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13 Dustin Ackley LF
Height/Weight: 6-1/205 | Birthdate: 2/26/1988 | Birthplace: Winston-Salem, NC | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Seattle | College: North Carolina | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $1,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 31/17 | Average Draft Position: 259.58
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Seth Smith leading off for Mariners on Wednesday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) The Mariners are going with Seth Smith at leadoff for Wednesday night's game against the Astros. 

Smith will serve as Seattle's designated hitter for this game with Nelson Cruz playing right field. Dustin Ackley, who hit leadoff on Tuesday, is playing in left field and is batting seventh. First baseman Logan Morrison is hitting sixth. 


Mariners transpose Ackley, Jackson in batting order Tuesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) The Mariners have flip-flopped the first two hitters in their lineup for the Tuesday night game against visiting Houston. Dustin Ackley is set to lead off for just the second time this season with Austin Jackson batting second.

Perhaps the shakeup will benefit Ackley, who has slowed down following a quick start. He is 2-for-18 after beginning the season on a five-game hitting streak.


Mike Zunino, Brad Miller, Dustin Ackley out of Mariners' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) The Mariners will be without three regulars in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Texas. 

Catcher Mike Zunino, shortstop Brad Miller and left fielder Dustin Ackley are all out of the lineup, getting rest. 

Jesus Sucre gets the start at catcher, just his second appearance of the season. He'll hit ninth in the order. 

Willie Bloomquist gets his fourth appearance of the year, starting at short and batting seventh. Justin Ruggiano will play left and bat sixth. 


M's move Dustin Ackley to second spot in lineup, Seth Smith to sixth


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/18/2015) The Mariners have shuffled their lineup slightly for Saturday’s game against the Rangers as left fielder Dustin Ackley will move up to the second spot for the second time this season while right fielder Seth Smith drops to sixth for the first time this year.

Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson out of the lineup Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson will get the day off Monday, as Seattle will move Dustin Ackley to center and bat him lead off, the team announced.

Jackson started the first six games of the season in center for Seattle and hit .231 with a double in 28 plate appearances. Ackley is hitting .235 with 12 home runs in 484 plate appearances while batting lead off in his career.

The Dodgers are currently the favorites (-123) over the Mariners Monday.


Dustin Ackley homers in Mariners' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley homered to lead off the third inning for the first run of a 5-4 victory over the A's. 

Ackley hit a 1-2 pitch to right center, breaking up A's starter Sonny Gray's 20-inning scoreless streak. He finished one for three with a walk, improving his average to .300 on the season. 


Mariners adjust lineup for A's LHP Drew Pomeranz


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon is going with six right-handed hitters against the Athletics Friday night, according to MLB.com. 

With Athletics southpaw Drew Pomeranz on the mound, McClendon is giving Dustin Ackley and shortstop Brad Miller some rest. Both are left-handed hitters and McClendon has opted for outfielder Justin Ruggiano and shortstop Willie Bloomquist instead. 

Ruggiano is hitting sixth and Bloomquist ninth. The only left-handed hitters in the lineup are Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Logan Morrison. 


Mariners' Dustin Ackley to get a lot of playing time this spring


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley will get a ton of playing time this spring, according to MLB.com.

Manager Lloyd McClendon said he wants Ackley to get off to a strong start, and will give the outfielder a lot of at-bats in March. Ackley seemed happy with the arrangement. "I think that's good," Ackley said. "The more at-bats you get, the better your timing gets and the more comfortable you feel. I think everybody wants to get at-bats and get ready."

Ackley had a tough first half of the season in 2014, but seemed to come on strong late. He stressed that being strong mentally should help in 2015. "I just need to stay consistent and don't start pressing if I don't get a hit for a couple games or don't do this or that," he said. "It's not being result-oriented and just going out there and playing and trusting in my swing and my mental standpoint."

The 27-year-old hit .245/.293/.398 over 502 at-bats last year. He's expected to open the season in a platoon role with Rickie Weeks. 


Mariners to platoon Rickie Weeks and Dustin Ackley


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) The Mariners plan on using a platoon in left field this season, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed the news, saying Rickie Weeks would mostly play left field this season. While that means Dustin Ackley's playing time will be reduced, McClendon said the club wasn't trying to send a message when it signed Weeks. "We’re trying to get better, and Rickie Weeks is a good player that can help us win ballgames," he said. "So I think the combination of both of those guys out there should produce a very productive left field."

Weeks was used as a platoon player last season, and put up strong numbers. The 32-year-old hit .274/.357/.452 over 252 at-bats. 

Ackley, 26, hit .245/.293/.398 over 502 at-bats. 


Mariners OF Dustin Ackley remains on course with ankle rehab


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley visited an ankle specialist in the offseason, but was told to stay on the same offseason recovery program, reports the Tacoma News Tribune.

My plan is to play the hell out of him in spring training," said McClendon on getting Ackley over his slow starts, per 710 AM ESPN Radio in Seattle. "Either he'll get tired or I will."

Ackley was limited to 143 games last season due to bone spurs in his left ankle. He hit .245/.293/.398 with 14 homers and 65 RBI over 502 at-bats last season.


Report: Mariners, Austin Jackson agree to $7.7-million deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Mariners have avoided arbitration with outfielder Austin Jackson by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $7.7 million, the Seattle Times reports.

