Earlier Friday, James Paxton was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left pectoral strain suffered in Thursday's game.
Through his 120 2/3 innings to date for Gwinnett - covering 17 starts as well as nine relief appearances - Albers carries a 2.61 ERA.
The Seattle Mariners, who have been surging up the AL wild card standings the last few weeks, will be without their best starting pitcher for at least three weeks. "Obviously, it's disheartening news". No doubt. It's been a insane season with all the injuries. To put ourselves in the position we are now, a lot of it has to do with James Paxton. "He had some really good games for us last time, and sometimes he struggled". Paxton tied a franchise record by winning seven consecutive starts. Perhaps he'd been right in his personal diagnosis, after the Mariners' heartbreaking 6-3 loss, that his injury wasn't too serious and he'd be able to make his next scheduled start.
Paxton was named American League Pitcher of the Month for July after going 6-0 with a 1.37 ERA.
For the Mariners, the pitching injuries just continue to pile up. Paxton is 12-3 with a 2.78 ERA in 20 starts.
His win came in his Major League Baseball debut June 22 vs. Detroit. Cano drove a two-out double off Norris (2-5) and Cruz followed with his 27th homer of the season and fifth in the past five games to pull Seattle even.
Moore, a Eugene native, was selected by the Mariners in the second round of the 2015 MLB Draft.
Add Paxton's pectoral strain to Felix Hernandez's shoulder bursitis, Hisashi Iwakuma's shoulder inflammation and Drew Smyly's Tommy John surgery, and it's hard to picture a playoff scenario where the Mariners take the rest of the American League by storm - or at all. LHP Marco Gonzales (0-0, 12.27) started for Seattle opposite RHP Ricky Nolasco (5-12, 5.09). The Seattle Mariners teams of the past, held back by their seeming inability to find any good hitting talent, were forced to rely on defense and pitching to win games, something that proved increasingly challenging.