The Mariners introduced they’ve positioned Julio Rodríguez on the 10-day injured listing with a decrease again pressure. Seattle recalled Taylor Trammell from Triple-A Tacoma to take the vacated energetic roster spot.
Rodríguez has battled again soreness for a couple of days, and the difficulty was critical sufficient the membership despatched him for an MRI this afternoon. Supervisor Scott Servais advised reporters this night the workforce’s docs had been nonetheless evaluating the imaging outcomes earlier than figuring out whether or not an IL stint can be obligatory (by way of Adam Jude of the Seattle Instances). Additional specifics on Rodríguez’s situation aren’t clear, however the situation is evidently critical sufficient that it’ll value him a minimum of every week and a half.
There are 12 days remaining within the common season, so it’s doable Rodríguez makes it again by the beginning of the postseason. Evidently, the M’s would certainly be higher off if he can get again in time for the opening spherical of the playoffs. With a four-game cushion over the Orioles for the American League’s last Wild Card spot, the Mariners are in a robust place to safe their first postseason berth in over twenty years. Embarking on a protracted playoff run will surely be loads harder with out the AL Rookie of the Yr candidate, as Rodríguez is already Seattle’s finest participant.
Throughout his debut marketing campaign, Rodríguez has linked on 27 residence runs and stolen 25 bases. He’s the one participant within the majors who has already eclipsed 25 homers and steals apiece, and he owns an general .280/.342/.502 line by 549 plate appearances. Rodríguez has paired that wonderful offensive manufacturing with above-average heart area protection in cementing himself among the many sport’s high younger stars.
For no matter time Rodríguez is out, the Mariners are set to show to certainly one of their different former high outfield prospects. Jarred Kelenic has but to cement himself as a giant league common, proudly owning a .170/.250/.340 line over 504 MLB plate appearances. The one-time sixth general decide and consensus high prospect only recently turned 23 years previous, although, and he’s raked at a .295/.365/.557 clip in 86 video games in Tacoma this yr. Servais confirmed that Kelenic can be the on a regular basis heart fielder for so long as Rodríguez is out of motion (Jude hyperlink).