Seattle Mariners Newsletter


Mariners: Paxton and Walker remain linked as pitching cornerstones

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik boosted club’s offense in offseason without trading pitching prospects James Paxton or Taijuan Walker.

Mariners notebook: Zduriencik says `no favorite right now’ in spring shortstop battle between Miller and Taylor

Club’s two-day FanFest is Saturday and Sunday at Safeco Field; new home alternate uniform unveiled.

Mariners Taijuan Walker, from left, James Paxton, Charlie Furbush and Nelson Cruz show off the team's new alternate Sunday uniforms during an unveiling Friday in Seattle.

Mariners notebook: Montero’s weight down; targeting another outfielder; four spots set in rotation

Club also announces 12 more non-roster invites to big-league camp

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik talks to reporters at the team’s annual pre-spring training press conference at Safeco Field on Thursday. With the exception of “a few little tinkerings,” he said the team is pretty much set.

Mariners notebook: Randy Johnson’s Hall of Fame plaque with have an Arizona logo on the cap

Mariners reach one-year deals with five of six arbitration-eligible players prior to deadline for exchanging salary numbers; Wilhelmsen is only exception

Mariners notebook: Left-hander Mike Kickham acquired from Cubs

Club also assigns uniform numbers and releases promotional schedule

The Seattle Mariners acquired left-hander Mike Kickham. a sixth-round pick by San Francisco in 2010, from the Chicago Cubs for minor league pitcher Lars Huijer.