Seattle recalls RHP Medina from Triple-A

Pitcher Yoervis Medina was recalled by the Seattle Mariners from

Triple-A Tacoma to take an open spot in the bullpen after

right-hander Stephen Pryor was placed on the 15-day disabled

list.

Seattle made the move before Tuesday’s opener of a three-game

series against Detroit. Pryor was placed on the DL after leaving

Sunday’s game against Texas with a muscle tear in his right lat.

Manager Eric Wedge said Tuesday that it will likely be longer than

two weeks that Pryor is out.

Medina had allowed one earned run in six innings for Tacoma

early in the season. The 24-year-old impressed the Mariners staff

during spring training.