Margevicius was transferred to the 60-day injured list due to thoracic outlet syndrome Thursday.
Margevicius hit the injured list in late April with what was originally called left shoulder inflammation. The issue is evidently much worse than originally reported. Thoracic outlet syndrome can often derail a pitcher's career, with Matt Harvey being the most prominent example. It's not clear when Margevicius is expected to return. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Mariners to add both Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert.
Margevicius was placed on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation Monday.
Margevicius dealt with left shoulder fatigue during his start Sunday while he took the loss against the Red Sox, and he'll miss additional time after he was diagnosed with inflammation. Margevicius underwent an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of his injury, but the results aren't yet known, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Ljay Newsome tossed four scoreless innings as a long reliever Sunday and will likely fill in as a starter while Margevicius is sidelined. Right-hander Robert Dugger was recalled by Seattle in a corresponding move.
Margevicius dropped to 0-2 after he gave up four earned runs on two hits and a walk while retiring just one batter in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Red Sox. Mariners manager Scott Servais said after the contest that Margevicius dealt with left shoulder fatigue during the outing, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports.
The southpaw is scheduled to undergo an MRI in Houston on Monday as the Mariners look to get a clear idea on the extent of his shoulder issue, but Margevicius seems likely to land on the 10-day injured list. Ljay Newsome tossed four scoreless innings of long relief Sunday, and Servais labeled him as the most likely candidate to enter the Mariners' six-man rotation during the upcoming week if Margevicius is shut down, according to Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times.
Mariners manager Scott Servais said Margevicius (arm) is on track to make his next scheduled turn through the rotation Sunday against the Red Sox in Boston, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.
Margevicius' status heading into the weekend had been murky after he exited his most recent start April 18 with left arm fatigue, but the Mariners are apparently comfortable with his health coming out of his most recent throwing session. Since joining the six-man rotation as a replacement for James Paxton (elbow), Margevicius has given up eight runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks over seven innings across his two outings.
Margevicius, who exited Sunday's win over the Astros with arm fatigue, played catch Monday and "tested out fine" according to manager Scott Servais, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.
Margevicius next scheduled turn in the rotation isn't until Sunday against the Red Sox, so he does have some time to work with in terms of getting back to full strength. The Mariners also have an off day on Wednesday that would theoretically allow them to push Margevicius' next start back if necessary, although Servais has indicated he'd prefer not to do that.
Margevicius exited Sunday's win over the Astros with arm fatigue, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Margevicius started Sunday's game and allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk while striking out three in four innings. He didn't factor into the decision and left the game with a trainer after throwing 77 pitches. Manager Scott Servais said after the game that the left-hander isn't dealing with any structural damage. Margevicius is still expected to make his next scheduled start, Divish reports. The southpaw lines up to take the mound on the road against Boston on Sunday.
Margevicius didn't factor into the decision in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Orioles after giving up six runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk over three-plus innings. He struck out four.
While the Seattle defense was shaky behind him, committing three errors, Margevicius contributed to his own problems with a hit batsman and a wild pitch on top of the other runners he put on base. The southpaw tossed only 40 of 67 pitches for strikes in his first start of the season in place of James Paxton (elbow), and Margevicius will need to improve quickly if he wants to hang onto a rotation spot. He'll next take the mound Monday at home against the Dodgers.
Manager Scott Servais said that Margevicius would be moved into the Mariners' six-man rotation after James Paxton (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Lauren Smith of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Justin Dunn beat Margevicius out for the sixth and final spot in the rotation during spring training, but the 24-year-old lefty didn't have to wait long to get his first opportunity to pick up a start. After he covered 3.2 innings in relief of the injured Paxton in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox, Margevicius should be reasonably stretched out by the time Paxton's next turn comes up April 13 in Baltimore.
Margevicius (0-1) took the loss Tuesday as he allowed four runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four across 3.2 innings against the White Sox.
Margevicius unexpectedly was called upon in the second inning of Tuesday's game after James Paxton had to be removed due to a left forearm strain. The 24-year-old promptly walked the first batter he faced before serving up a three-run shot to Zack Collins, and he ultimately gave up another long ball before exiting. The unexpected summoning from the bullpen may have certainly affected Margevicius, who'll now almost certainly require a few days rest before being deployed again.
Margevicius logged a perfect ninth inning in a loss to the Giants on Friday. He did not record a strikeout.
The left-hander competed valiantly for a rotation spot this spring. Although he ultimately came up short, he could enjoy a fairly robust multi-inning role out of the bullpen, given his past experience as a starter.
Manager Scott Servais announced Saturday that Margevicius will open the season as a reliever, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
The 24-year-old was competing for the No. 6 spot in the starting rotation, but Justin Dunn will begin the season in that role. Margevicius made seven starts in 10 appearances last season and posted a 4.57 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 36:14 K:BB across 41.1 innings. He figures to remain a candidate for the rotation as the Mariners require spot starts through the season.
Margevicius allowed four earned runs on five hits and two walks across 3.2 innings in a Cactus League loss to the Athletics on Thursday. He struck out four.
The left-hander came in with a golden opportunity to distance himself from his competitor for the No. 6 starter role, Justin Dunn. However, Margevicius surrendered home runs to Jed Lowrie and Stephen Piscotty in the second inning. He had also allowed just one walk in three previous Cactus League outings before issuing a pair of free passes Thursday, but Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports the 26-year-old was still satisfied with how his spring went overall. "I feel like I had a really strong spring," Margevicius said. "I'm feeling confident with the stuff I worked on in the offseason, and that confidence kind of continued from every bullpen to my live BPs and each outing."
