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UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

Mariners’ Kyle Seager looks to be example for younger teammates in Seattle

When the games start, Kyle Seager doesn’t intend to be wearing a mask all the time.

UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

Matt Calkins: Mariners’ Braden Bishop in ‘a really tough spot’ about whether to play as coronavirus hits family

SEATTLE – You don’t have to preach to Mariners center fielder Braden Bishop about the contagious nature of the novel coronavirus. His younger brother Hunter contracting it was all the …

UPDATED: Mon., July 6, 2020

Mariners to open coronavirus-delayed season with seven-game road trip, starting in Houston

The novel coronavirus wasn’t going to let T-Mobile Park open the 2020 season under any circumstance.

UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

Mariners deal with rare Fourth of July with no ballgame

Perhaps the only thing normal about this Fourth of July in terms of tradition was the cooler temperatures and cloudy morning skies in the Puget Sound region, which gave way …

UPDATED: Sun., July 5, 2020

Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales begins preparations for opening-day start

SEATTLE – The most recent pitcher to start a game for the Mariners during the interrupted spring training was supposed to be the pitcher to start Opening Day at T-Mobile …

UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

Mariners hope 6-man rotation pays off now and going forward

SEATTLE – When the Seattle Mariners kicked off summer camp Friday, figuring out how to get pitchers ready in three weeks was a primary concern.

UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Analysis: Who will make the Mariners’ 40-man roster and 20-man ‘taxi squad’ for shortened MLB season?

SEATTLE – At first, it seemed like it would be a quick and easy analysis. The plan, which most baseball writers will do in the next few days, was to …

UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Larry Stone: MLB’s labor battle may be nearing an end, but it will take a while to overcome the self-inflicted damage

Even the good news comes with a slap in the face for baseball these days.

UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Mariners MLB draft day 2

UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

Mariners select Georgia starting pitcher Emerson Hancock with sixth pick in MLB draft

SEATTLE – The baseball cliché says you can never have enough pitching. For the Mariners and their past three drafts under director of amateur scouting Scott Hunter, they’ve amended that …

UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

Jerry Dipoto, Mariners confident rebuild remains on track despite prospects’ lost playing time

Logan Gilbert throws regularly from a mound in his Florida backyard, aiming at a posted target rather than a catcher’s glove. He lifts weights at home diligently, and consumes the …

UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Larry Stone: The ‘Sodfather’ ends career as Mariners’ head groundskeeper in bittersweet fashion

Bob Christofferson always would say that Opening Day of the baseball season was like his wedding day, a time to show off to the world.

UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Mariners will pay minor leaguers through 2020 season, but shutdown forces other reductions

The Mariners told minor leaguers that the organization will continue to pay them through the 2020 season. But the team also made tough financial decisions elsewhere, including reducing a large …

UPDATED: Sat., May 23, 2020

Larry Stone: As MLB negotiations near critical juncture, mutual motivation will be key to saving weird 2020 season

In case you haven’t checked your pocket schedule lately, the Mariners would be in New York facing the Yankees this weekend, more than 50 games into their 2020 season.

UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Seattle Mariners to reopen spring training facility in Arizona

After more than 60 days of inactivity, the locked doors of the Mariners’ spring training complex in Peoria, Arizona will re-open to a limited number of players and staff.

UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

The Korean Baseball Organization is back from the coronavirus shutdown. Is this what Mariners games will look like?

For ultra-early risers, very-late night owls and insomniacs, or specifically baseball-starved fans craving a Major League Baseball season that came achingly close to starting, there was an oasis of live …

UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

MLB reportedly is finalizing proposal to start season in early July after coronavirus shutdown

Major League Baseball is reportedly considering a plan of restarting spring training in early June with the season starting in early July.

UPDATED: Sat., May 2, 2020

Larry Stone: Ex-Mariners relive night they were on wrong side of history, 34 years after Roger Clemens’ 20-strikeout game

Not long ago, a friend called former Mariner Ken Phelps to tell him that Roger Clemens’ 20-strikeout game in 1986 was being shown on one of the cable networks.

UPDATED: Thu., April 30, 2020

Matt Calkins: Arizona plan? 80 games? It doesn’t matter. The real news is that it looks like baseball will return in 2020.

If you can think of seven more glorious words than this, drinks are on me: It sounds like baseball is coming back.

Mariners hitting coach Tim Laker trying from afar to keep players in shape during coronavirus shutdown

During the endless days of spring training, or even the slogging grind of the regular season, trying to get Tim Laker for an interview is almost impossible. Heck, locating him …

UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Mariners’ Marco Gonzales encouraged by MLB coronavirus deal but hopes pitchers are protected

The boredom and isolated monotony that comes with social distancing? That’s nothing for Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales after he recently traversed U.S. Route 93, a seemingly endless stretch of two-lane, …

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 …