The team was able to avoid arbitration with five players in all Friday by agreeing to the terms of one-year contracts for each player. First basman Logan Morrison is scheduled to make $2.725 million with incentives for reaching 500 and 600 plate appearances. Outfielder Dustin Ackley will take in $2.6 million as well as another $50,000 bonus for reaching 500 plate appearances.

Outfielder Justin Ruggiano, who was acquired from the Cubs earlier this offseason, will make $2.5 million and can earn another $20,000 if he reaches 375 plate appearances. Pitcher Charlie Furbush will earn $1.3 million.


Mariners avoid arbitration with five players


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Mariners reached agreements with five players Friday, avoiding arbitration with reliever Charlie Furbush, first baseman Logan Morrison and outfielders Dustin Ackley, Austin Jackson and Justin Ruggiano, according to The New Tribune.

Mariners tender six arbitration-eligible players before deadline


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Mariners tendered contracts to six arbitration-eligible players prior to Tuesday's deadline, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Those players include: first baseman Logan Morrison, outfielders Dustin Ackley, Austin Jackson and Michael Saunders, and relievers Charlie Furbush and Tom Wilhelmsen.

Mariners' Dustin Ackley to undergo further evaluation for ankle issue


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is expected to visit with a specialist to determine a course of action he might take to deal with a nagging left ankle injury, according to MLB.com.

Dustin Ackley set to sit against lefty Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) A prolonged slump and matchup against Toronto left-hander Daniel Norris have Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley sitting Thursday.

Ackley, who is batting just .218 against southpaws this season, has just two hits in his last 16 at-bats and is 7 for 55 in September.


Dustin Ackley belts two home runs Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley clubbed two home runs Friday against the Astros.

Ackley struck in the third inning. He worked a five-pitch at-bat against Brad Peacock, belting a 79 mph knuckle curve to left. He struck again in the eighth, hitting another solo shot on a 90 mph fastball. Ackley finished 2 for 4, with three runs scored and two RBI. 


Dustin Ackley back in action against the Angels


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley returned to the starting lineup Monday night against the Angels. Ackley has played in just one of the team's previous six games, as he has been dealing with bone spurs in his ankle. He is hitting .249/.298/.396 with 11 home runs, 60 RBI and eight stolen bases in 457 at-bats. 

Dustin Ackley misses another start


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/14/2014) Dustin Ackley was out of the Mariners' starting lineup for Sunday's game versus the Athletics. Ackley has played in just one of the team's previous six games, as he has been dealing with bone spurs in his ankle.

Corey Hart received the start in left field in Ackley's place.


Dustin Ackley out of lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the A's.

Ackley has been battling bone spurs in his ankle, and manager Lloyd McClendon wanted to give him a day of rest after he went 0 for 3 in his return to the lineup Friday. Ackley has hit .249/.298/.396 with 11 home runs, 60 RBI and eight stolen bases in 457 at-bats. The outfielder will be evaluated day by day to see if the ankle is well enough for Ackley to play, MLB.com reports.


Dustin Ackley set to start Friday against Athletics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Mariners second baseman Dustin Ackley is good to go Friday for the opener of a critical series against Oakland. He is back in the lineup after missing nearly a week with an ankle injury.

Ackley returns on a 1-for-19 slide that following a hot streak.


Mariners hope Dustin Ackley plays Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is not in Wednesday's lineup as he continues to nurse an ankle injury.

An MRI Tuesday revealed that Ackley is dealing with bone spurs in the injured ankle. The team is hopeful that he'll be able to play Friday, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Ackley has hit .251/.300/.399 with 11 home runs, 60 RBI and eight stolen bases in 454 at-bats.


Dustin Ackley dealing with bone spurs in ankle


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) An MRI on the injured ankle of Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley has revealed bone spurs, MLB.com reports.

Ackley is expected to miss a few more days with the injury. He has hit .251/.300/.399 with 11 home runs, 60 RBI and eight stolen bases in 454 at-bats.


Dustin Ackley not back just yet


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley was out of the lineup for a second straight game because of a jammed ankle Monday against the Astros. According to the Seattle Times, he expressed optimism earlier in the day that his absence wouldn't last long.

He said the pain was nothing like the bone spurs he had in his ankle back in 2012, believing he could return at some point during the Mariners' six-game homestand.

"It's nothing crazy. I'm kind of glad that it's not the same as the bone spurs because it would be a little more scary," he said.


Dustin Ackley sidelined by ankle


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) Dustin Ackley was not in the Mariners' starting lineup for Sunday's game at the Rangers, as he is recovering from a jammed ankle he sustained in Saturday's game. The Seattle Times reports that Ackley received treatment for the ankle on Sunday morning, and he hopes to be ready to play again for Monday's series opener against the Astros.

Chris Denorfia got the call to start in left field on Sunday in Ackley's absence.


Dustin Ackley out of Wednesday lineup against Athletics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) The Mariners have given suddenly slowing outfielder Dustin Ackley a rest for their Wednesday afternoon game in Oakland.

Ackley is hitless in eight at-bats in the last two games after a 12-game tear to end August in which he went 17 for 46 with three home runs and 12 RBI.