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March 29, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Mike Carp to DL with shoulder sprain; Carlos Peguero added to roster

One game in and the Mariners have already suffered their first potentially serious injury as everyday left fielder Mike Carp has a sprained shoulder and has gone on the 15-day disabled list.
Carlos Peguero has been activated in his place.
Carp injured the shoulder diving for a ball on that Kurt Suzuki double in last night’s fourth inning. He remained in the game and made a leaping catch to take at least a double away from Josh Reddick in last night’s ninth inning with the score tied.


Naturally, the Mariners will have to make some adjustments for the near future. Chone Figgins is laying in left field tonight, while Kyle Seager moves in at third base.
Going forward, we could see more playing time for Casper Wells out there.
Tonight, there’s a right hander on the mound, so Wells is sitting because his left-right splits were pretty pronounced last year. He had an .839 on-base-plus-slugging percentage against lefties and only .693 versus righties.
That’s why Figgins is out there and the left-handed hitting Seager goes to third.

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