The Seattle Mariners activated right-hander Felix Hernandez from the 10-day disabled list to start Saturday’s game against the visiting Chicago White Sox. Hernandez (back soreness) missed just one start during his DL stint because of the All-Star break. The 32-year-old Hernandez is 8-7 with a 5.13 ERA in 19 starts this season.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 8:36 pm
Jul 21 (OPTA) – Box score from Seattle Mariners vs Chicago White Sox on Friday
Seattle 3, Chicago White Sox 1
Chicago White Sox ab r h rbi bb so avg
Anderson ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .243
Posted: July 21, 2018, 4:53 am
The Washington Nationals officially activated right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day disabled list before his scheduled start Friday evening against the Atlanta Braves. Manager Dave Martinez told reporters on Tuesday that Strasburg, who last pitched June 8 and is returning from right shoulder inflammation, would start the second-half opener on Friday. First baseman Ryan Zimmerman was also activated, from the 60-day DL, after he had been out since May 9 with a right oblique strain.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 4:25 am
Robinson Cano’s return to the Seattle Mariners’ lineup when he becomes eligible Aug. 14 may include a change of position, according to general manager Jerry Dipoto. Without their everyday second baseman in the lineup, the Mariners have turned to Dee Gordon at second. Gordon isn’t likely to relinquish that spot even when Cano returns in mid-August, meaning the Mariners might shift Cano to first in order to get his bat in a lineup that desperately needs more pop.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 2:42 am
As the July 31 trade deadline inches closer, the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox are exploring the market for bullpen help. According to FanCred Sports’ Jon Heyman, Boston is one of several suitors lining up for talented Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton. “He looks like the Britton of old,” a scout told Heyman, who reports that the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves are also inquiring about a deal for him.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 10:45 pm
The Seattle Mariners will have some continuity in the managerial chair for a change. Seattle signed Scott Servais to a multiyear contract extension Friday as the club opened the second half of the season in position to potentially end the longest current playoff drought in the four major pro sports. The extension was a reward after Servais led Seattle to a 58-39 record prior to the All-Star break and a hold on the second wild-card spot in the American League.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 10:43 pm
Two weeks ago the Seattle Mariners gave GM Jerry Dipoto a contract extension. Today they did the same for manager Scott Servais. “Scott has created a culture here in Seattle that allows players to be successful,” Dipoto said.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:55 pm