The sailors He will miss one of their most important players for at least a few matches as they prepare for the extended final round in a bid to end a two-decade drought.
Several team officials have said star midfielder Julio Rodriguez is likely to be put on the injury list due to lower back strain. SIGreg Bishop. This step comes after Rodriguez left Thursday’s match against the first team in the first half with a tight back. Seattle expects him to be back before the end of the season, according to Bishop.
The same issue forced him to miss three matches against the Angels last weekend. The 21-year-old has been on fire since coming off IL on August 12 after a wrist injury. In his last 32 games, Rodriguez has averaged .299/ .361/ .545 with nine home runs and four stolen bases.
The Mariners enter this weekend by four games over Orioles for the last place in the American League. Seattle hasn’t made it past the season since 2001, and is currently running the longest active dry spell in the league.
Rodríguez battles Baltimore player Adley Rutschman for the AL Rookie of the Year award. This season, Rodriguez has scored .280/.342/.502 with 27 home points and 25 base steals in 129 games.
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