Marshall activated and outrighted to Triple-A

Smyly checks in with team in Arlington after Tommy John surgery

Marshall activated and outrighted to Triple-A

ARLINGTON -- Right-handed reliever Evan Marshall has been activated from the 60-day disabled list and outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma. Marshall was last seen in the Majors on May 5, when he was helped off the Safeco Field mound after injuring his right hamstring in the 11th inning of the Mariners' 3-1, 13-inning loss to the Rangers.

The 27-year-old, who was acquired off waivers from the D-backs on April 4, injured his hamstring moments after being called in to replace Jean Machi, who had hurt his hand on a chilly night at Safeco.

Marshall felt his hamstring pop on his second pitch after his quick warmup, and he wound up on crutches afterward, leading to several months on the disabled list. Marshall, who pitched five games for Seattle before that injury, returned to a rehab assignment with Double-A Arkansas in late July and allowed four runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings over three outings.

Marshall gave up four hits and three runs in two-thirds of an inning in his first game with Arkansas, but he was much better his last two outings. Now that he has been recalled from that rehab, activated off the 60-day DL and outrighted to Tacoma, he is no longer on the Mariners' 40-man roster.

Smyly checks in with Servais, Mariners

Since undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery last month, Mariners left-hander Drew Smyly has been rehabbing in Dallas, where he makes his offseason home, as he and his wife await the imminent birth of their first child.

With the Mariners playing in Arlington, Smyly visited the club on Tuesday and manager Scott Servais took the time to tell the southpaw he's hoping he eventually gets a chance to manage him. Smyly never threw a pitch this season after hurting his arm during Spring Training.

Smyly has one year left of arbitration eligibility, but will miss most of next season as well while recovering and is a likely candidate to be non-tendered, which would make him a free agent unless the Mariners are willing to tender him the required minimum of 80 percent of this year's $6.88 million contract to keep him under contract in 2018.

"He's doing OK," Servais said. "He really likes it here on our team and feels bad he wasn't able to contribute. I'd still love to have him here going forward. Those are deals [general manager Jerry Dipoto] and his agent have to work out, but I still think there's a real good fit for him here.

"It's going to take some time obviously to get healthy and back out there, but it's hard to find good starting pitching, and I think he's a really good starting pitcher. I hope he'd consider coming back. I did say to him, 'I'd really like to see what you could do pitching in Seattle for a year.' He smiled and said, 'I'd like to see that, too.' We'll see."

Greg Johns has covered the Mariners since 1997, and for since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.