Found June 18, 2013 on
MLB Injury News:
The Seattle Mariners held veteran Jason Bay out of their
series opener with the Los Angeles Angels yesterday due to a sore hamstring,
according to Greg Johns of MLB.com.
Bay would normally have been in the Mariners’ lineup against
left-handed starting pitcher Jason Vargas, but Seattle instead used Raul
Ibanez. Manager Eric Wedge told reporters that Bay felt his hamstring tighten
up during Sunday’s game against the Oakland Athletics.
"He got a little knot in there," Wedge said.
"We got him out here early and tried to have him run a little bit, but we
talked about it and felt we'd be putting him in harm's way."
In his first season with the Mariners, Bay has hit
.222/.311/.395 with five doubles and eight home runs over 190 plate
Beyond Bay, the Mariners are also without two other
sluggers, including Kendrys Morales and Justin Smoak. Mike Morse has been playing
first base, causing Seattle to use Ibanez in the outfield to fill in for Bay.
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