Dustin Ackley LF SEA 6 days ago

Ackley is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

Ackley will take a seat with lefty Ross Detwiler on the hill for the Rangers, giving way to Justin Ruggiano in left field. Manager Lloyd McClendon has sat Ackley each time a southpaw has taken the hill for the opposing team this year, and Sunday will be no different.

Dustin Ackley LF SEA 1 week ago

Ackley is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephens of True Blue LA reports.

Ackley will sit for a second straight day with another lefty on the mound for the Dodgers. With the right-handed Yovani Gallardo considered the probable pitcher for the Mariners' next game Friday, it's likely that he'll rejoin the lineup then.

Dustin Ackley LF SEA 2 weeks ago

Ackley is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Rickie Weeks will take over in left field and atop the order Tuesday against left-hander David Huff. It appears as though Ackley and Weeks will indeed be deployed in a platoon moving forward, with Ackley seeing the lion's share of the starts as the lefty bat.

Dustin Ackley LF SEA 2 weeks ago

Ackley hit his third homer of the season Monday at the Dodgers.

Ackley has a hit in each of his five games this season. He usually sits against left-handers, but that has only cost him two games thus far.

Dustin Ackley LF SEA 2 weeks ago

Ackley is out of the lineup Friday against the A's.

Manager Lloyd McClendon will stack his lineup with primarily right-handed bats against lefty Drew Pomeranz, with the exceptions being Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Logan Morrison. Ackley will sit in favor of Rickie Weeks, who will make his first career regular-season appearance in left field and bat leadoff for the second time this season.

Dustin Ackley LF SEA 3 weeks ago

Ackley is out of the lineup Tuesday.

With lefty C.J. Wilson on the mound, Ackley (along with Seth Smith) will sit, with Nelson Cruz moving to right field, Justin Ruggiano taking over in left field and Rickie Weeks starting at DH. While Ackley can be a serviceable option when he's in the lineup against righties, the expectation should be that he will sit whenever the opposing team's starting pitcher is a lefty.

Dustin Ackley LF SEA 3 weeks ago

Ackley hit his first homer of the year Monday in a season-opening win against the Angels.

Great way to start the year for Ackley, who has a bit of pressure on him this year to produce like the 2009 second overall pick should. Last year he homered in his fifth game, but it took him more than a month to hit his next one. Hopefully, he finds more consistency this season. Ackley could be benched Tuesday, though, for Rickie Weeks as the Mariners are scheduled to face a left-handed starter.

Dustin Ackley LF SEA 2 months ago

Ackley looks like he's headed for a platoon in left field with Rickie Weeks, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Manager Lloyd McClendon didn't call it a platoon, but that's how he described it. "I think the combination of both of those guys out there should produce a left fielder where you have a combination of 20-25 home runs and 100-plus RBIs," McClendon said. "Now, you've got something." A platoon was an obvious option when the Mariners signed Weeks to play outfield, but McClendon's description makes it seem likely to happen. Ackley slugged .442 with 13 homers against RHP last year vs. .298 and one homer against LHP.

Dustin Ackley LF SEA 3 months ago

Ackley agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Mariners on Friday to avoid arbitration, Mike Perchick of WAPT reports.

Ackley will make an extra $50,000 if he can reach 500 plate appearances on the season, a number he barely surpassed in 2014 (502). He finished with a .245/.293/.398 with 14 home runs and 65 RBI in the campaign, and figures to head into 2015 as the team's starting left fielder.

Dustin Ackley LF SEA 7 months ago

Ackley is scheduled to visit a specialist for his ankle, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

An early-September MRI revealed bone spurs in Ackley's left ankle, and although he was able to tough it out over the remainder of the season, he indicated on a couple occasions that he wasn't at full capacity. He had trouble planting and pivoting on the foot, but GM Jack Zduriencik said Tuesday that he doesn't believe surgery is likely.