Mariners Pitcher To Have Surgery; Other Team Injury News

The Seattle Mariners are still in clean-up mode after being eliminated this past week from the playoffs in a sweep at the hands of the Houston Astros. It seems that the players are also cleaning some things up physically, as reliever Andres Munoz will be undergoing surgery on his foot, according to GM Jerry DiPoto.

There were no further details on the foot injury. 

Munoz was utilized in all five Mariners postseason games, perhaps explaining a couple of poor performances against the Astros (though he did finish with a bang, striking out the side in his final appearance). 

After missing two full years due to Tommy John surgery, Munoz turned himself into a rock in the Mariners bullpen this season, throwing serious heat on the way to a 2.49 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP, and 13.3 K/9. 

Munoz just completed the first season of a 4-year, $7.5M contract, and will be a force in the M's 'pen for some time to come. 

In other team injury news, DiPoto also said that catcher Cal Raleigh will see a specialist after playing through a torn ligament in his thumb, while superstar rookie Julio Rodriguez played the playoffs with a small fracture at the tip of his finger. 

Earlier, we detailed the double-surgery upcoming for another Mariners outfielder.

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