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Report: Mariners Turned Down Trade Offer for Red Sox Bradley

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The once promising Jackie Bradley Jr.'s value is apparently so low the Red Sox cannot give him away.

Boston attempted to trade Bradley to the Seattle Mariners during spring training in exchange for left-handed reliever Charlie Furbush, according to ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes. The Mariners turned down the offer.

The 25-year-old outfielder was once the top prospect in the Red Sox farm system, but has been largely invisible at the plate in his various stints in the majors.  

Bradley has struggled to adjust to major league off-speed pitches and sports a .193 batting average over 168 games with Boston.

Furbush currently boasts a 1.80 ERA across 17 appearances this season with a 7/3 strikeout to walk ratio.

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Hisashi Iwakuma Has Setback, Shut Down for Up to 2 Weeks

Rob Carr/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma has been shut down from pitching for at least the next 10 days after feeling continued tightness in his strained right lat muscle during a throwing session.

"It's a tough situation," Iwakuma said through a translator. "I took about a week off and then started throwing for about a week. But I still felt something inside. It's not pain, it's more tightness. We want to make sure I feel nothing when I throw next time."

There is no timetable for Iwakuma's return, but he can't throw again until approximately May 22.

Iwakuma has been on the disabled list since April 24. Before that, the 34-year-old made three starts, pitching 16 1/3 innings with 11 strikeouts, a 6.61 ERA, and a 1.41 WHIP.

The 26-year-old left-hander Roenis Elias will continue to start in Iwakuma's place.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 4/28/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs – First Round: Houston Rockets 103 – Dallas Mavericks 94 (Rockets win series, 4-1)

San Antonio Spurs 111 - Los Angeles Clippers 107 (Spurs lead series, 3-2)

MLB: Kansas City Royals 11 (14-6) – Cleveland Indians 5 (6-13)

Toronto Blue Jays 11 (10-11) – Boston Red Sox 8 (11-10)

New York Yankees 4 (13-8) – Tampa Bay Rays 2 (11-10)

Seattle Mariners 2 (9-11) – Texas Rangers 1 (7-13)

Washington Nationals 13 (8-13) – Atlanta Braves 12 (10-10)

Minnesota Twins 3 (9-11) – Detroit Tigers 2 (14-7)

Cincinnati Reds 4 (10-10) – Milwaukee Brewers 2 (4-17)

Miami Marlins 4 (9-12) – New York Mets 3 (15-6)

Chicago Cubs 6 (12-7) – Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (11-10)

Chicago White Sox (8-9) @ Baltimore Orioles (9-10) (postponed)

San Francisco Giants 2 (9-12) - Los Angeles Dodgers (12-8)

Oakland Athletics 6 (9-12) - Los Angeles Angels 2 (9-11)

Arizona Diamondbacks 12 (9-11) - Colorado Rockies 5 (11-9)

St. Louis Cardinals 11 (13-6) - Philadelphia Phillies 5 (8-13)

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Mariners Place Starting Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma on the DL

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(SEATTLE) --The 2015 regular season has gotten off to a disastrous season for Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. After two poor starts, the team has placed Iwakuma on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain.

"[We] felt it best to back him off and put him on the DL to give him time to make sure this thing, it's a long season we don't want this thing to be an aggravated issue as we go through the next 5½ months," Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said. "We'll know a little more tonight. At this point we're hoping it's nothing more than shoulder fatigue and something very small."

The team wanted Iwakuma to throw a bullpen session on Friday and determine where he was from a health standpoint. Not only did his shoulder not feel any better, he felt stiffness in his back and the team decided to shut him down.

In three starts this season, Iwakuma is 0-1 with a 6.61 ERA.

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Felix Hernandez Leaves Game with Tight Quad

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez was taken out of his start versus the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, after experiencing tightness in his right quadriceps muscle.

The decision to remove Hernandez from the game was described as precautionary by the Mariners.

Hernandez had allowed eight hits, three earned runs and two walks while striking out one.

