Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:54:55 -0700
Seattle Mariners SPs James Paxton, Roenis Elias and Chris R. Young will round out the team's starting rotation to begin the year behind SPs Felix Hernandez and Erasmo Ramirez.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:34:44 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Erasmo Ramirez will open the season as the team's No. 2 starter behind SP Felix Hernandez. Manager Lloyd McClendon wouldn't elaborate on the rest of the pitchers that would fill out the starting rotation to begin the year, however. SPs Blake Beavan and Hector Noesi were believed to be battling for the final couple of spots. SPs James Paxton and Roenis Elias are expected to fill out the third and fourth spots. Beavan has minor league options remaining, while Noesi does not.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 09:35:38 -0800
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said SP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) likely will begin the regular season on the disabled list because of his injured shoulder.
Fantasy Tip: Owners can move him down in their rankings because he likely will miss some starts during the regular season. Erasmo Ramirez and Brandon Maurer likely will compete for his spot in the starting rotation but likely will only be options in AL-only leagues.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:45:49 -0800
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) has been shut down for at least a week after tests showed inflammation in the bursa sac of his right shoulder. Walker flew to Los Angeles Friday, Feb. 28, to have a second opinion on his sore right shoulder. "I think it's just normal throwing, what most pitchers experience at some point," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "The MRIs were clean and were good. There was no structural damage with this guy so everything is fine from that standpoint."
Fantasy Tip: There is a very realistic chance now that Walker isn't ready for the start of the regular season, and the M's will likely be cautious with their top pitching prospect. As a result, Erasmo Ramirez and Brandon Maurer will likely battle for the final rotation spot if Walker isn't ready. Ramirez has more upside and probably a leg up in the competiton for those looking for under-the-radar arms in AL leagues.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:00:45 -0800
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) will be sidelined four to six weeks because of a finger injury. He is expected to rejoin the starting rotation during the early part of the regular season.
Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma's fantasy value probably will not be affected much because he is expected to miss only a few starts. Erasmo Ramirez and Brandon Maurer could be options to be in the starting rotation while Iwakuma is out. Ramirez could be an option in deeper mixed leagues if he is in the starting rotation, while Maurer likely would only be an option in AL-only leagues.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:27:11 -0800
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon is expecting SP Taijuan Walker to be in the starting rotation when the season kicks off this year. Walker made three starts for the Mariners at the end of last season. He'd be competing against the likes of SPs Erasmo Ramirez, James Paxton, Brandon Maurer, Blake Beavan and Hector Noesi.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:41:54 -0800
Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik would like to add another veteran starting pitcher. Behind SPs Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma are plenty of questions surrounding the rotation. Manager Lloyd McClendon said he would be disappointed if SP Taijuan Walker didn't make the rotation out of spring training, but he's expected to compete with SPs James Paxton, Erasmo Ramirez and Brandon Maurer.
Sat, 21 Sep 2013 11:59:07 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Erasmo Ramirez (groin) left his start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, Sept. 20, due to tightness in his groin. He will be re-evaluated Saturday, Sept. 21.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:37:38 -0700
Seattle Mariners P Erasmo Ramirez was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. In a corresponding move, the team selected the contract of OF Abraham Almonte.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 09:19:23 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Erasmo Ramirez will have his scheduled start Friday, Aug. 9, skipped so that the team can maintain a five-day routine for the rest of the starters.