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Jarred Kelenic was pulled early from Monday's spring training game due to minor quad tightness. (Source: Ryan Divish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There were trade speculations all over Twitter immediately after Kelenic left Monday's game and did not seem to be hampered walking off the field. He should be considered as day-to-day for now. Once one of the top prospects in baseball, Kelenic is looking to finally put it all together on the field this season after a strong spring training.

Category: Injury Updates

Tom Murphy was a late scratch from Monday's lineup against the White Sox. (Source: Shannon Drayer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There is no word yet on why Murphy was scratched. He missed most of last season after undergoing shoulder surgery. Murphy is currently slated to backup Cal Raleigh behind the plate for the Mariners.

Category: Injury Updates

Seattle Mariners utilityman Dylan Moore has been diagnosed with Grade 1 oblique strain after injuring himself in the batting cage on March 16. (Source: Daniel Kramer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mariners athletic trainers said Moore will be shut down from baseball activities for 2-4 weeks which obviously rules him out for Opening Day. Moore was originally set for Opening Day following abdomen surgery but obviously this ailment changes all of that. Moore hit .224 with six homers, 21 stolen bases, and an excellent 126 wRC+ in 2022, bolstered by a hefty 13.3% BB%. He also appeared at every position save for pitcher and catcher in the 2022 campaign.

Category: Injury Updates

Seattle Mariners outfielder Taylor Trammell is "probably three weeks away" from having a bat in his hand according to manager Scott Servais. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The 25-year-old Trammell was hit in the hand by a pitch during a workout before spring training and broke the hamate bone in his right hand in the process. He's appeared in a combined 94 games over the last two seasons, showing solid power with eight homers and 16 doubles in that time, good for a quality .202 isolated power. However, he's also hit just .174 in that time with a monstrous 36.6% K-rate in his young career. Trammell will need to drastically cut down on the punchouts if he's in search of a promotion upon his return to health.

Category: Injury Updates

Seattle Mariners reliever Andres Munoz threw a live batting practice session Monday and could soon pitch in a Cactus League game. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Munoz underwent right foot surgery in October but all signs point toward a healthy return for Opening Day. The right-hander is the most important piece of the Mariners' bullpen as he turned in a stout 2.49 ERA and 32.7% K-BB% across 64 appearances in the 2022 season. While he'll be in the mix for saves in 2023, Munoz will likely be deployed in the most high-leverage situations regardless of inning. He'll be an elite asset in leagues that count both saves and holds for 2023.

Sam Haggerty is hitting No. 6 and playing third base for the Mariners in Monday's spring training game against the Cubs. (Source: Ryan Divish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Haggerty was given the past few days off after dealing with minor groin soreness. His return on Monday is a great sign for his status. He should maintain the utility role he played last season for Seattle.

Category: Injury Updates

Robbie Ray will start the Mariners Cactus League opener on Friday against the Padres. (Source: Ryan Divish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ray showed flashes of dominance last season, but overall he struggled in his first year in Seattle. He will look to bounce back for the Mariners and for fantasy managers. The strikeouts aren't an issue for Ray. It is more about giving up the long ball. He still offers huge upside for fantasy managers this season.

Teoscar Hernandez lost his arbitration case to the Mariners. He will make $14 million in 2023. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez filed for $16 million, but the arbitration panel ruled in favor of the Mariners, so he will make $14 million instead. He slugged .491 and had a 129 wRC+ in 2023.

Mariners breakout star Julio Rodriguez might get back to utilizing his speed after a dip in that department in the second half last season, per Corey Brock of The Athletic. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez swiped 25 bases in his rookie season, but only four of those came in the second half. However, Mariners manager Scott Servais hinted at that having more to do with injury than anything, saying "that's a big part of his game." Look for Rodriguez to hit the ground running, no pun intended, this season and produce another stellar year.

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Paul Sewald should be ready for the opening of spring training following offseason elbow and heel procedures. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The elbow and heel procedures were only minor and all signs point toward a healthy spring for the right-hander. Sewald enjoyed a fine 2022 season that included a 2.67 ERA and 29.8% K% along with 20 saves across 65 appearances. He should collect more saves in 2023 but will see competition from Andres Munoz -- also recovering from an injury -- for closing duties.

