Mariners Bullpen Takes Another Bad Hit On Giles Injury News

The Seattle Mariners have assembled a strong bullpen, but it's just taken its second bad hit in the last two weeks. Late-inning stalwart Ken Giles will be out "a few weeks" according to manager Scott Servais. Giles has a finger tendon injury on his throwing hand. 

The 31-year-old former closer is coming back from Tommy John surgery, and missed the entire 2021 season. But he was expected to be another linchpin at the back-end of Seattle's bullpen. 

It was only two weeks ago that the Mariners lost another one of their best bullpen pieces, Casey Sadler, to season-ending surgery.

Giles has compiled 115 saves in his 7-year career, last serving as closer with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2019. He signed a 2-year, $7M contract with the Mariners, and was raring to make it back to being a full-time piece of a major league bullpen.

“It’s frustrating because my last outing was probably the best I’ve felt for two-plus years,” Giles said Friday. “For this to happen, I meant, it’s frustrating overall. I was finally getting my timing down, I felt I was getting stronger and I had a lot more room to grow.”

Just a few more weeks of patience now for Giles and the M's.