Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.262
 
Career Avg.
.229
Name  Michael Saunders
Born  11/19/1986
Height  6-4
Weight  215
Number  55
Position  CF
Bats  L
Throws  R
7/30/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders (oblique) took batting practice Wednesday, according to mlb.com. He could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.
Insight: He went on the disabled list with a strained oblique on July 11 after spending a couple weeks on the DL in June with a shoulder injury. Saunders will return to a .276 average, six homers, 28 RBI, 31 runs, three steals and a .761 OPS in 196 at-bats.
 
6/12/2014 8:14:00 PM
Description: The Mariners have put right fielder Michael Saunders on the 15-day DL. SOURCE: Shannon Drayer, ESPN Seattle
Insight: He's out with a shoulder injury. Jesus Montero has been called up from Triple-A Tacoma to take Saunders' place on the active roster. We're hearing Saunders (.272, 4 HR, 25 RBI) could resume baseball activities later this week so his DL stint shouldn't require more than the minimum 15 days.
 
6/10/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Mariners right fielder Michael Saunders (shoulder) is in the lineup Tuesday, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com.
Insight: Saunders missed the last three games with a sore right shoulder. He's batted .356 with three homers and 18 RBI in his last 17 games.
 
6/7/2014 12:37:00 PM
Description: Mariners right fielder Michael Saunders exited Friday's game with a sore left shoulder and is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: He came out in the fourth inning after going hitless in his first two at bats. Cole Gillespie (.333, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 6 runs in 20 games) will get a start in right field.
 
6/6/2014 9:08:00 PM
Description: Mariners right fielder Michael Saunders exited Friday's game with a sore left shoulder. SOURCE: Bob Dutton, Tacoma News Tribune
Insight: He came out in the fourth inning after going hitless in his first two at bats. Cole Gillespie (.343, 0 HR, 2 RBI) is now playing right field with Dustin Ackley (.237, 4 HR, 20 RBI) taking over in left.
 
8/27/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: Seattle center fielder Michael Saunders, who is still battling an injured neck missed Monday's game and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Texas.
Insight: Monday was Saunders' third consecutive absence. The good news is he was able to take batting practice on Monday. Perhaps he'll make an appearance later on in the series.
 
8/26/2013 9:13:00 PM
Description: Seattle center fielder Michael Saunders, who is still battling an injured neck, won't play Monday versus Texas. SOURCE: Greg Johns, MLB.com
Insight: Monday will be Saunders' third consecutive absence. The good news is he was able to take batting practice on Monday. Perhaps he'll make an appearance later on in the series.
 
8/3/2013 10:50:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders led the offensive attack on Saturday night with a pair of home runs and five RBI.
Insight: Saunders has hit safely in seven of eight games including four home runs. Still, he's not really put together a season that has fantasy owners interested on a long-term basis (.233, 10 HR, 37 RBI).
 
Cold6/29/2013 6:19:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders will miss the next few days after getting spiked on his middle finger Saturday.
Insight: Saunders is limited to pinch-running until his laceration heals up. The outfielder is hitting just .165 with zero homers and 40 strikeouts over his last 115 at-bats dating back to May 16, so he shouldn't be owned in any leagues.
 
Cold6/21/2013 1:46:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders has gone 1-for-11 with five strikeouts against Oakland right-hander Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Saunders' Thursday night two-hit game had his first multi-hit game since June 2 and his first extra base hit since June 1. This is not a guy who is about to turn his season around. He's hitting just .206 with a .618 OPS and should be avoided.
 
Cold6/19/2013 11:13:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders has gone 14-for-96 (.146) with zero homers and 36 strikeouts over his last 30 games.
Insight: He also has a .158 average (3-for-19) against Angels starter C.J. Wilson, who will be on the hill Wednesday. Saunders can be dropped in all leagues, but fantasy owners who do own him should stick him on the bench Wednesday and for the foreseeable future.
 
Cold5/30/2013 10:10:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders is in the midst of a massive slump that has dropped his average from .278 to .215.
Insight: Saunders looked to be a solid third fantasy outfielder earlier this season, as he had four homers and six steals to go with a solid batting average after putting up 19 homers and 21 steals last year. However, Saunders is 4-for-42 (.095) with 18 strikeouts and one RBI over his last 12 games.
 
5/25/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders is 0-for-9 versus Texas starter Derek Holland.
Insight: Saunders has played solidly when on the field (as per his past history he's already spent time on the DL). He has four homers, 13 RBI and 19 runs scored in 30 games. This matchup, however, is not favorable.
 
5/14/2013 10:59:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders is just 1-for-11 (.091) versus Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia.
Insight: Saunders has played solidly when on the field (as per his past history he's already spent time on the DL). He's batting .286 with four homers, 11 RBI and 17 runs scored in 20 games. This matchup, however, is not favorable.
 
5/4/2013 8:04:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders has two three-hit efforts in his last three games.
Insight: Saunders went 3-for-5 with two homers Saturday against the Blue Jays and is batting .300 with four home runs, 11 RBI, 14 runs and four steals despite spending two weeks on the DL with a shoulder injury.
 
4/29/2013 8:04:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders (shoulder) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Saunders hasn't played since April 11 due to a sprained shoulder. He'll start in center field Monday night.
 
4/24/2013 5:03:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders (shoulder) will likely go out on a rehab stint with Triple-A Tacoma this weekend before rejoining the team. SOURCE: Mariners.mlb.com
Insight: Saunders is dealing with a sprained right shoulder. He's eligible to return from the 15-day DL on April 26, but he'll need a few games. Saunders is hitting .286 with a homer and three steals this season after belting 19 homers and stealing 21 bags last year.
 
4/17/2013 8:41:00 PM
Description: Mariners manager Eric Wedge says outfielder Michael Saunders (shoulder) could return when he's eligible on April 26. SOURCE: Greg Johns, MLB.com
Insight: Saunders is dealing with a sprained right shoulder but he has started some light swinging. Saunders hit 19 homers and stole 21 bases last season and had one homer and three steals in his first nine games this season.
 
4/11/2013 10:24:00 AM
Description: Larry Stone from the Seattle Times is reporting that Mariners right fielder Michael Saunders has been diagnosed with a sprained right shoulder.
Insight: Stone said the injury shouldn't affect Saunders long-term but he did concede that he could spend some time on the disabled list. Washed up outfielder Jason Bay (.214 in six games this season) will be in the mix for more playing time now that Saunders is out of commission.
 
4/10/2013 10:27:00 PM
Description: Seattle outfielder Michael Saunders left Wednesday's game against the Astros after crashing into the right field wall while making a catch.
Insight: Trainers were tending to his right shoulder, according to Larry Stone of the Seattle Times, and his right arm was hanging limply as he walked off the field. Jason Bay replaced him in right field.