Found June 12, 2013 on
MLB Injury News:
The Seattle Mariners scratched first baseman Kendrys Morales
from their starting lineup prior to last night’s contest against the Houston
Astros due to lower back soreness, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com.
The same issue caused Morales to exit Saturday’s game early,
but he was able to return to the lineup as Seattle’s designated hitter on
Sunday and suited up at first base on Monday. Following that injury he was
listed as day to day, so the Mariners could attempt to ease Morales back into
the lineup once again using the DH spot.
Seattle is already without first baseman Justin Smoak, while
another potential fill in, Mike Morse, is limited to DH duties with his
strained right quadriceps. As a result, Alex Liddi replaced Morales at first
base, batting ninth for the Mariners.
The Mariners acquired Morales from the Los Angeles Angels
this offseason in exchange for starting pitcher Jason Vargas. The 29-year-old
has been solid in his first season in Seattle, hitting .292/.351/.465 with 18
doubles and eight home runs over 265 plate appearances.
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