The Mariners may have the day off, but there are roster moves being made. Right-handed reliever Roy Corcoran is being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained neck. The injury is retroactive to April 29th, meaning he’s eligible to come off on May 14.
In his place, the Mariners will call up lefty Jason Vargas, who has been solid for Triple A Tacoma this season.
Corcoran, 28, has appeared in eight games this season, all in relief. He has posted a 1-0, 7.27 mark, allowing 13 hits, 9 walks and 7 earned runs in 8.2 innings pitched.
Vargas, 26, is 1-1, 2.49 in 4 starts at Tacoma. He has not allowed a run in his past two starts, tossing a combined 11.2 innings and giving up just 4 hits.
Vargas (right) has pitched in the Major Leagues with Florida (2005, 2006) and the New York Mets (2007). He has a career ML record of 6-8, 5.81 in 31 games, 20 starts. Vargas missed all of the 2008 season following surgery to repair the labrum in his left hip on March 17, 2008.