Seattle Takes Iwakuma Option


Iwakumajune10The Seattle Mariners will have right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma under contract for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced Thursday that Iwakuma's $7 million option was vested based on his on-field performance. Iwakuma missed the first month of the 2014 season but went 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts. In 91 career games with Seattle, Iwakuma is 38-20 with a 3.07 ERA.

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Seattle Trades Away Smoak

smoak3312014Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today that first baseman Justin Smoak was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mariners Major League, 40-man roster is now at 39 players. Smoak, who turns 28 on Dec. 5, appeared in 496 games for the Mariners after joining the club on July 9, 2010.

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Team Welcomed By Seahawks

hawskwinThe Seattle Seahawks welcomed the Marysville-Pilchuck High School football team to practice at their facility Tuesday following last week's deadly shooting at the school. Student Jaylen Fryberg opened fired at the school's cafeteria on Friday, killing two students and injuring three others. Fryberg committed suicide. He was a popular freshman who played football and was crowned homecoming royalty days before the shooting.

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Pac-12 Passes Reforms

footballcollegeThe Pac-12 has passed sweeping changes for athletes in all of the conference's sports, guaranteeing four-year scholarships, improving health care and liberalizing transfer rules. The changes announced by the Pac-12's presidents and chancellors Monday include many of the same proposals outlined in a letter to university leaders in the five major football conferences in May.

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Arizona Beats Washington State

cougsWSUAnu Solomon threw five touchdown passes and No. 15 Arizona beat Washington State 59-37 on Saturday in a game featuring the top offenses in the Pac-12. The freshman quarterback was 26 of 38 for 294 yards without an interception. Terris Jones-Grigsby added 107 yards rushing for Arizona (6-1, 3-1), which was coming off an off week after losing to Southern California.

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