Seattle Mariners put Keynan Middleton (biceps) on IR

May 4, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais (left) signals for a new pitcher as relief pitcher Keynan Middleton (99) leaves the mound after suffering an injury during the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners placed right-handed reliever Keynan Middleton on the 10-day injured list Wednesday due to a biceps strain.

Middleton, 27, departed in the ninth inning of Tuesday’s 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles after facing one batter because of the injury to his pitching arm.

Middleton has a 3.86 ERA and two saves in 11 appearances for Seattle. Overall, he has a 6-2 record, 3.52 ERA and 11 saves in 115 career outings for the Los Angeles Angels (2017-20) and Mariners.

Seattle recalled right-hander Wyatt Mills to fill the roster opening. He made two appearances for the Mariners earlier this month and had a 6.75 ERA (two earned runs in 2 2/3 innings).

The 26-year-old Mills was a third-round pick in 2017 out of Gonzaga by the Mariners.

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–Field Level Media