Mariners Injuries Pile Up with Losses of Hernandez, Haniger

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OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 22: Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners runs to third base against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at the Oakland Coliseum on April 22, 2017 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Mariners Injuries from April 25, 2017

Injury reports are never fun, and even more so when they come following a tough loss. They’re even worse when they involve a team’s top hitter and top pitcher. The Mariners injuries from the game against Detroit on April 25, 2017 have put both on the disabled list.

Felix Hernandez Injury

Mariners manager Scott Servais removed Hernandez from the game after two rocky innings. Following the game, Servais told the media that it was “dead arm.” Hernandez was flown back to Seattle to undergo a MRI on his throwing arm. The results of the MRI will give a time table for Hernandez’s return. Seattle has placed him on the 10-day disabled list, calling it right shoulder fatigue.

Hernandez is 2-2 on the season in five starts. His ERA is currently 4.73 and he holds a 1.575 WHIP in 26.7 innings pitched. He has struck out 22, walked three, and allowed six home runs. Mariners have recalled lefty Dillon Overton from Triple-A Tacoma to take Hernandez’s next start. Per Jon Morosi’s tweet, Hernandez should miss two to three weeks while dealing with shoulder inflammation.

Mitch Haniger Injury

To add insult to that injury, Haniger exited the game in the top of the third. After hitting a single, he exited due to a strained oblique, which he has been fighting for a week or so. Seattle placed him on the 10-day DL while he recovers.

Haniger leads the American League in runs scored after 21 games, with 20. His slash line of .338/.442/.600/1.042 places him among the games top sluggers. He is also a quality outfielder, with 45 put-outs and one assist in 47 chances. Taylor Motter should pull the starts while Haniger is out, as he has a solid slash line of .250/.311/.625/.936 in 61 plate appearances. Backing up Motter will be Ben Gamel, recalled from Triple-A Tacoma.

Mariners PR announced the following roster moves in response to the game:

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