As expected, left-hander Charlie Furbush returned to the Seattle Mariners bullpen from the disabled list today, and right-hander Shawn Kelley was optioned to Tacoma.
On the DL since July 18, Furbush made five appearances with the Rainiers and has fully recovered from a triceps strain. He'll be in the bullpen tonight should Mariners starting pitc her Hisashi Iwakuma need him.
The Mariners, who use Furbush as a setup manwhen ahead in games, would love to use him against the Minnesota Twins tonight.
Today's lineup includes the much beloved catcher, Miguel Olivo, with John Jaso the designated hitter and Jesus Montero on the bench. Here's the full lineup:
Dustin Ackley 2BMichael Saunders CFKyle Seager 3BJohn Jaso DHJustin Smoak 1BMiguel Olivo CTrayvon Robinson LFEric Thames RF Brendan Ryan SSHisashi Iwakuma RHP