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MLB Injury News:
The Seattle Mariners have placed outfielder Michael Saunders
on the 15-day disabled listed with a sprained right shoulder, the team has
Saunders sustained his injury during Wednesday night’s contest against the Houston Astros when he collided with the outfield wall. He
was able to make an impressive catch on a ball off the bat of Astros second
baseman Jose Altuve, but in doing so he crashed into the fence.
While the sprain requires a trip to the DL, Saunders was
upbeat following the news, as he told reporters – including Larry Stone of The
Seattle Times – that he’s thankful it wasn’t worse. Saunders added that he
hopes not to miss much time due to the injury.
Upbeat Michael Saunders hopes to not much time, thankful injury wasn't worse
— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) April 11, 2013
Last night, the Mariners used an outfield featuring Michael
Morse, Franklin Gutierrez and Raul Ibanez with the team taking on Texas Rangers
right-hander Justin Grimm. Jason Bay should also see increased playing time as
a result of Saunder’s injury, specifically against left-handed pitchers.
To replace Saunders on their roster, Seattle has recalled
outfielder Endy Chavez from Triple-A.
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