Brandon Maurer will be used as a reliever at Triple-A Tacoma.
Mariners optioned RHP Brandon Maurer to Triple-A Tacoma.
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed Friday that Brandon Maurer was heading for an MRI exam on his ailing back.
Brandon Maurer was roughed up to the tune of five runs in four innings in Thursday night's game against the Angels.
Brandon Maurer was tagged for six runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Astros on Saturday night.
Greg Johns of MLB.com reports that the Mariners plan to skip Brandon Maurer the next time through the rotation.
Brandon Maurer had another abbreviated start on Wednesday, allowing two runs while walking four over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rays.
Brandon Maurer gave up 14 hits -- all of them singles -- and allowed six runs -- four earned -- in 7 1/3 innings Friday against the Royals.
Brandon Maurer allowed four runs on six hits over five innings in a win over the Astros on Sunday.
Brandon Maurer allowed five runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Sunday.
Brandon Maurer held the Marlins to one run over 4 1/3 innings on Sunday.
Mariners recalled RHP Brandon Maurer from Triple-A Tacoma.
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed Friday that Brandon Maurer will be recalled to start on Sunday in Miami.
Brandon Maurer is the most likely candidate to start for the Mariners on Sunday in Miami.