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Stephen Pryor Moves up the Prospect Ladder, Mauricio Robles Moves Down

The Mariners have decided to demote pitcher Mauricio Robles from AAA Tacoma to AA Jackson and promote relief pitcher Stephen Pryor from Jackson to Tacoma. Robles was acquired in the Jarrod Washburn trade along with Lucas French. It was a savy trade by the Mariners, and extremely terrible acquision for the Detroit Tigers. Washburn posted […]

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Mariners Play Angels, Release minor leaguer and other Spring Training Notes

On Wednesday, the Mariners played the Angels, the only meeting between the two teams in spring training. The Mariners won the game 6-4. Against Jered Weaver: Chone Figgins struck out looking on a high outside fastball (he showed bunt on first two strikes). Dustin Ackley whiffed big on a pitch in his first at-bat and […]

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Vargas, Seager and Other Spring Training Notes

The Mariners played their 3rd Cactus League game on Sunday, their first not against the A’s. They won 5-4 against the Padres, another team that is projected to be pretty lowly in 2012. The Mariners continue to have a bad K/BB ratio on offense, striking out 8 times and walking 3 times on Sunday. In […]

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Playing the A’s, Montero, and Other Spring Training Notes

Jesus Montero had problems playing catcher, with a drop of an easy pop-fly and some problems blocking balls. He eventually left the game after he was hit hard by a couple foul balls in the face. He was walking around after the game and it appears he is okay. Blake Beaven’s only K came on […]

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Guti injured, Intrasquad ends, and Other Spring Training Notes

The Mariners played their final intrasquad game on Wednesday. Chone Figgins played CF for Franklin Gutierrez, and had a hit in 3 at-bats. Vinnie Catricala had 2 hits and a walk, as Trayvon Robinson also had a walk but 3 strike-outs, and Carlos Peguero struck out 3 times as well. Brendan Ryan looked healthy, playing […]

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The 2nd Intrasquad game, Catchers, and Other Mariners Spring Training Notes

The Mariners played their 2nd intrasquad game on Sunday, here are some highlights (a full summary can be read here): Franklin Gutierrez (who went 3 for 3) hit a lead-off homer off Felix Hernandez on a fastball that Felix admitted he left up (even though he meant for it to be inside). King Felix recovered […]

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Official Report Day is Here and Other Spring Training Notes

Friday is officially report day for all players, and 60 out of 66 players had already reported by Thursday. Other Mariners Notes: George Sherrill had a MRI on his arm, and it showed no damage. He is the only pitcher to not have thrown yet. The Rays have signed former Mariners’ catcher Chris Gimenez. He […]

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Should Olivo really be the starting catcher?

Jon Morosi reports , as many have before him, that the Mariners believe that Miguel Olivo is their starting catcher. Montero will also get a look at catcher, but aren’t we forgetting someone? Yes, John Jaso. The 28 year old catcher has 203 MLB games under his belt, owning a 99 OPS + and .340 […]