Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said a few players have tested positive for COVID-19.
Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players’ association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative return to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic.
SEATTLE -- If the last 40 years are any indication, this yard could become the best looking front lawn in America.
Mariners beat writer Corey Brock of The Athletic joined Q13 Fox sports director Aaron Levine on "Q It Up Sports" Sunday night to discuss the current MLB situation now that negotiations on a new season have come to a standstill and will likely be in the hands of commissioner Rob Manfred.
It was supposed to be a big weekend for both the Mariners and UW Softball.
SEATTLE -- Every Spring, baseball takes over Arizona."We're going to be here about five weeks and then it's like the circus left town," says Ed Sproull, a long-time baseball fan who enjoys Mariners Spring Training every year.Fans flock to the desert, eager for an autograph, a photo and a taste of the big leagues."Seeing it this close up really gave me a different appreciation for the amount of work that they have to do," says Sproull.Thanks to a 'Ball Shaggers' program the Mariners implemented in 2016, some lucky fans actually find themselves on the field with their favorite players."We come out here and shag fly balls.
SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners start their regular season in a month, and the team is hard at work at spring training in Arizona to get ready.
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Longtime Mariners star Ichiro Suzuki will throw out the first ball in the regular-season opener March 26 at home against Texas.The 10-time All-Star outfielder, 46 has been shagging flyballs and pitching batting practice in spring training as a special assistant/instructor.Ichiro started the Mariners’ first two games last year when they opened in Japan, then retired as a player.