Seattle Mariners injury updates from GM Justin Hollander

Justin Hollander met with the media Wednesday to discuss injury updates on pitchers Bryan Woo, Andres Munoz, and Gregory Santos. He also discussed first baseman Ty France's and Jorge Polanco's return timetables.
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The Mariners received good news on two of their key pitchers before Wednesday's game and according to GM Justin Hollander. Bryan Woo had a clean MRI scan on his throwing arm and has been progressing well in bullpen sessions. Woo missed his scheduled start on Tuesday, as Jhonathan Diaz stepped in and made a spot start for the Mariners in Tuesday night's 4-3 win over the White Sox. Hollander said, Woo could return to the rotation as early as next week, but that depends on him continuing to progress well, and not having any setbacks.

Andres Munoz also had a bone scan and MRI done to make sure he is okay. Munoz received an injection to relieve what was bothering him. Hollander says, Munoz is day to day and could return any day now. Munoz has been a rock in the ninth inning for the Mariners as their closer. Getting Munoz back will be huge to solidify the bullpen. Scott Servais said in his interview, that Munoz could possibly be back as soon, but expects to give other guys in the pen opportunities tonight who do not often get in the game.

Some good news on the injury front from Hollander

Still no timeline on reliever Gregory Santos according to Hollander. He is building up to facing hitters and is ramping up volume in the bullpen to get ready to face live batters. Hollander stressed he does not want to risk Santos having a setback as he did previously in his work up. The Mariners want to make sure Santos is comfortable each step of his rehab process before progressing further.

First baseman Ty France has been progressing well with his return to baseball activities, and should not require much more than the 10 day IL stint. France was injured on a hit by pitch which fractured his heel in last Friday's game against the Royals.

Second baseman Jorge Polanco is getting closer to a rehab assignment. He will run the bases today which is the final test on his right hamstring, before the Mariners can send him out on a minor league rehab assignment.

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