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Mariners place Beimel on DL, recall Rasmussen

SEATTLE — Veteran left-hander Joe Beimel, as expected, was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday’s game because of what the Mariners termed "posterior inflammation in his left shoulder."

The Mariners replaced Beimel by recalling lefty Rob Rasmussen from Triple-A Tacoma.

Beimel said his shoulder felt "like I was throwing through mud" after he gave up home runs to three straight hitters in Wednesday’s 7-2 loss at Texas.

That capped a stretch in which he gave up 12 runs (10 earned) in 1 2/3 innings over five appearances. Prior to that, Beimel, 38, had a 2.50 ERA in 37 games.

By placing Beimel on the disabled list, the Mariners were able to recall Rasmussen, who had been optioned to Tacoma after last Sunday’s game at Boston.

Players optioned to the minors can’t return for 10 days unless they replace a player placed on the disabled list.

Rasmussen, 26, worked one scoreless inning Wednesday for the Rainiers at Colorado Springs before returning to the big leagues.

The Mariners acquired Rasmussen along with minor-league lefties Nick Wells and Jake Brentz from Toronto in a July 31 trade for veteran reliever Mark Lowe.

Rasmussen was 2-1 with a 16.20 ERA in eight big-league outings before he was sent to Tacoma.