Seattle Mariners Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: James Paxton fell to 12-5, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks in 3.2 innings, as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Thursday. Paxton struck out four, ending the game with a 3.03 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
Impact: The hard-throwing left-hander was making his second start since a pectoral injury landed him on the disabled list, and he's struggled both times. ''I was moving the fastball around better, breaking stuff was sharper,'' Paxton said. ''Not as sharp as I can be, but it's definitely a step in the right direction. Tonight, unfortunately, it wasn't enough.''
News: Dan Altavilla allowed one run on two hits in 2.0 innings as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Thursday. Altavilla struck out four, ending the game with a 4.43 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
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News: Ryan Garton did not allow a hit or walk in 2.0 scoreless innings as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Thursday. Garton struck out two, ending the game with a 5.60 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
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News: Emilio Pagan allowed one run on one hit in 1.0 inning as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Thursday. Pagan struck out three, ending the game with a 3.52 ERA and 0.96 WHIP on the season.
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News: Marc Rzepczynski did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Thursday. Rzepczynski did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.77 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season.
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News: Kyle Seager went 0 for 3 Thursday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 4-2. He ended the game with a .251 batting average.
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News: Ben Gamel went 0 for 3 Thursday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 4-2. He ended the game with a .278 batting average.
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News: Danny Valencia went 0 for 3 Thursday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 4-2. He ended the game with a .257 batting average.
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News: Mitch Haniger went 0 for 4 Thursday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 4-2. He ended the game with a .273 batting average.
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News: Mike Zunino went 0 for 3 Thursday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 4-2. He ended the game with a .246 batting average.
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News: Guillermo Heredia went 0 for 3 Thursday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 4-2. He ended the game with a .255 batting average.
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News: Jean Segura went 2 for 4 Thursday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 4-2. He ended the game with a .298 batting average.
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News: Nelson Cruz went 1 for 3 with a home run and an RBI Thursday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 4-2. The homer was his 35th of the season. He ended the game with a .286 batting average.
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News: Robinson Cano went 1 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Thursday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 4-2. The homer was his 22nd of the season. He ended the game with a .284 batting average.
Impact: It was the 300th homer of Cano's career and broke a 15-game drought. He's hitting .375 since Sept. 2.
News: Altavilla (ankle) struck out four while allowing an earned run on two hits and a wild pitch over two innings in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
Impact: The right-handed reliever was expected to be unavailable a while longer as a result of the ball he'd taken off his right ankle last Saturday, but he was effective in a multi-inning role following another early exit from starter James Paxton. Altavilla hadn't given up an earned run over his prior six appearances of September, and despite allowing a solo home run to Shin-Soo Choo on Thursday, he still sports a stellar 1.13 ERA over eight innings this month.
News: Cruz went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
Impact: The veteran slugger snapped the would-be shutout with a 375-foot shot to right in the seventh, his second round tripper in as many games. Cruz hasn't quite been able to maintain the torrid pace he established in August (.341/.413/.747 line), but he boasts a .507 wOBA, .458 ISO and 52.9 percent hard contact rate over the 30 plate appearances spanning his last seven games.
News: Cano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run -- his 22nd of the season and 300th of his career -- in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
Impact: Cano's 438-foot shot in the ninth served as the milestone blast and extended what has been a torrid September for the veteran second baseman. Cano now has a six-game hitting streak and is just seven RBI short of a second straight 100-RBI campaign.
News: Paxton (12-5) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks through just 3.2 innings to take the loss against Texas on Thursday.
Impact: Paxton is working his way back from a pectoral injury, and while this was a better showing than his first start off the disabled list, the hard-throwing lefty still hasn't found his pre-injury form. The plan was for the Mariners to squeeze in two more starts for Paxton before the end of the season. He takes a 3.03 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 10.3 K/9 into his next projected outing against the Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum.
News: Moore will start Saturday against the Indians, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Impact: Moore will indeed stick in the Mariners' rotation for another turn, taking the spot of Marco Gonzales, who was recently used out of the bullpen. Despite lasting just 4.2 innings in his previous start, Moore's pitched well for the big club since his callup at the beginning of September, compiling a respectable 3.24 ERA across three appearances (16.2 innings). He'll face a tough test against Carlos Carrasco and the Indians Saturday.
News: Alonso is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers.
Impact: Alonso has struggled against southpaws all season, hitting just .183/.266/.423 in 71 at-bats, so he gets the day off with lefty Cole Hamels toeing the rubber for the Rangers. In his place, Danny Valencia is starting at first base and batting sixth.
