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Hisashi Iwakuma gave up four runs on seven hits with no walks and five strikeouts over seven innings against the Orioles on Thursday.

25 Jul, 04:52 AM

Manager Lloyd McClendon said Kendrys Morales will likely DH and hit behind Robinson Cano. He'll use Corey Hart and Logan Morrison at first base in a platoon.

This news is certainly not what Hart or Morrison owners want to hear, but it should not come as much of a surprise. Morales is clearly the best hitter of the three players and should be in the starting lineup on a regular basis. However, if one of the two fighting for at-bats at first base was to outperform the other, we can expect the timeshare come to an end, with one player being the guy to own the rest of the way.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

24 Jul, 06:51 PMSource

James Jones CF, Stefen Romero RF, Robinson Cano 2B, Corey Hart 1B, Kyle Seager 3B, Jesus Montero DH, Dustin Ackley LF, Mike Zunino C, Chris Taylor SS, (Hisashi Iwakuma P)

24 Jul, 05:10 PM

Mariners place INF Willie Bloomquist on 15-day disabled list with right knee contusion.

Bloomquist banged himself up during Wednesday's game and won't be back until August 8 at the earliest. Chris Taylor has been summoned from Triple-A and while he'll take Bloomquist's roster spot, he just doesn't have the speed to fill his shoes.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Jul, 05:04 PMSource

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17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Chris Taylor has been recalled from Triple-A Tacoma.

Taylor has been batting .328 with five home runs and 37 RBI over 302 at-bats for the Rainiers this season. He's also got 14 stolen bases, but has also been caught six times. He'll work as a utility infielder during his call-up.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Jul, 05:01 PM

Jesus Montero has been recalled from Triple-A Tacoma.

Montero is batting .310 with 15 home runs and 69 RBI over 303 at-bats down at Triple-A. He wasn't too bad during his most recent call-up and hit .286 over 14 at-bats. It should be interesting to see how things play out for him with Kendrys Morales now in-house.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Jul, 05:00 PMSource

Mariners have acquired 1B/DH Kendrys Morales from the Twins in exchange for RHP Stephen Pryor. 

Well, it was always suggested that the Mariners would be the best landing spot for Morales and now, just a few months after all the signing drama, here he is. He'll slot in as the regular DH and work as a back-up first baseman and, hopefully, find a way to improve on that .234 average; maybe hit for more power too.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Jul, 02:38 PMSource

Taijuan Walker allowed two runs on two hits and six walks while striking out five batters over five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Mets. 

Walker struggled once again with his command on Wednesday, after walking a career-high six batters while throwing just 51 of his 94 pitches for strikes. His lackluster performance landed him back at Triple-A Tacoma where he will likely stay until he works out the kinks in his command. The guy has elite stuff, but until he puts it all together he is going to be a headache for fantasy owners, and now that he is back in the minors it is safe to cut bait for those in redraft leagues.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

24 Jul, 06:48 AM

Brad Miller went 1-for-3 with an RBI-double in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Mets. 

After bouncing back in the month of June (.298 BA), Miller has since taken two steps backwards going 10-for-52 (.192 BA) with only three extra-base hits and three RBI in July as he continues to hover around the dreadful Mendoza Line. Until he snaps out of his recent funk fantasy owners will either want to find a spot for him on the bench or cut bait all together in a effort to find a more serviceable option.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

24 Jul, 06:47 AM

Mariners optioned Taijuan Walker to Triple-A Tacoma. 

The Mariners did not waste much time sending Walker down following his two-run (and six walk) performance Wednesday night. While the 3.60 ERA doesn't seem too bad, the young pitcher has given up 14 walks in just 15 innings this season. The Mariners will hope that some time in the minors will allow Walker to get his command fixed, but this will likely take a few starts. Don't expect Walker back in the majors until he can figure out how to throw strikes.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

23 Jul, 07:12 PMSource

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