Cano had two doubles before leaving with tightness in his left hamstring in the third inning. Also, Guillermo Heredia was hit by a pitch.
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Follow along live as the Mariners (64-63) take on the Braves (56-68) Wednesday at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.
Phelps has been out since August 8 with an elbow impingement.
The Mariners got a forgettable start from lefty Marco Gonzales, who didn’t make it out of the fifth inning.
With no designated hitter spot available, Cruz get the start in right field vs. the Braves
Follow along live as the Mariners (64-62) take on the Braves (55-67) in game two of a three-game series Tuesday at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.
Mariners place right-handed reliever Tony Zych on the 10-day disabled list with a flexor bundle strain
Right-hander Dan Altavilla was recalled from Class AAA Tacoma to take Zych's place in the bullpen.