News: Edwin Diaz allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 8-6 on Wednesday. Diaz did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.47 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
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News: Andrew Albers allowed two runs on four hits and one walk in 1.2 innings as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 8-6 on Wednesday. Albers struck out three, ending the game with a 3.48 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
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News: Casey Lawrence allowed one hit without giving up a run in 2.0 innings as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 8-6 on Wednesday. Lawrence struck out four, ending the game with a 6.58 ERA and 1.88 WHIP on the season.
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News: Felix Hernandez fell to 5-5, allowing six runs - five earned - on two hits and three walks in 3.1 innings, as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 8-6 on Wednesday. Hernandez struck out four, ending the game with a 4.57 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Hernandez has allowed seven runs in seven innings since returning from the disabled list.
News: Shae Simmons did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 8-6 on Wednesday. Simmons struck out three, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 0.50 WHIP on the season.
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News: Guillermo Heredia went 0 for 3 Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 8-6. He ended the game with a .257 batting average.
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News: Mike Zunino went 1 for 4 with a double Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 8-6. Zunino scored once. He ended the game with a .248 batting average.
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News: Ben Gamel went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 8-6. Gamel scored once. He ended the game with a .280 batting average.
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News: Jean Segura went 2 for 4 Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 8-6. Segura scored once. He ended the game with a .297 batting average.
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News: Robinson Cano went 2 for 4 with two RBIs Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 8-6. Cano scored once. He ended the game with a .284 batting average.
Impact: Cano is doing his best to keep the Mariners in the playoff race. He's hitting .382 over his last 17 games.
News: Danny Valencia went 0 for 1 Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 8-6. He ended the game with a .259 batting average.
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News: Nelson Cruz went 1 for 3 with a home run and an RBI Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 8-6. The homer was his 34th of the season. He ended the game with a .286 batting average.
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News: Mitch Haniger went 1 for 5 with a home run and an RBI Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 8-6. The homer was his 14th of the season. He ended the game with a .276 batting average.
Impact: Haniger, whose two stints on the disabled list cost him 60 games, has reached base safely in 17 of his last 19 games. During that span, he is hitting .388 with six home runs, six doubles, 13 RBIs and 15 runs.
News: Carlos Ruiz went 0 for 1 Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 8-6. He ended the game with a .227 batting average.
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News: Yonder Alonso went 0 for 3 Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 8-6. He ended the game with a .262 batting average.
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News: Kyle Seager went 2 for 4 Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 8-6. He ended the game with a .253 batting average.
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News: Albers allowed two earned runs on four hits and a walk over 1.2 innings in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Rangers. He struck out three.
Impact: Albers is now being utilized in relief after an earlier starting stint, but the results haven't been exactly encouraging. He's allowed five earned runs over 6.2 innings across his last two appearances, which has bumped his ERA from 2.67 to 3.48.
News: Diaz fired a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Rangers, allowing one hit.
Impact: Manager Scott Servais opted to give Diaz some work after he'd last taken the mound Sept. 13. The 23-year-old right-hander has only had one hiccup this month, a Sept. 6 outing versus the Astros in which he surrendered two earned runs over an inning while taking his sixth loss of the season. Diaz has largely fulfilled expectations overall in his first full-time campaign as closer, converting 32 of 36 save opportunities while racking up 84 strikeouts over 62.1 innings.
News: Albers allowed two earned runs on four hits and a walk over 1.2 innings in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Rangers. He struck out three.
Impact: Albers is now being utilized in relief after an earlier starting stint, but the results haven't been exactly encouraging. He's allowed five earned runs over 6.2 innings across his last two appearances, which has bumped his ERA from 2.67 to 3.48.
News: Simmons fired a scoreless eighth inning in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Rangers, striking out the side.
Impact: Simmons has been a pleasant late-season surprise for manager Scott Servais, as he's strung together six consecutive scoreless efforts. He's allowed just one hit over that span while also racking up seven strikeouts, an impressive overall tally after he missed the majority of the season with a forearm injury.
News: Cano went 2-for-4 with a two-run single, a walk and a run in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Rangers.
Impact: Despite the disappointing team outcome, Cano's third multi-hit effort in the last five games was a bright spot. The 34-year-old second baseman has a five-game hitting streak and is tearing the cover off the ball overall in September, generating a .366/.423/.521 line and .402 wOBA over 78 plate appearances while also driving in 14 runs.
News: Haniger went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Rangers.
Impact: Haniger now has five round trippers in September, his best monthly total in that category. The 26-year-old outfielder has hit safely in four straight games as well and boasts a .368/.392/.645 in what has been a torrid month.
News: Cruz went 1-for-3 with two walks and a solo home run in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Rangers.
Impact: He now has 34 homers on the year, and it'll take a monstrous finish for Cruz to reach the 40-HR plateau for the fourth straight campaign. The veteran slugger now has a .277/.390/.446 slash line in September with three homers and eight RBI in 18 games.