Player News - Mariners

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Mariners designated RHP Chris Heston for assignment.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Andrew Aplin, who was acquired from the Astros on Wednesday morning. Heston has allowed 12 runs -- 11 earned -- over just five innings this season at the MLB level.
Wed, May 24, 2017 12:39:00 PM

Mariners acquired OF Andrew Aplin from the Astros for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Aplin was designated for assignment by Houston earlier this week to clear a 40-man roster spot for Jordan Jankowski. The 26-year-old outfielder was batting .250 with a .720 OPS in 105 plate appearances this season for Triple-A Fresno. He'll be organizational outfield depth for Seattle at Triple-A Tacoma.
Wed, May 24, 2017 12:38:00 PM

Christian Bergman was pummeled for 10 runs and 14 hits in four innings by the Nationals on Tuesday.

Bergman as coming off a start in which he pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out nine against the A's. Tonight, he struck out none and gave up four homers. He might be bumped from the rotation if James Paxton can return next week as hoped.
Tue, May 23, 2017 09:52:00 PM

Taylor Motter went 0-for-3 on Tuesday and is hitting .208 in 53 at-bats this month.

Motter only played tonight because Danny Valencia was scratched. He was one of April's most pleasant surprises, but the hits haven't been falling in of late. He still has the power and speed to be interesting if he gets another chance to play regularly, but he's not a mixed-league guy right now.
Tue, May 23, 2017 09:47:00 PM

Felix Hernandez (shoulder) played long toss on Tuesday.

The tentative plan calls for King Felix to resume pitching off a mound this weekend. Hernandez has been out since April 26 with right shoulder inflammation and there's still not a clear timetable for his return to the Mariners' starting rotation. It'll be at least another three weeks.
Tue, May 23, 2017 07:23:00 PM

Danny Valencia (wrist) has been scratched from the Mariners' starting lineup Tuesday.

Valencia is still working through some wrist discomfort related to an awkward slide into third base on Friday night. Taylor Motter is starting at first base and batting sixth Tuesday night against Nationals right-hander Joe Ross.
Tue, May 23, 2017 04:52:00 PM

Mariners activated 2B Robinson Cano from the 10-day disabled list.

Cano is a welcome sight for the Mariners, who have lost three in a row. The veteran second baseman has been out since May 10 with a right quad strain. He returns to a .296/.362/.533 batting line with eight homers and 28 RBI over 34 games.
Tue, May 23, 2017 03:07:00 PM

Mariners recalled RHP Emilio Pagan from Triple-A Tacoma.

Pagan was touched up for five runs over two relief appearances earlier this month. He'll be used in middle relief.
Mon, May 22, 2017 05:09:00 PM

Mariners optioned RHP Chris Heston to Triple-A Tacoma.

Heston was pummeled for seven runs over three innings in a spot start Sunday. He was also awful in a relief appearance for the M's last month.
Mon, May 22, 2017 05:07:00 PM

Mariners optioned 1B Daniel Vogelbach to Triple-A Tacoma.

Vogelbach was up for one day and had a single in three at-bats in a start Sunday. He'll return to a .262/.379/.447 line with five homers at Tacoma.
Mon, May 22, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Mariners optioned C Tuffy Gosewisch to Triple-A Tacoma.

Gosewisch looked overmatched in his stint with the big club, going 2-for-28 with a 14/1 K/BB ratio. Mike Zunino has replaced him on the roster.
Mon, May 22, 2017 05:04:00 PM

Mariners recalled C Mike Zunino from Triple-A Tacoma.

Zunino was sent down earlier this month after hitting just .167/.250/.236 with no homers and a 30/6 K/BB ratio, but he's earned another shot after batting .293/.356/.707 with five homers in 12 games at Tacoma. He'll go back to seeing the lion's share of starts at catcher for the Mariners and remains an intriguing power bat, but obviously he's far from a safe bet.
Mon, May 22, 2017 05:03:00 PM

Astros designated OF Andrew Aplin for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Jordan Jankowski on the 40-man roster. Aplin, 26, was batting .250/.375/.345 with one home run and 13 RBI through 30 games this season in Triple-A.
Mon, May 22, 2017 03:05:00 PM

Astros designated OF Andrew Aplin for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Jordan Jankowski on the 40-man roster. Aplin, 26, was batting .250/.375/.345 with one home run and 13 RBI through 30 games this season in Triple-A.
Mon, May 22, 2017 03:05:00 PM

Mariners manager Scott Servais said Sunday that Nelson Cruz will play the outfield during two of the team's three games in Washington this week.

While the M's won't have the benefit of a designated hitter, they'll still be able to keep their biggest power bat in the middle of the lineup. Fantasy owners should plan to be without him for only one of those three contests, and even then he should appear as a pinch hitter.
Sun, May 21, 2017 08:34:00 PM

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