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Stephen Pryor suffers “lat” strain

Post by Ryan Divish on April 14, 2013 at 6:34 pm with 4 Comments »
April 15, 2013 4:55 pm

Stephen Pryor became the latest injury casualty for the Mariners. The hard-throwing reliever left Sunday’s game in the seventh inning with tightness in the lattismus dorsi (lat) under his right-arm.

The Mariners medical staff’s preliminary diagnosis is a strain.

“We have to see how wakes up and how he feels tomorrow and evaluate him then,” Wedge said.

Pryor said he felt tightness under his arm pit in his second inning of work. It got progressively worse and after getting Nelson Cruz to pop out to right, he motioned for the Wedge and the Mariners’ training staff.

“It feels like a cramp is the best way to describe it,” Pryor said. “It was the last couple pitches to (Lance) Berkman and it progressively got worse as I faced Cruz.”

Pryor is hoping it isn’t serious. He said of the tightness had actually subsided since he left the game.

“I don’t believe so,” he said if it would keep him out for a while. “I guess we’ll find out.”

It would be a tough loss for the Mariners bullpen. Pryor has been outstanding this season, not allowing a run in seven appearances and striking out seven batters in 7 1/3 innings.

“With the off day, we don’t have to make any decisions tonight, so we’ll give it some time,” Wedge said. “He’s been outstanding. He was outstanding again today. If we do lose him for a period of time, that would be tough. But it’s a part of the game and someone else will have to step up.”

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  1. fansince1983 says:

    This is not good news, in part, because this has been durable bullpen thus far. Also, if another pitcher goes down, we will have to bring someone else up. This causes a problem on the batting side where we may not be able to keep Endy Chavez on the roster when saunders comes back. We may no be able to go with 11 pitchers.

    Maybe Wedge can rotate all 6 outfielders the DL for the rest of the year…and keep the needed 12 pitchers!

  2. bbnate420 says:

    We don’t need Chavez here once Saunders is healthy. Hopefully this is just a mild strain and he can be back in a week or so. It’s definitely better than him having pain is his shoulder or elbow.

  3. Pat_riot says:

    He left the game in “left inning”?

  4. bbnate420 says:

    7th inning, retard.

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