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 Posted: Sat Apr 1st, 2017 01:22 am
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A "soggy" arm has developed into a concerning elbow flexor strain for Seattle Mariners left-hander Drew Smyly, and he's now set to open the season on the 10-day disabled list and miss six-to-eight weeks, according to Shannon Drayer of

He will be replaced in the rotation by Ariel Miranda, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto announced Friday.

Smyly is not expected to undergo surgery for the ailment, though he will seek a second opinion.

"We don't think this is going to result in a surgical intervention, more rest and rehab," Dipoto said. "This will probably be a six-to-eight-week stretch that we are going to be without Drew."

The 27-year-old appeared for the United States at the World Baseball Classic, pitching in the second round against Venezuela on March 15. Though Dipoto didn't blame the tournament for the injury, the executive admitted Smyly wasn't the same when he returned to the club, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times.

Acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays in January, Smyly was expected to fill out the bottom half of the Mariners' rotation this season. He posted a 4.88 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 30 starts for Tampa Bay in 2016.