Johnson landed with the Mariners' organization after being released by the Rangers this offseason and has seen strong results with Triple-A Tacoma so far, registering a 2.25 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 16 innings. He is likely to occupy a middle relief role for the Mariners going forward.
It's unclear when the ailment arose, but it's apparently bad enough to warrant a DL stint for Zych. There is currently no timetable for his return, but that should become clearer once he begins his rehab process. Right-hander Steve Johnson had his contract selected from Triple-A Tacoma and was called up to take his spot on the roster.
Adam Rosales is out of the lineup again Tuesday against the Rockies.
Neither Rosales or his replacement, Brett Wallace, have been hitting very well this season, but it appears that Rosales will take the day off simply because a right-handed pitcher is on the mound for Colorado. This may not hold going forward, as Rosales would barely see the field over the next week if a strict platoon held up, but the playing time situation at third base should become clearer as the week goes along.
Chris Iannetta is not in the lineup Tuesday against the A's, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM KIRO reports.
Iannetta had started four straight games behind the plate, so it looks to be just a regular day off for the catcher. He'll give way to Steve Clevenger behind the plate, who will bat eighth against Oakland starter Sonny Gray.
Hassan Whiteside admitted Tuesday that his bruised right thigh is still not 100 percent, but he expects to play through the discomfort, Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald reports.
Whiteside initially sustained the injury during Game 3 of the Miami Heat 's first-round series against Charlotte, but it hasn't caused him to miss any time. The big man concluded the series with averages of 13.1 points, 11.4 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game, so if he was bothered by the thigh it certainly didn't show in the box score.
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