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Ryon Healy (ankle) went 2-for-8 with two RBI and a walk over his Monday and Tuesday rehab games with Double-A Arkansas.

Fantasy Impact: Healy has played in four rehab games as he recovers from an ankle injury. Expect the 26-year-old infielder to be called up soon and fantasy owners should keep an eye on the news with Healy.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Diaz dominates in save

Wed, Apr 25th 2:00am EDT
By Matthew L Armstrong

Edwin Diaz had a 1-2-3 innings with two strikeouts for his ninth save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz has been dominant this season owning an impressive 0.79 ERA with 21K in 11.1IP

Category: Game Recaps


Marco Gonzales struck out eight batters in 6.1 innings and got the win (2-2). He allowed zero ER, five hits and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzales had eight punch outs in back-to-back games. He now owns a 24:4 K:BB ratio in 22.2 IP

Category: Game Recaps


Nelson Cruz went 1-for-4 with a strikeout Monday night vs. the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Cruz has been doing exactly what we expected so far, hitting and missing some time with injury. He is batting .277 with four home runs and a .907 OPS this year and should provide plenty of power to mixed league lineups all season long.

Category: Game Recaps


Dee Gordon went 0-for-4 against the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Dee Gordon didn't start Sunday's game because of a minor foot injury but returned to the starting lineup Monday night. Hopefully this is nothing to worry about.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Haniger hits eighth HR

Tue, Apr 24th 10:13am EDT
By Matthew L Armstrong

Mitch Haniger went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Haniger has hit a HR in four straight games. It's not even May yet and he is already halfway to his total from last season (16). He is currently batting 6th in the order and that should change sooner rather than later. The Mariners need to get him more at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps


Mike Zunino went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer with two runs batted in on Monday in a loss to the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Zunino has struggled at the plate since being activated from the disabled list on Friday striking out six times in nine at-bats. But the 27-year-old catcher may be turning things around with the nice game on Monday. Fantasy owners may want to grab Zunino if they need a catcher.

Category: Game Recaps


Mike Leake gave up eight runs on 12 hits and struck out one batter over 3 1/3 innings on Monday as the Mariners lost to the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: After winning his first two starts of the year, Leake has struggled in his next three appearances including Monday's disaster against the White Sox. The veteran starter now has a 6.59 ERA and 1.61 WHIP on the season. Leake can be dropped in most leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Kyle Seager goes hitless again

Mon, Apr 23rd 11:20am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Kyle Seager went 0-for-4 with an HBP and strikeout in Sunday's game against the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Seager is now 2-for-28 over his last seven games with 10 strikeouts over that span. That rough patch has dropped his season slash line to .218/.262/.385. He does have three homers and 12 RBIs, and he should be a productive bat in a solid Mariners' lineup this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Jean Segura went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Segura continues to be a solid producer for fantasy owners, specifically those in standard 5x5 category leagues. His only lacking trait so far this season has been power, but he's been above average in batting average, steals, runs, and even RBIs.

Category: Game Recaps


Erasmo Ramirez pitched 4.2 innings Sunday and gave up five hits (two of which were HR), five earned runs, one walk and only had one K.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez left a lot to be desired in his debut. Of the 20 batters he faced, he only threw 11 first pitch strikes. He fell behind often and that is always a recipe for disaster.

Category: Game Recaps


Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-3 from the plate with two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Ichiro, 44, has been losing a battle with Father Time. This game raised his BA to .250 and he has yet to get an extra base hit or drive in a run in 36 AB.

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Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 with a home run, three runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's 9-7 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: This was Cano's second home run of the season as the second baseman has been hitting well with a .330 average and .450 on-base percentage. If Cano can get his power numbers back up he will once again be one of the top hitters in fantasy.

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Felix Hernandez pitched 5.1 innings. He allowed four hits, two earned runs. He walked two and struckout five. He finished with a no-decision.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez' ERA dropped to 5.06 on the season. After allowing eight earned runs in his second start, King Felix has only allowed seven runs over the past the three games with an ERA of 3.68.

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James Paxton (1-1) held the Astros to just one run on three hits and three walks with seven strikeouts through six innings to earn the win Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Paxton is pitching well after a rough first start against the Indians when he gave up six runs. Since the outing, the 29-year-old lefty has 24 strikeouts against just five walks and just a 2.65 ERA. Paxton pitches next over the weekend when he faces the Rangers in Texas.

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Daniel Vogelbach hit his first big-league homer Friday off Oakland reliever Chris Hatcher. Vogelbach finished the night 1-for-4 with a run scored and two runs batted in.

Fantasy Impact: Vogelbach was called up and is getting a chance to play first base with Ryon Healy out with an injury. The 25-year-old is known for his power in the minors so it could translate in the big leagues. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on Vogelbach to see if he can make an impact while he has a chance to play.

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Ben Gamel (oblique) is expected to rejoin the Mariners on Friday for the series opener against the Athletics, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Fantasy Impact: Gamel has been has been dealing with a strained right oblique since early March. The 25-year-old outfielder is currently making rehab appearances in the minors and once he is back will be the starting LF for the Mariners. Gamel only has fantasy value in deeper leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


David Phelps will undergo Tommy John surgery on Monday to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. (Source: Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: Phelps was diagnosed with a torn UCL on Wednesday, an injury sustained after throwing a fastball in Saturday's exhibition game against the Angels. The surgery will be performed by Dr. James Andrews in Alabama, and will cause Phelps to miss the next 12-to-18 months. The 31-year-old righthander will become a free agent at the end of the 2018 campaign. Phelps plans to return to Seattle for his rehab following the surgery, and intends to stay close to the team. With Phelps gone for the year, the Mariners will likely rely on James Pazos, Juan Nicasio, and Nick Vincent to be the bridge to closer Edwin Diaz.

Category: Injury Updates


Guillermo Heredia underwent surgery on his right shoulder on Monday in Miami. He should be ready for Spring Training in February. (Source: Greg Johns of MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Heredia had surgery to repair a tear of his shoulder labrum that resulted in a chronic shoulder separation during the course of the 2017 campaign. According to Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto, Heredia had to have the dislocated shoulder put back in place on at least four separate occasions during the course of the year, which likely effected his performance offensively. The 26-year-old Cuban outfielder finished the season with a .249/.315/.337 slash line with 43 runs, six homers and 24 RBIs in 386 at-bats. He is expected to compete for the starting center field role next season.

Category: Injury Updates


Andrew Moore (1-5) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits over four innings, and was tagged with the loss in Seattle's 11-4 defeat to the Indians on Saturday. He struck out three and walked none.

Fantasy Impact: Moore has done an admirable job filling in as a member of the Mariners' depleted rotation. In his three September starts coming into tonight's game, the 23-year-old right-hander recorded a fine 3.24 ERA and 0.84 WHIP over 16 2/3 innings. However his 2017 campaign's 5.34 ERA and meager 4.7 K/9 illustrate the true limitations of Moore's fantasy value. He is scheduled to make his last start of the season on Friday against the Angels in Anaheim.

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