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UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

‘Loud. Insane. Fun.’ 20 years after its implosion, Seattle’s Kingdome will never be forgotten

In a 364-page history of American baseball stadiums published last year titled “Ballpark: Baseball in the American City,” author Paul Goldberger makes two references to the Kingdome.


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

Larry Stone: Waiting for MLB’s opening day amid coronavirus crisis: ‘You have to laugh; if not, you’re going to cry.’

Under different circumstances, Rick Rizzs would have been bubbling with enthusiasm Thursday – turned up to an even higher boil than normal from a man who thrives on undisguised zeal.


UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Mariners release Sam Tuivailala, option four to Tacoma

Even with Major League Baseball shut down and spring-training sites devoid of players or activity, teams can still make roster moves, cutting players from spring training and re-assigning them or …


Seattle Mariners latest club to shut down spring training operations

The Seattle Mariners have shut down their spring training facility in Arizona because of the virus outbreakand told their players to view the coming weeks as though they’re in offseason …


UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Mariners players, staff in Arizona transition back into offseason mode for MLB’s coronavirus hiatus

As the Mariners’ spring training complex underwent a cleaning that was deep enough to please even the most germophobic person Saturday, the uncertainty of baseball, sports and daily life in …


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

MLB suspends all spring training activities due to coronavirus, allows players to travel home if desired

In another example of how fast the situation can change surrounding sports and the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, Major League Baseball …


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

MLB delays opening day by at least 2 weeks because of coronavirus

Major League Baseball is delaying the start of its season by at least two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Mariners, Sounders, XFL shut out in Seattle because of virus

The Seattle Mariners are seeking alternative options for their season-opening series after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a ban on all large gatherings in the three counties of the Seattle …


UPDATED: Sun., March 8, 2020

New pitch, new outlook for Mariners’ lefty Justus Sheffield

With a new grip on his fastball, the Mariners’ Justus Sheffield pitched three innings Sunday, allowing one run on three hits with no walks and five strikeouts.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Mariners roster overview: Talent, potential and inexperience abound in the outfield

Thanks to injuries, ineptitude and a rebuilding plan that was going to focus on the future more in 2020, the Mariners had to make some creative decisions for the day-to-day …


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Mallex Smith on his 2019 Mariners performance: ‘Embarrassing. It was embarrassing’

A conversation with Mallex Smith can be enlightening, amusing and maddening, all in the same moment.


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Larry Stone: Jarred Kelenic, Julio Rodriguez have impressed for Mariners, but let’s tap the brakes

After nearly two weeks in Arizona watching the Mariners go through the rigors of spring training, I am much more optimistic about their 2020 outlook.


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Here’s a hint at the top candidate to be the Mariners’ opening-day closer: Initials ‘CBC’

It’s a decision sure to irritate fantasy baseball owners looking to pick up some saves for their pun-named team from a low-round draft pick or waiver claim.


UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

The competition for the Mariners’ final two bench spots should heat up in coming days

Given the organization’s plan of playing the young kids to generate big-league experience and looking at the 40-man roster and projected Opening Day roster, the concept of camp battles for …


Larry Stone: Robo-umps are coming and will change baseball considerably

Yes, robo-umps are coming fast, and when they get here nothing will be quite the same.


UPDATED: Sun., March 1, 2020

Mariners hold Evan White out of game action due to groin tightness

Evan White, the Mariners’ projected starting first baseman, has been out of game action the past four days after dealing with a minor groin issue.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Larry Stone: Ichiro makes seamless transition from star player to Seattle Mariners coach

For the first time since perhaps infancy, Ichiro has begun a baseball season with no aspirations of being an active ballplayer.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Mariners’ Kendall Graveman, back from Tommy John, loves baseball again: ‘I’m blessed to be able to put on a uniform’

Kendall Graveman’s voice softened and even wavered a little discussing the memory.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

J.P. Crawford spent his offseason putting on muscle and tweaking his swing. Will it pay off for the Mariners’ shortstop?

For J.P. Crawford, his new path of commitment to finding success at the major league level ran parallel to another sort of long-term commitment – home ownership.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Larry Stone: Ahead of ‘huge year’ as the Mariners’ starting second baseman, Shed Long is working hard to improve defensively

You can see them together virtually every desert morning, Shed Long and Perry Hill, working on whatever quirky drill the 67-year-old zen master of the infield has devised.


Mariners’ Marco Gonzales struggles with command in spring debut

Seattle Mariners ace Marco Gonzales didn’t make it out of the first inning in his 2020 spring training debut, his first outing in a game since signing a four-year, $30 …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 23, 2020

Dee Gordon blames himself for his struggles with Mariners, and he’s ready to rebound: ‘My tenacity is back’

A few hours after he met with the media on his first day back in Mariners camp, Dee Gordon wanted to make sure his words weren’t misconstrued.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

For the Mariners’ Mitch Haniger, one pitch led to three surgeries and so much missed time

In 2019, MLB’s 30 teams combined to throw 732,473 pitches. Some went where they were intended, others did not. Some were thrown with conviction, others with regret. And one ended …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Kyle Seager knows he could be traded at any time: ‘They have to do what’s best for the Mariners’

In terms of clubhouse real estate, Kyle Seager now inhabits an exclusive location.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Under sunny skies, Mariners tout youthful energy, opportunity in first full spring training workout

In past years, the first day of full-squad workouts has often been greeted by cooler temperatures, cloudy skies and even rain. Tuesday, though, as the Mariners held their first full-squad …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Mariners’ young duo of Justus Sheffield, Justin Dunn hoping to make mark in starting rotation

Left-hander Justus Sheffield and righty Justin Dunn are two pitchers the Seattle Mariners will be counting on in their starting rotation in the future.


Mariners hoping starting pitcher Justus Sheffield can get back on track

Perhaps years from now, if his potential turns into production, it will be this anecdotal offering that helps outline the reasons for his success. It’s not an uncommon story in …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi brings fresh approach to spring training

The Mariners’ main goals for Yusei Kikuchi’s first season in Major League Baseball were to keep him healthy and help him adjust to the increased intensity and competition compared to …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

The Mariners are thinking of Mitch Haniger first and baseball second: ‘We all feel bad for him’

There was no frustration in Friday’s early morning hours at the Mariners’ spring-training complex, only acceptance and sympathy for outfielder Mitch Haniger and his latest hindrance from full health.


Mariners’ Mitch Haniger undergoes second surgery in three weeks; timetable to return unknown

Mitch Haniger’s return to the Mariners for the 2020 season has been delayed by yet another surgery. It was yet another unfortunate issue for the Mariners’ best player.