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More pregame notes & lineups: Carter Capps and Stephen Pryor officially called up, Peguero sent down.

It's now official. The Mariners have called up Carter Capps and Stephen Pryor and sent down Carlos Peguero. They also added Eric Thames to the roster as expected.

Mariners manager Eric Wedge said both Capps and Pryor will be available to pitch if needed tonight.

From the release ...

Pryor (#46), Capps (#58) and Thames (#10) will be in uniform for tonight’s 7:10 pm game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays at Safeco Field. The Mariners Major League 40-man roster remains full with these transactions. Seattle traded RHP Brandon League (to Dodgers) and RHP Steve Delabar (to Blue Jays) after last night’s game.

Capps, 21 (turns 22 Aug. 7), made one appearance with Tacoma, striking out 3 of 4 batters faced last night at Tucson. In 38 appearances with AA Jackson he went 2-3 with a Southern League-leading 19 saves and a 1.26 ERA (7 ER, 50.0 IP). The 6-5, 220-pound right-hander struck out 72 batters for a 12.96 K/9.0 IP ratio, and held opponents to a .212 (40x189) batting average.

When he makes his Major League debut, Capps will become just the second player from the 2011 MLB draft to appear in a Major League game (Trevor Bauer, Arizona, 3rd overall). Capps was the Mariners 3rd-round supplemental selection (121st overall) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Mount Olive College (NC). He was named the 2011 NCAA Division II Pitcher of the Year after going 14-1 with 2 saves and a 1.75 ERA in 20 games/15 starts.

Pryor, 23, returns to the Mariners after being on the disabled list with a left groin strain from June 13-July 21. During his rehab stint, he made 6 appearances with High Desert (2 games) and Tacoma (4 games). Overall in 29 appearances in the minor leagues this season has a 0.93 ERA (4 ER, 38.2 IP). In 16 games (20.0 IP) with Tacoma, has held opponents hitless (0x34) with runners on base and with runners in scoring position (0x13). In five appearances with the Mariners he posted a 1.69 ERA (1 ER, 5.1 IP) with 5 strikeouts. He made his Major League debut June 2 at Chicago (AL) and recorded one out in the Mariners combined no-hitter June 8 vs. the Dodgers.

Mariners (48-57)

  • 13  Dustin Ackley (L)      2B
  • 33  Casper Wells           RF
  • 55  Michael Saunders (L)   CF
  • 63  Jesus Montero          DH
  • 15  Kyle Seager (L)        3B
  • 20  Mike Carp (L)          1B
  • 30  Miguel Olivo           C
  • 12  Trayvon Robinson (S)   LF
  • 26  Brendan Ryan           SS

38  Jason Vargas           LHP

Blue Jays (51-51)

  • 13  Brett Lawrie           3B
  • 28  Colby Rasmus (L)       CF
  • 10  Edwin Encarnacion      DH
  • 30  David Cooper (L)       1B
  • 5  Yunel Escobar          SS
  • 2  Kelly Johnson (L)      2B
  • 11  Rajai Davis            LF
  • 6  Jeff Mathis            C
  • 14  Moises Sierra          RF

32  Aaron Laffey           LHP