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Washington quarterback Michael Penix speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, March 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Michael Penix Jr. confident he’s answered concerns at NFL combine

Varying national reports have stated the UW quarterback has impressed teams in formal meetings

 

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Matt Brash delivers during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)

Mariners get relieving injury update on Matt Brash

The hard-throwing reliever won’t need surgery. Plus, updates on injuries to Gregory Santos and Luis Urias.

 

Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Walker, Charbonnet sure to lead RB corps again

The running back position brings rare certainty to Seattle’s offseason of upheaval.

 

Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodríguez warms up during spring training baseball workouts Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Servais calls 2024 Mariners ‘the hungriest team I’ve ever had’

The team is ready to rewrite the script after a disappointing postseason miss last year.

Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodríguez warms up during spring training baseball workouts Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) plays against the Arizona Cardinals in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Seahawks position overview: Will Smith still hold reins at QB?

The veteran’s 2024 salary recently became guaranteed, but a trade is still possible.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) plays against the Arizona Cardinals in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Seattle Mariners pitcher George Kirby during a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Mariners’ strike-throwing machine Kirby hones his craft in solitude

George Kirby spent his offseason training without distractions — or a catcher — in his hometown.

Seattle Mariners pitcher George Kirby during a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Seattle Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh smiles while warming up during spring training baseball workouts Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Mariners determined to rebound from missing playoffs

The team wants to wash away the sour taste of being eliminated in the final weekend last season.

Seattle Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh smiles while warming up during spring training baseball workouts Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford watches his grand slam against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Mariners set at shortstop with Crawford

J.P. Crawford is coming off a career season and has developed into Seattle’s unofficial team captain.

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford watches his grand slam against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Mariners' Josh Rojas holds a trident in the dugout as he celebrates after his solo home run against the Texas Rangers during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Mariners spring preview: Rojas, Urias set for 3rd-base platoon

Seattle is tasked with replacing clubhouse leader Eugenio Suarez at the hot corner.

Seattle Mariners' Josh Rojas holds a trident in the dugout as he celebrates after his solo home run against the Texas Rangers during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Minnesota Twins second baseman Jorge Polanco, right, tags out Chicago White Sox's Andrew Benintendi at second and throws to first baseman Kyle Farmer to tag out Luis Robert Jr. for the double play during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)

Mariners spring preview: Will Polanco fill the void at 2nd base?

Seattle is once turning to a veteran to bolster lacking production from the position.

Minnesota Twins second baseman Jorge Polanco, right, tags out Chicago White Sox's Andrew Benintendi at second and throws to first baseman Kyle Farmer to tag out Luis Robert Jr. for the double play during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
Washington offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb stands on the field as players warm up before facing Washington State in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Seahawks’ Macdonald had Grubb on radar before hire

Head coach Mike Macdonald recently spoke about new assistant coaches Ryan Grubb, Aden Durde and Leslie Frazier.

Washington offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb stands on the field as players warm up before facing Washington State in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Washington offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb, center, talks with quarterback Dylan Morris (5) and quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) as they warm up before an NCAA college football game against Washington State, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

AP source: Seahawks expected to hire Grubb as offensive coordinator

Grubb spent the past two seasons leading UW’s prolific offense.

Washington offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb, center, talks with quarterback Dylan Morris (5) and quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) as they warm up before an NCAA college football game against Washington State, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh signals during the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)

Mariners spring preview: Raleigh carries the load at catcher

The power-hitting backstop set a single-season club record for home runs by a catcher last year.

Seattle Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh signals during the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
Dallas Cowboys coach Aden Durde talks to his players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Michael Laughlin)

AP source: Seahawks expected to hire Aden Durde as new DC

The 44-year-old coach has guided the Dallas Cowboys defensive line since 2011.

Dallas Cowboys coach Aden Durde talks to his players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Michael Laughlin)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher George Kirby throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mariners spring preview: How good can rotation be in 2024?

The team returns all five starters from a group that ranked among the MLB’s best last season.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher George Kirby throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
UCLA head coach Chip Kelly stands on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California in Los Angeles, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Report: Seahawks interview UCLA coach Chip Kelly for OC job

Seattle is one of two NFL teams still searching for an offensive coordinator.

UCLA head coach Chip Kelly stands on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California in Los Angeles, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Seattle Seahawks new NFL football head coach Mike Macdonald speaks during an introductory press conference, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Seahawks hope Mike Macdonald can make them contenders again

Seattle’s extensive search led it to hiring the youngest coach in the NFL.

Seattle Seahawks new NFL football head coach Mike Macdonald speaks during an introductory press conference, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald talks to the media during an NFL football media availability, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Seahawks hire Ravens DC Mike Macdonald as new head coach

The 36-year-old Macdonald replaces longtime Seattle coach Pete Carroll.

Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald talks to the media during an NFL football media availability, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
FILE - Minnesota Twins second baseman Jorge Polanco throws out Houston Astros' Jeremy Pena at first base during the seventh inning in Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game in Houston, Oct. 8, 2023. The Seattle Mariners have acquired Polanco from the Twins, Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, for pitchers Anthony DeSclafani and Justin Topa, two minor leaguers and cash. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Mariners acquire Jorge Polanco from Twins for 4-player package

Reliever Justin Topa and outfield prospect Gabriel Gonzalez are among the four players heading to Minnesota.

FILE - Minnesota Twins second baseman Jorge Polanco throws out Houston Astros' Jeremy Pena at first base during the seventh inning in Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game in Houston, Oct. 8, 2023. The Seattle Mariners have acquired Polanco from the Twins, Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, for pitchers Anthony DeSclafani and Justin Topa, two minor leaguers and cash. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford (3) celebrates with Julio Rodriguez (44) after the Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Analysis: An early projection of the Mariners’ 2024 roster

A look at who’s in line to be on the team’s opening day roster.

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford (3) celebrates with Julio Rodriguez (44) after the Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)