Player News - Mariners

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Marco Gonzales gave up only two runs but lasted just 4 2/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Braves.

Unfortunately, the 4 2/3 frames is actually the deepest he’s pitched into a game in his five starts in the majors this season. He did record five strikeouts on the night, although he also walked three after walking just two total in his first four starts. Gonzales will take on the Orioles in Baltimore the next time out.
Aug 22 - 11:40 PM

Mike Zunino singled twice and drew a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

The Mariners managed only five hits and three walks on the night against Lucas Sims and the Braves' bullpen, but their catcher had a nice night. Zunino has four multi-hit games over his last seven starts, although he went hitless in his other three games.
Aug 22 - 11:29 PM

Mariners manager Scott Servais said Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder) looked only "OK" in his bullpen session Monday.

"He’ll probably throw another bullpen," Servais told reporters after the workout. "We’re running out of time. Guys have to be able to ramp it up pretty quickly to have any chance to make an impact for us down the stretch ... Last time, Kuma got to this point, then he got to the simulated game, we put a hitter in there, and it was like, `Whoa, this isn’t even close.’ It didn’t feel good." The veteran right-hander has been out since early May and there is no timetable for him to embark on a minor league rehab assignment. He might not make it back this year.
Aug 22 - 8:22 PM

Mariners recalled RHP Daniel Altavilla from Triple-A Tacoma.

Altavilla had registered a 1.08 ERA over his last 15 appearances with Tacoma. He'll work in a middle relief role in Seattle.
Aug 22 - 4:27 PM

Mariners placed RHP Tony Zych on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 20, with a right elbow flexor bundle strain.

Zych also missed some time at the beginning of this season with a right biceps injury. Daniel Altavilla will fill his spot in the Mariners' bullpen.
Aug 22 - 4:25 PM

Shawn O'Malley suffered a concussion on Monday at Triple-A Tacoma.

The head injury could delay his return to the major leagues, which was likely to come September 1 after the expansion of MLB rosters. O'Malley was placed on the disabled list just before Opening Day following an emergency appendectomy and then suffered a serious shoulder injury in April. The 29-year-old infielder has been limited to 31 minor league games in 2017.
Aug 22 - 3:54 PM

Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder) was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday.

Iwakuma is ready to test his shoulder again after he struggled with his mechanics during a simulated game earlier this month. He's already experienced multiple setbacks, so the Mariners can't count on him at this point. Iwakuma has been out since early May.
Aug 22 - 10:27 AM

David Phelps (elbow) was scheduled to throw a 20-pitch simulated inning on Monday.

Assuming all went well, Phelps could be activated as soon as Wednesday. The recently-acquired right-hander has been out for a couple of weeks with an elbow impingement.
Aug 22 - 10:23 AM

Andrew Albers gave up four runs (three earned) over five-plus innings in a 6-5 win over the Braves on Monday.

Albers allowed two runs over the first five innings before getting chased when the first two batters reached base in the sixth. They ultimately each came around to score. Albers fanned three and walked one in the victory. He has done a respectable job in back-to-back starts, but we wouldn’t bank on it continuing against the Yankees this weekend at Yankee Stadium.
Aug 21 - 11:24 PM

Edwin Diaz tossed a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Braves for his 28th save of the season.

Diaz gave up a leadoff single to Ender Inciarte, but he was eventually thrown out stealing. The hard-throwing right-hander ended up throwing just five pitches in the frame. Diaz has looked rather shaky recently, but he has converted each of his last nine save chances.
Aug 21 - 11:23 PM

Yonder Alonso finished 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in Monday’s win over the Braves.

Alonso played two runs with a double in the fourth inning and doubled home another run in the sixth. He’s now batting .318 (14-for-44) through his first 12 games with Seattle.
Aug 21 - 11:22 PM

Nelson Cruz is not in the Mariners' lineup Monday.

Cruz is expected to be limited to pinch-hitting duty for the club's three games in Atlanta, as the M's don't want to play him in the outfield. It's obviously a bummer for his fantasy owners this week.
Aug 21 - 4:30 PM

Felix Hernandez (shoulder) will play catch Tuesday.

Hernandez to this point has been limited to strengthening exercises over the last three weeks after being diagnosed with more bursitis in his right shoulder, but he's ready to start throwing again now. The veteran right-hander will surely need at least one rehab start before returning, so he's likely still at least a couple weeks away.
Aug 21 - 4:25 PM

James Paxton (pectoral) will play catch Wednesday.

He had been hoping to play catch this past weekend, but it sounds like he's a tad behind schedule. Paxton -- who strained his left pectoral in a start 11 days ago -- will need to progress from playing catch to bullpen sessions to facing hitters and then maybe go out on a short rehab assignment before rejoining the Mariners' rotation. In other words, it will be a little while, but Wednesday is a nice step.
Aug 21 - 4:20 PM

Yovani Gallardo surrendered three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Sunday as the Mariners fell to the Rays.

Gallardo struck out six batters, but he issued three walks and gave up five hits -- including a solo homer to Kevin Kiermaier in the bottom of the first inning and a two-run shot to Adeiny Hechavarria in the bottom of the seventh. Gallardo is 5-9 on the season with a 5.75 ERA.
Aug 20 - 3:58 PM


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