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Mariners catcher Luis Torrens on IL after injuring shoulder in brawl

Jun 2, 2022; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Seattle Mariners catcher Luis Torrens (22) hits a two RBI single against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners placed catcher Luis Torrens on the 10-day injured list Monday with left shoulder inflammation.

Torrens injured his non-throwing shoulder during Sunday’s benches-clearing brawl early on in Seattle’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.

Eight people were ejected from the game following the scuffle, including both managers and three players from each side.

Torrens was not among the ejections. He finished out the game, going 1-for-3 at the plate.

Torrens, 26, was batting .222 with eight RBIs in 36 games for Seattle.

In a corresponding move, the Mariners recalled catcher Andrew Knapp from Triple-A Tacoma. Knapp started the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates and saw action in 11 games before being waived in May. He was granted free agency and signed with Seattle May 21.

Knapp, 30, is a career .210 hitter over six seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies (2017-21) and Pirates (2022). He has hit 13 home runs and 64 RBIs across 320 career games. He was batting .198 over 22 games with Tacoma, with four home runs, seven doubles and 11 RBIs.

The Mariners had already lost one catcher this season. Last week, Tom Murphy opted to have season-ending surgery on the left rotator cuff and labrum of his left shoulder.

–Field Level Media