Mariners place Saunders on 15-day disabled list

Mariners place Saunders on 15-day disabled list

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SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 10: Right fielder Michael Saunders #55 of the Seattle Mariners is tended to by center fielder Franklin Gutierrez #21 after crashing into the wall on a ball hit by Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros in the first inning at Safeco Field on April 10, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Saunders was removed from the game with a shoulder injury.

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 6:49 PM

SEATTLE  -- Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprain in the AC joint of his right shoulder, a day after he crashed into the outfield wall.

Seattle made the roster move Thursday before opening a four-game series against Texas. Seattle selected outfielder Endy Chavez from Triple-A Tacoma and designated for assignment pitcher D.J. Mitchell to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.

Saunders was hurt Wednesday night in the first inning against Houston when he slammed into the right-field wall catching leadoff hitter Jose Altuve's fly ball. Saunders said he was initially concerned he may have broken his collarbone, but was relieved the injury was just a sprain. Manager Eric Wedge said Saunders fought going on the disabled list, but the injury requires a couple weeks of rest.

 

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