Outfielder Braden Bishop, the former Washington Husky who suffered a lacerated spleen Friday night playing in a game for Class AAA Tacoma, remained hospitalized Thursday after undergoing a procedure for the injury.
M’s manager Scott Servais told reporters before Thursday’s game against Houston that he did not know how long Bishop would be hospitalized. Servais said he did not know the name of the procedure Bishop had undergone, but that “he may be in (the hospital) for another day or two.”
Bishop remained in the game Friday after the injury, then was called up by the Mariners on Sunday after the team traded outfielder Jay Bruce to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Bishop started Tuesday for the M’s, but came out before the fifth inning, not knowing how serious the injury was. Tests Wednesday led to the diagnosis of a lacerated spleen.
Such injuries are uncommon, and Servais said he had never heard of such an injury occurring from being hit by a pitch.
Haniger leaves game
Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger was removed from the game in the seventh inning, suffering what the M’s described as a “midbody contusion” after fouling a pitch off his body earlier in the game. Servais said after the game that Haniger was undergoing tests.
Reinforcements coming soon?
Reliever Hunter Strickland (lat strain) threw a bullpen session Thursday and is scheduled to throw live batting practice at Tacoma on Sunday before going on a rehab assignment.
Starter Felix Hernandez (lat strain) also had a bullpen-throwing session, and is also expected to throw live batting practice in Tacoma before beginning a rehab assignment.
Servais told reporters that second baseman Dee Gordon (right wrist bone bruise), first baseman Ryon Healy (lower back inflammation) and shortstop J.P. Crawford (left ankle sprain) remain on schedule to begin rehab assignments this weekend.