Michael Saunders 55 | Right Field

Seattle Mariners

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Mon. Sep 1, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Saunders (oblique) is reporting to the Arizona League Mariners on Monday in order to restart his rehab assignment, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Impact: Initially placed on the disabled list shortly before the All-Star break due to a left oblique strain, Saunders began his assignment at Triple-A Tacoma on Aug. 7. However, paternity leave was followed by a viral infection, thereby delaying his return to the majors. Manager Lloyd McClendon mentioned to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune on Monday that Saunders will "try to get his strength back," but it's unclear exactly how much additional recovery time the outfielder will require.(RotoWire, )
Aug 24, 2014
News: Saunders (oblique) has been pulled off his rehab assignment at Triple-A Tacoma due to a viral infection, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports. Impact: The illness first surfaced Friday, and with Saunders not making much progress in his return to full health, the Mariners decided to temporarily remove him from the Tacoma roster. Per MLB rules, Saunders will have to wait at least five days before restarting his assignment at Tacoma, but the Mariners could work around the issue by sending him to another affiliate. Either way, it's likely the Mariners will choose not to activate him until at least Sept. 1, when rosters expand.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 22, 2014
News: Saunders (oblique) will miss the next couple games due to an illness, the Seattle Times' Ryan Divish reports. Impact: He is in the midst of a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma, but has already missed two games with the illness, and if it continues to be an issue, the Mariners may be forced to make a move to allow Saunders more time to rehab, as his assignment is up on Aug. 26.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 18, 2014
News: Saunders (oblique) will continue his rehab assignment for at least a couple more days. Impact: If you read into manager Lloyd McClendon's comments, you can tell he's not exactly eager to get Saunders back. "Most hitters, they think they can go down and get three games' worth of at-bats and say, 'I'm ready to play,'" McClendon said. "I don't know anybody that can be ready in three games. "Don't waste games here. It's too important. We've got to win them here. We ain't here to get timing down. We're here to win."(RotoWire, )
Michael Saunders
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 225  Age: 27
Bats: L  Throws: R
Born: 11/19/1986, Victoria, British Columbia
College: Tallahassee (FL) CC
Debut: 2009
Salary: $2,300,000
Injury Status
ON 15-DAY DL (Strained left oblique)