Sailors Reinstate All-Star Julio Rodríguez Starting 10 Days IL

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez reacts after being put out in the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Houston Astros, Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Houston.  (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Seattle Mariners’ Julio Rodriguez reacts after being put out in the eighth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Houston Astros, Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

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The Seattle Mariners reinstated All-Star center fielder Julio Rodríguez and wide receiver Curt Casali from the 10-day injured list on Thursday ahead of a lengthy road trip.

Rodríguez has been sidelined since being hit in the wrist by a pitch in Houston on July 30. He was eligible to be off the injured list on Wednesday, but the Mariners opted to give Rodríguez a few more days before returning to action.

The Mariners open a nine-game road trip Friday in Texas.

Casali will join the Mariners for the first time after being acquired from San Francisco before the trade deadline. Casali was in rehab recovering from an oblique injury suffered in early July with the Giants.

To clear roster spots, Seattle picked outfielder Jarred Kelenic for Triple-A Tacoma and designated receiver Luis Torrens for assignment. Kelenic struggled in his last stint with the Mariners, going 2-for-27 at the plate, but hitting a home run against Gerrit Cole in New York.

Torrens has been a disappointment at the plate this season, but collected the game-winning hit to end Tuesday night’s 1-0 13-inning win over the Yankees. Torrens is batting .214 with a home run and 10 RBIs. He hit .253 with 15 home runs and 47 RBIs in 108 games last season.

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