Mariners’ Julio Rodriguez lands on injured list with bruised wrist

Manager Scott Servais said the X-rays were negative but the midfielder was in great pain and will not be able to hold a racquet for at least five days.

HOUSTON — Seattle star rookie Julio Rodríguez was listed on Sunday with an injured right wrist after being hit by a pitch the night before.

Manager Scott Servais said the X-rays were negative but the midfielder was in great pain and will not be able to hold a racquet for at least five days. The team decided it was best to put him on the injured list so they could add another player to the list.

“I think everyone knows, your wrist, your hands, you know how sensitive that area is when you have a racquet,” Servais said. “And let’s make it right. Let’s make sure he’s perfectly healthy when he comes back.”

Rodriguez was hit on the back of his hand while throwing in the eighth inning of Seattle’s win on Saturday night. He struck out but played on the field in the bottom half of the inning before being raised in the ninth.

The injury comes as a blow to the Mariners as Rodríguez had a great rookie season, hitting .271s with 18 homers and 57 RBIs.

The Mariners also put Dylan Moore on Sunday’s injury list after the outfielder suffered back spasms on Saturday night.

Seattle brought back outfielder Jarred Kelenic from Triple-A Tacoma and bought the contract of Double-A Arkansas outfielder Jack Larsen to take their spots on the roster.

The Mariners were also without first baseman Ty France on Sunday after he had an MRI on his sore left wrist. Servais said they haven’t received the pre-game results yet and he hopes he’ll be ready to return after a day or two off.

Utilityman Sam Haggerty was not in the lineup on Sunday after receiving stitches above his eye. He was injured after being hit in the forehead by his thrown helmet after failing to bat in the ninth inning and throwing his gear in frustration. The helmet rebounded, hitting him in the head.

Servais said he was fine and would be available from the bench.

The Mariners also selected left-hander Anthony Misiewicz for Sunday’s action.

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