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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.
29th

Rainiers lose must-win in 13 against Salt Lake

The Tacoma Rainiers still have a chance of making the playoffs.

It’s just an exceptionally improbable one.

That’s because the Rainiers 8-6 loss in a 13-inning bout against Pacific Coast League northern division-leader Salt Lake on Wednesday puts Tacoma four games back of the Bees with five games left.

But this might as well have been the Rainiers season-finale, considering how inconceivable their postseason probability became.

It took five hours and seven minutes to end the 13-inning contest Wednesday (actually, Thursday by the time it was over). The teams combined to use 13 pitchers – the game-winning one, Bees reliever

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June
18th

Mariners minor league report, June 18, 2013: Rainiers score 7 in an inning, Peterson plans for a short stay in Everett

Tacoma got all seven of its runs in one inning and rolled to a 7-5 win over the Sacramento.  James Paxton had his best outing in over month. The left-hander worked six innings, giving up four singles and one unearned run. He walked just two, while striking out five. His fastball was clocked in the mid-90s. Stefen Romero had a big single (above) for the Rainiers.

Double A Jackson lost 1-0 to Birmingham in a rain shortened game.  It wrapped up the first half of their season.

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March
15th

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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March
7th

Mariners split their split squad games: Stefen Romero has himself a day

The facts

The Mariners continued score runs and blast the ball over the fence. Seattle got two home runs from prospect Stefen Romero and another from Casper Wells in the win. The Mariners also got outstanding pitching, limiting the Royals to two runs on seven hits and struck out eight batters

Play(er) of the game

Stefen Romero blew open a 1-1 game in the fourth inning, ripping 2-0 fastball from Guillermo Moscoso over the wall in left field for a grand slam (above).  That was the biggest hit

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Feb.
6th

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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