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Mariners minor league report, April 30, 2013: veteran outfielder Corey Patterson signed to a minor league contract

The Mariners have signed veteran outfielder Corey Patterson to a minor league contract. He will report to extended spring training. This is a move for outfield depth at the Triple A level. He spent last season with Triple A Nashville. 

The Tacoma Rainiers picked up a 4-1 win as Mike Zunino’s triple got the offense rolling. Alex Liddi also homered in the win. Eric Thames and Nick Franklin both extended their hitting streaks. Zunino is mentioned in Jeff Passan’s prospect column

Jackson split a doubleheader against Chattanooga

A late grand slam beat Class A Clinton

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Mariners make some Friday morning roster moves — Alex Liddi optioned to Triple A

The Mariners made a few morning roster moves

Alex Liddi has been optioned to Triple A Tacoma, while catcher John Hicks, infielder Stefen Romero and catcher Ronny Paulino have been re-assigned to minor league camp.

Liddi has been with the Italian team in the World Baseball Classic. I’m not sure he’s back yet from that experience.

Hicks impressed manager Eric Wedge and the rest of the Mariners front office this spring with his athleticism behind the plate and his maturity. Romero had a breakout game against the Rangers in Surprise with a grand slam and a three-run homer. But he

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Position preview: Can Kyle Seager improve on his breakout year?

Call it a surprise. Call it a breakthrough. But Kyle Seager isn’t about to let you call his 2012 season with the Seattle Mariners an aberration.

After starting the season as a platoon player, he took away the third base job from a flailing Chone Figgins and made it his own – and became probably the team’s best hitter in the process.

But don’t think for a second that Seager has rested on his accomplishments during the offseason. That has never been his way. And it never will be. He knows he can’t simply rely on his talent because he’s

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Smoak, Rainiers struggle. Tuesday’s game thread

The Tacoma Rainiers were shutout by the New Orleans Zephyrs 2-0 on Tuesday for their second straight loss. They had plenty of opportunities to push runs across the plate, but capitalized on none of them.

Justin Smoak had an especially rough night as he was thrown out at third on a play that would have scored Guillermo Quiroz and later robbed of what might have been his first home run with the Rainiers since his demotion from Seattle on July 24.

He is batting .224 in 15 games with the Rainiers with a .323 slugging percentage — where most people

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