Mariners activate Dan Altavilla prior to Game 2 of doubleheader vs Detroit

May 12, 2018, 4:25 PM | Updated: May 13, 2018, 2:24 pm
Mariners reliever Dan Altavilla is back after a short DL stint. (AP)...
Mariners reliever Dan Altavilla is back after a short DL stint. (AP)

The Mariners activated right-handed relief pitcher Dan Altavilla from the disabled list ahead of Game 2 of their doubleheader Saturday in Detroit.

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Altavilla was added as the 26th player for the Mariners, which Major League Baseball affords any team for a second game of a doubleheader. It also meant a roster move was required before Sunday’s series finale against the Tigers; the Mariners optioned fellow reliever Casey Lawrence to Triple-A Tacoma to get the roster back to 25.

The 25-year-old Altavilla was placed on the 10-day DL with right AC joint inflammation on May 1 (retroactive to April 30). He made one rehab appearance with Double-A Arkansas, striking out two in an inning of work Thursday. For the Mariners this season, Altavilla owns a 4.38 ERA with a 2-2 record, four holds, 16 strikeouts and nine walks over 12 1/3 innings.

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