Category: Injury Updates

Seattle Mariners first baseman Evan White is healthy following sports hernia surgery. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: It's been a tough go for White who underwent hip flexor surgery in 2021 before his 2022 campaign was cut short due to a hernia injury that required surgery. The 26-year-old has struggled mightily with the bat at the big-league level, hitting just .165 with 10 home runs and a .543 OPS across 84 games and 306 trips to the plate. Perhaps known most for signing a six-year, $24 million contract before even playing a single MLB game, he'll need to outduel Ty France for playing time at first base in 2023.

Seattle Mariners top prospect Harry Ford received an invitation to MLB spring training. (Source: Seattle Mariners on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Just 19 years of age, Ford posted an .863 OPS with 11 home runs across 104 games at the Single-A level last season. A 2021 first-round pick, Ford will see his first taste of big-league action early in the spring for the Mariners before being sent to minor-league spring training. It won't be long until he is at big-league camp competing for an Opening Day roster spot.

Seattle Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh underwent offseason surgery on his thumb and catching hand. (Source: Adam Jude on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Raleigh told the media he had surgery to repair a broken thumb and torn ligaments in his catching hand. After scuffling in his MLB debut in the 2021 season, Raleigh broke out with 27 home runs in 2022 to lead all catchers in that department. The good news is it's also been reported he caught a bullpen session and said he's feeling great. Raleigh's underlying metrics backed up his prodigious power output from a season ago as he should rack up plenty more long balls - and perhaps more playing time - in 2023.

Abraham Toro was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers along with Jesse Winker in exchange for Kolten Wong. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Toro accumulated just 352 plate appearances with the Mariners last year, splitting time between second and third base. Toro managed just a .185/.239/.324 with ten home runs. His role is uncertain with the Brewers but he could be a player to monitor moving forward.

Category: Transactions

Jesse Winker was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers along with Abraham Toro in exchange for Kolten Wong. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Winker had a down 2022 season in Seattle posting just a .219 with 14 home runs after being a career .288 hitter prior to 2022. He did not gel with the team from the beginning so a fresh start could benefit him in Milwaukee.

Category: Transactions

Kyle Lewis traded to Arizona

Thu, Nov 17th 6:57pm EST
By Chris Clegg

Kyle Lewis has been traded from Seattle to Arizona. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Lewis missed much of 2022 with injuries. In 62 plate appearances he hit three home runs with a .143 batting average. Lewis will get a chance to redeem himself as he hopes to get back to his 2020 rookie of the year ways.

Category: Transactions

Ty France went 1-for-4 with one RBI, one walk and two strikeouts Wednesday against the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: France walked off the Tigers in the final game of the regular season with a bases loaded single to break a 4-4 tie off Gregory Soto. He went through some struggles at points in the season, but still slashed .276/.340/.437 on the season with 20 home runs. The Mariners are going to need players like France to step up in the Wildcard series against the Blue Jays.

Category: Game Recaps

Mitch Haniger went 2-for-3 with one RBI, two runs and one walk Wednesday against the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Haniger and Julio Rodriguez hit back-to-back home runs off Tyler Alexander to open the first inning. He finished the regular season strong with four home runs in his final six games.

Category: Game Recaps

Marco Gonzales took the no-decision Wednesday against the Tigers, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits across seven innings to go along with five strikeouts and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: The Mariners asked Gonzales to close the regular season going deep into the game to save the Mariners bullpen ahead of this weekend's Wildcard series. He did just that with seven strong innings, followed by an inning out of Paul Sewald and Erik Swanson. Gonzales is not expected to make the Mariners Wildcard roster, but he did his job in the final game of the regular season.

Category: Game Recaps

Scott Servais confirmed after Tuesday's doubleheader that Luis Castillo will pitch in Game 1 of Friday's Wildcard series against the Blue Jays. (Source: Ryan Divish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: We knew this was going to be the case. This just confirms it. It'll likely be Castillo vs. Alek Manoah. Castillo posted a 2.99 ERA this season and outside of a few starts has been dominant for Seattle since he was acquired by the Mariners right before the trade deadline.