Shannon Drayer

Shannon Drayer
Shannon Drayer is the Mariners reporter for 710 ESPN Seattle and and is in her 17th season covering the team. Follow Shannon: @shannondrayer

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Mariners left-hander James Paxton will be a guest on the "Hot Stove Show" tonight on 710 ESPN Seattle. (AP)
‘Hot Stove Show’ tonight: Pitching, pitching and more pitching
Shannon Drayer | January 17, 2017 10:18 am

Mariners left-hander James Paxton and pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. will be guests on the “Hot Stove Show” tonight from 7-9 on 710 ESPN Seattle and on

James Paxton is one of the nine arbitration-eligible players the Mariners have agreed to 2017 contracts with. (AP)
Mariners agree with all remaining arbitration-eligible players
Shannon Drayer | January 13, 2017 11:51 am

The Mariners have agreed to contracts with all of their arbitration eligible players, including James Paxton, Jean Segura and Drew Smyly. The deadline to do so was 11 a.m. Friday.

New Mariners left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly is under club control through the 2019 season. (AP)
Jerry Dipoto connects dots, fills Mariners’ remaining roster needs by trading for Drew Smyly
Shannon Drayer | January 11, 2017 4:09 pm

The acquisition of Drew Smyly on Wednesday filled two needs for the Mariners, giving them five proven starting pitchers and likely pushing lefty Ariel Miranda to the bullpen.

Ariel Miranda is one candidate for the fifth spot in the Mariners' rotation, general manager Jerry Dipoto said. (AP)
‘Hot Stove’ podcast: Jerry Dipoto gives his view on the nearly-complete Mariners
Shannon Drayer | January 11, 2017 8:58 am

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was a gust on he first “Hot Stove Show” of the new year aired Tuesday night and discussed, among other topics, the outlook for Seattle’s pitching staff in 2017.

With the addition of Jarrod Dyson, the Mariners have five players capable of manning center field. (AP)
Mariners have athletic outfield in place, significant speed on bases after trade for Jarrod Dyson
Shannon Drayer | January 6, 2017 6:03 pm

After two trades on Friday, including one for Jarrod Dyson, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto is excited for the team’s ability to steal bases and track down fly balls in the outfield.

The addition of outfielder Jarrod Dyson gives the Mariners more speed on the base paths. (AP)
Mariners bolster outfield, acquire Jarrod Dyson from Royals for Nathan Karns
Shannon Drayer | January 6, 2017 2:12 pm

The Mariners have acquired speedy outfielder Jarrod Dyson for pitcher Nathan Karns in general manager Jerry Dipoto’s second significant trade of Friday.

Last season was the first since 2008 that new Mariners pitcher Yovani Gallardo failed to throw 180 innings. (AP)
With Yovani Gallardo, Mariners add proven durability to starting rotation
Shannon Drayer | January 6, 2017 10:53 am

New Mariners pitcher Yovani Gallardo has a proven track record of providing innings as a starter, something general manager Jerry Dipoto has been pursuing for some time.

Ben Gamel will be one of the players on the annual Mariners Caravan around the region this month. (AP)
Mariners notebook: January update plus the latest on Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame push
Shannon Drayer | January 5, 2017 4:53 pm

It has been rather quiet in Marinersland, but at last check there is a baseball season approaching. Pitchers and catchers will report to Peoria in just over a month, so fear not, baseball is on the horizon. In the meantime, there are a number of items on the January schedule that may be of interest. […]

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez left, is greeted by Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, right, at the end of the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Mariners notebook: Big day for King Felix, Robinson Cano in winter ball
Shannon Drayer | December 22, 2016 12:09 pm

The Mariners’ two biggest stars, Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano, are set for their winter ball debuts in their respective home countries on Thursday.

General manager Jerry Dipoto could make more additions to the Mariners' bullpen in the coming days. (AP)
Mariners notebook: Bullpen market could begin moving soon
Shannon Drayer | December 15, 2016 4:21 pm

Shannon Drayer collects the news and notes from the Mariners over the last week, including a sign that general manager Jerry Dipoto could add another bullpen arm soon.