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Mariners place LHP Robbie Ray (flexor) on IL

Field Level Media
02 Apr 2023, 07:05 GMT+10

The Seattle Mariners placed starting pitcher Robbie Ray on the 15-day injured list on Saturday with a left flexor strain and recalled fellow left-hander Gabe Speier from Triple-A Tacoma.

The Mariners also acquired infielder/outfielder Nick Solak from the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations and optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma.

Ray, 31, allowed five runs (three earned) on four hits and five walks in 3 1/3 innings in Friday's 9-4 loss against the Cleveland Guardians.

The American League Cy Young Award winner in 2021 with Toronto, Ray is 74-71 with a 3.96 ERA in 226 career games (222 starts) with the Detroit Tigers (2014), Arizona Diamondbacks (2015-20), Blue Jays (2020-21) and Mariners.

Speier, 27, was claimed off waivers from Kansas City in November. He was 0-1 with a 2.33 ERA in 17 games (one start) with the Royals last season.

The Reds had designated Solak, 28, for assignment on Thursday, having never played a regular season game with the team.

Solak has appeared in 253 games, all with the Texas Rangers (2019-22). The Reds purchased his contract from the Rangers last November. He is a lifetime .252 hitter with 21 home runs, 93 RBIs and 117 runs.

--Field Level Media

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