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TJ Cotterill

Tacoma News Tribune

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by TJ:

Mariners’ replacement for Edwin Diaz might finally be on their roster

The Mariners reportedly have signed Hunter Strickland, who saved 14 games with the San Francisco Giants this past season and he figures to be the replacement for star closer Edwin Diaz, who was traded to the Mets. → Read More

Cooperstown calls for Edgar Martinez. Seattle Mariners great elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame

Former Seattle Mariners designated hitter Edgar Martinez will be enshrined in Cooperstown this summer in the 2019 MLB Hall of Fame class after finally earning enough votes from BBWAA writers’ ballots. → Read More

Who sparked Seahawks’ offense on Monday Night Football? How about their 330-pound ‘receiver’?

The Seahawks got their 330-pound extra tight end involved in the pass game for the first time. George Fant opened the second half with his first career catch ... before stumbling after tripping on the open turf. → Read More

Mariners 2019 roster tracker: Who’s new, who’s gone and who’s still in Seattle

It’s been a busy offseason for the Seattle Mariners. Here’s a rundown on all the trades and signings and what the 2019 roster looks like. → Read More

Mariners trade Jean Segura, two relievers to Phillies

The Seattle Mariners have officially announced that All-Star shortstop Jean Segura has been traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for veteran 1B Carlos Santana and 23-year-old SS J.P. Crawford. → Read More

Mariners trade James Paxton to Yankees, acquire top-ranked prospect, per reports

The Mariners have traded left-hander James Paxton to the Yankees, according to multiple reports, and in exchange required New York’s top prospect, left-hander Justus Sheffield, as well as right-hander Erik Swanson. → Read More

Mariners, Lorena Martin now in wait-and-see mode as MLB investigates allegations

MLB was mum on further details of its investigation into the Seattle Mariners over allegations from Lorena Martin of race and gender discrimination, specifically against Jerry Dipoto, Scott Servais and Andy McKay. → Read More

Mariners already ‘re-imagined’ life without Zunino. What about James Paxton?

The Mariners are reportedly shopping James Paxton with a number of teams, including the Yankees and Astros. What might the 2019 Mariners look like without Mike Zunino and Paxton? → Read More

Mariners roster breakdown: Who are free agents? Who’s signed? Who’s tradeable?

Who are the Mariners’ free agents? Who is signed through at least next year? And who has the most value in the trade market? A look at the pieces in play for the Mariners heading into the offseason. → Read More

Was this Nelson Cruz’s final game with the Mariners?

Nelson Cruz was in right field for the Seattle Mariners’ final game of the 2018 season, and it was quite possibly his final game with the Mariners with his four-year contract set to expire. Servais hopes it isn’t. → Read More

Mariners played their final road game. What was best/worst of 2018 travel circuit?

Now the Mariners can close the book on their 2018 road trips, with the continually pesky Texas Rangers handing them a 6-1 loss on Sunday at Glove Life Park. → Read More

Vogelslam: Daniel Vogelbach plays hero with pinch-hit grand slam to save Mariners against Astros

Daniel Vogelbach turned a one-run Mariners deficit into a 4-1 Mariners lead over the Astros with a two-out pinch-hit grand slam in the top of the eighth inning on Monday in Houston. → Read More

Mariners in the playoffs? That would take a miracle. Here’s what that might look like

The Seattle Mariners were overtaken in an improbable run by the Oakland Athletics. Maybe there’s one more highly improbable run left for the Mariners to make the MLB playoffs with 19 games remaining. → Read More

Mitch Haniger, Edwin Diaz saved Mariners late to avoid Yankees sweep

Mitch Haniger scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning when he just beat a tag at the plate and Edwin Diaz earned his 54th save in the Mariners’ 3-2 victory over the Yankees on Sunday. → Read More

UW releases depth chart ahead of Auburn opener ... and look who’s listed at left tackle

The University of Washington football team released its depth chart ahead of Saturday’s season opener against Auburn, with Trey Adams listed as the starting left tackle despite knee surgery that’s sidelined him. → Read More

Robinson Cano begins rehab assignment with Rainiers on Monday night

Robinson Cano will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Monday in a 7:05 p.m. game against Colorado Springs, in Cano’s first game since he was suspended by MLB for drug use. → Read More

Mariners got in on busy trade market, but is it enough to compete with AL’s top contenders

The Seattle Mariners acquired right-hander Sam Tuivalala from the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, but is that deal enough to help them keep pace win the moves some of the American League’s top team’s made? → Read More

Mariners acquire right-handed reliever from Cardinals for minor league prospect

The Mariners agreed to a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals for right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala as they try to stock their bullpen for a playoff push. They traded away minor league reliever Seth Elledge in exchange. → Read More

Preventing injuries, reviving Felix Hernandez – all in a day’s work for Mariners’ high-performance director

Lorena Martin’s task as the first and only director of high performance in baseball was to reduce time on the disabled list for the Seattle Mariners, but lately her biggest project is helping Felix Hernandez find some of his former Cy Young self. → Read More

Report: Mariners executives accused of harassment, team made payments to three women

Mariners majority owner John Stanton and Kevin Mather, the club’s president and CEO, released statements Wednesday addressing a Seattle Times report of accusations from female reporters of inappropriate workplace conduct. → Read More