The reeling Mariners (27-34) Saturday recalled RHP Danny Farquhar from AAA Tacoma and designated for assignment OF Rickie Weeks. The Mariners, who play the second game of a three-game series with the Houston Astros Saturday afternoon, have 10 days to trade, release or outright Weeks’ contract to the minor leagues.
Farquhar is expected to be available to the Mariners Saturday. Optioned to the Rainiers May 25, Farquhar is 0-3 with a 6.46 ERA in 20 appearances. The 32-year-old Weeks hit .167 with a .513 OPS in 37 games.
LHP Mike Montgomery (0-1, 2.08) will make his third major league start Saturday. He will oppose RHP Collin McHugh (6-2, 4.34).