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12/23/2014 | Cruz a kid at heart during offseasons at home

He may have just signed a four-year, $57 million deal that makes him a wealthy man, but Nelson Cruz hasn't forgotten where he came from.

12/22/2014 | Bawcom clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A

Right-handed reliever Logan Bawcom, who was designated for assignment last Wednesday by the Mariners, cleared waivers on Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma.

12/20/2014 | Mariners prospects excelling in Winter Leagues

Most of the Mariners contingent has wrapped up its offseason action, but players such as Jordy Lara and Carlos Rivera continue to shine in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, respectively. Vets such as Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez are also playing abroad.

12/18/2014 | Mariners sign Lowe, 2 others to Minor League deals

Right-handed reliever Mark Lowe is one of three players with Major League experience who have signed Minor League deals with camp invites, the Mariners announced Thursday. The others are right-handed pitcher Justin Germano and infielder Carlos Rivero.

12/16/2014 | Inbox: Who will Mariners' biggest surprise be in 2015?

Who will emerge as Seattle's latest pleasant surprise? Any non-roster invites? Beat reporter Greg Johns fields these questions and more in the Mariners Inbox.

12/14/2014 | Mariners seek creative options for right-field vacancy

The Mariners will likely pursue trade options to fill their vacancy in right field after missing out on free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera.

12/12/2014 | Will Mariners pursue Melky post-Winter Meetings?

The Mariners are back home after four quiet days at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, so the obvious question is: What now? The club has just one very specific need remaining -- signing a right fielder who upgrades the lineup.

12/11/2014 | Zduriencik confident club will fill right-field void over winter

The Mariners departed the Winter Meetings on Thursday without having filled their biggest remaining goal of adding a right fielder, but it appears only a matter of time before general manager Jack Zduriencik checks off that last remaining box on his winter wish list.

12/11/2014 | Mariners pluck lefty Rollins from Astros in Rule 5 Draft

David Rollins, a left-hander in the Astros' organization, was selected by the Mariners in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft and general manager Jack Zduriencik said the 24-year-old will be given a shot at winning a job in the bullpen.

12/10/2014 | Mariners will pick in Rule 5 Draft if 'right player' available

The Mariners have the 20th selection in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, and general manager Jack Zduriencik said Wednesday the club might use that pick if the right player is available.

12/10/2014 | McClendon: Success for Mariners starts with preparation

A year ago, Lloyd McClendon was one of the new guys at the Winter Meetings, just taking over a Mariners club with more questions than answers and looking to make his mark with a team coming off its fourth straight losing season. But McClendon now brings a year's experience in Seattle and increased expectations with a club that just missed an American League Wild Card spot in 2014.

12/10/2014 | Zduriencik: Mariners 'very pleased' with Walker

The Mariners likely will leave the Winter Meetings on Thursday without having made any further moves, but they'll also leave with their stable of talented young pitchers intact and the ability to still add a needed right fielder in the coming days.

12/9/2014 | Mariners' top prospect Jackson adds to accolades

Alex Jackson doesn't turn 19 until Christmas Day, but the Mariners' 2014 first-round Draft choice already finds himself garnering awards as one of baseball's top young prospects. He was honored as Baseball America's High School Player of the Year on Tuesday.

12/9/2014 | Zduriencik praises Montero's offseason workouts

While Jesus Montero has been the subject of considerable criticism in the past, Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik was effusive with his praise for the 25-year-old on Tuesday as he talked about the former top prospect's offseason efforts.

12/9/2014 | Mariners waiting for market to take shape

The Mariners continued looking into their options to land a right fielder on Tuesday, but pitching has been the focus for many teams at the Winter Meetings and Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik reported little progress in his pursuits.

12/9/2014 | Zduriencik keeping tabs on former Mariner Gutierrez

Former Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez hit a home run in his first at-bat in the Venezuelan Winter League on Monday as he began preparing for what could be a comeback attempt in Major League Baseball.

12/8/2014 | Mariners happy to go with Zunino, Sucre behind plate

While several Major League clubs are shopping their catchers, Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said Monday he's pleased with his current group of young backstops as the Winter Meetings got underway.

12/8/2014 | Mariners not close on Melky; widen RF search

While talk circulated quickly around the start of the Winter Meetings that the Mariners were zeroing in on a deal with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera, word emerged Monday afternoon that the two sides weren't that close and the club was widening its search for a right fielder.

12/8/2014 | Meeting with McClendon part of Mariners auction items

The Winter Meetings focus largely on the business of baseball, the potential wheelings and dealings between teams and players and agents. But baseball has a personal side, too, and that side rose up Monday afternoon in a Stand Up To Cancer gathering that kicked off an MLB auction to benefit LUNGevity.

12/7/2014 | Busy Mariners still have work to do as Winter Meetings begin

While much of their offseason work is already done, Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik and his staff have arrived at Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings with a clear agenda to add another offensive piece to the puzzle, if possible.

12/6/2014 | Inbox: What's next on Mariners' offseason agenda?

What's next for the Mariners? Do you think they're more likely to get Justin Upton or Matt Kemp? Beat reporter Greg Johns answers that question and many others in his inbox.

12/5/2014 | Mariners look to add to haul at Winter Meetings

The Mariners have already landed their desired right-handed slugger in free-agent signee Nelson Cruz, and they flushed out their rotation by trading for veteran lefty J.A. Happ, but general manager Jack Zduriencik isn't done dealing as the club prepares for the Winter Meetings, which open on Monday in San Diego.

12/4/2014 | 'I'm here to win,' Cruz says of joining Mariners

The Mariners unveiled their new right-handed power hitter Thursday at Safeco Field, introducing outfielder Nelson Cruz at a Safeco Field news conference.

12/4/2014 | Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class

Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).

12/3/2014 | Saunders sorry to leave Seattle, happy to play in homeland

Although there has been talk this offseason of unhappiness between Michael Saunders and the Mariners, the 27-year-old outfielder said it won't be easy leaving Seattle despite joining a club that plans to play him every day in left field and figures to be a strong contender in the American League East.

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