First baseman Danny Valencia didn’t start Saturday because of a sore hand. If he remains unavailable for Sunday’s series finale against the White Sox, the Mariners’ pitching plans could also be affected.
Mariners recall lefty reliever Zac Curtis from Double-A Arkansas after optioning right-handed reliever Dan Altavilla to Triple-A Tacoma. Club also acquires right-hander Casey Lawrence in waiver claim from Toronto.
Southridge grad suffering from tendinitis in his right shoulder. Mariners designate reliever Casey Fien for assignment and option first baseman Dan Vogelbach to Triple-A Tacoma. Two relievers promoted from the Rainiers: Jean Machi and Emilio Pagan.
Manager Scott Servais says closer Edwin Diaz needs to pitch and won’t be limited to save situations. Plan calls for Diaz to pitch at times in high-leverage situation earlier in games and not to be limited to one-inning appearances.
Power reliever Shae Simmons hasn’t yet resumed throwing after being diagnosed with a strained forearm that surfaced in a March 11 outing. Once cleared, he will need to build his endurance — and camp breaks in roughly two weeks.
Mariners outfielder Guillermo Heredia admits he didn’t think much about what he was leaving behind when he defected from Cuba but now admits it’s “really hard” even as he battles this spring to win a big-league job.
After losing to Gig Harbor 5-1 in the state championship game, Southridge baseball coach Tim Sanders and players Mason Martin, Wyatt Hull and Jake Harvey talk about what it took to make it to the title game, and what it means for seasons to come.
VIDEO: Southridge Suns reflect on season
Hanford's Joe Gauthier talks about his performance at state and his senior season
Highlights from the 2A/3A/4A state track championships in Tacoma
Highlights from Day 2 of the 2A/3A/4A state track meet