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April
18th

James Jones suffered concussion in Rainiers home opener

James Jones suffered a concussion sliding head-first into third base in Friday night’s home opener for the Tacoma Rainiers, manager Pat Listach said Saturday.

Jones was sent to the hospital after the play and hadn’t returned by the end of the game. But he did not have to stay overnight at the hospital, Listach said.

Listach said Jones will be day-to-day until they know more about the extent of the concussion.

“It could be two days, it could be two weeks it could be a month,” Listach said. “I’m just throwing numbers out there. He just has to pass the tests

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April
17th

Choi’s suspension will open up more playing time for Montero at first base

The rain stuck around Thursday, meaning the Tacoma Rainiers had their fourth home rainout of April.

That makeup game with Salt Lake will be part of a doubleheader Friday to conclude the four-game series. The Rainers and Bees will play a pair of seven-inning games at Cheney Stadium – with the first game scheduled for 6:05 p.m.

That doesn’t mean there wasn’t a bit of action Thursday. Earlier in the afternoon, the organization announced that first baseman Ji-Man Choi received a 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

The PED is methandienone, an anabolic

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Oct.
22nd

Mariners winter league report: Chris Taylor and Dominic Leone playing well in AFL

Chris Taylor and Dominic Leone are playing well in the Arizona Fall League, while Jesus Montero (remember him?) is also hitting the ball a little in the Venezuelan Winter League.

Leone picked up the save in Peoria’s latest win.

report after the jump ….

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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.
5th

Raul Ibanez disgusted with MLB drug usage

Raul Ibanez has played in the Majors for a long time. Eighteen years to be exact and with four different teams.

His capacity to understand how a mass drug suspension, such as what was administered from MLB commissioner Bud Selig’s office today of 13 players, including Jesus Montero of the Mariners, will affect the integrity, perception and outlook of the game.

Ibanez didn’t hold back when expressing his contempt for the actions of the suspended players when talking with area reporters in the clubhouse before the Seattle Mariners game Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Here’s what he had to

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July
22nd

Morse homers in first Rainiers rehab assignment

Michael Morse wasn’t sure how his quad would hold up in an all-out sprint around the bases.

So his first at-bat, his first game since saddled to the disabled list a month ago, Morse sent a line-drive two-run home run toward over the right field wall toward Foss High School.

“You don’t have to sprint or nothing,” Morse deadpanned. “Just a nice jog around the bases. I’m hoping to do that more.”

Morse last played with the Tacoma Rainiers in 2009 when he was playing shortstop and just trying

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July
22nd

Morse batting third, DH at Cheney Stadium

 

The last time Mike Morse wore a Tacoma Rainiers jersey, it was back in 2009 when he was still trying to break into the major leagues.

He’s wearing one tonight for entirely different reasons. Morse is making his first minor-league rehab appearance since heading to the disabled list with a strained right quadriceps on June 22, though he first injured it against the San Diego Padres on May 28.

He’ll bat third as the designated hitter at Cheney Stadium tonight against the Tuscon Padres.

Also in tonight’s lineup is Jesus Montero. He’s at first base in his first home

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July
18th

Mariners minor league report, July 18, 2013: Victor Sanchez tosses a no-hitter for Clinton

You may not have heard of Victor Sanchez, but soon you will.  The 18-year-old right-hander is one of the most promising pitching prospects in the Mariners lower minor leagues.

Last night, he gave a glimpse as to why.  Tossing nine hitless innings for the Clinton LumberKings in a 1-0 win over Lansing with his mom watching in the stands.

Elsewhere, the first-place  Rainiers are getting ready to return to action. They will have Jesus Montero likely back with them and the possibility of having Franklin Gutierrez or Stephen Pryor on rehab stints.

Mike Curto examines the slightly peculiar pitching

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