Mariners activate LHP Charlie Furbush from DL

BY foxsports • August 17, 2012

The Seattle Mariners have activated left-hander Charlie Furbush from the 15-day disabled list and optioned reliever Shawn Kelley to Triple-A Tacoma.

The team announced the moves Friday night before playing the Minnesota Twins.

Furbush had been on the DL since July 18 with a strained left triceps. He was hurt the previous day in Kansas City when he retired the only batter he faced. He is 4-2 with a 2.17 ERA and has been one of Seattle's most effective relievers this season.

Furbush made five rehab appearances with Tacoma, posting a 6.00 ERA with seven strikeouts.

The 28-year-old Kelley is 2-3 with a 3.41 ERA in 36 relief appearances for the Mariners this season.

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