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10/30/2014 | Iwakuma's $7M option for '15 vested by Mariners

Hisashi Iwakuma had his $7 million contract option for the 2015 season vested by the Mariners on Thursday, as expected, meaning the standout right-hander will return for his fourth season with the club next year.

10/30/2014 | Mariners' Arizona Fall League overview

He was supposed to be there a year ago, joining fellow 2013 first-round college hitters like Kris Bryant and Colin Moran. Instead, D.J. Peterson is in the Arizona Fall League now, The reason for the delay -- a broken jaw from a hit-by-pitch in August -- isn't something the No. 12 overall pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft would wish on anyone, but he does see the silver lining.

10/28/2014 | Blue Jays claim Smoak off waivers from Mariners

Justin Smoak's tenure with the Mariners is over after five seasons as the 27-year-old first baseman was claimed off waivers on Tuesday by the Blue Jays.

10/28/2014 | Inbox: What's with Walker walking away from AFL?

Is Taijuan Walker packing it in from the Arizona Fall League a concern? What are the chances of the Mariners going after Kyle Seager's younger brother, Dodgers prospect Corey Seager? Beat reporter Greg Johns gives his take in the latest Inbox.

10/27/2014 | Prospect Peterson named to Fall Stars Game

D.J. Peterson, the Mariners' first-round Draft pick in 2013, has been selected to play in the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game on Saturday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

10/24/2014 | Kivlehan keeps hits coming after giving up football

So far, the greatest challenge in Patrick Kivlehan's baseball career has been finding a position. Kivlehan, the No. 6 prospect in Seattle's organization, has hit at every stop of the Minor Leagues and has made up for lost time spent playing football.

10/23/2014 | Seattle has trio of Gold Glove finalists in Cano, Seager and Felix

Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Felix Hernandez were named top-three American League finalists for Rawlings Gold Glove Awards at their positions on Thursday. The winners will be announced on Nov. 4 in a 4 p.m. PT televised presentation on ESPN2.

10/22/2014 | Inbox: What is the position plan for Peterson?

What is the position plan for prospect D.J. Peterson? What is Justin Smoak's future with the Mariners? Beat reporter Greg Johns answers these questions and more in the latest Reader Inbox.

10/22/2014 | King Felix named AL's top pitcher by Sporting News

Felix Hernandez has been named the American League Pitcher of the Year in 2014 as part of the Sporting News AL All-Star team selected by a vote of baseball executives, becoming the first Mariners player honored since '10.

10/21/2014 | Sanchez, Mariners prospects heating up Winter League

Victor Sanchez, one of the Mariners' top young pitching prospects, is off to a hot start in the Venezuelan Winter League. The 19-year-old right-hander out of Rio Chico, Venezuela, has posted a 2.00 ERA with the Leones del Caracas while allowing two earned runs on five hits with four walks and seven strikeouts in nine innings

10/20/2014 | Saunders recognized with 2014 Clausen Award

Outfielder Michael Saunders has been selected by the Mariners RBI Club as the winner of its 2014 Al "Moose" Clausen Community Service Award. The honor will be presented to Saunders on Nov. 15 at the RBI Club's annual Toys for Kids fundraiser at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom.

10/20/2014 | Young awarded Sporting News' AL Comeback Player

Chris Young just wanted a chance to be part of a Major League rotation after spending 2013 in the Minors, and the 35-year-old right-hander did much more than that, putting together a strong '14 season for the Mariners that resulted in Young being named Sporting News' American League Comeback Player of the Year on Monday.

10/19/2014 | Walker decides not to pitch again this offseason

Taijuan Walker was scratched from his scheduled Arizona Fall League start Saturday night and has decided not to pitch any more this offseason, though he is completely healthy, general manager Jack Zduriencik said Sunday.

10/16/2014 | Mariners' Kivlehan homers, doubles in Fall League

Patrick Kivlehan, the Mariners' No. 6 prospect, finished the game 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs and an RBI. He is hitting .292/.414/.750 in six games and is in a four-way tie atop the AFL leaderboard with three home runs.

10/16/2014 | Staying with Mariners appeals to Young

Chris Young's season with the Mariners didn't begin the way he hoped. Nor did it end in quite the fashion he'd have drawn up, if given a choice. But the six months between that start and finish were as good a time as the 6-foot-10 right-hander remembers having in baseball, and he'd love the chance to paint the complete picture with another go in Seattle if things work out in free agency this winter.

10/16/2014 | In-game scouting report pays off for Hicks in AFL

During the fifth inning of Surprise's 13-11 win over Scottsdale on Wednesday, John Hicks replaced starting catcher Luke Maile. At the time, the Saguaros were up by five runs and seemed to be on the way to an easy victory. But the Scorpions didn't go quietly and scored five runs in the seventh to tie the game.

10/14/2014 | Inbox: Will Wilhelmsen be made into starter?

The offseason is upon us, which means it's time to dig into the mailbag and resume the weekly Reader Inbox. With the Mariners facing a critical winter as they look to take the next step forward after just missing a playoff berth in 2014, there should be plenty of questions.

10/13/2014 | Walker pitches another strong outing in Arizona Fall League

Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker made his second straight strong start in the Arizona Fall League with five innings of one-run ball as the Surprise Saguaros lost a 7-4 decision to Salt River on Monday in Surprise, Ariz. Walker, regarded as one of the top young pitchers in baseball, allowed just two hits with two walks, a hit batter and six strikeouts while throwing 77 pitches.

10/10/2014 | Veteran Beimel hopes to return to Mariners' bullpen

As the elder statesman in baseball's best bullpen for 2014, Joe Beimel knows what the Mariners put together last season was something special. And the 37-year-old southpaw from Pennsylvania would love to be part of it again next year if things fall into place.

10/8/2014 | Mariners hope Saunders can stay healthy, play every day

After another season interrupted by various health issues, Michael Saunders isn't a lock to be the Mariners starting right fielder next year. However, manager Lloyd McClendon and GM Jack Zduriencik are encouraged by his numbers in 2014.

10/7/2014 | Walker solid, prospects make noise in AFL opener

Taijuan Walker threw four innings of one-run ball and fellow Mariners prospect Patrick Kivlehan homered as the Surprise Saguaros opened the Arizona Fall League with a 5-4 loss to the Peoria Javelinas on Tuesday in Surprise, Ariz.

10/7/2014 | Hart opts for free agency ahead of schedule

Corey Hart elected to become a free agent on Monday, a week after being designated for assignment by the Mariners. The move was expected after Hart was DFA'd in order to make room on the 40-man roster for first baseman Jesus Montero.

10/7/2014 | Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.

10/6/2014 | Walker gears up for extra work in Arizona Fall League

Taijuan Walker is scheduled to pitch the opening game of the Arizona Fall League season on Tuesday for the Surprise Saguaros as the young Mariners right-hander gets some extra work in after missing the first half of 2014 with shoulder problems.

10/6/2014 | Walker gears up for extra work in Arizona Fall League

Taijuan Walker is scheduled to pitch the opening game of the Arizona Fall League season on Tuesday for the Surprise Saguaros as the young Mariners right-hander gets some extra work in after missing the first half of 2014 with shoulder problems.

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