• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Mariners promote C John Hicks from Triple-A

    The Mariners have brought up catcher John Hicks from Triple-A Tacoma to replace the demoted Mike Zunino, per MLB.com. He is set to join the team in Chicago on Friday night for the second game of a series against the White Sox. Hicks owns a six-game hitting streak, but has otherwise not performed well at the plate this season. His slash line sits at .245/.282/.362 and he has whiffed 71 times in 298 at-bats.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Peterson, Marte, Kivlehan among Mariners cuts Friday

    The Mariners announced Friday they cut 11 players from major-league camp. Pitcher Lucas Luetge, catcher John Hicks, indielder Ketel Marte, infielder Jesus Montero, outfielder James Jones and outfielder Stefen Romero were optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. Pitcher Justin Germano, pitcher Rafael Perez, infielder D.J. Peterson, infielder Patrick Kivlehan and outfielder Franklin Gutierrez were reassigned to minor-league camp. Peterson (No. 2), Marte (No. 3) and Kivlehan (No. 4) are among the Mariners' top prospects, according to Baseball America.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Mariners catcher prospect John Hicks on the radar for MLB callup

    Mariners catcher John Hicks might not be on the radar as an elite prospect, but after posting a .288/.337/.419/.756 slash line through four minor-league seasons, he at least has the attention of the Mariners' decision makers. "He's a catcher who has the ability to do a lot of things," manager Lloyd McClendon said, per The News Tribune. "His bat plays. He's got a bright future. He'll probably see significant playing time this spring." Hicks is expected to open the season at Triple-A Tacoma, but he could make his MLB debut in 2015. "Listen, you're on the 40-man roster," McClendon said. "You're on that roster for a reason. That's to (the club to) protect you in case we have injuries. Then you move up. "So, yeah, there's a chance he could see time in the big leagues this year if there's an injury."

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Mariners add three to 40-man roster

    The Mariners have added three players to the 40-man roster. Mayckol Guaipe , John Hicks and Ketel Marte all had their contracts purchased by the team on Thursday. All three players will not be eligible to be selected in the Rule 5 draft.

  • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

    Mariners send 4 to minor-league camp

    The Seattle Mariners sliced four more players from the roster Friday by sending catchers Ronny Paulino and John Hicks and infielders Alex Liddi and Stefen Romero to their minor-league camp.