Right-handed pitcher Emerson Hancock (24-Seattle Mariners) has been placed on the disabled list (IL).
Seattle transferred Hancock to the 15-day IL on 22 July. Hancock started the previous day against the Houston Astros and was removed from the game after two innings. He threw 31 pitches. Initially reported as a oblique injury, the reason for the IL stint was listed as a shoulder issue.
Local media reported that Hancock’s departure derailed Seattle’s plans to run a six-man starting rotation. Seattle has lost Brian Woo 스포츠토토(1-3, 4.75 ERA) and Marco Gonzalez (4-1, 5.22 ERA) to injury among its starting options. Woo’s return is imminent, but Hancock’s departure means that the ‘comeback effect’ will not be as strong.
Hancock was selected sixth overall in the first round of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft. The $5.7 million ($7.6 million) prospect went 11-5 with a 4.32 ERA in Double-A this season. He made his big league debut against the San Diego Padres on 10 October and pitched three games for Houston. He is winless with a 4.50 ERA (6 runs on 13 hits in 12 innings).
He was expected to get more of a chance as a starter, but a sudden injury forced him to miss time. To coincide with Hancock’s IL stint, Seattle recalled infield utility player Sam Haggerty from Triple-A. Instead, they recalled shortstop JP Crawford from the IL and called up right-handed pitcher Darren McCone to fill the roster spot.