Having his rookie season end three weeks early isn't the thing truly eating away at Sean Green. The 27-year-old on Friday became the fourth...

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Having his rookie season end three weeks early isn’t the thing truly eating away at Sean Green.


The 27-year-old on Friday became the fourth Mariners reliever sidelined either for the season or indefinitely in recent weeks when he was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a strained right lat muscle.


It’s the nature of his injury, suffered during the eighth inning of Wednesday night’s win over Detroit, that has Green shaking his head.


He had already missed most of July recovering from some freakish back spasms that hit him in the clubhouse after he pitched in a loss to Colorado. The latest woes began on the mound at Comerica Park, when Green felt his side tighten. A few pitches later, he was done.


At first, he thought it was nothing serious. Now, he has been told to back off serious activity until October.


“It’s frustrating because my two injuries this year have been not the normal kind of injuries,” said Green, who has a 4.50 earned-run average in 24 relief outings. “I’ve never really been hurt before. I’ve gotten the usual knocks here and there, but nothing that would keep me out for a long time.”


Besides Green, the team also transferred reliever Mark Lowe to the 60-day DL — freeing up roster room to add minor-leaguers Francisco Cruceta and Ryan Feierabend as part of eight September callups announced Friday.


Mariners manager Mike Hargrove said the status of injured relief pitcher Rafael Soriano is still uncertain as he recovers from being hit in the head by a line drive.


“He’s still a ways away, to put it in a nutshell,” Hargrove said.


Putz offers support to ailing Guardado


Mariners closer J.J. Putz was in the clubhouse during Wednesday’s rain delay in Detroit when he saw a television item about Eddie Guardado needing “Tommy John” transplant surgery on a torn ligament and tendon in his left elbow.


The first thing Putz — who took over the closer role from Guardado this summer before the latter’s trade to the Reds — did was pick up the telephone to call his friend and mentor.


“He was just kind of relieved to find out what exactly was wrong with him,” Putz said Friday. “He was saying, the way Tommy John [surgery] is nowadays, he’ll probably come back stronger.”


Guardado, 35, underwent surgery Friday and isn’t expected back until well into next season.


“It kind of made sense that maybe that was the reason for a lot of the things that have happened to him,” said Putz, who chats with Guardado weekly by phone. “Hopefully, [the surgery] will be something that can bounce him back.”


Notes


• The Mariners have flopped starters for this weekend, pushing Felix Hernandez back until Sunday and moving Jarrod Washburn up a day to tonight. The move allows the team to split up left-handers Washburn and Jake Woods in the rotation. Texas has also replaced tonight’s scheduled starter, Edinson Volquez, with Robinson Tejada.


• 3B Adrian Beltre missed Friday night’s game to be with his wife, Sandra, in Los Angeles as she gave birth to a son. The couple also have a daughter, Cassandra. Hargrove said he planned to speak with Beltre today about when he will return.


• The Texas Rangers recalled RHP Frank Francisco, who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for throwing a chair that broke the nose of an Oakland Athletics female fan two years ago, The Associated Press reported.


Geoff Baker: gbaker@seattletimes.com

Mariners Log

Last night’s box

TEXAS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Matthews cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .303
MYoung ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .312
Teixeira 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .279
CaLee dh 4 0 2 1 0 0 .311
Blalock 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .276
DeRosa lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .315
Kinsler 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .291
Laird c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .325
Cruz rf 3 0 1 0 0 2 .210
Totals 33 2 7 1 0 4
SEATTLE AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Ichiro cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .313
Snelling rf 3 0 0 0 0 3 .302
Bohn rf 0 1 0 0 1 0 .143
YBetancourt ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .301
Ibanez lf 2 1 0 0 2 0 .280
Sexson 1b 4 2 2 4 0 0 .251
Broussard dh 4 1 2 0 0 1 .293
Johjima c 4 1 1 3 0 0 .296
JoLopez 2b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .283
Bloomquist 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .244
Totals 31 7 7 7 3 7
Texas 000 000 002 2 7 0
Seattle 000 030 04x 7 7 1

E — Ichiro (3). LOB — Texas 4, Seattle 3. 2B — Teixeira (41), Broussard (17). HR — Sexson (29), off Bauer; Johjima (15), off Millwood. RBI — CaLee (21), Sexson 4 (94), Johjima 3 (64). GIDP — DeRosa. Runners left in scoring position — Seattle 3 (Snelling, Johjima 2). Runners moved up — Ichiro, Sexson. DP — Seattle 1.

Rangers IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
Millwd L, 14-10 6 4 3 3 1 7 102 4.49
Benoit 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 4.76
Francisco 2/3 1 2 2 1 0 17 27.00
Rheinecker 0 0 1 1 1 0 6 6.08
Bauer 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 13 3.74
Mariners IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
Baek W, 3-0 7 4 0 0 0 3 93 2.22
Pineiro S, 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 32 6.10

Rheinecker pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.Inherited runners-scored — Rheinecker 2-0, Bauer 3-3.PB — Laird. Umpires — Home, Mike Winters; First, Brian Knight; Second, Bruce Froemming; Third, Brian Runge. T — 2:28. A — 28,646.

