This week briefly looked as if it might be a rare good one for the Mariners. They won four games in a row! They moved out of last place! With the return of James Paxton, only two of their three best pitchers were on the disabled list! But that happiness has proved fleeting.
Things didn’t look good for shortstop Jean Segura when he went down with a sprained ankle on Thursday night, and things really don’t sound good now. The Mariners put him on the 10-day disabled list immediately, and general manager Jerry Dipoto now says that he could be out for up to two months:
Segura has been one of Seattle’s best hitters this season, with a .341/.391/.462 line so far. He has plenty of company on the DL—with Mitch Haniger, Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, Drew Smyly, Shawn O’Malley and others joining him, alongside the hopes of Mariners fans, which should be indefinitely disabled at this point.