1:24 PM EST, Mon December 22, 2014
Mariners notebook: Final MLB payroll figures show M’s ranked 16th

Mariners notebook: Final MLB payroll figures show M’s ranked 16th

The final 2014 payroll numbers are in from Major League Baseball and show the Mariners ranked 16th among the 30 clubs with an outlay of $108,957,206. Various payroll figures get thrown around for comparison purposes — the most-often cited (for some reason) is the payroll for the 25 players on the opening day roster — but the just-released totals are the most important. Why? Because they are the best calculations for everything spent by clubs on their 40-man roster, including bonuses, buy-outs, etc. Tellingly, these are the payroll numbers used each year by MLB to calculate luxury tax...

Mariners president Kevin Mather talks to Sportsradio KJR

Mariners president Kevin Mather was in studio for the Dave Mahler show today on Sportsradio KJR. It was interesting. He talked about many things - last season's finish, fans, transaction process, the situation with the Sonics and a SoDo arena and ownership structure. You should listen. Here's a few highlights ...  On the news front, he talked about payroll and Nelson Cruz and Melky Cabrera. As for payroll, Mather admitted Mariners were $16 million over the budgeted payroll at $107 million at the end of the season. "Last year we spent $107 million on player payroll," he said. "I blew by...
Tacoma News-Tribune Dec 18, 2014

Mariners sign 3 to minor-league deals with invites to big-league camp

Signees are utilityman Carlos Rivero and pitchers Mark Lowe and Justin Germano…
Seattle Times Dec 18, 2014

Mariners announce the signings of three players to minor-league deals

An infielder and two pitchers, including one former Mariner, to join the squad in spring training

Mariners sign three to minor-league deals with invites to big-league camp

Utilityman Carlos Rivero will indeed get a chance to prove to the Mariners that his power surge in the Venezuelan Winter League is more than a mirage. The club confirmed Thursday that it has re-signed Rivero, whom it acquired in a Nov. 3 waiver claim from Boston before booting him off the 40-man roster by not offering a contract prior to the Dec. 2 deadline. Rivero’s new deal is a minor-league contract, but it includes an invitation to big-league camp. The Mariners also confirmed minor-league deals with right-handed pitchers Mark Lowe and Justin Germano that include big-league … ...

Mariners sign three players to minor league contracts with invites to spring training

As spring training nears, there will be plenty of teams signing players to minor league deals with invites to spring training.  The Mariners announced three of them today - two were already know, and the third is a reunion of sorts. The team announced that right-handed pitchers Justin Germano and Mark Lowe and infielder Carlos Rivero have signed minor league contracts with invites to major league spring training. The news on Germano and Rivero broke last week. Rivero was claimed off waivers by the Mariners from the Red Sox. Seattle didn't tender him a major league contract since he's out of...
Seattle Times Dec 17, 2014
Mariners acquire Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

Mariners acquire Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

The Mariners announced they acquired Justin Ruggiano from the Cubs in exchange for minor league reliever Matt Brazis.
Tacoma News-Tribune Dec 17, 2014

Mariners acquire outfielder Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

Trade sends minor league reliever Matt Brazis to Chicago…

Mariners updated roster (after getting Ruggiano)

Here’s the Mariners’ updated roster after Wednesday’s deal to acquire outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs. 12.17.14 40-Man Roster
Tacoma News-Tribune Dec 17, 2014

Cubs send OF Ruggiano to M's

The Chicago Cubs traded outfielder Justin Ruggiano to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.

Seattle Mariners acquire Justin Ruggiano from Chicago Cubs

The Seattle Mariners traded for outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday morning, adding a right-handed bat to help fill the hole at right field. In exchange, the Mariners sent minor-league reliever Matt Brazis to Chicago. Ruggiano, 32, was a solid platoon player with the Cubs, hitting .281 with six home runs and […]
Seattle Times Dec 17, 2014

Mariners acquire outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Cubs

The trade that was debated, discussed and fretted about is done.
Tacoma News-Tribune Dec 17, 2014

Mariners acquire outfielder Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

The Mariners culminated their search for a second right-handed bat Wednesday by acquiring outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs in a trade for minor-league pitcher Matt Brazis. The Mariners…
Mariners acquire outfielder Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

Mariners acquire outfielder Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

SEATTLE — So…Justin Ruggiano. The Mariners culminated their search for a second right-handed bat Wednesday by acquiring outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs in a trade for minor-league pitcher Matt Brazis. The Mariners cleared space for Ruggiano on their 40-man roster by designating pitcher Logan Bawcom for assignment. After failing to sign free-agent Melky Cabrera and being linked with several other former All-Stars, the Mariners turned to a 32-year-old whose six-year resume shows time with three big-league clubs. Ruggiano batted .281 last season for the Cubs with six homers...

Mariners acquire OF Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

The Mariners made a trade Wednesday, acquiring outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Cubs for minor league relief pitcher Matt Brazis.

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