The Mariners activated LHP Wade Miley from the 15-day disabled list (left shoulder impingement) and placed RHP Nick Vincent on the same list (mid-back strain) ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Safeco Field. Miley will receive the start as Seattle (39-38, 3rd, AL West) attempts to sweep the two-game series.
Miley, 29, appeared in one game with short-season A Everett on a rehabilitation assignment June 24 vs. Boise. He struck out seven while facing the minimum 12 batters over four scoreless innings.
Miley is 6-3 with a 5.28 ERA (45 ER, 76.2 IP) in 13 starts with the Mariners. His placement on the disabled list was retroactive to June 13, the day following his last appearance.
The Mariners acquired Miley from Boston along with RHP Jonathan Aro in exchange for RHP Carson Smith and LHP Roenis Elias in December. Miley is 55-49 with a 4.06 ERA in 151 career appearances (147 starts) with Arizona, Boston and Seattle.
Vincent, 29, was 2-3 with one save and a 3.47 ERA in 35 games this season. Vincent leads Seattle in appearances (35) while also leading relievers in strikeouts (42) and ranking second in innings pitched (36.1).
In parts of five MLB seasons with San Diego (2012-15) and Seattle (2016), Vincent is 11-9 with two saves and a 2.79 ERA, all in relief. He was acquired from San Diego in exchange for player to be named later March 30.
Miley will oppose RHP Jameson Taillon (1-1, 4.50) as the Mariners attempt to win for the fourth time in five games following a six-game losing streak. The Mariners and Baltimore Orioles begin a four-game set at Safeco Thursday.