MLB commissioner Rob Manfred touched on several topics in a news conference Wednesday at Safeco Field — including a possible return to Safeco Field for the All-Star Game while also citing Portland as a possible expansion candidate.
Hisashi Iwakuma’s time with the Mariners appears at an end. Continuing shoulder problems prevented him from pitching the necessary innings to trigger a vesting option. Mariners are expected to exercise a buyout clause.
The Mariners are 74-76 and, at this point, need a miracle to reach postseason. How did they get here? And what challenges come next? We posed those questions and others to scouts from rival organizations.
General manager Jerry Dipoto heads a group of Mariners officials currently in Japan to get a first-hand look at Shohei Otani, a two-way star who combines a 100-mph arm with the ability to hit tape-measure home runs.
Major League Baseball releases 2018 schedule. Early start to season stems from the last labor agreement, which requires additional open dates. Mariners’ interleague opponents are from the National League West Division.