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May 13, 2021 12:52 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Cast off 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Thursday.

Bishop was sent down by the Mariners in late April, and he'll now be removed from the 40-man roster as part of a shuffle after Jarred Kelenic's contract was selected Thursday. Bishop went 1-for-4 with a run and two strikeouts in the majors this year.

April 20, 2021 12:16 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Sent back to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop was optioned to the Mariners' alternate site Tuesday.

Bishop has played very infrequently this season, getting into eight games but coming to the plate just five times. He'll make way for Kyle Lewis, who returns from a knee injury in a corresponding move.

April 7, 2021 01:48 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Called up by Mariners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop was recalled by the Mariners on Wednesday.

Bishop was optioned to alternate camp prior to Opening Day, but he'll rejoin the major-league roster after Jake Fraley (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Bishop should serve as outfield depth for the Mariners while Fraley is sidelined.

March 27, 2021 09:36 AM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Sent to alternate camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop was optioned to the Mariners' alternate training site Friday.

Bishop saw plenty of playing time for the Mariners this spring, but he hit .150 with a double and an RBI over 19 Cactus League games. The 27-year-old has appeared in 39 major-league games across the past two seasons but won't make Seattle's Opening Day roster in 2021.

March 18, 2021 02:12 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Not showing much this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop is hitting .154 (2-for-13), with a double, three walks, an RBI and three runs across 13 Cactus League games.

Bishop has been given regular opportunities to make a case for an Opening Day roster spot in an outfield that's got two other talented prospects (Taylor Trammell and Jarred Kelenic) vying for a big-league opportunity, but he's done nothing to stand out. These spring struggles perhaps carry a bit more weight than exhibition stats normally would, considering they're a microcosm of the .128/.185/.151 slash the 27-year-old has generated across his first 94 major-league plate appearances over the last two seasons.

September 23, 2020 05:08 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop was recalled by the Mariners on Wednesday.

Bishop will give the Mariners added outfield depth after Jake Fraley (quadriceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list. Bishop has appeared in seven games this season, hitting .188/.278/.250.

September 12, 2020 10:36 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Thriving in Tacoma
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop has been impressing with his bat during intrasquad games at the Mariners' alternate training site in Tacoma, Greg Johns of reports.

The 27-year-old still has a long way to go before hitting his stride against big-league arms, as his two stints with the Mariners the last two seasons have both resulted in sub-.200 averages and strikeout rates of 35.0 percent and 44.4 percent over 78 total plate appearances. However, it's been a different story in Tacoma, where Bishop has consistently been knocking the cover off the ball and recently belted a pair of home runs off top prospect Logan Gilbert. "I'm just using this whole year as an opportunity to keep progressing, whether up there or down here," Bishop said on a video call from Tacoma. "It's either progress or digress. I'm pretty happy with the work I've put in down here."

September 1, 2020 10:20 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Sent to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop was optioned to the alternate training site Tuesday.

The 27-year-old was originally demoted Sunday before being brought back Monday when the Mariners traded away some players, and he'll return to the alternate site a day later. Bishop is 3-for-16 with three RBI and a stolen base in his seven appearances this season.

August 31, 2020 01:16 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Rejoins big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mariners recalled Bishop from their alternate training site Monday.

Seattle demoted Bishop on Sunday, but he'll be able to rejoin the big club one day later after the team traded away two players on the 28-man roster in Austin Nola and Dan Altavilla. The right-handed Bishop could end up settling into a short-side platoon role in the outfield while he's up with the Mariners.

August 30, 2020 03:36 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Demoted to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mariners optioned Bishop to their alternate training site Sunday.

Bishop had started in just one of the Mariners' past five games and wasn't likely to see his playing-time outlook improve anytime soon, so Seattle elected to swap him out on the active roster with a third catcher in Joe Hudson. The outfielder went 3-for-16 over seven games during his stint with the big club.

August 23, 2020 09:24 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Notches steal in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a walk in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

In the fifth inning, Bishop got aboard with a single, stole second and eventually scored on a Sam Haggerty homer. The steal was Bishop's first of the year, to go with two RBI and a double in four games played. Bishop will likely see time in right field while Dylan Moore (wrist) is out.

