is batting .347 (15x46) with 9 runs scored, 4 doubles, 3 home runs, 9 RBI and 4 walks in his last 12 games. RH
is 3-3 with a 2.41 ERA (11 ER, 41.0 IP) in his last 7 starts (since 4/30/14). During this stretch he has limited opponents to a .212 average (32x151) with 17 walks and 35 strikeouts. DH/IB
is batting .419 (13x31) with 5 runs scored, 5 doubles, 5 RBI, and 3 walks in his last 8 games.
MORRISON ON REHAB ASSIGNMENT
began his rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma on May 23. In 14 games with the Rainiers he is batting .280 (14x50) with 12 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 RBI, 5 walks and 1 stolen base. Morrison was pulled from the series opener vs. the Rangers prior to the bottom of the 1st inning (in starting lineup in right field) with a strained right hamstring on April 14. In 8 games with Seattle this season he is batting .150 (3x20).
WALKER ON REHAB ASSIGNMENT
has made 2 rehab starts with Tacoma, going 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA (5 ER, 5.0 IP): June 3 at El Paso (2.0,1,1,1,4,4,HB) and May 28 vs. Salt Lake (L, 3.0,5,4,4,0,3,2HR). Walker was originally set to start at Tacoma on April 15, but was scratched due to shoulder tightness. Walker previously made a rehab start with Jackson on April 9 vs. Mississippi (W-5.0,3,0,0,1,10,BK) and High Desert on April 4 vs. Inland Empire (4.1,4,2,1,1,7). Overall he is 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA (5 ER, 12.1 IP) in 3 rehab starts. He was placed on the disabled list with a right shoulder impingement on March 29. He pitched in minor league intrasquad games, but did not appear in an “A” game this spring. Walker made his Major League debut with Seattle on Aug. 30 at Houston (5.0,2,1,0,1,2), recording the win. He was the 5th-youngest starting pitcher to make his MLB debut in Mariners club history (21 years, 17 days). Overall he went 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA (6 ER, 15.0 IP) in 3 starts with Seattle in 2013. He was also named the Mariners Minor League Pitcher of the Year after going 9-10 with a 2.93 ERA (46 ER, 141.1 IP) in 25 starts combined between AA Jackson and AAA Tacoma.
is the 29th manager in Tacoma franchise history. Howell is in his third season coaching in the Mariners organization after two seasons as the hitting coach at Class-A Advanced High Desert. His managerial resume includes 3 seasons at short-season Eugene (2003-05), 3 seasons with San Luis of the California Collegiate League (2007-10) and one season leading the field staff for the Road Warriors of the independent Atlantic League (2011). A former first-round selection by Texas in the 1972 draft, Howell logged time in the PCL as a player with Spokane (1974) and Portland (1985), as well as three seasons as a hitting coach with Portland (2000-02).
, who is entering his 6th season with the Mariners organization, returns to the Rainiers after spending the last 3 seasons as the Mariners bullpen coach.
, who spent the last 3 seasons with Jackson, will serve as hitting coach.
each return to Tacoma as part of the training staff, while
will be the team’s performance coach.
AA Jackson Generals Southern League
AFFILIATE YEAR: 8th Year STADIUM: The Ballpark at Jackson MANAGER: James Horner (1st year) PITCHING COACH: Lance Painter COACH: Mike Kinkade TRAINER: Eduardo Tamez PERFORMANCE COACH: Ryan White
: Jackson at Birmingham
| PROBABLE STARTER
Jackson 5 runs, 10 hits, 0 errors Birmingham 1 run, 10 hits, 1 error
The Generals scored 4 runs in the top of the 8th inning snapping a 1-1 tie as Jackson defeated Birmingham 5-1 on Friday night. CF
(2x3, R), 1B
(2x4, 2B, RBI) and 3B
(2x4, 2 RBI) each recorded 2 hits, while 2B
(1x3, 2 R), SS Ketel Marte (1x3, R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB), DH
(1x4, SB) and LF
(1x4, R, 2B) each recorded 1 of the team’s 10 hits. Starter
(5.0,8,1,1,0,4) allowed 1 run on 8 hits over 5.0 innings, but did not factor into the decision. RH
(2.0,1,0,0,1,3) recorded his 5th win of the season after tossing 2.0 scoreless innings. RH
(2.0,1,0,0,1,3) struck out 3 in 2.0 scoreless innings to secure the win.
currently has a 12-game hit streak, batting .340 (18x53) with 9 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 7 RBI, 1 walk and 2 stolen base. C
has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games with 3 multi-hit contests, batting .320 (16x40) with 7 runs scored, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 4 walks and 1 stolen base. OF
currently has a 7-game hit streak, batting .385 (10x26) with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, 7 RBI and 4 walks. He has also hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games, batting .347 (25x72) with 9 runs scored, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 15 RBI and 7 walks. C
has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, batting .400 (16x40) with 11 runs scored, 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 8 RBI and 6 walks. OF
currently has a 7-game hit steak, batting .406 (13x32) with 8 runs scored, 1 double, 1 triple, 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases. INF
has recorded 6 multi-hit efforts in his last 12 games, batting .395 (17x43) with 10 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 7 RBI and 5 walks. RH
has not allowed an earned run in 17 of his 21 relief appearances this season, going 1-1 with 5 saves and a 1.27 ERA (4 ER, 28.1 IP). He has limited opponents to a .224 (24x107) average, while walking 4 and striking out 29.
SOUTHERN LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAM
: The Southern League announced that Jackson Generals SS
have been announced to the North Division All-Star team. Each will represent Jackson at the All-Star Game in Chattanooga at AT&T Field on June 17. Kohlscheen and Marte will be making their first All-Star appearance in any level of their professional career.
: After managing High Desert in 2013,
will take over as manager of the Mariners affiliate in the Southern League, the Jackson Generals. Horner enters his 8th season with the Mariners (2005-10, 2013-current), but second as manager since returning to the organization prior to last season. Pitching coach
returns to Jackson after spending the 2013 season with the High Desert Mavericks. Painter enters his 9th season with the Mariners, including his 4th with Jackson (2010-12). Entering his 4th season with the Mariners organization,
will serve as the Generals hitting coach. The rest of his staff will include athletic trainer
and performance coach