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Aug.
19th

Monday’s line-ups, pregame info, official game notes, updated stats vs. the Oakland A’s

It appears that Eric Wedge will be back in the dugout and leading the Seattle Mariners this weekend.

Last week in Tampa, acting manager Robby Thompson and general manager Jack Zduriencik both said there was a strong possibility that the Mariners manager could return to his position during the upcoming six-day, six-game home stand that starts Friday against the Los Angeles Angels.

On Monday, Thompson was even a little more definitive saying Wedge will “be back on Friday.”

“He’s champing at the bit,” Thompson said.

Thompson did not say whether Wedge would be back managing in a

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Aug.
17th

Satuday’s line-ups, pregame notes, official game notes, updated stats vs. the Texas Rangers

Nick Franklin is out of the line-up today. He’s been struggling mightily at the plate and in the field. Since July 9, there are his numbers …

To quote former Mariners beat writer Larry LaRue: Yikes!

“Nick has a day off today,” acting manager Robby Thompson said pregame. “We’ll give Nick a little rest and a little work day. He’s been struggling lately, but he’s struggling even more so from the right side.”

So Franklin gets a work day today, which isn’t a bad thing. He put in quite a bit of fielding work

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July
29th

Mariners recall Michael Morse, Jason Bay designated for assignment

The Seattle Mariners are getting a little power back in their line-up.

On Monday, the team activated outfielder Michael Morse from the 15-day disabled list. He will join the team on Tuesday in Boston at the start of a six-game road trip that includes a stop in Baltimore.

To make room on the roster, outfielder JasonBay was designated for assignment.

Bay was the casualty of a crowded outfield with Dustin Ackley converting to the position from second base. Either Bay or Endy Chavez – both on one-year contracts – was the likely candidate to be designated with the Morse coming

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July
23rd

Tuesday’s line-ups, official game notes and updated stats vs. the Indians

Most of the pregame stuff was spent discussing Eric Wedge’s condition. Robby Thompson had no update on Michael Morse, who played five innings today in right field with Tacoma. He went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored. It’s possible they wait on a decision with Morse for a few days. They may want to see him play more. Morse was supposed to come back to Safeco tonight to meet with the Mariners medical staff.

Not sure what the roster move would be if and when Morse comes back. It used to seem logical to send

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May
28th

Morse leaves game

Michael Morse left Tuesday night’s game with a right quad strain. He is day-to-day.

UPDATE: 10:59: Manager Eric Wedge said Morse is unlikely to fly with the team tonight to San Diego. He’ll probably stay in Seattle for some evaluation. Wedge expects Morse to miss a couple days, which will put the Mariners in a tricky spot with Justin Smoak already day-to-day.

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May
18th

Saturday’s line-ups, official game notes, updated stats and Wedge comments vs. Indians

It’s a much needed off day for Michael Saunders, who has started every single game – 15 straight – since he came off disabled list. The last few games he’s struggled a little at the plate – going 2 for 19, including 0-for-10 in the last two games. While Saunders wants to play every day, getting a break is a good thing.

“It’s time,” Wedge said. “The guy brings so much energy to the top our line-up and the top of the order. But this is a good day off for him. I already told him not

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Feb.
10th

Position preview: So many outfielders, so many questions

A year ago, it didn’t seem as though Michael Saunders was going to make the Seattle Mariners roster coming out of spring training. This season, Saunders might be the only outfielder that reports to spring training with a guaranteed spot in the lineup.

Yes, the Mariners have nine outfielders coming to major league spring training. And there’s a decent idea as to which four or five they may keep. But how it will all play out is far from certain.

There are legitimate questions:

Can they truly expect Franklin Gutierrez to be their every day center fielder based on his

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