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Seattle Mariners

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July 27, 2020 01:24 PM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Used in fifth inning Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill, who entered the season in line for save opportunities, worked the fifth inning in his 2020 debut Sunday against the Astros, firing a scoreless frame in which he allowed a hit and a walk while recording two strikeouts.

The 30-year-old was not called on in the first two games of the season, but manager Scott Servais summoned him early with starter Yusei Kikuchi not making it out of the fourth inning and Zac Grotz only utilized to get the last out of that frame. Magill impressively rang up swinging strikeouts of Michael Brantley and Alex Bregman to open his outing before yielding a single and walk to Yuli Gurriel and Carlos Correa, respectively. Despite his mid-game usage Sunday, Magill could conceivably still see time in high-leverage scenarios while Yoshihisa Hirano (illness) remains out of action.

July 16, 2020 12:08 PM
Mariners' Matt Magill: In line for save opportunities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill could see additional closing opportunities with Yoshihisa Hirano (undisclosed) now on the injured list, although manager Scott Servais has said he plans to utilize more than one pitcher in the ninth-inning role, Greg Johns of reports.

Magill was already potentially in line for some save chances even if Hirano was available, but the right-hander now stands to possibly see even more time in high-leverage situations than originally planned. The 30-year-old is completely over the shoulder issue that plagued him for part of spring training, and he recorded five saves in seven opportunities in the later stages of the 2019 campaign.

April 18, 2020 11:16 AM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Back to health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mariners pitching coach Pete Woodworth confirms Magill, who was dealing with a shoulder injury to begin spring camp, is now healthy, Greg Johns of reports.

Magill was on the verge of corroborating his health back on March 12 when spring training was suspended, as that day's cancelled game versus the Reds was to mark his Cactus League debut. The right-hander finished off the 2019 campaign as the Mariners' closer, and despite the offseason arrival of Yoshihisa Hirano to potentially handle some ninth-inning assignments, Magill could line up for his fair share of save chances as well if he remains healthy.

March 13, 2020 01:36 AM
Mariners' Matt Magill: No spring appearances
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill (shoulder) saw what was to be his first Cactus League appearance Thursday wiped out when MLB cancelled all remaining spring training games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The right-hander had been progressively ramping up his activity level after getting a late start to spring, and Thursday was to be his spring debut against the Reds. While he won't have any opportunity to showcase his wares in Cactus League game action, Magill, who finished the 2019 season as Seattle's closer, seems highly likely to nab a spot on the Opening Day roster.

March 8, 2020 11:44 AM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Faces live hitters Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill (shoulder) threw against live hitters for the first time this spring in a "B" game on a back field at the Mariners' complex Friday, Daniel Kramer of reports.

Magill continued his recovery from early-spring shoulder issues with Friday's outing, which marked an important milestone of his rehabilitation process. Kramer reports Magill turned in a solid effort, giving up just one hit and striking out one over his one inning. If he doesn't report any residual issues over the coming days, Magill could potentially make his Cactus League debut soon.

March 5, 2020 02:12 AM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Live BP on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a live batting practice Friday, Greg Johns of reports.

Magill has progressively ramped up his activity level after getting a slightly delayed start to camp due to shoulder discomfort. The live batting practice session will be an important step on Magill's path toward making his Cactus League debut, which could follow in short order if his shoulder responds well to Friday's workload.

February 29, 2020 11:12 AM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Not ready for game action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill (shoulder) is at least a week away from throwing in games, Greg Johns of reports.

He entered camp as the slight favorite to open the year as the closer but has been dealing with shoulder tenderness. The expectation is that Magill will be full go by the start of the season on March 26, but manager Scott Servais has already said there will not be a defined closer entering the season.

February 23, 2020 01:36 AM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Strong bullpen Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill, who's dealt with some right shoulder tenderness, threw a strong bullpen session Friday, Greg Johns of reports.

Magill appears to be making consistent progress after starting camp limited by the shoulder issue. The 30-year-old right-hander could be on the cusp of his first live batting practice of spring if he continues free of setbacks.

February 20, 2020 02:40 PM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Catching up in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill, who was initially held back to start camp due to minor shoulder discomfort, threw a bullpen session Tuesday without any issues, Greg Johns of reports.

Magill finished the 2019 season as the Mariners' closer, a role in which he picked up five saves. The right-hander is considered a leading candidate to open the 2020 season as the main ninth-inning option as well, and despite the shoulder issue putting Magill "a week and a half behind everybody else", he's still set to likely log six or seven outings over the course of the exhibition slate.

September 19, 2019 12:04 AM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Picks up fifth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill gave up two hits in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday against the Pirates to pick up his fifth save.

This was his first save since Aug. 25, although he does have two wins in six appearances over that span. Magill and Anthony Bass should continue to split the save opportunities over the final games of the season.

September 16, 2019 12:44 AM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Gets win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill (5-2) was credited with the win in an extra-inning victory over the White Sox on Saturday, allowing a hit and recording two strikeouts over a scoreless frame.

