ANAHEIM — Rookie southpaw Roenis Elias will fly time for Seattle on Thursday to have MRI exam on his left elbow after experiencing many stiffness during his start on Wednesday. He likely is done because of this season, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon indicated on Wednesday.
Elias has tigntness in the flexor bundle, according to the club, which hopes to learn more after the 25-year-old returns to Seattle.
Elias said they felt some discomfort following throwing a changeup, but did not call McClendon to the mound. As an alternative, the manager and fitness instructor saw something of concern with the exceptional night was done. Now the ultimate two starts of Elias year are in jeopardy, with McClendon indicating Wednesday hes most likely finished.
Elias is 10-12 with a 3.85 Period in 29 starts and his awesome 163 2/3 innings are the third-most of any rookie in the Majors behind the 165 regarding Kansas Citys Yordano Ventura and Tampa Bays Jake Odorizzi. Elias is 3-4 with a Only two.31 ERA in 12 starts since the All-Star break, nevertheless the Mariners had been carefully monitoring his workload and supplying him extra rest wherever possible.
Hes had a heckuva year, McClendon claimed. Hes had a tremendous second half. Hes done a wonderful job plus it hasnt gone unnoticed. He has been everything we thought he was going to be.
Elias turn in this rotation comes up on Sunday.
The Mariners announced after Thursday nights 5-0 loss to the Angels topping prospect Taijuan Walker will now start Friday, which allows Chris Fresh and Hisashi Iwakuma to be pushed back a day to Saturday and Sunday, correspondingly.