Mariners place Hart on DL; Paxton activated

  • By Bob Dutton The News Tribune
  • Saturday, August 2, 2014 4:26pm
  • Sports

BALTIMORE — Corey Hart’s rocky comeback season with the Seattle Mariners hit another bump Saturday when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a bruised right knee.

Don’t look for a quick return.

“I know we’ve only got two months left,” he said, “so I would love to make sure I get back and be competitive for the last month. But I want to be competitive. I don’t want to come back and be doing what I’ve been doing.”

The move permitted the Mariners to clear space on their 25-man roster to activate left-hander James Paxton from the 60-day disabled list. Paxton started Saturday night’s game against Baltimore at Camden Yards.

The Mariners also cleared space for Paxton on their 40-man organizational roster by outrighting right-hander Blake Beavan to Triple-A Tacoma after he cleared waivers.

Hart’s injury came four weeks after he returned to active duty after missing more than six weeks because of a strained left hamstring. It occurred when he slammed into the right-field wall a few days ago in Cleveland.

“When he went after that ball,” manager Lloyd McClendon said, “it scared me. He took an awkward fall. He didn’t say anything about it until (Friday) night.”

Hart admitted he tried to play through the injury.

“I probably shouldn’t have played (Friday),” he said, “but I was still trying to find it.”

The Mariners signed Hart, 32, as a free agent in December to a one-year deal for $6 million in the hope he could regain his form after missing all of last season because of surgeries on both knees.

It hasn’t happened.

Hart is batting .203 with five homers and 20 RBI in 207 at-bats over 57 games. He batted .191 (13-for-68) with no homers and three RBI in 21 games after returning from his hamstring injury.

“I just came back too quick and tried to overdo it,” he said. “Playing the field kind of made it worse for me. DHing is OK. I don’t have to run around too much.

“But in the outfield, doing a lot of stuff, was just a little too much. I tried to act like it wasn’t, but it just was.”

Beavan, 25, is also laboring through an injury-filled season. He began the season at Tacoma before getting recalled for an April 15 start at Texas. He lasted four innings because of shoulder soreness.

The injury was later diagnosed as tendinitis and prevented him from returning to the mound until a July 14 rehab start at Hi-A High Desert. He was activated July 25 and optioned to Tacoma.

Beavan is 3-0 with a 2.14 ERA in seven appearances, including two starts, for the Rainiers.

More in Sports

How might NHL team in Seattle impact Silvertips?

A look at local reaction to the possibility of the NHL coming to Seattle.

RPI has changed way hoops coaches approach non-league games

The implementation of RPI for state-tourney seeding has local basketball coaches thinking differently.

Seahawks ditch ‘every game is the same’ mantra for Rams showdown

Seattle hosts first-place Los Angeles in what is essentially the NFC West championship game on Sunday.

Friday’s prep basketball scores, recaps

Girls teams get defensive in decisive victories.

Glacier Peak’s Makayla Guerra attempts a shot past Jackson’s Sydney Carter Friday night at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on December 15, 2017. Glacier Peak won 63-46. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
New-look Glacier Peak girls basketball beats Jackson 63-46

The Grizzlies are starting to find their footing after losing three stars to graduation from last season.

Seahawks, Rams play with ‘special’ edge

Both teams have traditionally featured some of the best special-teams play in the NFL.

McGrath: A look at the ‘best’ of bowl season

The college football bowl season kicks off Saturday with six games.

Several Seahawks fined by NFL: Ifedi is docked $24,000

Sheldon Richardson and Quinton Jefferson were both fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness penalties.

Chiefs stop Silvertips’ winning streak at 9

Spokane’s Hudson Elynuik scores twice in the third period as Everett falls 5-3.

Most Read