The Mariners continued their season-long shuffling of pitchers before Saturdays game.
The Mariners sent rookie Andrew Moore to Class AAA Tacoma and selected veteran Christian Bergman before Saturday’s game.
The move is yet another roster shuffle for a team that has made plenty this season. On Friday, Moore allowed four runs in a relief appearance — the first of his big-league career.
But the Mariners need another, fresh arm in the bullpen, so Bergman replaced Moore.
“I don’t know if we have enough guys to keep doing it every day,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “Eventually we’re going to have to try to settle in and keep some things going here. But it’s going to be a challenge. I’ve said it over and over.”
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Bergman hasn’t pitched for the Mariners since June. He started eight games for the Mariners this season and has an ERA of 5.71.
At this point, the Mariners are more likely than ever to keep shuffling pitchers between Tacoma and Seattle after losing James Paxton for a few weeks. Servais said he did not know who would fill Paxton’s spot in the rotation on Tuesday.
Haniger update: Injured outfielder Mitch Haniger (facial laceration) was set to start his rehab assignment on Saturday. Servais said Haniger would DH in Tacoma.
Phelps update: Injured reliever David Phelps (elbow) is “moving in the right direction.” Phelps played catch before Saturday’s game, and Servais said he looked “pretty free and easy.”