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Seattle Mariners put pitcher Justin Dunn (shoulder) on IL

May 29, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Justin Dunn (35) throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners put starting right-handed pitcher Justin Dunn on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation.

The move is retroactive to Tuesday. The team recalled right-handed pitcher Robert Dugger from Triple-A Tacoma, just two days after he was optioned.

Dunn has been a stalwart for the Mariners’ rotation so far, going 1-2 with a 3.18 ERA in nine starts. He has 45 strikeouts in 45 1/3 innings. Opposing batters are hitting just .168 off Dunn. He has not allowed more than three earned runs in any start this season and has allowed three runs or fewer in 15 consecutive starts dating back to 2020.

Dugger has appeared in eight games (two starts) with the Mariners this season, going 0-1 with a 6.06 ERA with 17 hits allowed, six walks and 16 strikeouts.

–Field Level Media