How the runs scored

Mariners fifth: Sexson singled to left. Broussard singled to center, Sexson to second. Johjima homered to left on the first pitch, Sexson scored, Broussard scored. Lopez infield single to third. Bloomquist flied out to right fielder N.Cruz. Ichiro grounded out, third baseman Blalock to first baseman Teixeira, Lopez to second. Snelling struck out. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. M’s 3, Rangers 0.

Mariners eighth: Francisco pitching. Bloomquist grounded out, shortstop M.Young to first baseman Teixeira. Ichiro grounded out, second baseman Kinsler to first baseman Teixeira. Bohn walked on a full count. Betancourt infield single to third, Bohn to second. Rheinecker pitching. Ibanez walked on a full count, Bohn to third, Betancourt to second. Bauer pitching. Sexson homered to center on a 2-1 count, Bohn scored, Betancourt scored, Ibanez scored. Broussard doubled to right. On Laird’s passed ball, Broussard to third. Johjima grounded out, third baseman Blalock to first baseman Teixeira. 4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. M’s 7, Rangers 0.

Rangers ninth: Matthews Jr. singled to left. M.Young flied out to center fielder Ichiro. Teixeira doubled to center, Matthews Jr. to third. Lee singled to center, Matthews Jr. scored, Teixeira to third. On Ichiro’s error, Teixeira scored. Blalock grounded into fielder’s choice, third baseman Bloomquist to shortstop Betancourt, Lee out. DeRosa flied out to left fielder Ibanez. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 left on. M’s 7, Rangers 2.

Mariners statistics

BATTERS Avg AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
Morse .346 26 3 9 4 0 0 8 1
Ichiro .313 599 87 187 16 6 7 38 38
Snelling .302 53 9 16 5 1 2 5 1
Betancourt .301 481 60 145 21 6 8 42 11
Johjima .296 429 51 127 21 1 15 64 2
Broussard .293 368 56 108 17 0 19 59 1
Lopez .283 527 67 149 25 8 9 69 5
Ibanez .280 532 85 149 29 5 26 108 2
Perez .263 160 21 42 10 0 9 30 0
Beltre .255 537 73 137 35 4 16 64 10
Sexson .251 509 61 128 31 0 29 94 1
Bloomquist .244 213 28 52 5 2 1 12 11
Reed .217 212 27 46 6 5 6 17 2
Bohn .143 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Rivera .143 84 8 12 4 0 2 4 1
Team .267 4859 632 1298 221 39 141 591 90
PITCHERS W-L ERA SV IP H ER BB SO
Huber 1-0 0.00 0 1.1 1 0 1 2
Lowe 1-0 1.93 0 18.2 12 4 9 20
Putz 3-1 2.15 31 67.0 49 16 11 84
Baek 3-0 2.22 0 24.1 15 6 9 17
Soriano 1-2 2.25 2 60.0 44 15 21 65
O’Flaherty 0-0 3.18 0 5.2 7 2 5 4
Sherrill 2-3 3.96 1 36.1 27 16 24 39
Woods 4-2 3.99 1 76.2 78 34 44 49
Mateo 9-4 4.19 0 53.2 62 25 22 31
Meche 9-8 4.31 0 165.0 157 79 72 135
Washburn 8-13 4.49 0 174.1 178 87 50 96
Green 0-0 4.50 0 32.0 34 16 13 15
Hernandez 11-13 4.70 0 168.1 174 88 57 151
Fruto 0-1 5.68 1 19.0 22 12 15 19
Pineiro 8-11 6.10 1 152.0 196 103 59 77
Team 67-73 4.40 42 1246.2 1278 610 475 913

Sa


Texas


6:05 p.m., Ch. 11


LH Jarrod Washburn (8-13)


vs.


RH Robinson Tejada (4-3)


Su


Texas


1:05 p.m., FSN


RH Felix Hernandez


(11-13)


vs.


RH Adam Eaton


(5-4)


M


Toronto


7:05 p.m., FSN


LH Jake Woods


(4-2)


vs.


RH Roy Halladay


(16-5)


T


Toronto


7:05 p.m., FSN


RH Gil Meche


(9-8)


vs.


LH Ted Lilly


(12-12)


W


Toronto


1:35 p.m., no TV


RH Cha Seung Baek (3-0)


vs.


RH A.J. Burnett


(7-6)


Th


@ Kansas City


5:10 p.m., Ch. 11


LH Jarrod Washburn (8-13)


vs.


LH Odalis Perez


(5-7)


F


@ Kansas City


5:10 p.m., FSN


RH Felix Hernandez


(11-13)


vs.


LH Mark Redman (9-8)

For the record

W-L PCT.
67-73 .479

W/L streak: W-3

At home: 39-31

On road: 28-42

vs. AL West: 13-33

vs. Angels: 9-10

vs. Oakland: 1-15

vs. Texas: 3-8

vs. AL East: 24-17

vs. AL Cen.: 16-19

vs. NL: 14-4

vs. LHP: 20-20

vs. RHP: 47-53

Day: 20-23

Night: 47-50

1-run: 17-22

Extra innings: 5-7

Home attendance

Friday’s crowd: 28,646

Overall attendance: 2,189,713

Season avg. (69 games): 31,282

Biggest crowd: 46,325

Smallest crowd: 16,102

2005 avg. (70 games): 34,638