Seattle Mariners Player News: Pitchers

News: Tuivailala (Achilles) resumed his rehab assignment with short-season Everett on Monday and allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits over two-thirds of an inning in a loss to Salem-Keizer. He struck out two.
Impact: The final line was abysmal, but Tuivailala at least got his work in, if nothing else. The right-hander threw 25 pitches overall and got 18 into the strike zone, but the three-run home run he yielded to Ricardo Genoves was largely responsible for his troubles. Despite his struggles, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports the reliever was pleased with both his velocity and the condition of his previously tight shoulder, the latter which led to the recent multi-week pause in his rehab. Tuivailala will likely put in several more outings at various minor-league levels before activation is considered.
News: Gonzales (9-6) allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits and no walks while striking out four across five innings to earn the win Tuesday against Milwaukee.
Impact: Gonzales began and ended his start with trouble, though the double he allowed to Ryan Braun in the first inning was an unearned run after he scored on a throwing error by Kyle Seager. However, Gonzales was also tagged in the fifth frame, allowing a solo home run and three consecutive singles before escaping with only two earned runs. Though he generated only two swinging strikes, Gonzales limited the damage by inducing seven groundball outs. After imploding to allow 16 earned runs across two starts in late May and early June respectively, Gonzales has responded to allow two or fewer earned runs across his last four outings. He'll look to keep that run going in his next start, currently scheduled for Sunday at Houston.