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Seattle Mariners' Marco Gonzales throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Mariners' Gonzales struggles with command in spring debut

Feb. 24, 2020 8:54 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — For Marco Gonzales, better that this game came in his first start of spring training and not opening day at T-Mobile Park. The Seattle Mariners left-hander gave up five runs on three hits and two outs while getting just two outs Monday against the Chicago Cubs. “You go out in...

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Lewis waits to bat during spring training baseball practice Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Lewis hoping to power up for Mariners in first full season

Feb. 21, 2020 3:51 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Lewis showed late last season that he’s ready for a regular role in the Seattle Mariners outfield, and he hopes his short time in the major leagues following a September callup is a preview of the kind of offensive production he can provide. Lewis homered in his major...

Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki fields balls during batting practice at spring baseball training Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mariners’ Haniger upbeat after offseason of surgeries

Feb. 20, 2020 9:33 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — It will be months, at best, before Mitch Haniger is ready to suit up and take the field for the Seattle Mariners. But after three surgeries in seven months and two within the last four weeks, Haniger is in a positive frame of mind. The 2018 All-Star outfielder said Thursday that he...

Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais watches spring training baseball practice Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mariners' young duo hoping to make mark in starting rotation

Feb. 18, 2020 3:21 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The future of the Seattle Mariners’ starting rotation is now, with left-hander Justus Sheffield virtually assured of a spot and fellow rising prospect Justin Dunn a top contender to join the group. Both got a taste of the big leagues last season when they made their Mariners...

Mariners' Haniger undergoes second surgery in three weeks

Feb. 14, 2020 1:37 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger is not likely to take the field anytime soon following his second surgery in less than a month. The Mariners said the 2018 All-Star had a lower back procedure Thursday that followed core surgery in January. Both are related to a ruptured...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker throws to a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Walker returned to the Seattle Mariners, agreeing Wednesday. Feb. 12, 2020, to a $2 million, one-year contract that includes $500,000 each in performance and roster bonuses. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb, File)

Surgery, long rehab behind him, Walker returns to Mariners

Feb. 13, 2020 3:26 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Taijuan Walker wearing Seattle Mariners blue was a familiar sight Thursday, if only for the longtime club staffers at spring training. The right-handed pitcher, signed to a major-league contract Wednesday, took the field with Mariners pitchers and catchers for their first workout of...

James Click, center, the newly-hired Houston Astros general manager, poses with Astros manager Dusty Baker, left, and Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane during a baseball press conference Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at Minute Maid Park in Houston. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

AL West teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 2:00 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the American League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Houston Astros Manager: Dusty Baker (first season). 2019: 107-55, first place, lost to Nationals in World...

FILE - In this April 12, 2019 file photo, Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais, center, smiles in the dugout before a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Seattle. Spring training for the Mariners ahead of the 2020 season will feature young players and prospects that could be at the heart of whether the Mariners' rebuild plans ultimately work. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Mariners rebuild remains focus as spring training begins

Feb. 6, 2020 1:02 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners will report for spring training with few expectations that they'll be preparing for a winning season. This spring, and this season, is another stage of Seattle’s rebuild. The team hopes that the conversation will have changed a year from now and that the Mariners...

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto speaks Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Seattle during the Seattle Mariners annual news conference before the start of Spring Training baseball. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mariners expect Mitch Haniger to miss start of season

Jan. 23, 2020 7:09 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — This was already going to be a year where the Seattle Mariners would be relying heavily on young players and some of their top prospects right from the beginning of the season. Now the Mariners expect to be without one of their few veterans — likely for the first month. Outfielder...