Injuries & Moves: Trammell (hamstring) to IL

June 29th, 2022

Keep track of the Mariners’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

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June 29: LF Taylor Trammell placed on 10-day injured list (right hamstring strain); 4 other roster moves made
Trammell exited the Mariners' 2-0 win over the Orioles on Tuesday with a right hamstring strain while running to first base on an inning-ending double play. It's the same injury as the one he suffered in early April while playing at Triple-A Tacoma, which sidelined him roughly six weeks.

Seattle made a few other roster moves as well:

OF Marcus Wilson selected from Triple-A Tacoma: The second-round pick will be making his Major League debut after joining the organization ahead of Spring Training. He's hit .209/.336/.469 (.806 OPS) with 12 homers at Tacoma.

INF/OF Sam Haggerty selected from Tacoma: The versatile switch-hitter could see consistent playing time while Trammell is out and with the looming suspensions to J.P. Crawford, Jesse Winker and Julio Rodríguez.

INF Kevin Padlo optioned to Tacoma: He's played in six big league games for the Mariners this season and has spent most of the year at Tacoma.

C Tom Murphy transferred to 60-day injured list (dislocated left shoulder): The veteran clubhouse leader was already slated to miss the rest of the regular season. -- Daniel Kramer

June 29: RF Mitch Haniger, DH Kyle Lewis take on-field BP
In a somewhat surreal sight, two of the Mariners' top sluggers were going back to back on the field on Tuesday, as Lewis and Haniger each were among a group of hitters who took early batting practice at T-Mobile Park. Lewis had also done so on Monday, but one day later, he was attempting some sprint drills out of the box following his final swing of each round. Lewis was also wearing elastic stretch bands on his right leg to help him with his running form and to keep his surgically repaired knee elevated when bursting.

Lewis, who suffered a concussion on May 28, spoke to reporters in the dugout after the session, outlining in detail some of the prolonged symptoms he experienced. He was essentially bedridden for the first week and experienced challenges with bright lights and loud sounds. He also partook in the dark room treatment that many concussion victims complete. Then, once he felt better, he began working back to everyday, non-baseball activities, such as extended walks outdoors.

The 2020 AL Rookie of the Year is still unsure of when he might return to the big league team, but by elevating his heart rate and regaining his timing at the plate, he could be nearing a Minor League rehab assignment soon.

Haniger isn't quite as close, but he's confident that the initial 10-12 week prognosis to return from a Grade 2 high ankle sprain is within reach, which would be near the All-Star break. Haniger said that, while it was nice to hit on the field again for the first time since the injury, it doesn't represent nearly as significant of a step in his recovery as the eventual sprints and agility exercises will. He's been lightly jogging every morning, saying that the first few days didn't feel great, but that things have improved.

"Once I'm able to get up to full speed, like in a jog, kind of like running full speed, then there'd be some sprint work after that," Haniger explained. "And then from there, I don't know. We'll have to talk to [Mariners physical therapist Ryan] Bitzel and see where his next steps come from. All I know is I'm focused on working up to full speed in a run, like jog into running, and then from there, yeah. I'm not trying to look too far ahead." -- Daniel Kramer

INJURY UPDATES

7-day concussion IL

OF Kyle Lewis (concussion symptoms)
Expected return: TBD
Lewis opened up on the severity of his concussion symptoms in a conversation with reporters recently, saying that he's had a lot of issues with bright lights, was essentially bedridden for the first week after suffering the injury and that he's had to slowly work his way back to everyday, non-baseball activities before he was able to get back on the field. He's been taking early batting practice at T-Mobile Park and also putting his surgically repaired right knee through more running and agility exercises, signaling that he could be nearing a Minor League rehab assignment. -- Daniel Kramer (Last updated: June 28)

10-day and 15-day IL

RF Mitch Haniger (Grade 2 high right ankle sprain)
Expected return: All-Star break
Haniger took batting practice on the field for the first time, and though he acknowledged it was a positive step in his recovery, it won't be nearly as significant as the sprinting and agility exercises he'll still need to clear. He's been jogging lightly every day and will need to work his way into a full-strength run from those exercises before he can begin the next phase of his recovery. Haniger said that the initial timeline prognosis is still in reach, which was always mid-July. The outfielder will eventually need a Minor League rehab assignment to regain his timing. -- Daniel Kramer (Last updated: June 28)

1B Ty France (left elbow sprain)
Expected return: At least July 4
France is already more ahead in his recovery than the Mariners initially envisioned, having taken swings with a fungo in the batting cage to test the pain tolerance in his elbow. The first day he went about 40% effort then ramped up to 60% the next, when he also fielded ground balls. Mariners manager Scott Servais is optimistic that the All-Star candidate won't be out longer than the minimum allotted time. -- Daniel Kramer (Last updated: June 28)

C Luis Torrens (left shoulder inflammation)
Expected return: TBD
Torrens hurt himself during the Mariners' benches-clearing brawl in Anaheim on June 26 and was shelved one day later. At the time that he was placed on the IL, it was unclear how long he'll need to build back strength in the area, once the inflammation subsides. -- Daniel Kramer (Last updated: June 27)

C Tom Murphy (dislocated left shoulder)
Expected return: 2023
Murphy will undergo season-ending surgery to repair his left shoulder. Manager Scott Servais said Murphy's shoulder had popped in and out a couple of times before the catcher landed on the injured list on May 7, and other treatments were not able to fix the issue. 

"He tried to do everything he could to get back," Servais said. "He did a PRP injection, he did a number of different treatments to try to get back and going, and it just wasn't taking." 

Servais said he's confident that Murphy will return once he is healthy in 2023. -- Sonja Chen (Last updated: June 23)

1B Evan White (left hip)
Expected return
: TBD
White returned to Triple-A Tacoma and resumed his rehab assignment on June 14, two weeks after he experienced a setback that forced him to halt his game action. He played in eight games before being shelved, going 3-for-23. White has undergone two surgeries in the past 12 months, first to repair a left hip flexor strain last July then for a sports hernia in March. -- Daniel Kramer (Last updated: June 14)

60-day IL

RHP Casey Sadler (shoulder surgery)
Expected return:
2023
Sadler will miss the entirety of the 2022 season. The 31-year-old righty found his niche in relief for Seattle last year, reeling off a franchise record 29 consecutive scoreless appearances. That streak will remain active upon his return to action.

“He was such a big part of our bullpen last year, certainly down the stretch in what he was able to do in that critical ‘pivot’ role,” manager Scott Servais said. “Disappointed for him. … He eventually will be fine, but he’s not going to pitch for us this year.” -- Jesse Borek (Last updated: March 20)