Mariners to call up RHP Blake Beavan to start

The Seattle Mariners will recall right-hander Blake Beavan from

Triple-A Tacoma to start Sunday’s series finale against San


The Mariners announced their plans on Saturday, but will wait on

making Beavan’s call-up – and the corresponding roster move –

official until Sunday.

Beavan is 5-3 with a 4.46 ERA in 16 starts for the Rainiers this

season. He’ll be taking the spot in Seattle’s rotation of Erik

Bedard, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday

with a sprained left knee.

Beavan will be making his major league debut. He was acquired by

Seattle as part of the deal that sent Cliff Lee to Texas last