Brandon Morrow, the Seattle closer who became a Tacoma starter, will rejoin the Mariners and start Friday's game against the Texas Rangers.
Aftrer much consideration and healthy debate, the Mariners decided Morrow will take the spot of left-hander Luke French, who will join a battered bullpen missing too many arms.
For tonight's game, for instance, the Mariners won't have Chris Jakubauskas (shoulder knot), Sean White (shoulder pain), Mark Lowe (pitched two innings Tuesdsay) and Miguel Batista (bad pitching).
So French will move to the bullpen and Morrow, who went 5-3 in 10 starters with the Rainiers - pitching 55 innings, walking 23 and striking out 40 - will start for Seattle the rest of the season.
That's what was said here last week, and the Mariners waffled a bit when the Rainiers went to the playoffs, thinking Morrow might benefit from that post-season atmosphere.
The team now hopes it benefits more from Morrow's return.