Mariners will call up Jeremy Bonderman for Sunday's start

Jeremy Bonderman will make his first start since 2010 on Sunday. (USATSI)
Jeremy Bonderman will make his first start since 2010 on Sunday. (USATSI)

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The Mariners will call up right-hander Jeremy Bonderman to start against the Twins on Sunday, reports Greg Johns of MLB.com's. It will be his first big-league start in two years and eight months.

Bonderman, 30, threw only 252 2/3 innings from 2008-10 and did not pitch at all from 2011-12 due to Tommy John surgery and complications from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. In his last big-league season, he went 8-10 with a 5.53 ERA in 171 innings for the Tigers.

The Mariners signed Bonderman, a local kid from Washington, to a minor-league contract in spring training. His comeback attempt started in Triple-A, where he went 2-4 with a 4.52 ERA in 11 starts for Seattle's Triple-A affiliate.

Bonderman will be replacing right-hander Brandon Maurer in the rotation. Maurer, 22, went 2-7 with a 6.93 ERA in 10 starts before being sent down this week.

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