Brandon League’s struggles couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Seattle Mariners. League has four blown saves and owns a 4.18 ERA on the season. He has also issued 13 walks in only 28 innings. League has lost his job as closer to righty Tom Wilhelmsen.
The Mariners hope League gets his control problems under control and he regains his elite closer status that awarded him to the All-Star team last season. During the offseason, the Mariners resigned League to a one-year $5 million contract.
The Mariners are habitually a couple of seasons away from contending for the playoffs. League was going to be traded away to the highest bidder as the trade deadline approaches next month.
League has been pitching in middle relief since the demotion but now will be shifted to the set-up roll because hard throwing rookie Stephen Pryor landed on the disabled list with a pulled groin on Tuesday.
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