Magill got through the visitors' half of the 10th on just 11 pitches, eight of which he threw for strikes. The right-handed reliever then was rewarded with the victory courtesy of Omar Narvaez's walkoff home run in the home half of the inning, Magill's second win over his last four appearances. After being unavailable for several days earlier in the month due to a minor back issue, Magill has encouragingly produced scoreless efforts on back-to-back nights and has thrown 24 pitches without any setbacks.

September 13, 2019 12:48 PM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Missed time with back issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill was held out of Seattle's series against Cincinnati due to a sore back, but he's been cleared to return to game action, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Magill wasn't called upon for two save opportunities during the series, though the team has since revealed why. Now that he's been given the green light to return, expect the right-hander to factor back into the ninth-inning mix.

September 12, 2019 12:08 PM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Conspicuous by absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill did not get the call to close out the Mariners' wins over the Reds on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Anthony Bass stepped in on both occasions and closed the door for his third and fourth saves of the season. Magill has not pitched since Sept. 5, and he still has made just that lone appearance in September. There has been no word of an injury to this point, so perhaps manager Scott Servais just decided to turn away from Magill after the 29-year-old gave up two runs in one-third of an inning during his final appearance of August, blowing his second save in six chances. For the season, Magill has a 4.40 ERA and 1.42 WHIP, compared to a 3.61 ERA and 1.04 WHIP for Bass.

September 1, 2019 08:48 AM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Blows second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill gave up two runs on three hits and a walk in only one-third of an inning in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers.

Called upon to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning, Magill instead served up a walkoff single to Isiah Kiner-Falefa to blow his second save in six chances since taking over as closer for Seattle. Don't be surprised if manager Scott Servais gives other relievers an audition in the role in September.

August 30, 2019 03:08 AM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Earns win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill (4-1) earned the win Thursday after holding the Rangers scoreless while allowing one hit and striking out two across two innings.

With the score knotted 3-3, Magill came into the eighth inning and retired the side. Logan Forsythe managed to sneak a single past him in the ninth, but otherwise Magill shut things down. Meanwhile, the Mariners tacked on two runs in the ninth, gifting Magill with the win. Across 14 appearances, the right-hander owns a 4.12 ERA and 1.37 WHIP.

August 26, 2019 06:04 PM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Notches fourth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill allowed one hit and struck out two batters in a scoreless inning Sunday, earning the save over the Blue Jays.

Magill recorded two saves with a pair of scoreless innings during Seattle's three-game set against Toronto. All four of his saves this season have come since Aug. 17, and manager Scott Servais is clearly comfortable using him as the main closer right now.

August 24, 2019 10:44 AM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Converts third save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill pitched a perfect ninth inning Friday, striking out one batter to earn his third save of the year in a 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.

It was a vast improvement from his last outing, when he allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while failing to record an out versus the Rays on Wednesday. Magill has converted three of four save chances over the last week, and he owns a 4.43 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 40 appearances between the Mariners and the Twins this year.

August 21, 2019 04:04 PM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Earns another save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill didn't allow a baserunner and struck out one in the ninth inning to earn the save Tuesday against the Rays.

Magill was called upon to protect a three-run lead in the ninth inning and threw a clean frame to earn his second save of the season. He's now earned the team's last two saves, suggesting he's at least forced a timeshare with Anthony Bass as the team's closer. Since being picked up by the Mariners in late July, Magill has allowed four earned runs across 11.1 innings with 14 strikeouts and two walks.

August 18, 2019 11:20 AM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Earns first career save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill nailed down the save for Seattle on Saturday, pitching one scoreless inning and allowing one hit and no walks. He struck out three.

Acquired by the Mariners on July 21, Magill looked good in protecting a one-run lead. In his first four appearances for Seattle he allowed four runs in 5.1 innings, but his last five have produced five scoreless frames with a win, a save, a hold, eight strikeouts and no walks. Anthony Bass worked the seventh inning Saturday and got the win, and Mariners manager Scott Servais could still be looking for a closing option he can rely on -- with Magill as the next man up.

August 8, 2019 11:52 AM
Mariners' Matt Magill: Notches third victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Magill (3-0) was credited with the win over the Padres on Wednesday, firing a scoreless eighth inning in which he allowed a hit and recorded two strikeouts.

Magill was utilized in a setup role behind Anthony Bass, who ended up securing his second save. Daniel Vogelbach's run-scoring fielder's choice in the home half of the eighth made Magill the pitcher of record, giving him his first victory in a Mariners uniform since arriving via trade from the Twins on July 21. The right-hander has been put right to work by manager Scott Servais, as he's quickly logged 6.1 frames over five appearances with Seattle.

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vs Oakland 1.100 6.75033
vs LHB 20.200 3.4801120
vs RHB 30.000 4.500944
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Seattle Mariners

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