Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:47:08 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Kendrys Morales will serve as the team's designated hitter the majority of the time, according to manager Lloyd McClendon. McClendon noted 1Bs Logan Morrison and Corey Hart will platoon at first base.
Fantasy Tip: All three players have little value outside of AL-only formats, at this point. With Morales projecting to get the most playing time, he is the one to take a flier on in mixed leagues. Morales has 39 games under his belt, so he should be ready to return to the reliable production we saw the past two seasons.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:49:38 -0700
Seattle Mariners DH Corey Hart, 1B Justin Smoak and 1B Logan Morrison will share playing time similarly to their rotation early in the season, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak and Hart project to see the lion's share of playing time at first base and designated hitter, respectively. Morrison spelled those two occasionally and spot started in right field early in the season, so he'll still see enough at-bats to maintain his AL-only value. Ultimately, Endy Chavez is the obstacle to everyday at-bats for all three.
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, 04 Jul 2014 08:59:08 -0700
The Seattle Mariners activated DH Corey Hart from the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 4. In a corresponding move, the team designated OF Cole Gillespie for assignment.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:02:22 -0700
Seattle Mariners DH Corey Hart (hamstring) and 1B Justin Smoak (quadriceps) likely will continue their rehab assignments with Triple-A Tacoma until Monday, July 7, when the team can decide when they can return.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:59:33 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak (quadriceps) and OF Corey Hart (hamstring) are unlikely to return from the disabled list this week, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.
Fantasy Tip: The Mariners are holding off on Smoak and Hart for another week. Their playing time will likely be very sporadic when they're back, which won't interest many fantasy managers.
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).
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:20:09 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) will begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma Friday, June 20, while OF Corey Hart (hamstring) will start his rehab assignment with Tacoma Saturday, June 21.
Fantasy Tip: This is contrary to a previous report saying both players will return from the DL Friday. If neither player suffers a setback this weekend, they could both return to Seattle early next week.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:28:35 -0700
Seattle Mariners DH Corey Hart (hamstring) and OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) are expected to come off the disabled list Friday, June 20.