Mariners injuries and roster moves

October 2nd, 2023

As the Mariners turn their attention toward 2024, this page will continue to be updated throughout the offseason. Please note that players on the 60-day injured list must be added back onto the 40-man roster after the World Series.



C (left thumb sprain)
Expected return: TBD
Murphy, who is set to become a free agent, suffered what wound up being a season-ending injury when a ball in the dirt spiked back up and hit him in his catching thumb during Seattle's Aug. 11-13 series against Baltimore. (Last updated: Oct. 1)

60-day IL

RHP (right shoulder strain)
Expected return: 2024
Hancock underwent a platelet rich plasma injection on Aug. 22 to try to speed up his healing process to what Mariners GM Justin Hollander described as a Grade One Plus strain. Hollander said Hancock is in Arizona and feels better after experiencing some soreness earlier in the week.

“He’’ll progress into strengthening the area,” Hollander said. “We’re going to be very conservative with it. … There is no expectation that he’s going to pitch again this year, so we’ll spend the time in the offseason to get it right once and for all.” (Last updated: Sept. 11)

LHP Marco Gonzales (left flexor)
Expected return: TBD
Gonzales underwent season-ending surgery on Aug. 22 to release the tension around the anterior interosseous nerve that had been lingering for more than two months in his pitching forearm. Gonzales estimated that by doing so now, he’ll be able to go through a regular offseason throwing program and be ready when pitchers and catchers report in Arizona in February. (Last updated: Aug. 25)

RHP (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return: 2024
After meeting with the Mariners' head orthopedist, Dr. Jason King, and Dr. Keith Meister, the renowned specialist based in Arlington, Murfee determined that the best course of action in his recovery was to undergo season-ending UCL surgery.

Murfee was shelved twice this season due to right elbow inflammation, on May 6 then again on June 12, one day after his first appearance back off the IL. He was transferred to the 60-day IL in early July. (Last updated: July 5)

LHP (left flexor tendon injury, Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2024
Ray was transferred to the 60-day IL on June 12 as part of a roster formality in order to clear a spot for reliever Ty Adcock to be added to the 40-man. The lefty won't begin throwing until at least six months following the procedure, which he underwent on May 3. (Last updated: June 12)

RHP (right flexor strain)
Expected return: 2024
McGee, who carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his MLB debut and then hit the shelf with the injury, will likely undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, which would also be performed by Dr. Keith Meister, Robbie Ray’s surgeon.

“What they are seeing is that the instability in his UCL is causing the flexor to not feel properly, so no matter how much you do on the rehab for the flexor, the UCL seems to be causing a problem,” GM Justin Hollander said. (Last updated: May 22)

1B (left groin strain, hip surgery)
Expected return: TBD
White underwent surgery on his left hip, the same area he underwent a season-ending procedure in 2021. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bryan T. Kelly of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. (Last updated: May 22)