The Mariners’ starting rotation is pretty much set. But if you thought Hisashi Iwakuma’s pitching days were done, they’re saying that’s far from the case and they’re hoping Iwakuma can make a resurgence and be their “secret weapon.”
A league source tells the TNT the Seahawks were not aware of the alleged incident in Feb. 2017 that led prosecutors in Houston to indict Seattle's former Pro Bowl defensive end on Friday. Prosecutors allege Bennett pushed through a 66-year-old woman security guard at last year's Super Bowl, injuring her shoulder, to get to the field to see his victorious brother with the New England Patriots.
Kyle Seager brought a giant bag of Chick-fil-A to the Mariners clubhouse for his teammates and coaches on Saturday morning in the aftermath of his team losing to catcher Mike Zunino’s in an ongoing spring training situational hitting competition.
Daniel Vogelbach has been as consistent as any Mariners hitter this spring and there’s a chance that gets him on the Mariners’ 25-man roster for at least a few weeks. But what about Ryon Healy, Taylor Motter and Andrew Romine? And is catcher Mike Zunino setting himself up for a big 2018?
Juan Nicasio’s offseason acquisition looms larger now that the Mariners have announced reliever David Phelps will miss the 2018 season with Tommy John Surgery. Nicasio, signed for $17 million in the offseason, says he wants to pitch “ever day.”
Reliever David Phelps was counted on to be a crucial piece of the Mariners’ bullpen until he was lost to a season-ending elbow injury. The Mariners have some depth, so maybe all is not lost. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to cross your fingers.
H. Wayne Huizenga, a college dropout who started with one trash truck and built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises, has died at 80.
Johnson is essentially switching spots in Seattle with Sheldon Richardson, who signed last week for one year with Minnesota. Johnson, who turns 34 in August, is arriving from Minnesota on a one-year deal reportedly worth up to $2.7 million.
Seattle needs pass rushers after trading Michael Bennett and fellow Pro Bowl defensive end Cliff Avril's career-threatening neck injury. Smith, 25, needs to show the Seahawks' faith in his potential is well-founded.
The Seahawks thought they were getting a new, long-armed cornerback in a trade with the Browns that Cleveland announced this week. But trades include physical examinations, and Smith failed his with Seattle.
Move over underdog darlings: It's time for some of college basketball's blue bloods to take the stage in the Sweet 16. Villanova, Kansas, Duke and Syracuse all tip off their regional semifinal games Friday night.