Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 5/31/12
Manager Eric Wedge had been looking for a day to rest Ichiro, who came into the day with the most games played in the major leagues this year, 52.

Today Ichiro got his day off. And the Mariners scored 21 runs.

Kyle Seager, Jesus Montero, and Justin Smoak batted 3,4, and 5.

In other news. We're hearing via several sources

Source confirms that Stephen Pryor has been called up. Will join #Mariners in Chicago tomorrow.

— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) May 31, 2012



Welcome client Stephen Pryor to the big leagues!

— M. McCann(@mtmmccann55) May 31, 2012



That Mariners reliever Stephen Pryor is on his way to the big leagues.

Steve Delabar earlier today was sent back down to AAA Tacoma.

@shannondrayer reports #NMariners have optioned Steve Delebar to AAA Tacoma, Stephen Pryor expected to be recalled Friday in Chicago.

— Matt Pitman (@mattpitman) May 31, 2012



Full Name: Stephen Michael Pryor
Tacoma Rainiers
Triple-A Pacific Coast League
Born: 07/23/1989
Birthplace: Donelson, TN
College: Cleveland State CC, TN
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 245
Bats: R
Throws: R


Per Mariners.com Pryor, 22, has only allowed five hits with seven walks and 15 strikeouts in his 12 innings since being promoted to Tacoma.

He was 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in Double-A Jackson with seven saves, allowing just two earned runs in 16 innings.

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