The Mariners haven’t officially announced it, but Mike Marjama seems all but assured to open the season as the Mariners backup catcher to Mike Zunino. But he’s used to subbing — he spends his offseason as a substitute teacher.
Robinson Cano took eight at-bats in a Triple-A scrimmage game on Tuesday at the Mariners’ Peoria Sports Complex and said he’s ready for his return to Cactus League play on Wednesday when the Mariners host the Brewers.
The 28-year-old tight end says of his five seasons with the team: “It was incredible!” He signs a one-year deal worth $2.5 million with Detroit, 25 minutes from where he grew up in LaSalle, Ontario. Willson becomes the 12th former starter to leave Seattle or be let go into unrestricted free agency in the last two weeks.
Puyallup’s Dick Berg played quarterback at Stanford and promoted the Seattle Sonics, Los Angeles Olympics, San Jose Earthquake and authored a book. He died earlier this month after a battle with dementia. He donated his brain to CTE research at Boston University.
The Mariners optioned 23-year-old pitching prospect Rob Whalen to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday and they reportedly signed 29-year-old right-handed reliever Erik Goeddel, who had been released by the Rangers.
The three-time All-Pro cornerback and Seattle’s former franchise cornerstone is formally introduced at 49ers headquarters wearing a red suit--and disdain for those who doubt him at age 30 coming off two surgeries.
Bonney Lake’s Ethan Stevens-Day threw a no-hitter in a five-inning, 26-0, win over Lincoln. Auburn Riverside’s Ryan Kvamme hit a bases-clearing double late in the Ravens’ 3-1 win over Olympic. More from around the South Sound.
The Mariners will be without David Phelps for the rest of the season — before it even started — because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament which will require season-ending Tommy John surgery. Is this the start of another disastrous 40-pitcher season for Seattle?