Seat­tle Mariners

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David Chris Her­rmann Fre­itas,

Backup and who was sum­moned from the mi­nors, will han­dle the catch­ing du­ties with out un­til af­ter the All-Star break.

Zunino bruised his left an­kle while run­ning the bases July 4. His work with the pitch­ing staff will be a greater loss than his bat — he’s hitting just .189 although he does have 12 homers.

Her­rmann will have to get up to speed quickly in con­nect­ing with the pitch­ers. He didn’t join the Mariners un­til a week into the sea­son af­ter be­ing re­leased by the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs, and spring train­ing is where

Mike Zunino

Con­tribut­ing: Wire re­ports

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