| Dec 17, 2009
| 4:48 PM
Cliff Lee wanted to stay in Philadelphia.
The Phillies' postseason star said he proposed a counteroffer on a contract extension Wednesday - the day he was traded to Seattle in a four-team deal that sent Roy Halladay to the Phillies.
| Jan 5, 2010
" San Francisco Giants pitcher Randy Johnson announced his retirement from Major League baseball today. Johnson pitched 22 seasons in the Major Leagues, including the 2009 season with the Giants. He won his 300th game as a Giant, throwing two hit ball...
| Jan 5, 2010
| 7:19 PM
Randy Johnson looked so awkward on the mound early in his career, that shaggy hair dangling down his neck as he fired a blazing fastball in every direction but the strike zone.
Now, after 22 major league seasons, The Big Unit is walking away from...
| Jan 18, 2010
| 10:09 PM
Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners are closing in on a five-year contract worth about $78 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal was not yet...
| Jan 22, 2010
| 6:13 PM
Cliff Lee has heard the question before, so he was ready with a playful retort.
The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner got some laughs when he was introduced in Seattle on Friday. Asked what he's looking for when his contract ends this fall, the ace left-...
| Jan 28, 2010
| 4:17 PM
Even though they have acquired former Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee, given $78 million to co-ace Felix Hernandez, signed All-Star third baseman Chone Figgins and added other pieces, the remade Mariners aren't done yet.
General manager Jack Zduriencik...
| Jan 28, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The Big Unit is coming back to Seattle for opening day.
The Mariners announced Thursday that former ace Randy Johnson will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before April 12's home opener against Oakland.
The 46-year-old, five-time Cy Young Award...
| Feb 5, 2010
| 10:02 PM
The Seattle Mariners and left-hander Erik Bedard are getting close to a one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the Mariners...
| Feb 8, 2010
| 6:36 PM
The Seattle Mariners say left-hander Cliff Lee is recovering from minor left foot surgery and will be limited when pitchers and catchers The Seattle Mariners say left-hander Cliff Lee is recovering from minor left foot surgery and will be limited when...
| Feb 18, 2010
Pitched in '79 Series
Jim Bibby, 65, who pitched the first no-hitter in Texas Rangers history in 1973 and started two games for the victorious Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1979 World Series, died Tuesday at Lynchburg (Va.) General Hospital. The...
| Feb 21, 2010
| 10:30 PM
Ian Snell hopes to duplicate his second-half success with the Seattle Mariners.
Snell went 5-2 with the Mariners after they got him from Pittsburgh in a seven-player trade late last July.
Seattle acquired Cliff Lee in the offseason and the former Cy...