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Josh Kinney out “several weeks” with stress reaction in side

Mar 10, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

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From beat writer Greg Johns of comes word that Mariners reliever Josh Kinney will be out of commission for the next “several weeks” because of a stress reaction on the left side of his rib cage.

Kinney was expected to open the 2013 regular season in a middle relief role, but he can be ruled out for Opening Day and probably won’t be ready for a rehab assignment until late April or early May.

The 33-year-old right-hander registered a cool 3.94 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 35 relief appearances last season, fanning 36 batters in 32 innings. He signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with Seattle this winter as a first-year arbitration-eligible player.

  1. seattlenative57 - Mar 10, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Not impressed.

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