Mariners’ Saunders out with groin injury
Seattle Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders is out of the
starting lineup due to a groin injury.
Manager Eric Wedge says Saunders was hurt when he collided with
teammate Eric Thames while trying to chase down Paul Konerko’s
winning single for the White Sox on Friday.
Konerko lined a ball to right-center with two on in the bottom
of the ninth and Thames had the ball in his glove momentarily, but
it came out after he ran into Saunders, allowing Dewayne Wise to
score in Chicago’s 9-8 victory.
Thames also was missing from Saturday’s starting lineup, but
Wedge said it was due to the left-handed pitching matchup, not a
Saunders is tied for the team lead with 14 homers.