Top prospect Julio Rodriguez on making the Mariners roster: 'I'm ready to go.'
Officially making the jump from Class AA to the majors, power-hitting outfielder Julio Rodriguez already showing he's "a special, special talent."“Daddy,’’ he said, “I did it.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Mitch Haniger on the COVID-19 injured list after he reported symptoms and tested positive on Saturday. © Provided by The Canadian Press
Seattle manager Scott Servais said Haniger took an at-home test that was positive and followed up with a subsequent test at the ballpark that confirmed the original.
“We’ll continue to test him and hopefully get him back as soon as we can,” Servais said. “So, not great news, but you have to deal with this stuff. It’s everywhere and you start to see propping up a little bit around the league and it’s in our clubhouse a little bit.”
Braves to sell $151 burger at Truist Park with option to buy World Series ring for $25,000
The Atlanta Braves revealed a $151 burger on MLB's 2022 Opening Day called "The World Champions Burger."The half-pound waygu beef burger, called "The World Champions Burger," is served on a toasted, Irish-buttered brioche bun. The other toppings are pan-fried eggs, gold-leaf-wrapped Hudson Valley foie gras, grilled cold water lobster tail, heirloom tomato, garden-fresh Bibb lettuce, Tillamook cheddar cheese and truffle aioli.
Haniger had started each of the first eight games for Seattle and was batting .176 with three homers and seven RBIs. Haniger had two singles in Friday night’s series opening win over Houston.
Servais said he was unsure the status of any contact tracing that would need to take place among others in the clubhouse.
Seattle recalled infielder Donovan Walton from Triple-A Tacoma to take Haniger’s roster spot. Walton has played a small handful of games in left field in the past. The Mariners also have utility player Dylan Moore on the roster. Moore has played 127 career games in the outfield.
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Vintage Verlander dominates as Astros stymie Mariners 4-0 .
SEATTLE (AP) — Justin Verlander recaptured a little of what made him the best pitcher in the American League three years ago, and in the process added a bit of validation to the work needed while coming back from Tommy John surgery. Verlander pitched three-hit ball over eight innings for his first win since July 2020, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Saturday night. A day after watching the Mariners pile up 11 runs against Houston pitching, Verlander (1-1) looked to be back in the form that earned him the 2019 AL Cy Young Award.