Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:04:06 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders (oblique) was headed to hit in the indoor batting cages Friday, July 25, as he continues to rehab.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:05:08 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders (oblique) might be slightly ahead of schedule in his recovery from a strained oblique, according to manager Lloyd McClendon Tuesday, July 22. Still, it appears mid-August or later will be the return timetable for Saunders. "He's feeling better," McClendon said. "He's getting better. He may be a little ahead of schedule, but that's going to be a while."
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:48:58 -0700
Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders (oblique) has a Grade 2 oblique strain and will be out for an extended period of time, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders is a potential disabled list stash in AL-only format, if you have an open slot.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:33:15 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak has been recalled from Triple-A Tacoma Friday, July 11. In a corresponding move, OF Michael Saunders (oblique) has been placed on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak is an inconsistent hitter, but he has the potential to be an impact bat in all formats and put up big numbers in a hurry. He is worth a flier in deep leagues and should be owned in AL-only formats. He will battle Logan Morrison and Corey Hart for playing time at first base and designated hitter.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:20:41 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) was activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: We'll see if he's in the lineup Friday, June 27, but he's not a solid play in mixed leagues either way.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:28:08 -0700
The Seattle Mariners demoted 1B Jesus Montero to Triple-A Tacoma Thursday, June 26. This may mean OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) will return from the disabled list Friday, June 27.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders may have to settle for part-time duty again, which makes his mixed-league value shaky.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:32:16 -0700
The Seattle Mariners could activate OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list before their game Friday, June 27.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:19:53 -0700
The Seattle Mariners could send DH Jesus Montero to the minor leagues when OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) is ready to be activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:59:14 -0700
The Seattle Mariners are debating when they should activate 1B/OF Corey Hart (hamstring), OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) and 1B Justin Smoak (quadriceps), who are all rehabbing at Triple-A Tacoma. Smoak is eligible to be activated Wednesday, June 25, but his allotted rehab time doesn't expire until July 8. Saunders can be reinstated Thursday, June 26, but has until July 10. Hart is available to be called up at any time but can be held at Tacoma until July 11.
Fantasy Tip: It's going to be a messy playing-time situation when they all arrive. Good luck.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:55:34 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B/OF Logan Morrison has lifted his seasonal batting average 90 points, up to .215, since his return from the disabled list as he has regained his timing at the plate. He started his 14th consecutive contest Tuesday, June 24, and has benefited from the uninterrupted playing time.
Fantasy Tip: Morrison could be a fine power speculation in deep leagues, but his reps may become complicated with the potential returns of Justin Smoak (quadriceps), Corey Hart (hamstring) and Michael Saunders (shoulder).