|Mariners get Morales back from Twins||Thu, Jul 24 05:20 PM |
|The Mariners acquired first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Stephen Pryor.||SEA Homepage News|
|Jesus Montero talks about his new batting stance||Thu, Jul 24 05:15 PM |
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|Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)||Thu, Jul 24 05:10 PM |
|(The Sports Xchange) - The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Stephen Pryor. He rejoins Seattle after a brief stint with the Twins. Morales, who signed as a free agent with Minnesota on June 8, appeared in 39 games and batted .234 with 11 doubles, one home run and 18 RBIs. He had a 12-game hitting streak snapped on Wednesday when he went 0-for-4 in the Twins' 3-1 win over Cleveland.||Yahoo Sports - MLB - Seattle Mariners News|
|Mariners trade for Kendrys Morales||Thu, Jul 24 05:07 PM |
|The Mariners traded 25-year-old reliever Stephen Pryor to Minnesota for Kendrys Morales, a first baseman-designated hitter who played last season for Seattle. ||The Seattle Times: Mariners|
|MLB roundup: Mariners add Morales in trade (The SportsXchange)||Thu, Jul 24 04:48 PM |
|The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Stephen Pryor. Morales, 31, is scheduled to report to the Mariners on Friday, at which time a 25-man roster move will be made. He rejoins Seattle after a brief stint with the Twins. Morales, who signed as a free agent with Minnesota on June 8, appeared in 39 games and batted .234 with 11 doubles, one home run and 18 RBIs.||Yahoo Sports - MLB - Seattle Mariners News|
|Thursday's pregame notes and lineups for Orioles vs. Twins: Chris Taylor, Jesus Montero called up, Wilie Bloomquist to the DL||Thu, Jul 24 04:32 PM |
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|Twins trade 1B Kendrys Morales to Mariners (The Associated Press)||Thu, Jul 24 04:20 PM |
|Kendrys Morales is on his way back to Seattle to try and give the Mariners' struggling offense a boost as they chase a playoff spot. The Minnesota Twins traded Morales to the Mariners on Thursday for minor-league pitcher Stephen Pryor. Morales hit 23 home runs and drove in 80 runs for the Mariners last season, but turned down a $14.1 million qualifying offer from Seattle to become a free agent.||Yahoo Sports - MLB - Seattle Mariners News|
|Taylor, Montero promoted, in Mariners' lineup||Thu, Jul 24 03:31 PM |
|Shortstop Chris Taylor, last year's Mariners Minor League Player of the Year, and designated hitter Jesus Montero were called up from Triple-A Tacoma in time to start Thursday night's series opener with the Orioles at Safeco Field.||SEA Homepage News|
|Mariners bring back DH Kendrys Morales in trade with the Minnesota Twins||Thu, Jul 24 03:01 PM |
|In the search for offensive help, the Seattle Mariners decided to bring back someone, who has actually had some hitting success at Safeco Field.||The Seattle Times: Mariners|
|Morales just what Seattle's offense needs right now||Thu, Jul 24 02:08 PM |
|Seattle is in dire need of offense to release some of the pressure from that superb pitching staff and quality defense. Walk right in, Kendrys Morales, and make yourself at home in a clubhouse that will welcome you like a cool breeze on a late July afternoon.||SEA Homepage News|
|Orioles-Mariners Preview (The Associated Press)||Thu, Jul 24 01:47 PM |
|The Baltimore Orioles' offense is sputtering, and that can't be very comforting to Wei-Yin Chen. Facing Hisashi Iwakuma may only increase the burden on Chen. While the Orioles try to solve their recent funk at the plate against Iwakuma, Chen looks to win a career-high fourth straight start in the opener of a four-game series with the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on Thursday night. Baltimore (55-45) leads the AL East by three games, but its lineup will likely need to show some improvement if that gap is going to widen.||Yahoo Sports - MLB - Seattle Mariners News|
|Mariners minor league report, July 24 -- D.J. Peterson homers for Class AA Jackson. l||Thu, Jul 24 12:31 PM |
|Class AAA Tacoma||The Seattle Times: Mariners|
|Mariners trade for Twins' Morales (The SportsXchange)||Thu, Jul 24 12:07 PM |
|The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Stephen Pryor. Morales, 31, is scheduled to report to the Mariners on Friday, at which time a 25-man roster move will be made. Morales rejoins Seattle after a brief stint with the Twins. Morales, who signed as a free agent with Minnesota on June 8, appeared in 39 games and batted .234 with 11 doubles, one home run and 18 RBIs.||Yahoo Sports - MLB - Seattle Mariners News|
|Mariners reacquire Kendrys Morales in trade with the Twins (Big League Stew)||Thu, Jul 24 11:59 AM |
|Hope the Seattle Mariners kept Kendrys Morales' jerseys handy. He's on his way back.
