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Mariners | Dae-ho Lee could platoon at 1B

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:35:06 -0800

Updating a previous report, right-handed-hitting Seattle Mariners 1B Dae-ho Lee is expected to compete for a platoon role at first base with left-handed-hitting 1B Adam Lind, according to general manager Jerry Dipoto.

Fantasy Tip: The 33-year-old Lee hit .282 with 31 home runs and 98 RBIs in the Japanese League last year and has lost 45 pounds this offseason. He could be of interest to owners in AL-only fantasy leagues if he has a strong showing in spring training camp and makes the 25-man roster, although his presence could drastically cut into the playing time of 1B/DH Jesus Montero.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jim Bowden

Mariners | Dae-ho Lee signs with Mariners

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:19:32 -0800

Free-agent 1B Dae-ho Lee (Japanese League) has agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with incentives with the Seattle Mariners, according to reports.

Fantasy Tip: Lee had a .282-31-98 season in the Japanese League last season. The 33-year-old has some upside in AL-only leagues if he can land a starting spot in camp.

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Mariners | Steve Cishek lost mechanics

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:10:57 -0800

Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek said his long delivery got out of whack in spring training last season, and he didn't right the ship until after he lost the closer role with the Miami Marlins.

"When you're pitching in the ninth inning and you're mechanically not very comfortable, it's hard to have the confidence you had in years past," Cishek said. "So I just lost a little confidence early because I didn't feel the same, and it reflected in my performance. Unfortunately, it kind of hurt the team a little early on as well, so it was a bummer. But also, it was great for me mentally because it helped me to handle adversity, and if this problem comes up in the future, I'll be able to handle it quicker."

Fantasy Tip: Cishek is the favorite to close for Seattle and should be a cheap target for saves as your third fantasy closer.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Greg Johns

Mariners | Mike Zunino likely opening in minors

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:52:17 -0800

Seattle Mariners C Mike Zunino is likely to begin the season in Class AAA, according to general manager Jerry Dipoto.

Fantasy Tip: Zunino is a solid second catcher flyer, but his fantasy value is on life support right now.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Seattle Times - Ryan Divish

Mariners | James Paxton in better shape

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:52:51 -0800

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (finger) has lost 20 pounds this offseason and is showing no lingering effects from his finger injury, according to trainer Rick Griffin.

Fantasy Tip: Paxton has been pegged as a breakout candidate by some, and he'll be in the SP3 range in traditional leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Leonys Martin showing plate discipline

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:13:15 -0800

Seattle Mariners OF Leonys Martin has 15 walks in 22 games in the Dominican Republic Winter League after he had just 16 walks in 95 games for the Texas Rangers in 2015. Martin was hitting .273 with a .387 on-base percentage prior to the game Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Martin will have to prove himself in spring training in order to earn an everyday outfield role in Seattle. If he does, an improvement in on-base percentage coupled with his speed makes him attractive buy-low option in deep mixed and AL-only leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Travis Ishikawa inks minor league deal

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:50:56 -0800

Free-agent OF Travis Ishikawa (Pirates) has inked a minor-league contract with the Seattle Mariners. Ishikawa can earn up to $900,000 if he spends the entire season in the majors.

Fantasy Tip: Ishikawa has eight major league seasons under his belt, but his average has dropped considerably in the past year and he has little, if any fantasy value.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Leonys Martin avoids arbitration

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:10:33 -0800

Seattle Mariners OF Leonys Martin avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $4.15 million deal Thursday, Jan. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Martin had a very disappointing season last year and wound up out of the Texas Rangers' plans. In Seattle he'll have to earn playing time in the outfield, but if he finds regular at-bats, he could be a surprise. Look to him as a late-round flier in AL-only leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Network - Jon Heyman

Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma says he's healthy

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:42:08 -0800

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma said he is healthy despite failing his physical examination with the Los Angeles Dodgers. "I'm very healthy," Iwakuma declared. "They (the Dodgers) had their own medical issues. I went to a physical, and they said they wanted to renegotiate. That's all I know."

Fantasy Tip: Somewhat comically, health has been the biggest fantasy drawback to Iwakuma since his monster 2013 campaign, as he has made just 48 starts over the past two seasons, including only 20 last year. He is a nice mid-rotation arm for your virtual team, but entering his age-35 season, any significant bounce-back expectations should be kept in check.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma can approach $45 million

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 11:17:47 -0800

Updating an earlier report, Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma can earn close to the $45 million he agreed to on the nixed deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers in his deal with the Mariners. He has two vesting options and a full no-trade clause.

Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma is a rock-solid SP3 in fantasy if he's healthy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma back to Mariners

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 06:02:15 -0800

Free-agent SP Hisashi Iwakuma (Mariners) agreed to a one-year deal with the Seattle Mariners with options for 2017 and 2018 Friday, Dec. 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma doesn't lose much fantasy luster with his return to the M's. The team seems to be on the rise, and his win total may not remain sparse, if he's healthy. Iwakuma is a rock-solid SP3 in fantasy.

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Mariners | Steve Cishek set for closing duties

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:07:21 -0800

Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek is expected to be the closer to begin the 2016 season, according to general manager Jerry Dipoto.

Fantasy Tip: Cishek has 95 career saves, including two seasons with over 30. However, he also lost the closer job last season with Miami. Still, Cishek should be viewed as a potential mid-tier relief option for seasonal drafts this spring, and pitching in the American League for the first time could help his submarine delivery keep batters uncomfortable at the plate.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Seattle adds Steve Cishek

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 07:19:26 -0800

Free-agent RP Steve Cishek (Cardinals) agreed to a two-year deal worth at least $10 million with the Seattle Mariners Saturday, Dec. 12, according to according to a source. The deal could be worth as much as $17 million with incentives.

Fantasy Tip: There is a good chance that Cishek receives the first opportunity to close next season, so owners should monitor his role during spring training. Cishek has been a closer in the past and could be a solid draft choice in mixed leagues if he wins the closer job.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jerry Crasnick

Mariners | Evan Scribner joins Mariners

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 09:09:29 -0800

Oakland Athletics RP Evan Scribner was acquired by the Seattle Mariners in exchange for P Trey Cochran-Gill.

Fantasy Tip: Scribner struck out 64 and only walked four batters in 60 innings last season. He could fit into the Mariners' closing mix and is worth a speculative flyer late in drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Mariners | Adam Lind acquired by Seattle

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 08:49:32 -0800

Milwaukee Brewers 1B Adam Lind was acquired by the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, Dec. 9. The Brewers are believed to be acquiring lower-level minor leaguers in the deal.

Fantasy Tip: Lind leaves a hitter's park for the cavernous Safeco Field. It's possible that he could repeat his .277-20-87, but the move makes him little more than a midrange first baseman in traditional leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

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Seattle Mariners Player News

