The Diamondbacks re-assigned six players to minor-league camp Sunday, including pitching prospects Braden Shipley and Aaron Blair. Shipley allowed one earned run on five hits and one walk in four innings while striking out two in two spring games. Blair surrendered two earned runs on five hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out four in three appearances. The team also re-assigned pitchers Blake Beaven and Justin Marks as well as catchers Matt Pagnozzi and Mark Thomas.
The Mariners have activated right-hander Blake Beavan from the 60-day disabled list and dispatched him to Triple-A Tacoma. He has recovered from a shoulder injury that has limited him to one start this season for Seattle. But there is no place for him in its rotation.
The Mariners moved pitcher Blake Beavan up to Triple-A Tacoma to continue his rehab assignment Friday according to The News Tribune, as he works his way back from right shoulder tendinitis. Beavan, who has been out with the shoulder issue since mid-April, made his rehab debut at Class A Lake Elsinore last week. He will continue his assignment at Tacoma, and will likely make his first start this weekend. Given the extensive layoff, Beavan will likely need the full 30 days allowed for his rehab assignment before he can be activated.
The Mariners have announced a pair of roster moves prior to Friday's game against the Tigers, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. The team recalled outfielder Endy Chavez and optioned pitcher Brandon Maurer down to Triple-A Tacoma. The Mariners also transferred Blake Beavan from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.
Mariners pitcher Blake Beavan only began throwing catch in recent days, as he sits on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury. Beavan, who has been out since mid-June with right shoulder tendinitis, began playing catch a few days ago, pitching coach Rick Waits told MLB.com Friday. He remains without a concrete timetable for returning to action.