The Mariners announced a pair of corresponding roster moves today. Closer Kendall Graveman heads to the 10-day injured list while Wyatt Mills joins the active roster from Triple-A.
Graveman has been borderline magical for the Mariners thus far with 16 2/3 scoreless innings across 14 appearances. The 30-year-old former starter has been one of the better stories of the young season, if a tad under-the-radar. He has stepped into the closer role after a strong showing in high-leverage opportunities last season put him in competition for the role. He has five saves thus far, tied for the team lead with Rafael Montero. No specific injury has been listed for Graveman.
The 26-year-old Mills has made six appearances for the Mariners this season, the first of his big-league career. Mills has allowed eight earned runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out five. Despite his early struggles, the former Gonzaga stand-out profiles as a potential high-leverage arm out the bullpen.
mills, not milles
Mariners PR feed now say 40-man roster is at 39; players on the COVID IL don’t count toward the 40-man roster. Fill in the blanks.
I wonder what Graveman’s injury might be? The M’s haven’t needed a closer these last couple of games.
I’m guessing covd related. Either tested positive or contact trace.
He’d be on the COVID IL then, not the 10 day, as reported. I’d bet it has something to do with his spinal tumor.
Why would you bet its spinal tumor related? As reported, its COVID related just as the other 4 players earlier this weekend.
Not much of a fan Scott Servais but he had a 1 week stretch recently that saw Graveman come in the 6th inning and snuff a rally out, Servais than had Graveman close out 2 games with ease.
Easily Servais’ best run of bullpen management, seemed to fire Kendall up.
It showed that SS is capable as a manager, let’s hope he has discovered a tool he didn’t seem to know he had. (That managing means to occasionally manage, not by paper but by situation.)
I agree Servais has been pretty good at bullpen management this year. If only ownership could help dipoto make the roster better