Mariners Arrive In Toronto Minus One Unvaccinated Pitcher

Another unvaccinated player will be without pay for the next few days, as the Seattle Mariners arrived in Canada for their series with the Toronto Blue Jays minus reliever Drew Steckenrider, who's been placed on the restricted list. 

Unvaccinated persons crossing the U.S.-Canada border in either direction must quarantine for 14 days upon entry, thus negating a player's availability.

The Mariners likely won't miss Steckenrider much for the 3-game series, as he pitched both Saturday and Sunday's games for manager Scott Servais, quite likely by design, knowing he wouldn't be available this week in Toronto.  

They also likely won't miss performances like the one he put up in Sunday's game against the New York Mets, blowing a save chance in the 9th inning by surrendering four hits and two earned runs in one-third of an inning. 

Overall this season, Steckenrider has 2 saves, with a 4.85 ERA with a 1.69 WHIP, having surrendered 17 hits and 7 runs in just 13 innings. 

The Mariners bullpen has some depth however, as Servais also relies on high-leverage relievers like Diego Castillo and Paul Sewald. 

Roenis Elias has been selected from Triple-A to replace Steckenrider on the roster.

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