Outfielder Boog Powell’s career resurrection is just about complete. He was recalled Saturday by the Mariners less than one year after getting suspended for a second time in his career for failing a drug test. Powell replaces reliever Evan Scribner on the roster. Scribner was placed on the disabled list because of an elbow injury.
Mariners make series of roster moves: Felix Hernandez and Mitch Haniger to the disabled list; Chris Heston and Evan Marshall optioned to Tacoma; Ben Gamel, Chase De Jong, Dillon Overton and Casey Fien promoted from Tacoma.
Manager Scott Servais says closer Edwin Diaz needs to pitch and won’t be limited to save situations. Plan calls for Diaz to pitch at times in high-leverage situation earlier in games and not to be limited to one-inning appearances.
Mariners designate slumping center fielder Leonys Martin for assignment and recall first baseman Dan Vogelbach from Triple-A Tacoma. Vogelbach’s return means diminished playing time for Danny Valencia.