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Daniel Vogelbach caps an impressive spring with a three-run homer as Mariners prevail in the Cactus League finale

Vogelbach led all of spring training with a .407 batting average, a .529 on-base percentage and a .926 slugging percentage.


Spring Training Roundup: Chris Sale, Danny Duffy become latest aces forced to make early exits

Chris Sale and his fellow aces are having all sorts of trouble with these tuneup starts.


Mariners beat Cubs as Felix Hernandez goes 3.2 innings in final spring start and Jean Segura gets three hits

Hernandez allowed one run in 3.2 innings as the Mariners went on to blow out a split-squad Cubs team.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 7:28 p.m.

Mariners tie White Sox but Daniel Vogelbach hits another homer as he strengthens bid to make opening-day roster

Mariners first baseman Daniel Vogelbach hit his sixth homer of the spring and improved his average to .388.


Spring Training Roundup: Alex Cobb joins Orioles, wanting to stay in AL East

Pitcher Alex Cobb stayed in the division he knew best, finalizing a $57 million, four-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Yu Darvish of the Chicago Cubs struck out seven in …


Dee Gordon goes yard twice, but James Paxton roughed up again as Mariners fall to Giants

Nelson Cruz also homered, as did Daniel Vogelbach, who added two more two-baggers. But Paxton gave up five hits and four runs over three-plus innings.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Spring Training Roundup: Angels’ Shohei Ohtani struggles in exhibition start

Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani allowed six runs while pitching three innings in an exhibition game against the Mexican League’s Tijuana Toros. The 23-year-old Ohtani struck out six and …


Mariners strike out 12 times in 4-0 loss to Giants

The Mariners managed just four hits, all singles, and struck out 12 times, continuing a recent struggle at the plate that concerns manager Scott Servais.


Mariners make four errors, give up three home runs in loss to A’s

David Phelps gave up two home runs for the Mariners, who at least saw four scoreless innings by Marco Gonzales in the loss to Oakland.


Spring Training Roundup: Ichiro rejoins Mariners at 44, says Seattle is home team

Now that Ichiro Suzuki is back with the Seattle Mariners, he hopes to stick around a while.


If at first (base): Brewers’ Ryan Braun a work in progress

Ryan Braun is a work in progress at first base, three Cactus League starts into a transition to try a new position. The veteran outfielder hasn’t spoken much about his …


Daniel Vogelbach’s three-run homer carries the Mariners to a 4-2 win over the Brewers

Marco Gonzales was solid in his second start, tossing three shutout innings. He hasn’t allowed a run this spring.


Mariners getting Mike Zunino extra at-bats at DH to work on timing issues

The Mariners want to get Zunino comfortable at the plate, so he’ll DH in Seattle’s game against the Brewers on Friday to get some extra at-bats.


Royals rally late for a 4-3 win over the Mariners

The Mariners couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead going into the eighth inning.


Spring Training roundup: At 44, Bartolo Colon throwing strikes for Rangers

Bartolo Colon could always throw strikes. Two months shy of turning 45, he still can.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Felix Hernandez expected to miss one spring start for Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are hopeful Felix Hernandez will miss only one spring training start due to a bruised right forearm sustained when hit by a line drive.


A simplified delivery and a stolen slider could push Dan Altavilla into the Mariners’ opening day bullpen

Altavilla shortened his leg kick and started using the same grip and approach James Paxton uses for his slider. It has propelled him into the Mariners most effective reliever this …


Spring Training roundup: Astros 1B Gurriel out 6 weeks as hand heals

Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel will have to wait even longer before playing this season.


Mariners can’t come up with the big hit in a 4-2 loss to the Indians

Ariel Miranda was solid in three innings of work, but Edwin Diaz gave up a two-run homer in relief.


Astros 1B Yuli Gurriel to miss start of season after hand surgery

Houston first baseman Yuli Gurriel has surgery on his left hand. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow says he’s expected to miss the start of the season. When Gurriel returns, he’ll …


Party on? Mike Napoli’s stint may be short-lived with Cleveland

Mike Napoli was back in the Cleveland Indians clubhouse joking with familiar faces, all the while knowing his time here could be short and the likelihood of playing for Cleveland …


Dave Martinez calls in camels to get Nationals over playoff hump

New Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez had a trio of camels brought to spring training camp, four-legged visual aids to help players launch a journey aimed at getting over the …


Ariel Miranda and Andrew Moore begin their battle for the Mariners opening-day rotation

Both pitchers seemed headed for Class AAA Tacoma to start the season, but with Erasmo Ramirez’s status uncertain, they will vie for that open spot in the rotation.


Mariners open Cactus League play with a 3-2 win over the Padres

Seattle scored three runs in the first two innings and held on for the win.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Spring training roundup: Teams honor slain Florida students

Spring training got off to a solemn start as MLB teams wore hats to honor Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were fatally shot nine …


Mariners catcher Mike Zunino grows into major role with team

Catcher Mike Zunino is looking to build off his best season as a Seattle Mariner. Zunino enters his sixth season after setting career highs at the plate. He hit .251 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Prominent baseball agent suggests spring training boycott

A prominent baseball agent says players should consider boycotting spring training because of the slow free-agent market and alleged negotiating behavior that could lead to a collusion grievance. Brodie Van …


Spring Training Roundup: Mets’ Steven Matz doubtful for opener

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz has been scratched from his next start because of tenderness in his left elbow, putting his status for opening day in doubt.


Home runs help Texas Rangers top Seattle Mariners

Carlos Gomez launched a two-run homer and Ryan Rua added a solo shot as the Texas Rangers defeated the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Sunday in in a Spring Training game in …


M’s young pitchers growing up fast

Danny Hultzen was just a kid when the guy in the batter’s box won an American League Most Valuable Player Award.