SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – OCTOBER 03: Erik Swanson #50 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Los Angeles Angels at T-Mobile Park on October 03, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners activated right-handed pitcher Erik Swanson from the 15-day injured list on Friday ahead of their weekend series with the Boston Red Sox.
Swanson, 28, has been on the injured list since May 14 with right elbow inflammation. He made a rehab appearance with High-A Everett last Friday and Tacoma on Tuesday ahead of his return to the roster.
In 13 appearances with Seattle this season, Swanson is 0–0 with a 1.29 ERA (2 ER, 14.0 IP). He’s allowed just one walk while striking out 21. His strikeout-to-walk ratio (21.0) ranks 2nd in the Majors this season among pitchers with at least 10.0 innings pitched.
“Well, Swanny was off to a great start. It really hurt us when we lost him for a while. We’ll see what tonight brings,” manager Scott Servais said. “You can say I’d like to give him a soft landing first time out there but it doesn’t often work out that way. We’ll see what the game calls for, but glad to have him back. The key for him early on was not just the fastball but his ability to get command of the secondary pitches. The slider and the split really were effective for him and hopefully we see that when he gets back out there.”
Seattle Mariners designated hitter/outfielder Kyle Lewis was placed on the 7-day concussion injured list on Wednesday after a pitch from Houston Astros starter Jose Urquidy hit him in the head on Saturday.
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