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Mariners’ Mike Zunino goes on 10-day DL with an ankle injury

Seattle Mariners' Mike Zunino points as he runs to home plate after hitting a solo home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ian Kennedy during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 29, 2018, in Seattle. (John Froschauer / AP)
Seattle Mariners' Mike Zunino points as he runs to home plate after hitting a solo home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ian Kennedy during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 29, 2018, in Seattle. (John Froschauer / AP)
Associated Press

SEATTLE – The Mariners placed starting catcher Mike Zunino on the 10-day disabled list Thursday due to a bruised left ankle.

Manager Scott Servais said Zunino rolled his ankle running the bases late in Seattle’s 7-4 loss Wednesday to the Los Angeles Angels.

Zunino was immediately sent in for X-rays on Thursday, and had his foot immobilized in a boot in the clubhouse before the series finale.

“It’s not good news,” Servais said.

Chris Herrmann takes over as the starting catcher, and David Freitas was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to serve as the backup.

Zunino is batting .189 with 12 home runs and 29 RBIs this season. He is just 2 for 13 during the Mariners’ current homestand, but came on as a pinch hitter Wednesday, and got a hit and walked.

Zunino spent three weeks on the DL earlier in the season with a strained left oblique.

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