SEATTLE — Injured As catcher Geovany Soto is expected to miss the rest of the Mariners series and relaxation through Mondays off-day.
Soto experienced back spasms in the third inning of Fridays loss and was feeling just slightly better Saturday right after an uncomfortable, restless night. Its the first time in his career he or she is experienced back issues.
Its even now a little stiff, Soto mentioned, but hopefully its just a couple days to weeks and nothing too serious.
With Soto not available, manager Bob Melvin said he wouldnt hesitate to use June callup Bryan Anderson off the bench to copy catcher Derek Norris, who is expected to start guiding the plate again Sunday. The actual clubs other two catchers, Stephen Vogt (left ankle) and John Jaso (concussion DL), are back in Concord.
Anderson, acquired in an August invest with the Reds, has yet to play in a game together with the As but he does have 27 big league games less than his belt with Street. Louis (2010, 2012) and, now, with the White Sox, for whom he appeared in 10 games following his September advertising last season.
Anderson combined for the .320 average, 10 property runs and 47 RBIs inside 78 games between Double-A and Triple-A this season before joining your As.
He does a lot of homework,Inch said Melvin, and hes looking at video. Hes prepared for a potential prospect.
Like Soto, outfielder Craig Gentry (concussion) is also expected to take a seat out the entire series within Seattle, though Melvin said Gentry ended up being feeling better Saturday. Gentry rode the stationary bike without experiencing any kind of symptoms, as he did yesterday.