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June 25, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Shawn Kelley to DL, Adam Moore optioned to Class AAA

Wow, I knew we were in beer country, but never thought I’d get to meet one of my beer commercial heroes. Windell Middlebrooks is the guy who crashes all the VIP parties with his cases of two-four, smacking them down on bars and frightening all of the skittish jet-setters. I think he’s pretty funny. So does ABC, which has apparently picked up one of his pilots.
He’s here as part of Miller’s “Give a Veteran a Piece of the High Life” campaign, which is giving 10 cents from every specially marked bottle cap or can tab of Miller High Life and High Life Lite to paying for events for military veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Up to $1 million will be earmarked so veterans can attend pro sports events, concerts and outdoor adventures throughout the summer.
Just a little clerical work to get out of the way before tonight’s game. In case you missed it, on my Twitter account, Shawn Kelley has been put on the 15-day DL with a tender right elbow. Kelley went for an MRI before yesterday’s game and while no structural damage was found, the recommendation was that he get some rest.

He was unavailable for yesterday’s contest, which is why you saw Garrett Olson and then Sean White in the game in the 13th inning. By the way, David Aardsma’s wife is expecting a baby any day now, so he might have to leave the team at some point this weekend. This could leave the Mariners a bit short in the bullpen, since Brandon League threw to innings yesterday and is rapidly climbing in his season totals.
In case you were wondering, League threw mostly splitters to get those three 12th inning strikeouts yesterday. He’d started out throwing only fastballs, then dropped the hammer on the hitters when they weren’t expecting it.
Does that mean he’ll throw more splitters from now on?
“No,” he said.
Doug Fister was added to the roster in Kelley’s place.
In other news, just announced, Adam Moore has been activated off the DL, but was optioned to Class AAA Tacoma right away.
Moore had been on an extended rehab assignment with the club’s rookie level team in Peoria. He went 13-for-27 (.421) in nine games there.
Whatdoes this mean? Well, that Moore might not get another crack at the majors for some time. At least until he begins to find a comfort zone down at AAA again. Remember, he’d hit just .193 up in the big leagues.
The lineups:
RF Ichiro
2B Chone Figgins
CF Franklin Gutierrez
3B Jose Lopez
1B Mike Sweeney
LF Milton Bradley
SS Jack Wilson
C Rob Johnson
LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith
2B Rickie Weeks
RF Corey Hart
1B Prince Fielder
LF Ryan Braun
3B Casey McGehee
C Jonathan Lucroy
CF Carlos Gomez
SS Alcides Escobar
RHP David Bush
Wow, between Corey Hart and Prince, the Brewers have quite the ’80s pop duo in the top-third of their order. Hopefully, leadoff guy Rickie Don’t Lose Their Number.

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