The Mariners called up relief pitcher Chasen Bradford Monday to fill a roster spot vacated by the injured 1B Ryon Healy, who is on the 10-day disabled list after another episode of clubhouse health wackiness — he sprained his right ankle during a weight-room workout after the Mariners’ 11-4 win in Minnesota Saturday.
Bradford was to be available for the start of the 5:15 p.m. PT Monday game at Kansas City, the first of a three-game series.
Healy hit a bases-clearing double in the eighth inning Saturday, only his second hit of the season, which bumped up his average to .091 (2 for 22). His primary backup, Dan Vogelbach, is hitting .267 (4 for 15).
Healy joins C Mike Zunino, DH Nelson Cruz, LF Ben Gamel and starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez on the disabled list. Set-up reliever David Phelps was lost for the season to Tommy John elbow surgery.
Manager Scott Servais suggested Saturday that the three position players could return by Friday.
The Mariners had an unplanned day off Sunday when the final game in the series with the Twins was called off because a forecasted threat of snow. The teams will make up the game May 14.
Bradford, 28. pitched a single shutout inning for AAA Tacoma Thursday. After being claimed off waivers from the Mets Jan. 19, he had nine appearances in spring training for the Mariners, striking out nine in 10.1 innings.