Margevicius is slated to pitch Thursday against the Athletics, his final spring opportunity to make a case for the No. 6 role in the starting rotation before Opening Day rosters are finalized, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.
Margevicius will follow his primary competitor for the job, Justin Dunn, who'll pitch Wednesday against the Cubs. Margevicius has arguably outperformed his young teammate, allowing just two earned runs and posting a stellar 10:1 K:BB across nine innings in his three Cactus League appearances thus far. Kramer notes that whichever pitcher loses the job battle will still be slated for starts at some point, considering that innings will be monitored carefully across the rotation, especially early in the season.
Margevicius recorded six strikeouts across four scoreless innings in a Cactus League win over the Giants on Thursday, allowing four hits and no walks.
Margevicus was not only credited with the win, but more important, he also seemingly gained a leg up in his competition with Justin Dunn for the final spot in the Mariners' six-man starting rotation. The southpaw lowered his spring ERA to 2.00 with his impressive showing, while Dunn, who started the game, was markedly less sharp while yielding three runs on a hit, three walks and a wild pitch over 2.2 innings.
Margevicius allowed two earned runs on five hits over three innings in a Cactus League win over the Reds on Friday. He struck out three.
The southpaw pitched in the same game as his primary competitor for the sixth starter role, Justin Dunn, for the second straight outing. Margevicius was slight outperformed by his teammate, who fired three innings and allowed just an unearned run. Margevicius wasn't quite as crisp and certainly more hittable, but he owns a solid 3.60 ERA through his first five spring frames.
Margevicius, competing for the final spot in the Mariners' six-man starting rotation, fired two scoreless innings in a Cactus League tie with the Athletics on Saturday, allowing no hits and one walk while recording a strikeout.
The young southpaw was solid in his first season with Seattle in 2020, posting a 2-3 record, 4.57 ERA and 1.26 WHIP across 10 appearances (seven starts). Margevicius followed Justin Dunn, one of his primary competitors for the No. 6 starter role, in Saturday's contest and was able to match the latter's strong two-inning effort with one of his own. Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports Margevicius made a strong initial impression in what will be one of the more closely watched job battles of spring training. "Nick Margevicius does what he does," manager Scott Servais said. "He goes out there, he pounds the strike zone, gets quick outs."
Margevicius will compete with Justin Dunn and Logan Gilbert for the No. 6 role in the Mariners' starting rotation during spring training, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
The southpaw turned in a serviceable body of work in 2020, going 2-3 with a 4.57 ERA and 1.26 WHIP across 41.1 innings over 10 appearances (seven starts). Margevicius closed out the campaign in solid fashion as well, allowing three earned runs or fewer in three of his last four starts. The 24-year-old already has a solid 27 total appearances (19 starts) under his belt at the big-league level after skipping Triple-A altogether while in the Padres organization, and he notably outperformed Dunn in both keeping runners off base and the ball in the park last season. Gilbert, one of the organization's top pitching prospects, figures to join the rotation for good early in the season.
Margevicius (2-3) allowed three hits and three walks while striking out four across six scoreless innings Wednesday as he earned the win over the Astros.
Margevicius had a relatively smooth outing as he limited the Astros to just three hits while firing 94 pitches across six innings. The left-hander ran into a bit of trouble in the fifth as he found himself in a one-out, bases-loaded jam, but he was able to strike out George Springer and get Jose Altuve to fly out to end the scoring threat. With Wednesday being his last start of the season, Margevicius finishes his 2020 campaign with a 4.57 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 36:14 K:BB across 41.1 innings.
Margevicius allowed three runs on five hits and three walks over five innings during Thursday's 6-4 loss to San Francisco. He also struck out three.
Margevicius was dealing prior to giving up two runs to open the sixth. The 24-year-old threw 76 pitches (45 for strikes) and showed progress after the Giants shelled him for seven runs in 4.2 innings last week. He'll carry a 5.35 ERA into his start next week against the Astros.
Margevicius (1-3) was charged with the loss against the Giants on Wednesday after surrendering seven runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six across 4.2 innings.
Margevicius got off to a solid start, retiring his first seven batters with five strikeouts. Unfortunately, things started to unravel in the third inning with a wild pitch and a three-run home run to Mike Yastrzemski. The southpaw just couldn't pump the brakes after that, giving up another run in the fourth and three more in the fifth. The tough outing saw his ERA raise from 3.86 to 5.34 across eight games (five starts) this season. Margevicius will get a chance to rebound with a rematch against the Giants on Tuesday.
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|04/13||@ BAL||L 6-7||3.0||6||2||1||4|
|04/06||vs CHW||L 4-10||1||3.2||4||4||1||4|
|04/02||vs SF||L 3-6||1.0||0||0||0||0|
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|2018||AFX-Fort Wayne TinCaps||76.1||13||13||0||5||5||0||87||9||79||3.08||1.156|
|2018||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||58.2||10||9||0||5||3||0||59||8||69||4.33||1.323|
|2019||AAX-Amarillo Sod Poodles||69.0||12||12||0||4||4||0||53||13||75||4.30||1.275|