Mariners place Suarez on IL with fractured finger
The Seattle Mariners are placing third baseman Eugenio Suarez on the 10-day injured list with a small fracture in his right index finger, the team announced.
Suarez suffered the injury during Friday's game against the Angels and was removed after popping out in the fifth inning.
The Mariners are hopeful that Suarez might be able to DH in ten days, but the bigger issue is whether he'll be able to throw, according to Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times.
The club activated infielder/outfielder Dylan Moore from the injured list in a corresponding move. An oblique strain had kept Moore sidelined since the end of August.
Manager Scott Servais succinctly summed up losing one of his best sluggers.
"Unfortunately, shit happens," Servais said.
Suarez has emerged as one of Seattle's most consistent players in his first season with the club after he was acquired in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds in the offseason.
The 31-year-old has appeared in 142 of Seattle's 143 games this campaign and owns a .805 OPS with a team-leading 31 home runs and 84 RBIs.