Ryan Feierabend has been called up from Tacoma to start today's game - and Carlos Silva has gone on the 15-day DL.
Silva, 1-14 since mid-April, told the Mariners he had a tender right elbow after losing Friday night.
"If the season was different, he could have pitched through it," manager Jim Riggleman said. "But we have the luxury of giving him some time, trying to get him ready for later in the season."
Feierabend, a 22-year-old lefty, had gone 7-1 in Tacoma and earned he start before Silva's revelation
Was it a face-saving move for Silva, who didn't want to come out of the rotation and pitch in the bullpen?
You have to give him the benefit of the doubt. If a player says he's hurt, there's no reason to doubt him - and Silva has made every start through a dreadful summer.
That summer may now be over for him.