OAKLAND, California -- Joel Pineiro, who has struggled
mightily in 2004, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday
by the Seattle Mariners.
Pineiro, 25, experienced soreness in his right elbow following
an 6-2 win over the Anaheim Angels on Sunday. He allowed a run
and struck out seven in eight innings - easily one of his best
starts of the season.
It originally was thought that he suffered a season-ending
injury, but two MRIs ruled out ligament damage.
Pineiro, who entered the season with 30 wins over the last two
seasons, is 6-11 with a 4.67 ERA in 21 starts in 2004.
In a corresponding move, the Mariners recalled infielder Ramon
Santiago from Class AAA Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League
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