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Mariners landed Yusei Kikuchi with a unique approach

Baseball / MLB Jan 4, 2019

Mariners landed Yusei Kikuchi with a unique approach

Yusei Kikuchi smiled wide for the cameras, pointing to the back of his No. 18 jersey — a celebrated number for Japanese pitchers. In the city where one of his childhood idols, Ichiro Suzuki, became a major league star, Kikuchi is eager to prove ...

Iwakuma says Dodgers reneged on offer

Baseball / MLB Dec 19, 2015

Iwakuma says Dodgers reneged on offer

Throughout Hisashi Iwakuma's free agency, the Seattle Mariners remained in contact, and the team moved swiftly when the pitcher unexpectedly became available again. How quick? Less than 48 hours after finding out Iwakuma was back on the market, the Mariners completed a deal with the Tokyo ...

Aoki on move again, to join Mariners on one-year deal

Baseball / MLB Dec 3, 2015

Aoki on move again, to join Mariners on one-year deal

The Seattle Mariners' ongoing roster makeover now includes outfielder Norichika Aoki. The Mariners and the free agent outfielder have reached agreement on a contract for the 2016 season pending a physical, according to two people with knowledge of the deal. They spoke to AP on ...

Baseball / MLB Oct 10, 2015

Mariners part ways with McClendon

The Seattle Mariners have fired manager Lloyd McClendon after two seasons, with new general manager Jerry Dipoto choosing to bring in his own field boss to take over Seattle's operations. The Mariners announced the decision on McClendon on Friday, less than a week after the ...

Baseball / MLB Aug 13, 2015

Dipoto named Red Sox consultant

Former Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has been hired by the Boston Red Sox in a short-term consulting role. Dipoto will assist general manager Ben Cherington and the baseball operations department in evaluating talent and assisting with offseason plans, the Red Sox said. ...