Shannon Drayer

Shannon Drayer
Shannon Drayer is the Mariners reporter for 710 ESPN Seattle and and is in her 19th season covering the team. Follow Shannon: @shannondrayer

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Notebook: Could this be the Mariners’ lineup vs lefties?
Shannon Drayer | March 29, 2017 12:35 pm

Mariners manager Scott Servais has all of his regulars in the lineup today, but in a little bit different order than we have seen for the majority of spring training.

Drew Smyly, Mariners
Mariners starter Drew Smyly scratched from Friday outing, scheduled to see doctor
Shannon Drayer | March 29, 2017 9:38 am

Mariners left-hander Drew Smyly has been scratched from his Friday outing, concerning news with just five days to go before the season opener.

Felix Hernandez allowed just one hit in a two-inning start to wrap up his spring training. (AP)
Mariners’ Felix Hernandez ends spring on up note, looks ahead to another opening day start
Shannon Drayer | March 28, 2017 5:09 pm

“I feel like the pitches are there,” Felix Hernandez said after striking out four over two innings in his final outing before taking the mound for the Mariners on opening day Monday.

Notebook: Six days before season opener, Mariners are ‘ready to go’
Shannon Drayer | March 28, 2017 12:17 pm

There was chatter, banter, smiles and energy as the Mariners filed by the media and into the clubhouse after their first hitters’ meeting of the season. “Guys are excited,” Scott Servais said. “They are ready to go.”

Mariners pitcher Shae Simmons has suffered a setback, being diagnosed with a flexor strain. (AP)
Mariners RHP Shae Simmons has flexor strain; rehab slowed down
Shannon Drayer | March 28, 2017 11:36 am

Mariners right-hander Shae Simmons, who seemed destined for a significant role in the bullpen before feeling forearm soreness March 11, has suffered a setback in his recovery.

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Mariners’ Jarrod Dyson looking forward to Opening Day and playing every day
Shannon Drayer | March 27, 2017 5:26 pm

Mariners outfielder Jarrod Dyson is still a couple of days from returning to Cactus League play after being sidelined for the better part of a week with what has been called leg soreness, fatigue and a number of other things.

Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano are among the Mariners dealing with illnesses recently. (AP)
Mariners notebook: A number of regulars still under the weather
Shannon Drayer | March 27, 2017 11:48 am

The Mariners are facing a little adversity in the final week of spring training with several players dealing with illnesses.

The Mariners will count on their stable of starters to be healthy and go deep into games. (AP)
Mariners unlikely to keep long reliever in the bullpen
Shannon Drayer | March 26, 2017 1:43 pm

Unlike previous Mariners managers who mapped out and constantly monitored relievers’ innings throughout the season, Scott Servais operates differently.

Notebook: Mariners make more pitching moves
Shannon Drayer | March 26, 2017 10:11 am

The Mariners made four roster moves Sunday, leaving the team with 19 pitchers remaining in camp.

James Paxton benefited from a minor league stint last season, according to Mel Stottlemyre Jr. (AP)
Mariners’ James Paxton gets work in minor league game while battling head cold
Shannon Drayer | March 25, 2017 4:47 pm

James Paxton is one of the many Mariners dealing with a head cold, but he was able to pitch in six separate innings Saturday in a minor league game.