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Aug.
2nd

Wilhelmsen loses his closing job for the second time this season

If and when the Seattle Mariners find themselves in another save situation, Tom Wilhelmsen won’t be taking the mound for them to secure the win.

For the second time this season, Wilhelmsen has lost his closing job.

Acting manager Robby Thompson met with pitching coach Carl Willis before Friday’s game in Baltimore and made the decision to try someone other than Wilhelmsen in save situations.

“As of right now, maybe like we’ve done in the past, we’ll try to piece it together and match up,” Thompson said. “And we’ll go from there.”

Wilhelmsen was called on

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Aug.
1st

Thursdy’s line-ups, official game notes, updated stats vs. the Red Sox

After a 5-hour, 15-inning game, the Mariners line-up looks a little different. Acting manager Robby Thompson decided to rest 41-year-old Raul Ibanez, who played all 15 innings last night.

“He said he felt great and was ready to go,” Thompson said.  ”But I think the smart thing was to give him a day. We’re going to get in late tonight and early morning and he’ll be back in there tomorrow. But we have to be smart with him. He is in great shape and he’s rarin’ to go and it’s hard to keep him out of there, but I think

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July
24th

Smoak searching for confidence in Triple-A

Justin Smoak certainly didn’t want his locker moving 36 miles south of Safeco Field to Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium, but the Seattle Mariners are hoping it’s what he needs to build some confidence after batting .189 in 90 games this year.

Tacoma Rainiers manager Daren Brown spoke with Smoak when he arrived in Tacoma today and made clear what is expected of him.

“Play first base and get him to hit,” Brown said. “Obviously he has been through a tough stretch in the big leagues. Things haven’t been going well and that is why he is here. Our whole thing is

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