Mariners win game but lose Corey Hart
By Shannon Drayer
MINNEAPOLIS – A quick postgame update before wheels up and a two-hour flight to Dallas:
Corey Hart is being sent back to Seattle to be evaluated by team doctors after suffering a hamstring injury in the Mariners’ 6-2 win over the Twins on Sunday. While Hart told reporters he was optimistic the injury wasn’t too serious, manager Lloyd McClendon didn’t like what he saw.
“No, it didn’t look good,” he said. “We will know more tomorrow after the MRI.”
While it is impossible to know the full extent of the pull or tear, I did learn that it was felt high in the hamstring and that there may have been a pop. There is little question Hart is heading to the disabled list and that a roster move will have to be made.
Before the game and injury, McClendon admitted that he and general manager Jack Zduriencik had talked about the possibility of bringing up Nick Franklin from Triple-A Tacoma.
“We need offense. He’s an option,” McClendon said.
Franklin has been moved around both the infield and outfield in Tacoma and McClendon said that if he was to come up they would need him to play multiple positions. Franklin was held out of the Rainiers’ lineup Sunday and I would be very surprised if we didn’t see him Tuesday in Arlington.
I will have more from Texas.