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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 …


Sports in brief: Griffey collects bonuses

Baseball: Ken Griffey Jr. will collect $3.15 million of a potential $5 million for returning to the Seattle Mariners. The 39-year-old slugger earned an additional $1.15 million in bonuses tied …


Griffey’s future uncertain as M’s finish season

SEATTLE – Ken Griffey Jr., the man who carried the spirit of a resurgent Seattle Mariners team that won its 85th game Sunday, rode the shoulders of his teammates on …


M’s Fister silences A’s

SEATTLE – Mike Sweeney followed a two-out error with a tiebreaking two-run single in the fifth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Thursday night. Doug Fister …


Morrow hurls gem

SEATTLE – Ken Griffey Jr. hit a three-run homer and Brandon Morrow allowed one hit over eight impressive innings, sending the Seattle Mariners to a 7-0 victory over the Oakland …


Griffey warms up chilly night

SEATTLE – Ken Griffey Jr. started what might be his final homestand with career homer No. 628, and Felix Hernandez added another strong effort to his A.L. Cy Young Award …


Sports in brief: Blowers’ ‘Pick to Click’ on target

Baseball: There are predictions and then there is the one made by Mike Blowers. Before the Seattle Mariners game at Toronto on Sunday Blowers, part of the M’s broadcasting crew, …


Lind beats M’s again

TORONTO – The Seattle Mariners have recorded a major league-high 33 one-run victories this year. As the season draws to an end, they’re starting to pile up one-run losses, too. …


M’s Hernandez baffles Blue Jays

TORONTO – If Felix Hernandez had a Cy Young vote, he’d cast it for Kansas City’s Zack Greinke. The batters who faced Hernandez on Thursday night might find it difficult …


Rays unload on M’s Lowe

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – B.J. Upton had three RBIs, including a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth, to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Wednesday …


Cubs’ Bradley suspended

The Chicago Cubs suspended volatile outfielder Milton Bradley for the rest of the season Sunday, one day after he criticized the team in a newspaper interview. Bradley was disciplined for …


Griffey turns back clock

SEATTLE – If these are indeed the waning days of Ken Griffey Jr. in a Mariners uniform, he’s not saying. No matter how many times, or ways, he’s asked. “I …


Rowland-Smith makes his pitch

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners need a consistent No. 2 starter behind ace Felix Hernandez. So far, it looks like Ryan Rowland-Smith might be up for the role. The Australian …


Sox pummel M’s bullpen

SEATTLE – The Mariners honored Ichiro on Tuesday night for his historic milestones, got career homer No. 626 from Ken Griffey Jr. in the second inning, and received a strong …


Ichiro gets 200th to surpass Keeler

ARLINGTON, Texas — The one thing Ichiro and the guy whose record he just toppled had in common was proving that size didn’t matter. Wee Willie Keeler stood somewhere between …


Ichiro hits 198

ARLINGTON, Texas – The much-anticipated return of Brandon Morrow to the mound was made somewhat easier by another Mariners player making it back for this one. That would be Ichiro …