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Bradley’s new goal is to now have fun

PEORIA, Ariz. – Milton Bradley has always played baseball one way – to win – and if the process wasn’t enjoyable, he had no problem with that. “I didn’t care …


Change suited Snell

PEORIA, Ariz. – Ian Snell hopes to duplicate his second-half success with the Seattle Mariners. Snell went 5-2 with the Mariners after they got him from Pittsburgh in a seven-player …


Griffey early arrival at Mariners camp

PEORIA, Ariz. – Sporting a bucket hat with sunglasses, Ken Griffey Jr. arrived at the Seattle Mariners’ spring training complex Friday with the kind of reception reserved for a veteran …


M’s Adair preaches hard work

PEORIA, Ariz. – Take an 85-victory season and add a Cy Young Award winner plus a reliever with a 98 mph fastball to an already strong pitching staff, and you …


Mariners cautiously optimistic

PEORIA, Ariz. – A year ago when the Seattle Mariners began spring training after a winter of roster changes that still didn’t cleanse the bad taste of a 101-loss season, …


Lee fixes foot

With pitchers and catchers opening camp in nine days, the Seattle Mariners revealed that newly acquired left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee underwent foot surgery last week. However, general manager Jack Zduriencik …


M’s, Bedard close to 1-year deal

Baseball: A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells the Associated Press that the Seattle Mariners and left-hander Erik Bedard are getting close to a one-year contract, pending a physical. …


Mariners launch program

PEORIA, Ariz. – More than two weeks before the Seattle Mariners begin spring training, their facility at the Peoria Sports Complex was teeming with players Monday. Forty-one of the Mariners’ …


Mariners, ace Hernandez finalize contract

Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners have completed a $78 million, five-year deal that averts an arbitration hearing and keeps the young ace under contract through 2014.


Sports in brief: M’s finalize Kotchman deal

Baseball: The Mariners finalized the trade with the Boston Red Sox on Thursday that brings first baseman Casey Kotchman to Seattle for outfielder Bill Hall, a player to be named …


Randy Johnson calls it quits

SAN FRANCISCO – Randy Johnson looked so awkward on the mound early in his career, that shaggy hair dangling down his neck as he fired a blazing fastball in every …


Sports in brief: Seattle closes in on Gutierrez pact

Baseball: The Seattle Mariners moved closer Tuesday to solidifying their center-field defense the next four years, and also appeared on the verge of filling their void at first base for …


Former M’s ace Randy Johnson retires after 22 seasons

Randy Johnson is retiring after 22 major league seasons.


Martinez waits on Hall vote

The arguments have been made, the statistics digested and the votes submitted. Edgar Martinez’s standing as a player who either is or isn’t worthy of baseball’s Hall of Fame will …


Seattle gets Bradley from Cubs for Silva

Mercurial outfielder Milton Bradley has been traded to the Seattle Mariners from the Chicago Cubs for expensive and underperforming pitcher Carlos Silva.


Lee says he’s disappointed he was dealt

Cliff Lee’s first pitch as a Seattle Mariner was a high, hard serving of honesty. Speaking by phone Thursday with reporters who cover the Mariners, Lee didn’t mask his disappointment …


Mariners aquire Cy Young winner Lee

Left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee, who won the American League Cy Young Award in 2008, comes to Seattle from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for three minor-leaguers: right-handed pitchers Phillippe Aumont …


Mariners’ mammoth deal nears finish

SEATTLE – Step by step, the proposed monster trade that would bring former Cy Young-winning pitcher Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners came closer to being finalized Tuesday. The general …


Lee appears headed to M’s

SEATTLE – A blockbuster, three-team trade that would send former Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee to the Mariners was nearing completion late Monday night. The deal between the Mariners, …


Analysis: Indy isn’t M’s final indicator

INDIANAPOLIS – Jack Zduriencik earned the trust of Seattle Mariners fans last year. Now they’ll have to give him their patience, too. The Mariners arrived at the winter meetings Sunday …


Mariners wrap up deal with Figgins

INDIANAPOLIS – Chone Figgins is moving to the Seattle Mariners – and perhaps a new position. The former Los Angeles Angels sparkplug finalized his $36 million, four-year contract with Seattle …


M’s scan field of free agents

Baseball’s shopping season begins in earnest today when teams are allowed to negotiate with all 171 players who filed for free agency. Until now, teams could talk only with their …


M’s catcher Johnson has had it with knives

The surgeons have had their hacks at Rob Johnson the past month. Now the Seattle Mariners’ catcher is eager to spend the rest of this offseason getting his body back …


Mariners ace Hernandez on brink of superstardom

SEATTLE – Those who work closest with Felix Hernandez insist his runner-up finish for the 2009 American League Cy Young Award is only the beginning. Mariners pitching coach Rick Adair …


In brief: Mariners reach deal with Griffey

Baseball: Junior’s back in Seattle, one more time. Ken Griffey Jr. and the Mariners agreed Wednesday to another one-year contract that will keep the popular player in town for what …


Griffey stays with Mariners for 2010

Ken Griffey Jr. and the Mariners agreed Wednesday to another one-year contract that will keep the popular player in Seattle next year.


Sports in brief: Ichiro takes home ninth Gold Glove

Baseball: Derek Jeter sure is stuffing his trophy case this year. The steady Yankees shortstop won his fourth Gold Glove Tuesday, joining New York first baseman Mark Teixeira among the …


Johjima cites playing time in decision to leave M’s

Kenji Johjima said today in Japan that he left the Seattle Mariners because his playing time had been cut so severely. Johjima held a conference call with Japanese-speaking reporters – …


Johjima leaving Mariners, will play in Japan

SEATTLE — The Mariners’ Kenji Johjima opted out of the final two years of his contract, allowing him to sign with a Japanese team. In April 2008, Seattle had signed …


Mariners start to work on ’10

SEATTLE – The off-season settled upon Safeco Field on Monday, and there were no visible signs of Ken Griffey Jr.’s tears or the spirited postgame celebration of less than 24 …