) vs. Indians (22-25) | 7:10 pm PT | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (1-4, 7.47) vs. RHP Trevor Bauer (4-1, 3.02)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network
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 | Indians | Mariners-Indians History

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Mariners Care Saturday Silent Auction

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The 2013 “Turn Back the Clock” uniform of the old Seattle Turks, worn by coach Mike Brumley, will be offered during the Saturday Mariners Care Silent Auction.

Fans at Safeco Field on Saturday, May 30, have the chance to bid on some unique autographed and game-used items from current and former Mariners players.

Mariners Care Saturday Silent Auctions benefit the team’s non-profit foundation, Mariners Care, which supports primarily youth-oriented organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Items up for bid on Saturday:

  • Autographed Robinson Canó baseball and 2014 bobblehead
  • Autographed Nelson Cruz baseball
  • Autographed Brad Miller baseball
  • Autographed James Paxton baseball

    An autographed Robinson Cano baseball and bobblehead will be up for bid during the Saturday Mariners Care Silent Auction.

    An autographed Robinson Cano baseball and bobblehead will be up for bid during the Saturday Mariners Care Silent Auction.

  • Autographed Fernando Rodney baseball and 2015 bobblehead
  • Autographed Kyle Seager bat
  • Autographed game-used 2013 Turn Back the Clock 1909 Seattle Turks uniform worn by coach Mike Brumley
  • Autographed game-used Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey and Civil Rights Game cap worn by pitcher Yoervis Medina
  • Autographed game-used Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey and Civil Rights Game cap worn by coach Andy Van Slyke
  • Autographed 2015 Dustin Ackley Mariners jersey
  • Autographed 2015 Taijuan Walker Mariners jersey
  • Framed, autographed 8’x10’ photo of Mariners All-Star and 2010 Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez

Each item has a minimum opening bid, minimum raises and a buy-it-now guaranteed price. All items can be viewed at Section 128 on the Main Level. This Saturday, bidders will be able to view and bid on items with their mobile phones by texting CARE to 71760. Bidding will be open through the 6th inning.

From the Broadcast Booth

The Mariners open a big 11-game homestand–their longest of the season–tonight at 7:10 pm against the Cleveland Indians.  The four-game weekend series against the Tribe is followed by three against the New York Yankees (June 1-3) and another four-gamer against the Tampa Bay Rays (June 4-7).

Dave Sims returns to the ROOT Sports booth tonight with Mike Blowers while Aaron Goldsmith goes back to the 710 ESPN Radio booth. They switched roles during the just-completed trip.

Rick Rizzs will take a rare game off this Saturday.  His substitute on radio will be Gary Hill, the weekend host of Mariners radio pre and post-game shows.  Gary also produces a popular daily Mariners podcast.

Adding to the radio and TV coverage during the homestand will be Dan Wilson on Friday, May 29 and Thursday, June 4.  Jay Buhner will be on the air Tuesday, June 2.  Dan and Jay will appear on both radio and TV, during pre-game segments as well as the game itself.

Mariners Magazine and All-Access

Mariners Magazine airs two hours before each Sunday game on 710 ESPN and most stations on the Mariners Radio Network.  Hosted by Aaron Goldsmith, this week’s show runs from 11 am to noon.

Mariners All-Access will debut Sunday at 12 noon on ROOT Sports, and will re-air throughout the week following.

Ken Griffey Jr. to Represent Mariners at 2015 MLB Draft

Ken Griffey Jr. made the club as a 19-year-old in 1989.

Ken Griffey Jr. was the Mariners No. 1 selection in the 1987 MLB Draft

Former Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. will join an outstanding group of baseball legends scheduled to represent the 30 clubs at the 2015 Major League Baseball draft on Monday, June 8 at the MLB Network’s Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey.

MLB announced its lineup of five Hall of Famers, four Most Valuable Players, one World Series-winning manager, 23 All-Stars and two former number one overall selections on Wednesday. 2015 MLB Draft Logo

Griffey, the Mariners number one overall selection in the 1987 MLB Draft and 1997 AL MVP, will join Hall of Famers Andre Dawson (1987 NL MVP), Reggie Jackson (1973 AL MVP), Tommy Lasorda, Mike Schmidt (1980-81, 1986 NL MVP) and Tony Perez in headlining an outstanding group of baseball personnel.

Joining Griffey as former top overall selections at this year’s 50th Anniversary celebration of the Draft is Baltimore Orioles representative B.J. Surhoff, who was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers with the number one pick in the 1985 Draft.

Other former All-Stars who will represent the Clubs are (alphabetically): Rick Aguilera (MIN), Bob Boone (WSH), Johnny Damon (KC), Ryan Dempster (CHI), Gary DiSarcina (LAA), Steve Finley (SD), Ryan Franklin (STL), Ralph Garr (ATL), Luis Gonzalez (ARI), J.J. Putz (ARI), Ben Sheets (MIL), Lee Smith (SF), Mario Soto (CIN), Robby Thompson (CLE), Alan Trammell (DET), Tim Wakefield (BOS) and Jack Wilson (PIT).

The Draft will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com on Monday, June 8th at 4:00 p.m. (PT). For day one, MLB Network and MLB.com will provide live pick-by-pick coverage during the first round, Competitive Balance Round A, the second round and Competitive Balance Round B. The selection order of the Draft is determined by the reverse order of finish at the close of the previous championship season.

The Mariners have two picks on the first day of the draft: one in the 2nd round (#60 overall) and a Competitive Balance Round B pick (#72 overall).

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