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
Contributing: Wire reports