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Oct.
22nd

Cross another managerial candidate off the list: Bryan Price to manage the Reds

There are no major updates with the Mariners’ managerial search. Formal interviews have yet to take place. General manager Jack Zduriencik is still whittling down his list of potential candidates. Per a Mariners’ source, his initial list was quite lengthy.

You can cross Bryan Price off the list of potential managers for the Seattle Mariners. Late Monday evening word broke that Price was named the Reds manager.

Price, who has served as the pitching coach for the Reds for the last four seasons, replaces Dusty Baker, who was fired after the season. He served as the Mariners pitching coach under

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Aug.
20th

Chuck Armstrong chooses not to comment on report of possible one-year contract extension for Zduriencik

With the Seattle Mariners almost certainly heading toward their fifth losing season in six years, the status of general manager Jack Zduriencik’s future employment has been in question in the past few months.

Zduriencik’s two-year extension, which he received in 2011, is up after this season.

There is much debate among the Mariners fanbase whether or not Zduriencik should be retained for next season. Of those five losing campaigns, four have come on his watch since he was hired to replace fired general manager Bill Bavasi after the 2008 season. Zduriencik’s only winning season as GM came in 2009 when

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Aug.
5th

Jesus Montero’s suspension an opportunity to move on

The Seattle Mariners aren’t caught up in the same wreckage as the New York Yankees, but the announcement from the office of Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig of a 50-game suspension for Jesus Montero and 11 other players – as well as Alex Rodriguez’ suspension through the 2014 season – for violations of the league’s Joint Drug and Prevention Program sent a ripple that was felt throughout the league.

It was dubbed “Biogenesis Day.” It provided emotions of frustration, disgust, confusion and condemnation, but also of justice served on a day that will forever be remembered in MLB baseball

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Aug.
4th

Zduriencik: Stephen Pryor shut down for the season, Wedge won’t return next week

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik announced that hard-throwing reliever Stephen Pryor is being shut down for the season with an injury to his triceps muscle.

Pryor, who has been on some form of the disabled list since April 15 with a torn lat muscle, was rehabbing the injury with Triple A Tacoma when he felt pain in the triceps of his throwing arm while warming up on Friday. They scratched him from his outing. He had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on the arm on Saturday and Mariners team doctor Edward Khalfayan and the training staff reviewed the results.

“They didn’t

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Aug.
1st

Mariners minor league report, August 1, 2013: Pryor struggles for Rainiers, Choi’s grand slam paces Generals

The Rainiers continue to struggle, getting shutout 8-0 by the Omaha Storm Chasers. Stephen Pryor gave up five runs on five hits with a walk and  a wild pitch and never recorded an out in his outing. Pryor is rehabbing a strained lat muscle that’s kept him out basically the entire season. Pryor hadn’t thrown in six days with the Rainiers because of what general manager Jack Zduriencik termed “general soreness.”

Mike Curto discussed the game and the problems with the Rainiers on his daily blog .

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July
24th

Mariners 10-1 loss to Cleveland Indians a double-dose of bad news

 

Seattle Mariners: Hottest team in baseball.

That news lasted until Wednesday afternoon. The unstoppable force that was the Mariners into All-Star weekend and five games into the second half of the season was rocked to a halt in a 10-1 old-fashioned romp at the hands of the visiting Cleveland Indians.

Then the worse news.

Manager Eric Wedge’s “dizzy spell” before Monday’s series opener that kept him in the hospital two nights was revealed by the organization to be a minor stroke. Far more serious than at first thought, but at least by Wednesday afternoon he was back home.

“Not

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July
24th

Mariners Eric Wedge suffered mild stroke

A “dizzy spell” that forced Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge to miss the past three games against the Cleveland Indians and spend two nights in the hospital was revealed to be a mild stroke, the organization announced following Wednesday’s 10-1 loss.

Wedge was back at his home Wednesday afternoon and the team said he is doing well, but general manager Jack Zduriencik said he will stay home for the team’s upcoming four-game series with the Minnesota Twins as well as the ensuing road trip to Boston and Baltimore.

“We expect a complete recovery,” Zduriencik said during a press conference following

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June
12th

Dustin Ackley will start playing some outfield in Tacoma

Some interesting news came out of Las Vegas today when Rainiers radio  Mike Curto sent a tweet out that Dustin Ackley was penciled into the starting line-up in … left field.

Obviously, that’s a surprise considering that the Mariners drafted Ackley as an outfielder out of the University of North Carolina and then spent the better part of two years converting him to a second baseman. To his credit, Ackley became a better than average second baseman – even earning a gold glove nomination last season.

But with rookie Nick Franklin playing well at second base since being called

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