Left-handed starter James Paxton was put on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a strained latissimus dorsi. Left-handed reliever Lucas Luetge was called up from Tacoma.
Prior to the move, manager Lloyd McClendon said Chris Young will start Sunday if Paxton was not available.
Paxton said he didn't have any soreness this morning, so he was hoping there may be a chance he would not have to go on the disabled list. He'll rest for now, then be re-evaluated. Paxton said he has not had an injury of this type before.