Despite being behind 3-0 when Hernandez left the game, the Mariners rallied and ended up winning in 10 innings 8-7 over the Athletics.

Hernandez receives a no-decision in the victory, meaning he hasn't lost a game at the Oakland Coliseum since 2009.

The former Cy Young Award winner was brilliant in his first start of this season: he pitched seven innings against the Los Angeles Angels, allowing two hits, one earned run, and one walk while striking out 10.

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Mariners Prospect Passes Away After Boating Accident

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(NEW YORK) -- Victor Sanchez, a 20-year-old prospect of the Seattle Mariners, lost his life from injuries sustained in a February boating accident, according to the team.

Sanchez reportedly suffered a double skull fracture and brain hematoma after being struck in the head by a propeller while swimming in the Venezuelan coastal town of Campano.

"The Seattle Mariners are saddened to learn of the passing of Victor Sanchez," said Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik through a team statement. "Victor was a tremendous young man and a wonderful teammate. He was a very talented player who was close to fulfilling his promise as a major leaguer. He will be missed by his teammates and the coaches and staff at the Mariners. The entire Mariners organization sends our deepest condolences to his family during this difficult time."

Sanchez pitched a 4.19 ERA last season, while earning a 7-6 record for the Mariners Double A club.

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Mariners Lose Chris Taylor To Broken Wrist

Major League Baseball(SEATTLE, Wa.) -- The Seattle Mariners will be without Chris Taylor for the next four to six weeks, according to the team.

The Mariners infielder was struck on his wrist on a foul tip.  He remained up for the next pitch and hit a single before being removed.

Taylor was competing with Brad Miller for the starting shortstop position. So far through spring training he was batting .421. 

Last season with Triple-A Tacoma, Taylor batted .328 and had an on-base percentage of .397.  He smacked 22 doubles, stole 14 bases and drove in 37 RBI.

Taylor was drafted by Seattle in the 5th round of the 2012 draft out of Virginia. 

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Royals Sign RHP Chris Young to One-Year Contract

iStockphoto(SURPRISE, Ariz.) -- The Kansas City Royals signed veteran pitcher Chris Young to a one-year major league contract, the team announced on Saturday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In 30 games (29 starts) last season with the Seattle Mariners, Young went 12-9 with a 3.65 ERA. He struck out 108 batters and walked 60 in 165 innings of work. The right-hander finished ranked eighth in the American League with a .234 opponents’ batting average (143-for-612).

Young was originally selected out of Princeton University by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the 2000 amateur draft. In 10 seasons with Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, New York Mets and Mariners, he has compiled a record of 65-52 with a 3.77 ERA.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Young, the Royals placed right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen on the 60-day disabled list.

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Report: Mariners Sign Rickie Weeks

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(SEATTLE, Wa.) -- The Seattle Mariners are adding depth to their infield. The team will sign Rickie Weeks to a one-year, $2 million deal, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. 

The 32-year-old Weeks spent his entire ten year career with the Milwaukee Brewers. He signed a four year extension with the team in 2011, but the team declined an $11.5 million option after his production at the plate slipped in the past few years.

Weeks will likely spell Robinson Cano on days of rest. Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million deal last season with the Mariners. In his first season with the Mariners, Cano batted .314, smacked 14 home runs and drove in 82 RBI.

In 2011, Weeks was named to his only All-Star game where he batted .269, hit 20 home runs and drove in 49 RBI.

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Mariners Acquire OF Ruggiano From Cubs

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday for minor league pitcher Matt Brazis.

In 81 games last season with the Cubs, Ruggiano batted .281 with six home runs and 28 RBIs. He also scored 29 runs and had an OBP of .337.

Ruggiano’s best season came in 2012 for the Miami Marlins, when he hit .313 with 13 homers and 36 RBIs. The six-year veteran also swiped 15 bases and had an OBP of .374.

Brazis was selected out of Boston College in the 28th round of the 2012 MLB draft. The right-handed reliever is 8-6 with a 2.89 ERA across three minor league seasons.

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