DETROIT -- The Mariners are returning to Seattle after a 2-8 road trip with a depleted starting rotation. They host the Cardinals in a three-game series this weekend with Taijuan Walker's spot in the rotation due up Friday, but he is battling tendinitis in his right foot.
Wade LeBlanc, recently acquired in a trade with the Blue Jays and sent to Triple-A Tacoma, is expected to make that start instead, though the club has yet to announce it and still has to make a roster move to clear space for him.
Kyle Beery is a reporter for MLB.com based in Detroit. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.