The Mariners made a move this morning, sending RHP Evan Scribner to the 10-Day DL with flexor bundle strain in his elbow. Taking his place on the roster will be outfielder Boog Powell, who was called up from Triple-A Tacoma.
Mariners calling up OF Boog Powell from Tacoma. RH Evan Scribner to 10-day DL with flexor bundle strain in elbow— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) April 29, 2017
Scribner has struggled in limited time this year, surrendering nine runs on thirteen hits (including three home runs) in 7.1 innings. He’s yet to issue a walk, but he’s been hurt by the long ball. In his last outing on April 25th against Detroit, Scribner was roughed up for three runs on four hits in a single inning. Let’s hope a trip to the DL gets him all straightened out.
Powell, meanwhile, comes up just a couple weeks after returning from suspension. In fourteen games with the Tacoma Rainiers this season, he’s slashed .261/.424/.326 with a 10.2% k-rate. The outfielder was expected to be in the Mariners’ grander plans when he came over in the Brad Miller trade last offseason, but a subpar performance in 2016, coupled with the suspension, led to manager Scott Servais saying this in early March.
Perhaps he’s worked himself back into a positive light with the team. Perhaps he’ll be gone in a week and we’ll never really hear from him again. Regardless, Boog Powell is about to make his MLB debut, and that’s always a fun thing to see. Go get ‘em, Boog.