Allen Nick P
Aoki Nori OF
Aro Jonathan RP
Austin Jamal OF
Baldwin Andrew P
Barb Andrew P
Baron Steven C
Bastida-Martinez Evel 2B
Batista Yidio INF
Bawcom Logan P
Baxter Mike OF
Beavan Blake SP
Bello Cibney P
Beltran Saydel P
Benoit Joaquin RP
Bilke Austin P
Bingjia Yu OF
Bonilla Leury 3B
Boyce Tim P
Branche Steve SS
Brentz Jake P
Bubela Jaime OF
Buglovsky Chris P
Bumstead Michael P
Burgoon Tyler P
Calderon Yordyn 3B
Cano Robinson 2B
Carmichael Christian C
Carraway Andrew SP
Carroll Daniel OF
Carter Eric P
Castillo Phillips OF
Christensen Daniel P
Cishek Steve RP
Clevenger Steve C
Cohoes Cavan OF
Coleman Casey SP
Colina Edilio INF
Contreras Danny OF
Cook Ryan RP
Copping Cameron P
Cortez Renee P
Crosby Bubba OF
Cruz Nelson OF
De Fratus Justin RP
De La Cruz Jose P
De Paula Juan P
DeCarlo Joe 3B
Dirkx Austin P
Dominguez Jeffrey SS
Dominique Andrew C
Done Juan P
Dorman Rich P
Downs Brodie P
Dunigan Joe 1B
DuRocher Johnny P
Eastley Tyler INF
Ellison Derek P
Engles Terrance P
Espy Nate 1B
Fernandez Eddy P
Flaig Jeffrey INF
Flannery Michael P
Furbush Charlie RP
Garbe B.J. OF
Garcia Anderson P
Garcia L. Alejandro OF
Garcia L. Eduardo OF
Garcia Rigoberto P
Garth Ron INF
Gaviglio Sam SP
Gillheeney James P
Gillheeny James P
Giobbi Andrew C
Gomez Erick P
Gonzalez Luis E. P
Guerrero Gabriel OF
Gutierrez Franklin OF
Guttormson Ricky RP
Guzman Elpidio OF
Hall Josh SP
Hargrove Andy 1B
Harper Ryne P
Harris Gary OF
Hernandez Brayan OF
Hernandez Felix SP
Hernandez Moises P
Hill Nick P
Hogan Billy SS
Huang Chai-An P
Hultzen Danny SP
Iannetta Chris C
Iwakuma Hisashi SP
Jackson Alex OF
Jaile Chris P
Jaramillo Jason C
Jimenez Luis A. 1B
Kantakevich Joseph P
Karns Nathan SP
Kiger Mark INF
Kinkade Mike INF
Kittredge Andrew P
Krist Joshua P
Lampe Rayon INF
Landry Leon OF
Leal Jose OF
Lebron Rey OF
Lee Dae-ho 1B
Lerud Steve C
Lind Adam 1B
Littleton Wes P
Lo Kuo-Hui OF
Looper Aaron P
Lopez Chuck OF
Lucas Ed INF
Marcoe Billy C
Markovitz Jason P
Marlette Tyler C
Marte Ketel SS
Martin Cody SP
Martin Leonys OF
Martinez Hersin OF
Mateo Natanael P
Mendoza Jose P
Meneses Alex INF
Miley Wade SP
Mills Brad SP
Montero Jesus 1B
Montgomery Mike SP
Moran Brian RP
Morban Julio OF
Moreira Dainer INF
Morla Ramon INF
Morton Colt C
Mota Ismerlin C
Munoz Luis SP
Myers Adrian OF
Nelson Joe RP
Nesbit Greg P
Nunez Jhonny RP
Nunez Luis INF
Nuno Vidal RP
O'Malley Shawn OF
Okuda Pedro SS
Oliveras Luis C
Palazzolo Steve P
Palmer Matt RP
Paquette Ethan OF
Parker Blake RP
Parker Kyle T. P
Paxton James SP
Peguero Esteilon SS
Peralta Joel RP
Periard Alexandre P
Petagine Roberto 1B
Peterson DJ 3B
Pimentel Manelik P
Pina Luis P
Posluszny Stan OF
Powell Boog OF
Proscia Steven 3B
Quintanilla Kevin P
Raben Dennis OF
Reynolds Burt INF
Rijo Cristian OF
Rios Jose P
Roach Donn SP
Robertson Daniel OF
Rohrbaugh Robert P
Rollins David P
Romero Stefen OF
Ruffin Chance RP
Saito Derrick P
Sampson Adrian P
Sanchez Gaby 1B
Sanchez Isaac P
Sardinas Luis SS
Schepel Kyle P
Scribner Evan RP
Seager Kyle 3B
Sears Todd 1B
Sena Jandy P
Sitton Kraig P
Siverio Misael SP
Smith Seth OF
Snow Forrest P
Spiehs R.D. RP
Sucre Jesus C
Suda Kenta P
Sweeney Brian P
Taylor Chris SS
Taylor Luke P
Thorne Aaron P
Thorpe Tracy P
Torres Chris SS
Trejo Edgar 3B
Valdivia Francisco P
Van Heydoorn Rudy INF
Vancil Preston P
Vega Marwin P
Velasquez Roberto INF
Wagner Michael P
Walker Taijuan SP
Wang Wei C
Ward Bryan P
Wells Nick P
Wieland Joe SP
Witherspoon Travis OF
Woerman Joe P
Zablan Keli'i P
Zunino Mike C
Zych Tony SP

Acta Manny TO
Bogar Tim TO
Brown Daren TO
Datz Jeff TO
Dipoto Jerry GM
Donnelly Rich TO
Gwynn Chris TO
Hampton Mike TO
Hansen Roger TO
Harnisch Pete TO
Jewett Trent TO
Johnson Howard TO
Kingston Jeff TO
Martinez Edgar TO
McClendon Lloyd TO
Navarro Jaime TO
Rojas Mike TO
Servais Scott MAN
Simmons Ted TO
Stottlemyre Jr. Mel PC
Thompson Robby TO
Valle Dave TO
Van Slyke Andy TO
Wetteland John TO

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