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Mariners RHP Casey Sadler (shoulder) to miss 2022 season

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Oct 1, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA;  Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Casey Sadler (65) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Abbie Parr-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Abbie Parr-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners right-hander Casey Sadler will undergo season-ending surgery on his pitching shoulder, manager Scott Servais said on Sunday.

Sadler enjoyed a career-best campaign for Seattle last season when he compiled a 0.67 ERA in 41 relief appearances. He didn’t allow a run in his last 29 appearances to set a franchise record.

The 31-year-old Sadler missed close to three months last season due to shoulder issues. Overall, he gave up four runs (three earned) and 19 hits in 40 1/3 innings. He struck out 37 and walked 10.

Sadler’s emergence last season was one of the factors in why the Mariners (90-72) were in the American League wild-card race until the final day of the season before failing to land a spot.

The Mariners claimed Sadler off waivers from the Chicago Cubs late in the 2020 campaign.

Sadler is 6-4 with a 2.86 ERA in 101 career appearances (two starts) with the Pittsburgh Pirates (2014-15, 2018), Tampa Bay Rays (2019), Los Angeles Dodgers (2019), Cubs (2020) and Seattle.

–Field Level Media