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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Mariners will acquire outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Marlins.

Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times broke the story first, and now it has been confirmed. It wouldn't be a trade deadline day without a deal from Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto, would it? Maybin hasn't put up big numbers in his time in Miami, with a .251/.338/.343 batting line, three homers and 20 RBI in 99 games. He's a quality defender, however, and he should be a slight offensive upgrade over Guillermo Heredia if Seattle chooses to deploy him in center. The Marlins will get a fringe prospect and international money in return.
Jul 31 - 2:32 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Yankees, Indians and Mariners are interested in Cameron Maybin.

Maybin makes for a solid secondary addition for a contender with his ability to play all three outfield spots and pinch-run. He's batted .249/.337/.337 with three homers and eight steals for the Marlins this season.
Jul 30 - 8:03 PM

Matt Ehalt of The Record hears the Mariners have expressed interest in infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.

Cabrera has also reportedly drawn interest from the Brewers and Diamondbacks, and perhaps others, as he continues to produce at the dish in a walk year. The 32-year-old is hitting .280/.332/.487 with 17 homers and 53 RBI on the year. The Mariners' interest makes sense, given that Robinson Cano won't be eligible for postseason play after serving a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs.
Jul 21 - 5:14 PM

According to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times, the Mariners' interest in Cole Hamels earlier this month was "greatly overplayed"

It sounds as though their reported interest in the Rangers' southpaw was merely the due diligence of general manager Jerry Dipoto, who according to Divish "checks in on every player and will never toss away any proposal immediately." Hamels wrapped up his first half of the season on Friday, registering a 5-8 record, 4.36 ERA and 1.34 WHIP across 109 1/3 innings.
Jul 15 - 10:12 PM's Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners and Rangers "have had dialogue" regarding a potential Cole Hamels trade.

This report comes after one from Morosi stating that it's become "increasingly possible" that Hamels is dealt before the trade deadline. However, he also notes that "no deal is close" between the Mariners and Rangers and "it’s unclear if other suitors are more heavily involved." It's worth noting that Seattle is one of the nine teams Hamels can be traded to without his approval.
Jun 29 - 11:16 AM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Yankees and Mariners are both expressing interest in Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ.

The Blue Jays are coming off a surprising three-game sweep of the Nationals, but they're buried in fourth place in the American League East standings and are likely to launch into selling mode within the next several weeks, ahead of the July 31 deadline. Happ has seemingly emerged as Toronto's most valuable trade chip with Josh Donaldson battling health issues. The veteran left-hander holds a 3.48 ERA, 1.065 WHIP, and 94/25 K/BB ratio in 82 2/3 innings (14 starts) this season. He's making $13 million in the final year of a three-year, $36 million deal.
Jun 18 - 10:38 AM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Mariners have acquired Denard Span and Alex Colome from the Rays for Andrew Moore and Tommy Romero.

Span makes a lot of sense for the Mariners, as he can help out in the outfield with Dee Gordon moving to second base. The veteran outfield is off to a solid start this season with a .238/.364/.385 batting line, four home runs and six stolen bases.
May 25 - 6:12 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have traded Alex Colome and Denard Span to the Mariners.

Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times hears that Andrew Moore and Tommy Romero are going to Tampa Bay in the deal. It's a big blow to the fantasy value of Colome, who had rebounded after a slow start but is now slated for a setup role in Seattle. Chaz Roe and Jose Alvarado figure to be next in line for saves with the Rays, but manager Kevin Cash can be unpredictable.
May 25 - 6:04 PM

Friday's game between the Tigers and Mariners in Detroit was postponed due to rain.

The two sides will play a straight doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 4:10 PM. Friday's scheduled starters, Matt Boyd and Marco Gonzales will presumably work the first game on Saturday.
May 11 - 7:54 PM

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto hasn't ruled out pursuing Matt Harvey depending on the finances involved.

Harvey was designated for assignment on Friday and will become a free agent if he passes through waivers unclaimed, but the Mets are reportedly willing to cover a large portion of his $5.625 million salary for 2018 in a trade. Dipoto is always active on the trade front and the club could use some rotation depth, so it's not surprising he's staying open-minded about the possibility. The Rangers, who have former Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen on staff, also reportedly have interest in taking a flier on Harvey.
May 7 - 11:49 AM

Mariners signed LHP Wade LeBlanc to a one-year contract.

Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. The veteran southpaw was released by the Yankees on Friday, but it didn't take him long to find work. He'll presumably have a spot in the club's Opening Day bullpen.
Mar 24 - 10:07 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports writes that Collin McHugh could be available in a trade.

The Astros are loaded with starting pitcher depth, so it's not a huge surprise to hear that McHugh could be had in the right deal. As Heyman notes, he's due $5 million in 2018, and he's under team control through 2019 with one more arbitration-eligible season. Heyman also mentions the Twins and Orioles were interested in the right-hander earlier this season, and the Reds, Mariners, Brewers and Rangers as clubs still looking for starting pitching.
Mar 23 - 9:50 AM

Jeff Todd of reports that the Mariners have agreed to a deal with right-hander Erik Goeddel.

Goeddel was granted his release from the Rangers on Monday so that he could explore other options and it looks as though he has already found a favorable destination. It's unclear if it's going to be on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, or if he'll simply begin in the minor leagues. Goeddel allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings of Cactus League play with the Rangers
Mar 20 - 9:27 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Mariners have agreed to a trade with the Royals to acquire Ashton Goudeau.

No word yet on what the Royals would receive in a potential return package. The 25-year-old right-hander posted a 5.10 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 46/18 K/BB ratio across 60 innings at Double-A Northwest Arkansas in 2017.
Mar 19 - 10:01 PM

Ichiro Suzuki told Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz that he needs to take one more physical before his one-year contract with the Mariners becomes official.

He's in Seattle now undergoing the physical, so it sounds like the deal could become official soon. It's questionable how much Ichiro has left in the tank after batting just .255/.318/.332 with the Marlins last season, but it's undoubtedly a cool story with him headed back to Seattle. He turned 44 last October.
Mar 5 - 5:18 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Mariners will sign Juan Nicasio to a two-year deal.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports says the contract is worth $17 million, pending a physical. Nicasio led all National League relievers in appearances this past season and finished with 72 strikeouts in 72 1/3 innings while registering a 2.61 ERA between the Pirates, Phillies, and Cardinals. He should get a chance for high-leverage innings behind closer Edwin Diaz in Seattle.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 05:26:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Mariners and Cardinals are "vying" for free agent Juan Nicasio.

Jim Bowden tweeted earlier that the Mariners were "in the red zone" for a reliever and that Nicasio is a "strongly rumored possibility," but it seems the Cardinals are making a play to keep the 31-year-old right-hander, who served as their primary closer down the stretch this past season. Nicasio led all National League relievers in appearances in 2017 while putting up a 2.61 ERA, 1.078 WHIP, and 72/20 K/BB ratio in 72 1/3 innings between Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and St. Louis.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 03:15:00 PM

According to Jim Bowden of Sirius XM, free agent reliever Juan Nicasio is a "strongly rumored possibility" for the Mariners.

Bowden says the Mariners are "in the red zone" to acquire a relief pitcher, though it's not entirely clear whether Nicasio is the guy. The 31-year-old right-hander led the National League in appearances in 2017, delivering a strong 2.61 ERA, 1.078 WHIP, and 72/20 K/BB ratio in 72 1/3 innings between the Phillies, Pirates, and Cardinals. He served as the primary closer in St. Louis down the stretch.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 02:50:00 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Mets, Rockies, Blue Jays and Mariners "are among the teams eyeing" Jay Bruce.

It's been reported previously that the Mets were interested in a reunion with Bruce, and the Blue Jays have seemingly been eyeing the outfielder for a few years now. Bruce is reportedly looking for a five-year, $80-90 million contract this offseason, although he's surely going to have to come down from those demands. The 30-year-old batted .254/.324/.508 with 36 homers and 101 RBI last season.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 08:55:00 PM

Marlins acquired RHP Nick Neidert, SS Christopher Torres and RHP Robert Dugger from the Mariners for 2B/OF Dee Gordon and international pool money.

Neidert was the Mariners' best pitching prospect, though that's not saying a whole lot. The 2015 second-round pick went 10-3 with a 2.76 ERA in high-A and 1-3 with a 6.56 ERA in six starts in Double-A last season. He's more about command than stuff, and he's probably going to be more of a bottom-of-the-rotation guy in the majors. He might debut before the end of next year.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 05:38:00 PM

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