Mariners catcher Adam Moore begins rehab assignment

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced today that catcher Adam Moore, who has been on the 15-day disabled list with a fracture in the third metacarpal in his right wrist since March 28 (retroactive to March 24), will begin his rehabilitation assignment tonight at AAA Tacoma.

Moore, 27, is catching and batting fifth in the Tacoma Rainiers season opener.

He is eligible to come off the disabled list on April 8th.

Moore was struck on the right wrist while blocking a pitch on March 6 vs. the Cincinnati Reds. He finished the game (2-for-2 with a double and 2 RBI) and iced the wrist after the game. He arrived at the ballpark March 7 and determined pain remained in the wrist, and it inhibited his ability to swing. An x-ray exam that day revealed a fracture in the third metacarpal in his right wrist.

Moore appeared in two games with the Mariners in 2011 batting .167 (1x6) with a double. He left the game April 6, 2011 at Texas with an injured right knee. He was placed on the 60-day DL on April 7 and underwent arthroscopic surgery April 12 to repair a medial meniscus tear.