Blake Beavan threw the baseball for the first time since being hit by a line drive on his right elbow, and though he felt no pain the team has decided to accommodate the bruise.
“If it was up to me, I’d start on the day I’m supposed to start, but that might not be smart,” Beavan acknowledged.
Instead of pitching Sunday in New York, the Mariners will give Beavan two extra days and he’ll pitched Tuesday in Boston. In the interim, the team will have Kevin Millwood start Sunday, Jason Vargas on Sunday.
With a day off for travel, both will be starting with their usual rest.