ARLINGTON -- Brendan Ryan, whom the Mariners expected back in the lineup during Seattle's series in Texas, was instead placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday, retroactive to Thursday, because of a sore left shoulder.
"He had it looked at today, so we're going to have to put him on the DL," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said before the game.
With Ryan on the DL, the team called up infielder Luis Rodriguez from Triple-A Tacoma to replace him on the 25-man roster. The 30-year-old Rodriguez is expected to arrive from Round Rock, where the Tacoma Rainiers were playing, for Monday night's game.
Wedge admitted that he thought there was a chance Ryan's injury could have been much worse once it became clear that a few days off would not do the job.
"We were afraid that something might have been torn in there, but it's not; it's more of a separation," Wedge said. "You're looking 10 days to two weeks. Let him calm down and get some treatment on it. He dodged a bullet. He landed on it pretty good, and obviously, he's pretty sore for the last couple days. We want to get it looked at again."
Ryan, who stayed in Los Angeles to get treatment with a doctor there, is eligible to come off the DL on Aug. 19.
"We didn't want to put him on the DL until it was absolutely necessary, and that's what we've done," Wedge said. "We should be looking activity sometime this weekend or over the next week hopefully."