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Mariners put RHP Sergio Romo on IL

Apr 11, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Sergio Romo (54) smiles in the dugout after his 800th career appearance in the game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners put right-hander Sergio Romo on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation on Wednesday, one day after the 39-year-old made his 800th major league appearance.

In a corresponding move, the Mariners purchased the contract of Matt Koch from Triple-A Tacoma.

Romo has yet to record a decision in two appearances this year. He has struck out three in two scoreless innings, giving up one hit and no walks.

For his career, Romo is 42-35 with 137 saves and a 3.09 ERA. He saved a career-high 38 games for the Giants in 2013, when he made his lone All-Star team, and he was part of World Series championship teams with San Francisco in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Koch, 31, is 6-6 with a 4.88 ERA and one save in 36 career appearances. He last appeared in the majors in 2019 with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Mariners also transferred right-hander Casey Sadler to the 60-day IL to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Koch. Sadler sustained a season-ending shoulder injury last month.

–Field Level Media