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The Mariners announced they moved first baseman Evan White to the 60-day injured list. He is eligible to come off the IL on July 13.
This news comes after White left a rehab game last Thursday. White isn't relevant outside of AL-only leagues. This locks in playing time for Jake Bauers who is hitting well for the Mariners with a .326 batting average, one home run, and one steal in 45 plate appearances. Bauers jumps back onto the waiver wire radar in 15-team leagues.
Evan White left Monday's rehab game with a setback in his recovery. It sounds like it's a minor setback after dealing with a hip flexor strain.
Hopefully, this won't delay White's return too much in 2021. He struggled mightily with a .144 batting average, two home runs, eight runs, and nine RBI in 104 plate appearances. Even when White returns, Jake Bauers has hit well since coming to the Mariners with a .333 batting average in 29 plate appearances, so that will impact White's playing time a bit.
Mariners first baseman Evan White was supposed to make a rehab appearance in Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday. However, he was scratched from the lineup after "he didn't feel right during BP."
It's hard to gauge the severity of this, but it's obviously not ideal. Of course, the point of a rehab appearance is to ensure a player is 100 percent before returning and give them a chance to face Triple-A opponents before returning to the majors. With White not at 100 percent, Tacoma had no choice but to scratch him from the lineup. This is worth monitoring but doesn't pose too much of a concern unless he gets scratched again throughout the weekend. White was slashing just .144/.202/.237 prior to injuring his hip nearly one month ago.
Evan White (hip) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.
White has been out since May 14th due to the injury. He could return early next week if all goes well.
Mariners first baseman Evan White picked up baseball activity Thursday and started doing some cage work.
White has been on the injured list since May 14 due to a hip flexor injury. It sounds like he is relatively close to returning. The former first-round pick struggled mightily at the plate early in the season, hitting .144 with two home runs.