Wilhelmsen Coming Off DL; Aoki Recalled and Miranda Taking the Mound
SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen is on track to throw a simulated game tomorrow after he had an incident-free bullpen session yesterday. Wilhelmsen is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list after suffering from lower back spasms.
SEATTLE (AP) — Veteran Mariners outfielder Nori Aoki was recalled Tuesday after a short stint at Triple-A Tacoma. The left-handed hitting Aoki, batting .265 in 98 games with Seattle, was sent down because the Mariners were set to face several left-handers and Aoki would have seen little playing time during that stretch.
Mariners: LHP Ariel Miranda (2-1, 5.76 ERA) makes his sixth start since being acquired from Baltimore on July 31 in the trade for Wade Miley. Miranda was tagged for four runs in the first in his last start against the Angels, but followed with five scoreless innings for the victory when the Mariners rallied.