Beavan’s next start may get pushed back

Blake Beavan is a ”longshot” to make his scheduled start on

Sunday for the Seattle Mariners, but manager Eric Wedge wouldn’t

rule out the possibility.

Wedge said Wednesday that Beavan won’t throw until Friday.

Beavan had to leave his start on Monday night after getting hit in

the arm by a Miguel Cabrera line drive. Wedge said Beavan could get

pushed back a couple of days and either Kevin Millwood or Jason

Vargas could start on regular rest on Sunday against the New York

Yankees because the Mariners are off on Thursday.

Wedge also said center fielder Franklin Gutierrez is being sat

down for a few days after plantar fasciitis in his foot flared up.

Gutierrez is fully recovered from the pectoral injury that landed

him on the disabled list to start the season. But the foot problems

have slowed his recovery. He is in Seattle being examined by the

Mariners’ training staff.