SEATTLE -- Right-handed reliever Stephen Pryor is back with the Mariners and wearing a sling after undergoing surgery on his torn right triceps. The club has been without Pryor since he was placed on the disabled list in mid-April.
The 23-year old fireballer rehabbed by pitching for Triple-A Tacoma, but experienced soreness in his triceps last week. After undergoing an MRI, it was decided that the reliever would have to undergo season-ending surgery.
"I guess the first time, it didn't scar-tissue down the way they thought it would, so they went back in and put it where it's supposed to go. It'll take some time and then hopefully I'm back to where I was," Pryor said.
Prior to his injury, Pryor made seven scoreless appearances for the Mariners. Since his debut in 2012, he has a 2.97 ERA in 30 1/3 innings over 33 appearances. He'll be in the sling for six weeks before starting physical therapy, and hopes to be pitching by Spring Training.
Jacob Thorpe is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.