The Seattle Mariners placed shortstop Jack Wilson on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a severely bruised left heel, and activated Brendan Ryan from the DL to take his spot. Wilson hurt his heel after landing awkwardly on first base during a game against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Brendan Ryan will look to get back on track after spending the last couple of weeks out of action. I'm hoping by now he has re-grown his mustache and the bravado that goes along with it because he's going to need a lot of infield triples going forward to make much of a difference with this Mariners ballclub.
In other Mariners' news, LHP Aaron Laffey has been claimed by the New York Yankees off of waivers. He'll join his new team on Saturday.
The Mariners travel to Tampa Bay this weekend to face a Rays team that has been playing some good baseball as of late. They're 7-3 in their last 10, ten games over .500, and sit 9.0 games out of the lead in the AL East. Felix Hernandez takes the hill for the Mariners tonight to try to end the Rays two-game win streak.
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