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M’s Aardsma no longer a ‘nobody’

PEORIA, Ariz. – Yes, it’s been a good year for David Aardsma. It didn’t start off so grand. The former No. 1 draft pick arrived in Seattle’s 2009 camp as …


Bedard takes baby step

PEORIA, Ariz. – Erik Bedard is back on a mound for the Mariners – albeit at less than half speed. It’s still better than the idling and rehabilitation he’s been …


Bradley will bat cleanup for M’s

PEORIA, Ariz. – Milton Bradley sat out his only chance to play his former team this spring. He shouldn’t get used to the day off.


Cubs blank M’s

PEORIA, Ariz. – Ryan Dempster put a little regular-season pressure on himself: bases loaded, no outs. Then came a dominant sequence the Cubs hope their No. 2 starter duplicates when …


Mariners modify Bedard’s rehab program

PEORIA, Ariz. – The Seattle Mariners aren’t calling it a setback, but pitcher Erik Bedard won’t throw from a mound today as planned. Bedard, whose progress from shoulder surgery last …


M’s, Figgins pound Angels

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Seattle Mariners pounded Jered Weaver for eight hits and six runs – five earned – over 4 1/3 innings in a 12-6 win over the Los …


M’s Hernandez dominates Diamondbacks

PEORIA, Ariz. – Seattle manager Don Wakamatsu called a rare spring training team meeting before Saturday’s game with Arizona. The reason? The Mariners had lost six games in a row …


M’s Lee could miss opening day

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Seattle Mariners fan Jeff Honnald was on a plane back to Seattle on Friday after a week of watching his team in spring training when he was …


Figgins fits in comfortably with M’s

PEORIA, Ariz. – Chone Figgins is a fan of the familiar. It’s one reason he decided on Seattle as a free-agent destination after leaving the Angels –same division, time zone, …


M’s Lee ejected for throwing at a batter

TUCSON, Ariz. – Seattle ace Cliff Lee was ejected from a spring training game Monday against Arizona for throwing at Diamondbacks catcher Chris Snyder. Afterward, Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds …


Sports in brief: Milton Bradley’s games irk Cubs

Baseball: Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry says Milton Bradley should stop blaming the team, manager and fans for his failure to produce during his tumultuous season in Chicago. “I …


M’s face a happier Putz

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The J.J. Putz who last year questioned the chemistry of the Mariners’ clubhouse in 2008, and last month was quoted as questioning the handling of his injured …


M’s rained out

PEORIA, Ariz. – Shortstop Jack Wilson and center fielder Franklin Gutierrez are expected to be back in the lineup when the Seattle Mariners play a pair of spring games today. …


Taking his shot

PEORIA, Ariz. – Mike Sweeney, a five-time American League All-Star, has been around long enough to know many simple truths of baseball. One of the biggest?


Snell enjoying Mariners’ camp

PEORIA, Ariz. – Ian Snell pitched well for two innings in his spring training debut Saturday, then walked off the mound and heard something completely different. Cheers.


M’s Ichiro at ease in clubhouse

PEORIA, Ariz. – Ichiro Suzuki can talk about separating the way last season ended from the start of a new year, but all indications are that the good vibes will …


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 …