August 23, 2020 03:48 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Sitting out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

Bishop had drawn starts in the outfield in the previous three game and could see an uptick in playing time in the coming days after Dylan Moore (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday. However, he'll remain on the bench with Jake Fraley starting in right field Saturday.

August 21, 2020 01:08 AM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Struggles in '20 debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop, summoned from the Mariners' alternate training site in Tacoma earlier in the day, started in right field in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers, going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts while also getting hit by a pitch.

The start was Bishop's 2020 big-league debut after he was left off the Opening Day roster. Unfortunately for Bishop and his fantasy managers, the initial results were strikingly similar to the outfielder's brief 2019 big-league debut, when he slashed .107/.153/.107 over 60 plate appearances. Despite the inauspicious start to his 2020 campaign, Bishop is expected to see semi-regular opportunities during what is primarily a transitional year for the Mariners.

August 20, 2020 11:08 AM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Recalled by Mariners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop was recalled from the Mariners' alternate training site Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Bishop made a strong push for the Mariners' Opening Day roster, but he'll join the club several weeks into the season after working at the alternate training site. The 26-year-old struggled in limited major-league action last season with a .153 OBP, four RBI and 21 strikeouts over 56 at-bats. He's likely to play a depth role for Seattle, although Greg Johns of reports Bishop is slated to get at least a couple of starts in right field in coming days.

July 24, 2020 03:08 AM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Left off Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop was optioned to the Mariners' alternate training site in Tacoma on Thursday, Greg Johns of reports.

The outfielder hasn't quite been able to show enough against big-league arms, and with several utility players counting the outfield among positions they're capable of filling, Bishop was optioned to the team's alternate training site to start the season. However, Johns notes Bishop could be one of the first callups the team makes in the coming weeks.

July 20, 2020 06:00 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: May not make Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop isn't projected to make the Mariners' Opening Day roster, according to Corey Brock of The Athletic.

The 26-year-old has already fought through his fair share of adversity in his brief time with the big-league club, as he slashed just .107/.153/.107 over the first 60 plate appearances of his career last season while working around a lengthy absence due to a lacerated spleen. Bishop then struggled in Cactus League play before spring training was suspended, managing just one hit in 13 plate appearances, and was subsequently optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. With the Mariners in good overall health as the regular season approaches, Brock envisions the versatile Tim Lopes joining starters Jake Fraley, Kyle Lewis and Mallex Smith as the top four outfield options, with the likes of Dee Gordon and potential utility players Dylan Moore and/or Sam Haggerty also boasting prior experience playing the three outfield spots.

March 10, 2020 03:16 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Sent down to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday.

Bishop didn't do much to stake his claim for a bench spot during his brief debut last season, as he hit a miserable .107/.153/.107 in 60 plate appearances. His performance this spring didn't help much, either, as he went 1-for-11 with five strikeouts. He could certainly receive more big-league at-bats at some point this season, but he's done little to suggest he'll be a fantasy asset.

September 20, 2019 03:12 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Rare success at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a run in an extra-innings win over the Pirates on Thursday.

Bishop plated Tim Lopes with a second-inning single for his first RBI since Sept. 1 and only his second overall since returning from an extended absence due to a lacerated spleen and subsequent extended rehab assignment. The outfield prospect is a miserable 4-for-28 with no extra-base hits, two walks, two runs and 11 strikeouts during the 13 games he's appeared in during the current month, while Thursday's start was his first since Sept. 12.

September 4, 2019 02:08 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: First pair of hits since return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop went 2-for-4 in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

The pair of singles were the first two hits for Bishop since returning to the majors upon roster expansion last Sunday. The rookie outfielder hasn't been able to get into a rhythm against big-league arms of yet, as the lacerated spleen he suffered in early June prompted an absence of just under three months. However, Bishop should get his fair share of reps over the balance of the campaign with the Mariners playing out the string on a non-playoff season.

September 2, 2019 02:16 PM
Mariners' Braden Bishop: Uneventful majors return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bishop went 0-for-4 with a bases-loaded walk in a win over the Rangers on Sunday.

Bishop was making his big-league return after a long recovery from a lacerated spleen. The rookie has had a rough go of it against major-league arms over his first 29 plate appearances, but he should have plenty of opportunity over the balance of September to head into the offseason with some momentum.

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