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Zduriencik: Stephen Pryor shut down for the season, Wedge won’t return next week

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik announced that hard-throwing reliever Stephen Pryor is being shut down for the season with an injury to his triceps muscle.

Pryor, who has been on some form of the disabled list since April 15 with a torn lat muscle, was rehabbing the injury with Triple A Tacoma when he felt pain in the triceps of his throwing arm while warming up on Friday. They scratched him from his outing. He had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on the arm on Saturday and Mariners team doctor Edward Khalfayan and the training staff reviewed the results.

“They didn’t

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Mariners minor league report, August 1, 2013: Pryor struggles for Rainiers, Choi’s grand slam paces Generals

The Rainiers continue to struggle, getting shutout 8-0 by the Omaha Storm Chasers. Stephen Pryor gave up five runs on five hits with a walk and  a wild pitch and never recorded an out in his outing. Pryor is rehabbing a strained lat muscle that’s kept him out basically the entire season. Pryor hadn’t thrown in six days with the Rainiers because of what general manager Jack Zduriencik termed “general soreness.”

Mike Curto discussed the game and the problems with the Rainiers on his daily blog .

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Capps command issues continue – Pryor, Paxton notes and Mariners minor league report

Michael Morse, Jesus Montero and Stephen Pryor all made appearances pretty fresh off the disabled list in the Tacoma Rainiers 4-2 win over the Tucson Padres on Monday at Cheney Stadium, but Carter Capps also played and still had trouble with his command.

Capps entered in the eighth and gave up a leadoff double to Eddy Rodriguez (the ninth batter in the order) then hit Gregorio Petit two batters later.

He hit two batters Sunday in Fresno, so clunking Petit on Monday continues to hammer the point that he needs to make strides with his command.

Capps has hit between

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Morse homers in first Rainiers rehab assignment

Michael Morse wasn’t sure how his quad would hold up in an all-out sprint around the bases.

So his first at-bat, his first game since saddled to the disabled list a month ago, Morse sent a line-drive two-run home run toward over the right field wall toward Foss High School.

“You don’t have to sprint or nothing,” Morse deadpanned. “Just a nice jog around the bases. I’m hoping to do that more.”

Morse last played with the Tacoma Rainiers in 2009 when he was playing shortstop and just trying

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Mariners minor league report, July 18, 2013: Victor Sanchez tosses a no-hitter for Clinton

You may not have heard of Victor Sanchez, but soon you will.  The 18-year-old right-hander is one of the most promising pitching prospects in the Mariners lower minor leagues.

Last night, he gave a glimpse as to why.  Tossing nine hitless innings for the Clinton LumberKings in a 1-0 win over Lansing with his mom watching in the stands.

Elsewhere, the first-place  Rainiers are getting ready to return to action. They will have Jesus Montero likely back with them and the possibility of having Franklin Gutierrez or Stephen Pryor on rehab stints.

Mike Curto examines the slightly peculiar pitching

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Double-A Jackson pitchers begin onslaught of Triple-A

While Mariners fans impatiently wait for pitchers Danny Hultzen, James Paxton and Taijuan Walker to advance from Double-A Jackson, a couple recently-called-up Generals pitchers have made immediate impacts at Triple-A Tacoma.

Starter Andrew Carraway took a perfect game into the seventh inning Friday in his Triple-A debut and hard-throwing reliever Stephen Pryor has been dominant since joining the Rainiers Tuesday.

First, let’s get to Carraway. Here’s my game story from his flirt with a perfect game.

He didn’t overpower batters — Carraway admits he’s more crafty than flamethrower — but he kept hitters off balance and impressed Tacoma manager Daren Brown.

“He commands the strike zone,” Brown said. “He has an idea of what he’s trying to do with each pitch, uses both sides of the plate with all his pitches. He has different ways to attack hitters.”
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