Robinson Cano played his first game since his 80-game drug suspension that has kept him from the Seattle Mariners. He returns on Aug. 14, but he began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma. Highlights courtesy of Tacoma Rainiers.
Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz broke his bat, but still hit a two-run home run over the center-field wall in the seventh inning as part of the Mariners' 6-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday. Highlights courtesy of Root Sports.
Felix Hernandez pitched five innings and allowed two runs though it took 92 arduous pitches to get through it. He left to a tie game before the Mariners lost, 7-3, to the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 2 in a start that figured to determine his role.
Outfielder Cameron Maybin made his Mariners debut on Aug. 1 against the Houston Astros and went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored. He talked about his wild 24 hours getting from Atlanta to Seattle after learning he was traded.
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said the Mariners didn't have assets to obtain one of the top starting pitchers on the market, or didn't try for others. He also says struggling Felix Hernandez will be monitored "day-by-day."
New Mariners reliever Sam Tuivailala, fresh off arriving in a trade from the St. Louis Cardinals, pitched for the Mariners for the first time on July 31 against the Houston Astros and stranded three runners on base.
Mariners reliever Zach Duke talks about his added arm slot and transition to the bullpen after being and All-Star and beginning career as a starter. Duke arrived in Seattle for the first time on July 31.
Mariners starter James Paxton threw 7 shutout innings and allowed three hits with eight strikeouts in his first start off the DL in a 2-0 win over the Astros on July 30. Highlights courtesy of Root Sports.
Mariners first baseman Ryon Healy had a career-high six RBI as part of a 3-for-4 day at the plate with two home runs in an 8-2 win over the White Sox on July 22. He also talked about the Mariners plans to play Robinson Cano at first base.