Morales' weird 2014 just got weirder, as he's been traded from the Minnesota Twins back to the Mariners for pitcher Stephen Pryor. So ends Morales' oh-so-memorable 39-game stint with the Twins. He hit .234/.259/.325 in Minnesota with one homer and 18 RBIs after signing there on June 8 . Twins fans will remember every single swing, obviously.
If you haven't followed the odd Kendrys Morales saga the past nine months:
• He rejected a $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Mariners, for whom he played in 2013 and hit .277 with 23 home runs and 80 RBIs in 2013.
• Morales didn't immediately sign with another team. He was linked to a number of teams, including the Mariners, but a deal didn't get by spring training, nor by season's start.
• Ultimately Morales decided to sit out the first two months of the season . Rejecting Seattle's qualifying offer meant that any team that signed him then owed the Mariners a draft pick. Morales' agent Scott Boras believed that limited Morales' market and had his client wait until after the MLB draft to sign, because then there was no draft-pick penalty.
• The Twins signed him to a one-year, $12 million contract, which was pro-rated down to $7.4 million.
• Now he's back in Seattle, getting a paycheck from the Mariners again. Seattle's portion reportedly works out to $4.33 million .||Yahoo Sports - MLB - Seattle Mariners News|
|Ken Griffey Sr. teases Junior about lack of championship rings (Big League Stew)||Thu, Jul 24 11:41 AM |
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This interview with Ken Griffey Sr. starts out horrendously; the inquisitors from TMZ ask him about how "baseball has changed — right? — as far as eatin' at the bawlpark," since he was in his prime in the 1970s. What? It has changed, lots, going from hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack in Griffey's day to a $26 taco that's 2 feet long today. But what's that got to do with the price of beans? And why would that be the first question you ask Ken Griffey if you happen upon him? Was he a noted hot dog-swiper?
About 35 seconds in, whomever has the video camera backs into a topic germane to the Griffey family. Paraphrasing: "What's it like having a son who was a better player than you were?"
Griffey gave an honest and funny answer:
"You always want the best for your child. So, if he's better than me, that's fine. Just remember: He got all of the home runs, and I got all of the rings."
Zing! Awesome. And it's true; Griffey Sr. won a pair of World Series rings with the Cincinnati Reds, in 1975 and 1976. He was an important cog in the Big Red Machine. Individually, he was a very good ballplayer for a very long time — 19 seasons — batting .296 with 200 stolen bases, 152 homers, a .359 on-base percentage and a .790 OPS. Adjusted for the ballparks and his OPS was 118 — above average. But he received only 4.7 percent of the Hall of Fame vote his first season and never reappeared on the ballot.
Ken Griffey Jr., conversely, is a likely Hall of Famer on the first ballot in 2016 after hitting 630 home runs and all of the rest. But, as dad said, no rings. He made two playoff appearances with the Seattle Mariners and one more with the Chicago White Sox. He posted great numbers in many of those postseason games, too. But nothing in the World Series, because the M's and Sox weren't meant to go.
Darn you, pops! The younger Griffey wins the gene pool lottery, the older wins the teammate and circumstance lottery.
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|Gabriel Noriega’s two-run double lifts Tacoma Rainiers to 6-4 victory over Las Vegas||Thu, Jul 24 01:01 AM |
|Rain postpones Everett’s home game||The Seattle Times: Mariners|
|Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from Rangers||Thu, Jul 24 12:01 AM |
|The first-place Detroit Tigers have reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for minor league pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.||The Seattle Times: Mariners|
|Well-rested Iwakuma to open set vs. Orioles||Wed, Jul 23 11:34 PM |
|On five days' rest, Hisashi Iwakuma leads the Mariners into the series opener against Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles Thursday.||SEA Homepage News|
|Mariners option Walker after loss||Wed, Jul 23 06:44 PM |
|Rookie right-hander Taijuan Walker was optioned back to Triple-A Tacoma after Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Mets as the Mariners continued juggling their roster and rotation.||SEA Homepage News|
|Mariners lose challenge early; Mets win one late||Wed, Jul 23 04:56 PM |
|Seattle lost a challenge in the first inning, and the Mets won one in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 Mets win over the Mariners at Safeco Field.||SEA Homepage News|
|Zunino providing value with little experience||Wed, Jul 23 11:48 AM |
|Though Mike Zunino is hitting only .204 this season, the young catcher is the least of Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon's concerns as the club heads toward the final two months of the season. He came to the big leagues after just 364 at-bats in the Minor Leagues.||SEA Homepage News|