Iwakuma ready to shoulder load again for Mariners

Feb 16, 2017

Iwakuma ready to shoulder load again for Mariners

Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was a major reason the Seattle Mariners stayed in the race for an American League wild-card playoff spot until the second-to-last day of the 2016 season. The big right-hander led the Mariners with 16 wins, and he got the start on ...

Jan 24, 2017

Slugger Lee returns to Lotte Giants

Former Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks and Seattle Mariners slugger Lee Dae-ho has rejoined his former South Korean club the Lotte Giants after one season in the major leagues, the Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday. Lee, the 2015 Japan Series MVP with the Hawks before moving ...

Dec 17, 2016

Giants sign ex-Mariners reliever Caminero

The Yomiuri Giants have acquired former Seattle Mariners reliever Arquimedes Caminero on a one-year deal reportedly worth $1.15 million (roughly ¥140 million), the Central League club announced Saturday. The hard-throwing right-hander, who made his major league debut in 2013 with the Miami Marlins, started ...

Sep 24, 2016

Mariners catcher Clevenger suspended over tweets

Reserve catcher Steve Clevenger was suspended for the rest of the season without pay Friday by the Seattle Mariners in the wake of his tweets regarding a recent police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Black Lives Matter movement. “As soon as we ...

Mariners' Iwakuma notches 16th victory of season

Sep 15, 2016

Mariners' Iwakuma notches 16th victory of season

Ask the streaking Seattle Mariners what the primary catalyst for their success has been over the past few weeks, and they won’t say home runs or quality starting pitching. They’ll say it’s fun. Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz homered in the fifth and seventh ...

Darvish outduels Iwakuma

Aug 30, 2016

Darvish outduels Iwakuma

Yu Darvish worked into the seventh inning, allowing three runs for the Texas Rangers in a 6-3 win over the division rival Seattle Mariners on Monday. Darvish (5-3) struck out nine, while allowing six hits in 6⅔ innings to get the better of compatriot ...

Aug 28, 2016

Mariners send Aoki down, call Lee up

Outfielder Norichika Aoki was sent down to Triple-A Tacoma by the Seattle Mariners, the team announced Saturday. This is the second demotion this season for the 34-year-old Aoki, who will trade places on the Mariners’ active roster with former Orix Buffaloes and Fukuoka SoftBank ...

Mariners to send Aoki back to minors: source

Aug 27, 2016

Mariners to send Aoki back to minors: source

Seattle Mariners outfielder Norichika Aoki is set for a demotion to the minors for the second time this season, a team source revealed Friday after the Mariners’ 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. In his fifth season in the majors, Aoki in late ...

Hernandez, Aoki help carry M's past Brewers

Aug 21, 2016

Hernandez, Aoki help carry M's past Brewers

Seattle ace Felix Hernandez couldn’t pick a better time to be regaining his form. Hernandez pitched eight strong innings and Mike Zunino homered and drove in three runs to lift the Mariners to an 8-2 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday night, handing the Brewers ...

Ichiro drills deep triple to join MLB's 3,000-hit club

Aug 8, 2016

Ichiro drills deep triple to join MLB's 3,000-hit club

Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins on Sunday became the 30th Major League Baseball player with 3,000 career hits. Ichiro, who in 2001 became the first Japanese position player in MLB history, joins Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico), Rod Carew (Panama) and Rafael ...