The Seattle Mariners made a bevy of moves on Wednesday, with Erik Bedard's placement on the disabled list the big one. Bedard reportedly sprained his knee in his last start and was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Tuesday. The injury does not appear to be serious and should only cost him one start.
The Mariners then made corresponding moves, triggered by the need for a backup catcher. Miguel Olivo left Tuesday's game with cramps, though his injury doesn't appear to be serious. However, backup catcher Chris Gimenez injured his oblique and was scheduled to have an MRI on Wednesday. Because of the uncertainty, Jose Yepez was recalled to be the backup catcher.
To make room for Yepez on the 40-man roster, Chaz Roe was designated for assignment, according to Ryan Divish.
Wow, Chaz Roe designated for assignment to make room for Yepez. Roe was the pitcher they acquired in the trade for Jose Lopez in the offseason.
This should be the end of Wednesday's moves unless something unexpected comes up. Bedard's DL stint shouldn't be long, nor is it much cause for concern. Reporters noted Bedard was not limping and was not pulled from the game on Tuesday, making his placement on the DL curious. Either way, only losing Bedard for one start is a positive, all things considered.