Ackley rejoins Mariners with eye on roster spot

There is irony now that Dustin Ackley has come full circle, returning to the Mariners this spring not as a heralded bonus baby, but as a 30-year-old veteran on a Minor League deal just looking for a chance to get some at-bats and revive a career spent in Triple-A with the Angels the past two seasons.… Read More
Posted in Uncategorized

Ackley rejoins Mariners with eye on roster spot

There is irony now that Dustin Ackley has come full circle, returning to the Mariners this spring not as a heralded bonus baby, but as a 30-year-old veteran on a Minor League deal just looking for a chance to get some at-bats and revive a career spent in Triple-A with the Angels the past two seasons.… Read More
Posted in Uncategorized

Gonzales evolving into Seattle rotation cornerstone

After leading the Mariners in wins with a 13-9 record in his first full year in the Majors and establishing himself as one of the up-and-coming lefties in the American League, Marco Gonzales has been earmarked by general manager Jerry Dipoto as one of building blocks for the future.… Read More
Posted in Uncategorized

Mariners fully embracing pitch-tracking revolution

This is the new world of Major League Baseball. Moments after throwing their first bullpen sessions of the spring at Mariners camp, veterans Wade LeBlanc and Cory Gearrin huddled to study the spin rate data on a hand-held Rapsodo machine.… Read More
Posted in Uncategorized

Kikuchi to get a break from 10-hour workouts

After hearing new free-agent pitcher Yusei Kikuchi was used to 10-hour Spring Training practices in Japan, Mariners manager Scott Servais acknowledged Thursday he'd love to see how those teams conduct their workouts. But, no, the Mariners will not be changing up their spring routine anytime soon.… Read More
Posted in Uncategorized