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Saunders' MRI comes back clean

Saunders' MRI comes back clean

SEATTLE -- Michael Saunders and the Mariners got a bit of good news Friday when the outfielder's MRI results for his banged-up right shoulder came back clean.

"It was good news for us and hopefully frees his mind up a little bit," said Mariners interim manager Daren Brown, who added that Saunders would rest a few more days so the inflammation from the injection of contrast dye could settle down. "There's nothing wrong there. Just a matter of a few more days and it should feel a lot better."

Saunders hurt the shoulder when he rammed it into the wall at Safeco Field trying to catch a ball hit by Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz on Aug. 5. Saunders has played five games since then, going 2-for-19.

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Brown said the club is hoping to get Saunders into a game soon, possibly as early as Monday against the Angels.

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